Mask of Personality

We all have to put on masks to show our personalities to the world. Some only wear one mask while others put on a variety of masks. We wear the mask on our faces temporarily, as and when needed. They can be removed, and we can continue being our natural selves. Many forget to remove…

Protecting Yourself Limits You

If you live in a fortress, you are protected, but you are limited and cannot go out. You need a door. Similarly, if we protect ourselves with our careers, families, religion, social circles, and identities, we are limiting ourselves. We give our lives importance and value. We cannot grow or experience more than that. If…

Done

My friend’s son loves saying, “Done,” to whatever we discuss. I, too, love using this word in my messages. We do not know the power within each one of us. When we really mean it, when we say, “Done,” all the things we plan can manifest. Imagine someone tells you, “Will you see God in…

Working Hard

We are told to work hard to be successful. As children, we are told to study hard. The spiritual path is supposed to be a hard one. One day we will realize we hardly lived. If work is done out of fun, you are guaranteed success. You are neither miserable nor making others miserable. When…

Favorite Moment

Our favorite moment becomes a barometer and we should try to maintain the feelings we had during it at all times and conditions. Life is not to go in reverse but to move forward. It is not easy to maintain that frame of mind at all times. Then we have to experience even a greater…

Doing Good

If you lead a virtuous life, when you die, you will die as a good person. You will not become a saint. You will not attain liberation. There are many good people, but only a handful of saints. Good people can be graded as good, better, or best. In sainthood, all are the same. Good…

Facts

We make many assumptions and misjudge people without knowing all the facts. We do not know all the facts about God and spirituality, so we misunderstand a lot of things. In politics, too, the wrong person may get elected because we do not know the facts. There is only one fact I need to know:…

Embracement vs. Entanglement

We can embrace pain or we can get consumed by and entangled in our physical pain. We can either embrace our jobs, social circles, or our charities and play our parts socially or get so entangled in those activities that we end up losing our peace. Some embrace spirituality and are patient with their growth…

Reference

When we look for a job or to get a loan, we sometimes need a reference. I won’t go into details, but I had to use my Spiritual Master to give me a good reference. After we finished, I told my Master, “You do not lie but I am not worthy of the reference You…

Being a Butcher

Many times I would get very upset at my Spiritual Masters, as they would become butchers. This was done to bruise my ego and help me grow. Sometimes, the Lord uses people who are close to you and makes them betray you. Everyone whom you think has hurt you, or taken advantage of you, has…

Appreciation

Now that many are free to go out, appreciation for everything increases. Being stuck in a traffic jam is better than not being in a car. Even going out and watching a bad movie in the theaters is better than being under a lockdown. Less business is better than no business. Walking on a sunny…

Master of Bluffing

We must behave as if we are the most worldly persons. Do not reveal to anyone your piety, your spiritual bent of mind, and your devotion to God. Pretend that you are thoroughly worldly. Others should not know that you are spiritually inclined. Then you will not face opposition from anyone and will yet be…