Inspirational Words

We get a lot of messages and videos from family and friends. Some are inspiring. We get motivated to follow the teachings, which make complete sense. They are for our benefit. Some of us may or may not benefit. Yet the next day, everything goes back to normal. The message now becomes a memory. In…

Beads

I see more and more people wearing prayer bracelets made of beads or the necklaces made with 108 beads. In the beginning, when I would meditate in silence, I, too, used beads to focus. I would, slowly, chant the holy mantra 108 times, moving one bead at a time. One day, the repetition of the…

Marketing

Scientists use the term “global warming” to explain the melting of the icebergs. In winter, people who live in cold places wish there was more global warming so they would not have to suffer from chill. Global warming means that we will have more extreme weathers, not just the warming of the earth. So some…

Blessing Yourself

We seek God’s blessings. We think God favors one person over another. Grace is like sunshine. If you want to get a tan, go outside and get it. Many avoid the heat of the sun, decide to stay in an air-conditioned room, and then complain that they are not getting grace. One day you will…

Three Types of Truth

The first type of truth is personal to an individual. Someone might believe the earth is flat, the universe is 6 million years old, or there is no such thing as God. That is the freedom given to everyone. The second form is truth is political. A politician can keep on repeating the same lie…

Back to Square One

I got up very early today and wanted to experience instant grace. I got a jolt and wanted to analyze the experience after that. Imagine a steel ball hanging from a string and continuously moving, like a pendulum, back and forth. In a fraction of a split second, someone held the steel ball. All movement…

Pledging Your Soul

Some who play the Ouija board game pledge their souls to the Devil. Some pledge their souls to their nation. Many pledge their souls to money. Some, out of fear for what might happen after death, pledge their souls to God. Those who are spiritually evolved pledge never to identify themselves as the soul. They…

Walking Down Memory Lane

Sometimes a song or a situation takes us back to our past experiences. It might have been a joyful or a painful experience. This memory comes in a flash, with many years compressed in a few minutes. Once you sit in silence, you can get a flash of your entire being—not just this human form,…