Your Capacity

My capacity to hold my temper is small. My capacity to have faith is much greater. My capacity to give love is small, but to receive love is large. No one knows more about my capacity than my spiritual Masters. They knew how much to give me so that I would bend but not break.…

Playing to Lose

By nature, I am very competitive and always want to win. One day, my spiritual Master told me to enjoy watching the other person win. So I started losing on purpose, and the other person did not enjoy the game, as he knew I was losing purposefully. I learned then to try to do my…

Examples

We are fortunate to have had so many wonderful souls as examples in our lives—Radha’s and Meera’s love for Krishna; Jesus’s ability to heal, His humility and His ability to forgive even when in pain; Mahatma Gandhi’s fearlessness in going against the British empire. There are also many examples in history as to what not…

Arial view of Burmese temple in snow

Bird’s Eye View

Today, drones are used to take pictures and videos of scenic places, and we get a bird’s eye view of them. I love watching them on YouTube. Places look better from above rather than when they are actually visited. So, birds enjoy seeing the world more than we do. Our lives are filled with everything…

blindfolded woman on a cliff-illustration

Looking but Not Seeing

Vision is the faculty, or state of being able, to see. The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. We look for God but cannot see God sitting on the throne of our hearts. We look at everything but cannot see the hand behind the entire creation. We look from outside but…

What Do We Control?

Letting go of control is the only thing we can control. We can boost our ego by saying, “God, I gave my control to you. It was done out of my free will.” Those who do not give up this control may think they are in charge and pay the price. Most of us are…

My Hardest Thought

This thought is going to be hard to explain. We all cannot behave like saints, yet we can be aware that we are saints. My role in this life is that of a business person. I have to be money-minded, ruthless, calculating, and, at times, a little heartless–all while I try to be aware of…

Anxiously Waiting

I remember the butterflies I’d feel in my stomach while I was anxiously waiting for the arrival of my spiritual Master. Today, we wait anxiously for prayers, offers, solutions, or answers to be given. Now, if I am anxious for something to occur, I realize nothing can satisfy me more than the smile of my…

Trying to Fit In

Children who come from different countries, customs, cultures, and religions sometimes find it hard to fit in. They do not know where they belong. I, too, have trouble trying to fit in, as my mindset is different from other people’s. Even being around spiritual Masters is hard, as I do not behave like other disciples.…

The Poor Rich Kid

If a child is born with a $10 billion trust fund, what will he do for the rest of his life? With no ambition, no purpose, and nothing to work for, all desires can be fulfilled. Similarly, our minds are like this poor rich kid. Everything happens for our good with God’s will—peace comes from…

The Game

All temptations are given by God. Willpower, too, is given by God. What is the purpose of this game? Both come from the mind and yet, to attain God, we have to control the mind. All this is for His entertainment, at our expense. It’s like giving candy to a child and telling the child…

App Called Calm

If you need to be calm, stop using apps. Automatically you are calm. We need apps to become calm, relax, sleep, and in every aspect of life. The only app now missing is God. He, too, should have an app, then people will be connected to Him. We are so dependent on outside props that…