Beauty

Since the pandemic, few people are going out and fewer vehicles are being used. Due to this, nature’s beauty, which had been hidden by pollution is being revealed. Beauty is in everything, sometimes it is covered. In human beings, too, there is beauty but, because of anxiety, attachments, fear, and selfishness, it gets covered up.…

Praying

When Hindu people pray, we use the five senses. We see fire burn, hear bells ringing, smell the fragrance of incense sticks, and feel the tray we hold, and taste a sweet treat as blessed food after we end the prayers. Using all the senses helps us to develop focus. Choosing a form to worship…

Waiting for …

In the old days when the internet was slow, we had to wait for a download to finish. We are now waiting to be free to go back to our normal routines. We are waiting to meet God and to become realized souls. We are waiting to experience peace and grace. We are waiting for…

Movies

My Master was asked by another disciple, “Do You watch movies?” He replied, “Movies are made to be seen.” Yet, in spiritual growth, it is said to stay away from movies. If you get emotionally affected, then it is better to avoid seeing them. If you watch movies to entertain yourself, to witness and enjoy…

Childhood

We have many childhood memories, some good, and others challenging. Many of my childhood friends are no longer present in my life. I was thinking about what I had thought of God, what I had prayed to God, and what I wanted to be when I grew up. Now I feel as if my childhood…

The Vanishing of Questions

We have many questions: When and why was the world created? Why is there evil in the world? Why do good people suffer? Why do we have to go through a pandemic like a coronavirus? And many more. No one can answer these questions. When divine knowledge dawns, the questions vanish. We are putting the…

What Does It Take to Get Everything?

We have to go to school, graduate college, and then do post-graduate studies and eventually earn a Ph.D. Similarly, to be an aspirant you have to do selfless service, renounce identification with the body, be free from selfishness, egoism, and desires, and not be a slave to the senses. You have to eradicate negative traits…

Can Someone Cheat You?

No, no one can cheat you. Everything that happens is the result of the law of karma. What you sow, so shall you reap. You are allowed to do your best to protect yourself and, in the end, leave it in the hands of the Lord. Even if people cheat you, have empathy for them,…

Making Your Mind Understand

It takes more time to make your mind understand something than it takes for your entire family to understand it. If you try seriously, it could be a full-time job. First, your naughty mind will not listen. Second, your mind knows you too well, so it knows which buttons to push. If you tell the…

A Good Student

In school, some of my friends would memorize the textbooks during the summer before they started the next grade. All you had to tell them were the page and paragraph numbers and they could write it word for word. I did not have this ability to memorize in school but, if you asked me the…

Demand and Supply

Today, there is so much oil that we can get paid to take and store it. When oil is in short supply, the price can go to over $150 a barrel. Now, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, masks, and other medical equipments are in short supply, so their prices are soaring. If you buy things when…

Equanimity

Stock markets go up and down. We all have to deal with opposites—profit and loss, pleasure and pain, health and sickness, and so on. Even a heartbeat is not a straight line. If it is straight, we are dead. Yet we have to maintain the straight line of equanimity to experience God. A sick person…