Someone to Talk To

When a seeker reads spiritual material and tries to understand it on his own, he get confused. Like the different layers of an onion, spirituality, too, has many layers. So, if you read something from one spiritual Master and listen to a talk by another, there can be confusion. Then you look for someone who…

The New iPhone

The iPhone 11 Pro has a better battery life, camera, and display screen. We can now take better pictures and see them on a better screen. So, indirectly our vision improves. We will look better to ourselves, as our selfies improve. A pimple on the face will also be well defined. There is a better…

Las Vegas Odds

Before the sports season starts, you can bet on which team will win the championship. The trade of a player from one team to another, or a player’s injury, can change the odds. When you are born, what are odds of becoming a saint, a doctor, a scientist, or any other profession? The surroundings around…

The Worst in You

There are situations that can bring out the best or the worst in you. It is good if that happens. You get to know your weaknesses and how much you still have to work on yourself. In the meanwhile, try to avoid the situations that can bring out the worst in you until you can…

Being Alone

You can surround yourself with people all the time and yet be alone. You can have many toys to entertain yourself and still feel empty. Our minds can be occupied, yet there is a void. This is being human. If this did not exist, there would be no need for peace or to lose yourself…

Love for One’s Country

When you become a spy, you sacrifice your life, your family, and all that is near and dear to you—country is above everything. Your identity is changed. You have to train to be ready to be tortured and even be ready to die. All this sacrifice is for the ever shifting borders of your country.…

It is Only a Job

In a movie I saw, an employee of an intelligence agency took a great risk and leaked information to protect innocent lives. She went through major obstacles and was told, “It is only a job. You are only doing this for a paycheck, so leave it alone. Don’t get involved.” Her struggle showed the person’s…

Losers

A big “L” is put on the forehead of losers. Fans even boo their home team when they are losing. There are many options and rewards for winners. Losers have nothing but misery and some even commit suicide. Parents even bribe their children with gifts when they win but give nothing if they lose. We…

Doing Good Deeds

Those who fight wars go through horrific experiences and have trouble sleeping. When we sleep, our minds are less occupied and our subconscious minds go to things that disturb us. When we sit in silence, we spend time going through whatever we have done or experienced. The memories of our experiences get magnified. Doing good…

Losing Interest

When I was young, my spiritual Master asked me to give up alcohol, non-vegetarian food, and gambling. I did  so to please Him. Sometimes, we give up things because doctors advise us to for our health. Then, we give up things in a business deal with God. “I will not do this anymore so you…

Cellphone Tower

When you drive long distances, sometimes the phone signal is poor. Then, you see a cellphone tower where many companies put their equipment and you get 4 bars and LTE services. All your messages are then sent and received and you can catch up with all your mail. In our lives, spiritual Masters are like…

Men Advise, God Guides

Advice is easy to give. It can be given without experience. It may also be given even if the giver does not believe in it. Some people are experts in giving advice without being aware of if the recipient will benefit from or be get hurt by it. Sometimes, advice is given with selfish motives.…