The Prayer Will Come

 Question: Could you suggest a prayer that a sick person might say? Swami Satchidananda: There’s no need for a suggestion. If he or she is really sick, the prayer will come. You don’t need to worry about the words. God will know what you mean. And remember, a really hearty cry relieves a lot of…

Nothing Is Impossible

Question: There are times when illnesses aren’t relieved by treatment. Do we have illness for a period of time because it’s our karma? If so, how do we know when that period is over? Answer: When your illness is over, you know that the karma period is over. If it persists you should know that…

Utilize the Subconscious Mind

The mental processes are not limited to the field of consciousness alone. The field of subconscious mentation is of a much greater extent than that of conscious mentation. Messages when ready, come out like a flash from the subconscious mind to the surface of the conscious mind, through the trap-door in the subconscious mind. Only…

The Mind becomes the Body

The body with its organs, is no other than the mind. The physical body is the outward manifestation of the mind. Mind is the subtle form of the physical body. The mind, contemplating on the body, becomes the body itself. Then, enmeshed in it, is afflicted by it. All bodies have their seat in the…

The Power of Prayer

Prayer elevates the mind. It fills the mind with purity. It is associated with praise of God. It keeps the mind in tune with God. Prayer can reach a realm where reason dare not enter. Prayer can work miracles. Prayer frees the devotee from the fear of death. It makes him feel nearer to God;…

You Are What You Think

You are what you think. Remember that. If your thoughts are impure, then your body is sick, your mind is sick, your life is sick. You may have all kinds of medicine around your house, hundreds of doctors to take care of you; but they cannot help you if you are poisoning your system with…

The Supreme Remedy

When allopathy, homeopathy, chromopathy, naturopathy, ayurvedapathy and all other ‘pathies’ fail to cure a disease, the divine namapathy alone can save you. The name of the Lord is a sovereign specific, a sheet-anchor, an infallible panacea and a cure-all for all diseases. It is an ideal or supreme ‘pick-me-up’ in gloom and despair, in depression…