God Is in All

There is one God. He is above all, in all, through all. He is all in all. In God all are united. God is the essential power and reality in all things. God is one. God is the all-pervading spirit and life of the universe. God is the inner soul of all alike. In every…

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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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Obstacles and Remedy

Be wise. Discriminate. Analyse. Scrutinise your thoughts daily. Boldly proclaim : “I would devote my entire life to the service of others – no matter whether I achieve salvation or not. Salvation is not my concern. My duty is to serve the Lord in all; to serve the sick and the poor, untiringly; to saturate…

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Witness Consciousness

The student of vedanta (the path of pure wisdom) develops sakshi bhav (witness consciousness) through discrimination and self-analysis. The devotee develops nimitta bhava (the attitude “I am an instrument in the hands of God”) and surrenders everything at the lotus-feet of the Lord. Thus they attain a mental attitude of non-attachment to actions and their…

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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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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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Understand Nature

Every man should have a comprehensive understanding of nature’s laws, and their operations. Then he can pull on in this world smoothly and happily. He can utilise the helping forces to serve his ends in the best possible manner. He can neutralise the hostile or antagonistic currents. Just as the fish swims against the current,…

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What Is Yoga

Yoga is the science that teaches us the way, the most effective way, how to remove our defects and weaknesses, and how to attain the state of perfection, freedom and super-conscious blessedness. The state in which there is union with the absolute. Yoga enables its students to acquire perfect control over the physical body, the…

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Do a Dirty Job

How do we learn humility? Only by putting ourselves in the field and doing honest, hard work. Don’t just sit and meditate or stand on your head for an hour and a half at a time. Your ego will be boosted if you stand on your head that long. It is when you put your…

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