Get into Their Boat

Question: How do I know the difference between going with the flow and being out of control? Answer: That’s where you should learn to apply moderation; be neither too tight nor too loose. If you can’t figure it out by yourself, seek the aid of someone who can help you. Consult a more experienced person.…

I Am Taking Care of All These People

Question: Please speak on the relationship between employers and employees. Answer: In a way, each depends on the other. If there are no employees, there are no employers. If there are no employers, there are no employees.The only difference is “ers” and “ees.” So employers should know that if they don’t take care of the…

Give All That You Can

Question: What is the proper attitude for an employee to have toward an employer? Answer: Gratefulness. They are employing people. They are giving you the opportunity to serve and are taking care of your welfare by giving you a salary. You need that employer. If you were not there the employer would still have a…

The Sign of a Healthy Person

What is the sign of a healthy person? Such a person is happy anywhere. He or she is relaxed everywhere—always at ease and in peace, within and without. Even in hell, such a person will be at ease. A healthy person hates no one, dislikes nothing. Total love, universal love emanates from within. There is…

That’s Your Test

When you make a vow or a decision, don’t expect it to go smoothly. If everything goes smoothly, where is the test to prove that you will stick to that vow? You should even be concerned if no tests come. If you vow not to eat sweets, very soon someone will offer you the most…

Holy Objects

Question: If one has a holy? Answer It depends upon how you keep it. If you keep it in the proper way, in the proper place, without polluting it, it will express that holiness forever. If you just leave it casually somewhere and don’t treat it properly, slowly it will lose its energy. All those…

You Are Making It Shine More

Once, two children were talking to each other. One child said, “If you show me where God is, I’ll give you an apple.” The other child looked around and said, “I’ll give you two apples if you show me where God is not!” God, as holy vibration, is everywhere. It is not that you are…

Thought Forces Are Very Powerful

As you send your prayers to a sick person, you can think, “Get well,” but you are not asking God to make the person well. You are simply sending your good thoughts to the one in need. Thought forces are very powerful. They will go and help the person. Your good thoughts, your wishful thinking,…

Welcome the Disturbance

Question: You often say, “Don’t do anything that would disturb your peace.” If someone has an irrational fear, should he or she try to get over it by doing the feared thing, even though this might disturb the person’s peace? Answer: In this situation you are consciously trying to get over a phobia. At first,…

Equanimity of Mind

All that we encounter in life are just temporary phases, different stages, various scenes in the drama of life. They come and go. Don’t let your mind get affected by these things. Samatvam yoga ucyate: Equanimity of mind is Yoga. You can always maintain that. This what you call purity of heart. “Blessed are the…

What Else Do You Want?

Our understanding is really very, very limited. Still we try to understand why God is doing this and that. It is not possible. For a long time I had this saying on my stationery: “It’s all Your Name. It’s all Your Form. It’s all Your Deed. And it’s all for good.” Since childhood I believed…