The Right Thing

How do you know if what you decide to do is the right thing? It’s very simple. The right thing will not affect your health and happiness. That’s all. Anything that would affect your physical and mental peace, your health and happiness, is wrong. Anything. This might bring another question: “Suppose I want to help…

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If You Can, Help Them

Question: How can one see oneself in someone who is nasty and violent? Answer: Think that once you too might have been like that. Now you have become a nice person. He or she will also grow that way. Give people time. Don’t think we were all born saints and yogis. Every grown-up once crawled.…

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A Saint

God dwells in those who have no lust, anger, pride, arrogance, delusion, greed, hatred and deceit. A sage realises his unity, his spiritual oneness with others. He sees their suffering and out of compassion, devotion and love, he stays on the earth plane-to serve and to suffer for all creatures-until they become purified and attain…

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How To Eradicate Hatred

No samadhi (union with God) is possible when hatred, prejudice, jealousy, anger, lust, etc., exist in the mind. Remove these defects by love, endurance, contemplation of the infinite, vision of the self, good company, and enquiry. Love is the greatest power on earth. Compassion is the greatest sadhana (spiritual practice). Karuna (compassion) is to relieve…

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Right and Wrong

‘Right’ and ‘wrong’ are relative terms. They vary according to time, special circumstances, varna (caste), and asrama (stage of life). Morality is a changing and relative term. The passionate man who molests his wife frequently, to gratify his own passion is more immoral than a man who visits the house of a woman of ill-fame…

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Anger

When you become angry leave the place immediately. Take a long walk; stay away for a half hour. Repeat the sacred mantra OM SANTI one hundred and eight times. You will find that your anger subsides. Another way is to count from one to thirty – your anger will subside. When anger tries to show…

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Smile at Him

Question: In order to overcome my fear of being beaten up, I am learning how to fight. Is this the proper course? Answer: First of all, let me remind you that however well you might learn to fight, there will always be a better fighter than you. You may not be beaten up by a…

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