Forms of Love

Loving yourself starts with being selfish. It is okay to be selfish as long as this removes self-pity and self-hatred. Loving yourself leads you to fall in love with the Divine Self within you. That love for God, which you have discovered, is none other than love for yourself. Slowly, the same love is shared…

Savings

The USA government shutdown hurt many people, as they live from paycheck to paycheck. We must try to save at least 10 percent of our income. Now imagine giving an additional 10 percent to charity. It is hard. The 10 percent to charity does not have to be in the form of money, it could…

Chanting and Meditation

Silent repetition of the Lord’s name leads you to the constant flow of one idea of God. That is meditation. When you go beyond, where God is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent, it is also meditation. Repetition gives you focus and enables the mind to reach a stage where God is beyond form and formless. On…

Education

Whatever you learn in life is never wasted. When we are young, we get distracted and lose the opportunity to study. Some drop out of schools and colleges. With an education, your mind is able to grasp all that the world has to offer. Even accounting will make sense. Soon, you will understand the universe’s…

Lost Baggage

When airlines lose your baggage, you get compensated. There could be profit or loss, depending upon what was in your luggage. In my case, every time they lose my luggage, I end up with a profit. My clothes do not have much value. If you are attached to your possessions in the suitcase, you will…

A Bad Call

In sports, sometimes a referee can make the wrong call and the team can lose. The players and fans get upset and feel they got robbed of the chance to win the championship. It can happen in your career, a person less deserving than you gets a promotion. A person of less faith and godliness…

Vow

Once we take a vow, we must keep it. Before taking the vow, everything is easy. But there will be many tests that arise in our lives after we take a vow. This is to strengthen the mind. For example, if you take a vow to abstain from desserts for six months, you will find…

The Fear of Nothing

When I was young, I had a fear of lizards. When I became a vegetarian, my compassion grew for animals and, automatically, my fear of lizards disappeared. People fear cockroaches, rats, dogs, heights, and water. We all have these fears because we fear death. People even fear God. You can fear displeasing God, but not…

Source of Income

I used to gamble in casinos and win. I told my Master the winnings could go towards good causes. He told me: If you win, then someone loses. That vibration of the loss is in the money you win. Nobody loses willingly. So the source of the money and how you earned it is more…

Solidarity

My Master had gone to the Soviet Union in the 1980s. The Russian translator realized that all the talks were pertaining to God. She did not believe in God. So my Master asked her, “What do you believe in?” She said she believed in “Camaraderie.” This is solidarity—oneness as a nation. The Master said, “If…