Such a Marriage Will Last

The one and only thing that will keep a marriage going is to think: “God has brought me a partner. No matter what he or she is, I am learning to serve that person unconditionally. It’s for that reason I am marrying someone, not for anything else.” He or she may seem to be nice,…

The Best Charity

There is only one Light Of Truth Universal Shrine now, a place like this where people of all faiths and beliefs can come together and silently worship in their own way under the same roof. But this is only a beginning. I know that once people see the beauty and benefit of understanding among all…

A Little Heaven On the Earth

Question: At Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville, which is based on your teachings, there is a temple called the Light Of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS). What is your vision for the temple and the ashram? Swami Satchidanandad: My vision of LOTUS and Yogaville is a village filled with people who follow the yogic principles. Everything that is conducive…

Attuning to the Divine

Even from a scientific or technical standpoint we find that this kind of communion or communication is possible only when two things are attuned to the same level. Let’s look at an example of this from our daily life. When you turn on the radio as you drive to work in the morning, where does…

Overcoming Anger

There is a beautiful prayer by a South Indian saint that says, “Lord, let my mind be a calm lake without any waves. Let my mind become like the needle of the scale where it is neutral to both clay and gold. Let me learn that neutrality, that equanimity in the midst of duality.” This…

A Better World

In order to have a better world we must learn to think of the globe as a whole. Our world leaders need to be more selfless and sacrificing. Only by having a universal and spiritual vision can we bring positive change into the political field. A person who is really interested in making positive changes…

True Renunciation

The mind is the all in all. Its mastery leads to the renunciation of all. True renunciation is the abnegation of the mind. It consists in renouncing all desires and egoism, not world existence. Through such mental abnegation you will be able to free yourself from pain. Then will come immortality in life – the…