No Footprints Left Behind

A bird flying in the sky does not leave any footprints in its path. Sages and saints do not leave their footprints for us to follow them step-by-step. Similarly, in spirituality, we have to create our own paths. Our journeys are our own; there is no ready-made path. To reach the truth of ultimate realization…

Getting High

I was talking to a person about spirtuality, and he said that he gets a high. He does not take drugs but feels high, like he has taken one. Many of my spiritual Master’s disciples from the 1960s were hippies and took drugs to get high. A chemical high is temporary and follows with depression,…

Easy Conversations

My apartment building has four elevators. We normally meet new people and say, “Good morning,” or “Have a good day.” Today, only two of the elevators were working. All the strangers started talking to each other, complaining about the building, the maintenance, etc. If someone asks you about your health and you say it is…

Negotiating with God

People negotiate with God. Children, too, negotiate with their parents. When I was young, I used to negotiate a lot with God. When my mother had to go for a surgery, my prayers were, “God if You do this, I will do that.” During my examinations, I would make similar deals. I used to also…

Perfect World

There is no perfect world, no perfect time, no perfect situation, no perfect person. It sounds very pessimistic but understanding this is true perfection. When you realize your mind is the only perfect thing, not only will your world be perfect, but everyone who comes in contact with you will experience that perfection. Even the…

Train Ride

We have to get on the train ride of silence. The first station we pass is called, “Glimpse of Peace.” Next we pass the station, “Tapping into the Inner Voice,” which gives us some wisdom. We, then, pass the station, “Nothingness.” Later, we pass “Permanent Deep Inner Peace.” After we pass the station, “Truth,” there…

Holding Back

The hardest thing to do is to hold back, whether it is expressing anger or simly telling someone how you really feel. We even hold back expressing love and kindness, as we do not want to let our guard down. We hold back compliments so as to not let them go to someone’s head. The…

Baggage Tags

We carry so much baggage that, sometimes, we have to put some in storage. I need my special pillow, slippers, supplements, toiletries, oils, and a lot of other stuff. When I was young, I was not attached to all these. Being a Boy Scout, I could survive with little, as I had to carry everything…