They Will Come to You More

Question: Today’s business world is hard and competitive. What would you advise a young person who plans to start a business? Answer: It is competitive in the business world; and unfortunately or fortunately all the gimmicks seem to be paying off. A lot of money is made by gimmicks, by adulterations and things like that.…

A Beautiful Field

If you choose the path of marriage, it is a beautiful field in which to learn the great qualities of sharing and sacrificing. Before you marry, ask yourself, “Can I share my love and my life with someone? Can I dedicate my whole life to that person?” After marriage your life becomes divided—a little for…

Send Out the Prayers

Don’t think that because you pray, somebody gets healed. No. God is not to be fooled that way. God didn’t give someone a problem because you didn’t pray. God did it to teach that person a lesson. By praying for someone, you open your heart. You become more compassionate; and of course your prayerful thoughts…

Life and Death

Death is only a process by which life is continued. Death is not annihilation of the self. Hence do not be afraid of death. Death is for the better; it is a blessing. Therefore grieve not. Life is impossible without death. Death is just another aspect of life. Until the proper time comes, one’s death…

Birth and Death

Birth and death, bondage and freedom, pleasure and pain, gain and loss – all are mental creations. Transcend the pairs of opposites. You were never born, you will never die. Thou art the immortal self always, O Prem. Thou art ever free from the three periods of time. It is the physical body that goes…

True Love of God

My child, you have been extremely fortunate in getting this human birth. Have intense devotion to God and commune with Him. Kindle the light divine within your heart and maintain its flame of devotion through your constant remembrance of the Lord. It is true devotion that counts; it does not matter which deity you worship.…

Good and Evil

The universe contains two dynamic forces. They are good and evil. Good and evil are twin forces, born of the same father. They are called dvandvas or the pairs of opposites. They have no independent existence. Evil exists to glorify good. This is its only raison d’etre. Evil is negative good! Evil is a destructive…

Darhma

Dharma or righteousness is the gateway to God-vision. Righteousness is a means of climbing the difficult steps of the spiritual path. Dharma presupposes the knowledge of the truth. Divine life is dharma. A perfectly moral and ethical life is dharma. Dharma is that which leads to the bliss of nirvana (the immortal being). Dharma is…