Dis-ease

What is disease? “Disease is that which caused you to lose your ease. Is it not so? You were at ease; all of a sudden, something happened, you did something and you lost your ease. Thus, you are diseased. Then, the doctor takes away the dis, putting you back at ease. So anything that marred…

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Equanimity of Mind

All that we encounter in life are just temporary phases, different stages, various scenes in the drama of life. They come and go. Don’t let your mind get affected by these things. Samatvam yoga ucyate: Equanimity of mind is Yoga. You can always maintain that. This what you call purity of heart. “Blessed are the…

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What Else Do You Want?

Our understanding is really very, very limited. Still we try to understand why God is doing this and that. It is not possible. For a long time I had this saying on my stationery: “It’s all Your Name. It’s all Your Form. It’s all Your Deed. And it’s all for good.” Since childhood I believed…

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The Secret

As you think, so you become. If you always think of taking breaks, you will break. Just enjoy the work. Real joy comes when you work for others and not for yourself. When you work for yourself, you develop anxiety, you develop worry and fear. When you work for others there is joy. That is…

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Yoga Is Eternal Life

Yoga is a perfect and practical system of self-culture. Yoga is an exact science, it aims at the harmonious development of the body, the mind and the soul. Yoga is the turning away of the senses from the objective universe and concentrating it on the mind within. Yoga is eternal life in the spirit. Yoga…

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The Supreme Gift

Yoga is the supreme gift of India to the world at large. Yoga does not quarrel with science; it supplements it. Yoga is a methodical way to attain perfection, through the control of the different elements of human nature – both physical and psychical. Yoga is the supreme science of contacting reality. It is perfection…

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Universal Love

Hatred will not eliminate hatred. You can never make someone love you by hating him or her. Don’t retaliate. Just let your nature be giving and loving. That’s God’s love, an outpouring with no expectation for anything back. Love knows no bargain, it only gives and gives and gives. That’s what is called universal love.…

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To Know God

God is very close to you. He abides in your heart. Closer is He than the breath; nearer than hands and feet! He is your very self or atman. Strive to know God. Seek the company of sages. Lead a life of selfless service, renunciation, dispassion, prayer and meditation. Have self-conquest. Control the mind. You…

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