Then Nobody Will Lie

Question: What is the proper attitude to have toward someone who is lying to me? Answer: When somebody lies to you, he or she is afraid of you. He is not courageous enough to tell what he feels. Be sympathetic and give the person confidence that he or she doesn’t need to lie. Give people…

You Can Win Nobel Prizes

People talk a lot about God-realization and spirituality, but they don’t realize how much they have to pay for it by their own effort. You can become an Olympic champion and win all the gold medals. You can win Nobel Prizes. You can even become a statesman, a president, a multi-millionaire. It’s all nothing. Anybody…

Utilize Your Love

Question: When we feel an extra surge of love from within, what can we do to keep that love flowing instead of being blocked up inside or focused all on one person? Sri Gurudev: When you feel that extra surge of love, you have hundreds of opportunities to share it. If you see a withering…

We Are All Learning

Let us not deny anybody just because he or she follows a certain path or doesn’t follow a certain path. Ultimately, we are all learning. If anyone is interested in knowing what practices you are doing, talk about it; explain how you have benefited, but don’t try to persuade another to do the same thing.…

God Is Not a Fool

Question: How can we develop service as an instinctive, natural habit in our lives? Sri Gurudev: By knowing that you are always serving. You don’t need to develop anything. Simply know that you are not doing anything other than serving. God sent you, and must have had a purpose for sending you. God is not…

A Beacon Light to the World

The liberated sage, like unto holy waters, purifies others by mere sight, touch and the utterance of his name. Sometimes he remains unnoticed, while sometimes he becomes known to those who desire welfare. He eats food offered to him by pious devotees and burns up their past and future evils and impurities. A liberated sage…

Born Free

You are ever free. Born free. Why do people feel the need to have “free time”or vacation time? Whatever you do you’re doing freely if you have the right attitude. A true spiritual seeker shouldn’t discriminate between “free” days and “work” days. Learn to play even while you work. Work is worship. Work is play.…

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Christmas Message

Christmas is the great festival of Christendom. There is a spirit of joy everywhere. Men and women lay aside their jealousies and enmities for a while. They come a little nearer to each other – and to Christ. Christ came and lived among men to awaken the Christ- consciousness within them. Christ should be born…