Open Mind

I asked my Master, “Is it possible to read the mind of a person?” He said, “Yes, but, normally, it is not done.” “So,” I asked, “If a devotee would like you to access his mind, would you agree?” He smiled and said nothing. As different programs took place, he said, word for word, what…

True Love

Today is my beloved Master’s 100th Birthday. The hardest thing for me to admit is that I have truly loved no one in my life — neither the spiritual Masters, nor the Lord Himself. Did I rejoice in everything that came from the loving hands of the Lord? The answer is no. Did I completely…

Growth

When Jesus was alive, he had 12 disciples and a few more followers. Today, there are more than a billion followers of Christ. Same thing with Buddha, Mohamed, and other sages. When a spiritual master leaves the body, the first thing people ask is, “Who will take over?” They do not realize the true master…

Tongue

In trying to satisfy the taste buds of the tongue, I try to walk 20,000 steps every day. If only I could control it a little, I would reduce it to 10,000 steps daily. Then it would literally be a walk in the park. This gift of the tongue can spread the teachings, inspire people…

Lighthouse

A lighthouse helps ships navigate the rocky shores, especially when the weather is dark and foggy. In olden days, when there were no GPS or depth gauges, a lighthouse was useful. We, too, all have an inner lighthouse, which helps us when we are lost. If you are able to see it, you can avoid…

Good Listeners

I am not saying that people do not have trouble hearing, but most people lack the focus of listening. Their minds keep wandering and they don’t pay attention while the other person is speaking. For those people you have to keep on repeating yourself. We only pay attention to things we enjoy, like gossiping about…

Loan

When we take loans, we have to pay interest plus the principal. If we cannot pay, we can file Chapter 7 and we are free from the loan. After 7 years, your credit history is clean. How fortunate we can be free of the monetary loans after 7 years. How about the loan of love,…

Master’s Day (Guru Poornima)

Today is the day to thank all our teachers. It is a time to honor all those who have taught us things that have made us better people today than we were yesterday: the spiritual teachers, school teachers, parents, friends, and others. Today, I thank my ultimate teacher, the teacher within. The outside teachers only…

Suicide Point

At one end of an island there are cliffs and, beyond that, all we can see is the vast ocean. We can end our lives, whichever side we jump. At this point, the thought came to me: To enjoy the raw and vast nature, I have to look forward and forget the past. As our…

Ratings

Wherever you go they want you to go online and rate the services. Even Uber has 5 star ratings for the passenger and the driver. If these thoughts were rated, I would be going through the highs and lows of the ratings, like a roller coaster ride. I would be more interested in the ratings…

Yoga and Meditation

In this day and age, Yoga and meditation have become fashion statements. On Yoga Day in New York, I saw a lot of selfies being taken. Today, Yoga is a brand with great outfits and an exercise routine. Whenever spirituality is discussed, the first question asked is, “Do you meditate?” What is the real purpose…

Tranquility

After coming out of an hour-long session of tranquility, it is very hard to talk. You gauge the depths into which you went based on how long it takes you to get your voice back. When you meet people afterward, all you can do is look at them. At that moment, if people seek your…