Doing Good

We are not supposed to be attached to doing good. That attachment also can disturb your peace. If everything is done in the spirit of service, that helps everyone, including yourself. If you are attached, then a selfish motive takes place. For example, if I’m attached to writing this thought as my daily good deed,…

Flexibility

When I was younger, I achieved the rank of second-degree black belt in Tae-kwon-do. My body was very flexible, but now I laugh at myself for losing my flexibility. You realize you are out of shape when you need go to the gym to work on your flexibility. And after the classes finish, you feel…

The Value of Name

We pay much for a Patek Philippe watch because of the name brand. You can experience God by repeating the holy name of the Lord with love and devotion. A name like Hitler is hated permanently. No one wants to name their child, Hitler, while many name their children Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Mary, Mohamed, Ram,…

Yes and No

Many aspects in spirituality and life can be answered with both yes and no. It depends on our understanding. Spiritual Masters can confuse the disciples, who then debate over which one answer is correct. There is karma, yes and no. There is heaven and hell, yes and no. There is reincarnation, yes and no. There…

Costumes

Today being Halloween, people put on costumes and go out. They may dress as a superhero or a comedian or even a president. Many years ago, I wore a costume as Swami Vivekananda, a great saint. Some people came and touched my feet to seek blessings. At that moment, I realized the power of costumes.…

The Same Story

When people meet, they talk about their families, jobs, health, and their problems. It is the same story every time. We know, word for word, what they are going to say. Even with creditors to whom they owe money, they give the same story. At least, you can come with some new B.S. so they…

Keeping a Secret

Some know how to keep secrets, and others cannot withhold any information. When I was with my spiritual Masters, many things were told to me and they said, “This is between us.” These things will go with me to my grave. Selective information from the Masters who have left their bodies can be mentioned if…

Timeshare

When we travel, many resorts try to sell us timeshares. With one, we can go to the same place annually. I tell the salespeople I like to see different places. They try to sell me the fact that we can use the timeshare globally. Then I tell him I will be stuck with the same…

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…