Grace

My spiritual Masters would say, “Everything is due to grace.” I would get upset with them whenever they would say this. I felt that people did not put effort into their austerities or focus on the teachings, as they would tell me, “If grace happens, we will become enlightened.” Today I got the answer: The…

Desires and Dreams

What if all your desires and dreams came true? If, at this moment, you got everything you ever imagined and wanted, what would you do? What more would be left for you to do in your life? You would probably enjoy all that is there for some time. Eventually you would get bored, as there…

Waiting for a Different Answer

If we want to lose weight, we have to exercise and eat less fattening foods. There is no different answer, and we know it. To enjoy peace, sit in silence. Love comes from sharing, not from being selfish. Forgiveness lightens our load in life. We cannot change anything but our reactions. Many people ask questions…

Using People

We are all guilty of using people. This started with God: He uses us for His Master plan. How we use people makes a difference. When we use people because we have power over them or because we can afford to, that is not correct. If the person being used knows he is being used…

What is Peace?

There could be many answers to this question, or there could no answer at all. Some think peace is a thoughtless state, or it could be living in the moment. Peace could be your natural state. Experience of divinity could be peace. Enjoying pure joy and bliss could be peace. Peace is a small, simple…

Trust

We set up trust funds so that after we leave our bodies, our loved ones are taken care of. We have trust in God, and yet we worry so much. We trust our parents, yet, we argue with their decisions. Most of us lack trust in ourselves. We make decisions and then change our minds…

Energy

We burn much energy without thinking or appreciating the value of it. We waste it first with unnecessary talking and then, even more, with unnecessary thinking. Our movements are rapid, rather than natural. You can save this vital energy to go within and create a platform on which the source of the energy is welcomed.…

A Thought

We have thoughts. Thoughts, on their own, are not harmful to us. When we get a thought of the infinite, we merge in it and it is wonderful. When we think of a finite subject, the thought ends and is followed by thought on another finite subject, creating a flow. It is the flow of…

Discipline

When I was young and in school, I was very talkative and would get into a lot of trouble. I was often told to be silent. When I grew older, I was able to maintain silence for one week every month. Discipline comes from the heart. These dos and don’ts limit and bind our creativity.…

Closing Our Eyes

We close our eyes to relax, to rest, to enjoy the silence, or to sleep. We open our eyes to see the world, to do our duties, to serve others, and to enjoy all that God has created. When our eyes open, we are somebody and we have identification. With our eyes closed, we can…

Recording Conversations

With today’s technology, we can record conversations without the permission of the people whom we are recording. It is not ethical but it is done. The first one to come up with this idea was God. Not only are all our words being recorded but also all our thoughts. All these recordings are saved in…

Involvement and Withdrawal

Our lives are made up of these two actions—involvement and withdrawal. We either get completely involved in the world or get spiritual and we completely withdraw from the world. During our daily duties, we have to be involved with worldly matters but—to relax, enjoy peace, and be one with our true self—complete withdrawal is needed.…