Send Out the Prayers

Don’t think that because you pray, somebody gets healed. No. God is not to be fooled that way. God didn’t give someone a problem because you didn’t pray. God did it to teach that person a lesson. By praying for someone, you open your heart. You become more compassionate; and of course your prayerful thoughts…

Spiritual Progress

Take stock of the past year. Turn back the leaves of your spiritual diary. Mark your spiritual progress. Note how far you have advanced in cultivating virtues, like humility, courage, truthfulness, cosmic love, purity, etc., and in the control of the senses. Even if there is a set-back in certain things, nil desperandum. March forward,…

To Which Category Do You Belong?

We all have a duty toward our children, our parents, our neighbors, our sisters, our brothers, toward everything with which we come into contact. We have a duty toward the land that brings us food, toward the rain that brings us water, toward nature. We are constantly getting things from nature, and we have to…

A Variety of Yoga Practices

True and sincere surrender unto the Lord is the essence of bhakti (God-love). “I am Thine. All is Thine. Thy will be done, my Lord.” This is the best Saranagati Mantra or prayer (of self-surrender). Seek His will. Do His will. Surrender to His will. You will become one with the cosmic will. *    *   …

Dharma, Satsang, Bhakti

Dharma is the pivot of life. Dharma means duty, righteousness, religion, eternal law. Where dharma is, there victory is. Dharma supports life. Dharma brings perfection. Dharma is a way of life based on virtues and perfect moral conduct. Dharma bestows immortal bliss. *    *    *    *    * Control of the mind is the first step…

Enter the Kingdom of God

Serve untiringly. Serve selflessly. Pray devotedly. Live truthfully. You will soon enter the kingdom of God. Remain cheerful. Do japa whole-heartedly. Rejoice heartily. You will attain the state of blessedness. Reflect ceaselessly. Meditate intensely. Realise perfectly. Rest peacefully. *    *    *    *    * Think rightly. Act righteously. Meditate regularly. You will attain eternal bliss. Aspire…

The Heart Will Win

The heart should play an important role, not only in married life, but in all of our relationships: with friends, relatives, business associates, and even strangers. Even if the other person uses the head, you should use more heart. Remember, ultimately the heart will win; it might take time but it will win. If you…

Everybody Has a Heart

Everybody has a heart. You should know how to touch it. Behave in such a way that you can transform other hearts, melt them. Let that beautiful feeling come to the surface by your example. If you don’t know how to touch the heart, it is your mistake and not the other person’s mistake. Be…

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What is Religion

Religion is the very foundation of civilisation in all its aspects. It is an applied science that takes man to his highest goal. Religion comprises of non-injury, self control and austerity. Religion tries to bring you to God and to make you divine. Its purpose is to release the ultimate values of life – the…

How To Eradicate Hatred

No samadhi (union with God) is possible when hatred, prejudice, jealousy, anger, lust, etc., exist in the mind. Remove these defects by love, endurance, contemplation of the infinite, vision of the self, good company, and enquiry. Love is the greatest power on earth. Compassion is the greatest sadhana (spiritual practice). Karuna (compassion) is to relieve…