Practice Karma Yoga

The practice of karma yoga does not demand that you possess enormous wealth. You can serve with your mind and body. If you find a poor sick man lying on the roadside, give him some water or milk to drink. Cheer him up with sweet encouraging words. Take him to the nearest hospital. If you…

A Teepee on Mars

The mind is restless; it is always looking for a change. That is the nature of the mind. It can never be satisfied. It might rebel and want you to go live in a teepee in the mountains. After a while it won’t be happy with your teepee on the mountaintop; it will think that…

The Ladder of Yoga

There are people who have not been able to serve their preceptors, who have not done any selfless service, or any devotional practices, who have not had the heart to treat other children with the affection they show to their own, who may not have had the heart to help others who were in severe…

Where Should It Begin?

Mantras have great power. Modern science has proven it. With sound vibration, you can make or break. You can heal, or you can produce disease. You can make somebody laugh, you can make somebody cry with your sound. You can turn a human being into an animal who will go out and fight. You can…

Sometimes We Lose Our Strength

Question: One of my employees stole an item from one of our customers. I have given him a second chance, but others are expressing a feeling of mistrust in him. What should I do? Answer: See if that employee is ready to openly apologize and repent for what he has done. It would probably be…

Do a Dirty Job

How do we learn humility? Only by putting ourselves in the field and doing honest, hard work. Don’t just sit and meditate or stand on your head for an hour and a half at a time. Your ego will be boosted if you stand on your head that long. It is when you put your…