Ahimsa is Supreme VIrtue

That work which gives elevation, joy and peace to the mind, is right. That which brings depression, pain and restlessness to the mind is wrong. This is an easy way to find out what is right and what is wrong. Selfishness clouds understanding. Therefore if a man has got even a tinge of selfishness, he…

Blessing of Ahimsa

Ahimsa (non-violence) is one of the foremost vows of good life. It is a supreme duty of man – ahimsa paramo dharmah – thus scripture declares. In the regeneration and divinisation of man, the first step is to eliminate the beastly nature. The predominant trait in beasts is cruelty; therefore wise sages prescribed ahimsa. This…

Consequences of Anger

A terrible fit of anger shatters the physical nervous system. It produces a lasting impression on the inner astral body. Although the effects of a fit of anger may seem to subside in a short time, the vibration or wave, continues to exist for days in the astral body. A slight unpleasant feeling that lasts…

Training of the Mind

If a pebble in our shoe torments us, we expel it. Once the matter is understood, it is just as easy to expel an intruding and obnoxious thought from the mind. Thoughts are the sources of all actions – they are real karma, real action. If, right at the beginning, you can root out all…

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…