Contentment vs. Complancey

There is a thin line between the two. Many people who are actually complacent tell the world they are content and end up doing nothing. Contented persons put out as much effort as greedy people, but are free from the fruit of their labor. They do not sit idle and waste their lives away. They…

Good- and Bad-natured People

The opposite of good is bad. If there are good-natured people, then there are also bad-natured people. Let’s focus on the goodness of humanity. People with good natures are humble, loving, patient, service full, and forgiving. Then there are bad-natured people, like me: selfish, hot-tempered, ruthless, egoistic, and impatient. Most people fall in between. It…

Interacting with an Older Person

Youth can learn from the experiences of an older person, yet, the generation gap makes it hard to interact. Sometimes, we feel that the older generation is more conservative, as they see life differently. They have limited time and do not like taking risks. They live in the past, while the young live in the…

Q. Is God satisfied with our actions?

A. If God depended on our actions for His satisfaction, He would be permanently miserable. Even Spiritual Masters do not depend for satisfaction on the actions of their devotees. If parents, family members, and friends only understood this, they would not get disappointed. Your job is to teach others with your own actions and not…

Over My Head

I heard from people that some of the messages I sent went over their heads. They want simple messages that everyone understands. Yet sometimes, to go the next step and understand, takes time. For example, when a person leaves the body, we say that they will have a seat next to God. Others pray so…

Be Yourself

I was not created to be the next Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, or Rockefeller. I was created to be just me, a blunt, rusty saw, teaching others what not to be. I’m not trying to be a Master or a Guru. The Lord made each and every one perfect in His plan. We are influenced by…

Confirmation

When we send a wire transfer from a bank, we see a confirmation of the transaction. With shipping services like Fedex and UPS, we get a confirmation that the package has been delivered. We wait for the two blue tick marks on WhatsApp to know that the other person has read our messages. How do…

There Is so Much out There

There are too many stars to count. There are too many creatures to keep track. There is so much information on anything that we do not have time to read it all. There is so much information on spirituality available on the internet that anyone can get confused. Having too much of everything overwhelms us.…

Delays

When we work on any project, delays will always occur. No matter how hard you try, one hurdle will lead to another. The day you are running late, you will find the biggest traffic jam. When you are in no hurry, all the roads will be empty. You will find that even God delays in…

Extremities of the Mind

Our minds can go from one extreme to another. We can binge-eat during Fat Tuesday and fast during Lent to lose weight. We either become alcoholic or give up alcohol completely, be spiritually minded or an atheist—the same person can do both. Unfortunately, I, too, am the same. I was a staunch non-vegetarian and then…

Communication

There will be situations with your family when, no matter what you say, you will be misunderstood and others will get upset with you. If it were a friend, you could avoid him or her. Family members live in the same house as you. First, try not to give them any advice. Even if you…