She Shuffles the Cards

Question: If someone prays for something that feels good and seems right but it doesn’t happen, should the person just forget it, or keep praying? Answer: Strictly speaking, your prayer should not be for getting something. It should not be a sort of, “I pray, You give.” That does not mean that you should not…

Nothing Is Impossible for the Mind

 Nature never discriminates. It has made the same knowledge equally available to everyone. When the mind is calm and clean it can get all the ideas. Nothing is impossible for the mind. If it is completely free from any selfishness, it is always clean and calm, always serene. In such a mind knowledge dawns by…

The Biggest Miracle

Siddhis, or powers,  can come with spiritual practice. But remember, they are the worst impediments. Who would want a siddhi? Your ego. “I want to do this. I want to get that. I want to have name, fame. I want to show my superiority. I want to perform miracles.” The biggest miracle is to become…

Stick to It

If you make a vow, no matter what it is, stick to it. Sticking to it is a very difficult thing to do. You will have to face a lot of tests, but be persistent. The ability to persevere will prove that you are the master of your own mind.  

Develop the Will

Why do people do bad things if they already know what is right and what is wrong? Because of lack of will. We know what is wrong but we don’t have the will power to stay away from that. How can one develop the will? By discipline and by regular practice. You develop that will…

The Highest Form of Faith

If you have absolute faith you don’t have to do anything. You will accept everything—even if you sometimes feel foolish. “I am foolish? Well, God made me that way. I don’t know why, but God must have had some reason for it. If God doesn’t want me to be foolish anymore then God will take…

Then You Try to Shake the Post

Even your spiritual practices are based on faith. If you didn’t have faith, you wouldn’t even be practicing. Everything requires faith. That is why the scriptures say that if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can move mountains. Strong conviction is faith. If you have conviction, it is easy to accomplish…

If You Want to, You Can Do It

When you want to cultivate something, you have to look for a little culture. The same is true if you want to cultivate faith. Think of all the sayings, all the great teachings and apply them in your life. Before farmers cultivate, what do they do? They first prepare the soil by taking out all…

An Ounce of Faith

Faith and fear don’t go together. If you have faith, there is nothing to be afraid of. “God is the one who sent me; God is the one who is keeping me alive; God is the one who is doing everything to me. Whatever I need, God is going to give me. If I don’t…