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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God Is Love

God is love. Love is God. God is nectar. God is prem. Bhakti is supreme love towards God. Bhakti is the greatest power on earth. It gushes from one’s pure heart. It redeems and saves. It purifies the heart. Devotion is the seed. Faith is the root. Service of the saints is the shower. Communion…

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What Is Devotion?

Make use of this precious human birth for the achievement of this supreme purpose – God-realisation. Pray to the Lord to make you desireless. But have one strong desire and let it be for attaining self-realisation. Through a life of devotion, service, purification, charity, sadhana (spiritual practice) and meditation attain the highest self- realisation and…

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Action in Inaction

All actions are done by the gunas (qualities of nature) only. He whose mind is deluded by egoism thinks: “I am the doer”. This is the cause of bondage. The ignorant man identifies the self through the force of avidya (ignorance) with his body, mind and senses which are the products or effects of the…

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Anasakti Yoga

Asakti is attachment. Man gets attached to the objects of the world and is bound thereby. He takes birth after birth and is caught in the wheel of birth and death. Attachment is death. Non-attachment is eternal life. Anasakti is non-attachment. Asakti is destroyed by vairagya (dispassion) and viveka (discrimination between the real and the…

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You Have Free Will

Some ignorant people say: “Karma does everything. It is all destiny. If I am destined by my karma to be like this or like that, why then should I exert? It is my destiny only.” This is fatalism. This will bring inertia, stagnation and misery. This is perfect misunderstanding of the laws of karma. This…

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Dynamic Peace

Lord Krishna expects us to cultivate dynamic peace. He does not want us to be idle for even a single second. He characterizes his ‘dear ones’ as those who are engaged in working for the commonweal. Such activity is known as the practice of yajna, dāna and tapas – sacrifice, charity and self-control. Man should…

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Serve with Your Whole Mind

Half-hearted service is no service at all. Give your whole heart, mind and soul when you serve. This is very important when you practice karma yoga. Some people have their body in one place, mind in another place, and soul in another place. That is the reason why they do not make any substantial progress…

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Gradual Progress

The mind is so framed that it cannot work without expectation of fruits or anticipation of rewards for actions. If you smile when you meet your friend, you expect a smile in return. If you give a glass of water to somebody, you expect something in return. If you salute a friend, you expect him…

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God’s Club

If you want to become a member of God’s club, get all the qualifications needed to become a member. Only a rich person can go to the rich people’s club. Only a spiritual person can go to the spiritual people’s club. If you want God, become God soon. Until you become God, you will never…

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