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…

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It’s All for Good

Once upon a time there was a king who had a wonderful, wise minister. The minister was very loyal and devoted to the king, and the king never left the palace without the minister at his side. One day as the monarch was cutting a piece of fruit, he accidentally cut his finger. As it…

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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…

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Mind To God

Give the mind to God and then you will be liberated. You will be free from birth and death. You will get the highest bliss. There is no doubt of this. Worship God in the poor and the sick. Service of the poor and sick is worship of God. Destroy ghṛṇā (disgust and loathing) when…

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A Pilgrimage

When God wants you to pray, then God creates some uncomfortable situation. God makes you run out of gas, or maybe something much worse. That’s why we say, “Adversities are blessings in disguise.” When we face situations like that, when we face a crisis, we think of God more. At other times we do think…

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Resistance Is Necessary

We are all searching for the happiness and peace that we once experienced. Now it seems to be missing. Certainly we want to find it the quickest way possible. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come that easily. We have to go through many kinds of resistance. Why? Because only by passing through resistance do we become stronger.…

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