Every day is a Birthday

When we go to sleep we die. We become nobody, unaware of anything. When we wake up from deep sleep, it takes a few seconds to realize who we are. If we travel a lot, it takes a few seconds to realize where we are. People know their birthdates from their birth certificates, but the…

Mother’s Day

We celebrate Mother’s Day just one day a year. It should be celebrated every moment, especially if you were a naughty child, like me. Most people would quit, but mothers have no choice. Many of my qualities, my strengths and weaknesses, come from my mother — luckily more strengths. She alway said, “Look at those…

In Spite of vs. Because of

If the best player of our team is injured and we lose, we can use the excuse that we lost because of the player’s injury. On the other hand, in spite of losing the best player on the team, we can still win. The difference between the two words shows your character. “In spite of”…

Feeling Groggy

If you take a sleeping pill at bedtime, you will wake up the next morning feeling groggy. The pill still has its effect on your body although you are awake. Everyone who wakes up from this deep sleep initially goes through this experience, awake but still sleepy, wise but still ignorant, divine but still attached…

Second Half of Life

Sometimes at night, we watch on TV the first half of a game and then go to sleep without seeing the second half. The next morning, when we get up, we find out that the second half was much better than the first. If we recorded the game, we can still enjoy the second half.…

Misunderstanding

When someone says something and the other person misses the opportunity to understand, it causes a misunderstanding. Saying one thing and doing the opposite is another source of misunderstanding. The person who is most misunderstood is God. How can the world understand that everything is happening for good, that lessons come to help us learn?…

Making a Stage

When my spiritual Master came to visit us in our town, we would make an elevated stage so everyone could see Him when He spoke and be able to hear the teachings. Similarly, organizations are created for the Masters to spread the teachings. They, too, are only platforms. Yet, most people get attached to the…

Being Moody

There are some people whom you are afraid to approach. One day they can be nice to you and then, another day, they can snap at you. They are unpredictable because they are moody. If they are always bad we can leave them alone. If they are easy then we would have no fear in…

Number of Steps

With today’s technology, we can keep track of the number of steps we take each day without having to count them. Yesterday, I walked 30,000 steps and felt good about it. Next time, I want to do 40,000 steps. Am I taking these steps towards God or taking them away from God? There is no…

Q. What changes a person?

A. If everything runs smoothly in your life and you receive a lot of compliments from everyone, you will be happy. If people criticize you and put you down, or if you face financial, health, or family issues, then you have a chance to change. This change has only two outcomes. You lose faith and…

Wonderful

When my spiritual Master came out of surgery, he looked at everything like a child. He kept on repeating, “Wonderful, wonderful!” People asked him, “What is wonderful?” He gave no answer. When the cataract of blindness, or of ignorance is removed, we will look at everything and just say, “Wonderful, wonderful!” We all see the…

A Hero

Today, there are many superheroes in movies. We need super-villains to give them competition. A hero is a person who is strong and brave. My heroes are different. They did not defeat many villains, they defeated just one: themselves. Becoming a hero by your brave actions is easy, being a hero by your existence is…