Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, many people do not know where to travel because of the virus. I guess, it is better to stay home for the holidays. I, too, canceled my wonderful trip, which I had booked many months ago. My holiday season is taking a holiday from me. This could be my best…

For Us

We read these thoughts only if they benefit us. We pray, do service, work hard, stay in shape, and meditate if we gain benefit from doing so. Every act in our lives is for us. If you want to be a liberated soul or want to keep coming back to have new experiences in the…

Thinking Outside the Box

Some thoughts require you to think outside the box. Thanks to the love, grace, and guidance of my spiritual Masters,  I saw life outside the box. Not having a herd mentality creates new paths in our lives. Our Maker is creative, and everything that happens is original. Thinking outside the box requires a good sense…

Twelve Days

In our Hindu faith, when someone passes away, we observe a twelve-day mourning period. In the old days, when there were no communication facilities, it would take four days to spread the news to the nearby villages, four days for the family members to to arrive, and another four days for the actual mourning. This…

Looking for Tomorrow

In the movie, “The Croods,” the hero is looking for a place called “Tomorrow.” We only look for tomorrow, as we expect it to be better than the place we are in today. Even Disney World has a Tomorrowland. In my today land, I am surrounded by everything I need now—perfect wisdom that can be…

Trump figure by Marco Zuppone

Acceptance

Our test comes when we face defeat, whether or not we are able to accept it. We can make excuses that we did not lose. Being around spiritual Masters, you get used to being defeated. They give such wonderful answers that you have to eventually back down. All that you want changes at the moment…

Mukti

Mukti means emancipation, liberation, or freedom. Many people would like to experience true Mukti, yet only a few do. It can be experienced only in the human form. It’s simple—if you have no desire or attachments, you are not bound. You cannot desire Mukti, it occurs automatically when nothing binds you. How can one reach…

Thanksgiving

Those who do not thank God daily celebrate today as Thanksgiving Day. If you are one of those who thank God daily, you can take a break and let the Lord thank you for thanking Him daily. We even have to be around family members whom we did not choose but who were forced upon…

Best Customers

A doctor’s best customers are sick people. The best customers of spiritual Masters are those who are fed up with the world. If you are happy and everything is perfect in your life, why do you need someone to tell you how to improve your life? Basically, you have to be confused and feel you…

What is Life?

The answer you give to this question determines your life. Many seek the correct answer. It could be the fragrance of jasmine in the morning autumn breeze or it could be a stem full of thorns. Life could either be challenging or a bed of roses. Life is given to all of us. Most of…

Menu

When reading the menu in a restaurant, often our mouths start watering and our appetites increase. The imagination of the food gets our juices flowing. When it arrives, the actual food could be a whole different ballgame. Suppose you got a menu of all the choices you could have after you leave your body—no sickness…

Forgery

The movie, “The Last Vermeer,” shows the life of a great art forger. He fooled the best experts. Being a great painter is of no use unless art critics validate your work. So the painter ended up becoming a forger. In life, talent alone does not guarantee success. In spirituality, I, too, was considered a…