Masters of Time

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Sep 182006
 

“And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.” (Mark 2: 27-28) Time was made for man’s use, which makes each of us masters of time. Every time I have an experience I have two decisions […]

Birth of a New World

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Sep 172006
 

Remember That you are at an exceptional hour In a unique epoch, And that you have this great happiness, The invaluable privilege, Of being present At the birth of a new world. The Mother, Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Does God test our love?

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Sep 132006
 

Nobody is sure of keeping his mind cool during a crisis of interests, only a saint could do so. Moreover, it is difficult to become aware of one’s own faults, and remove them. A saintly advice is that we should increase our level of wisdom pondering over the real benefits of virtues and the misleading […]

What's the use of solving the mystery of death and God?

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Sep 132006
 

What is wonderful in this world? In a scripture of Hinduism, the Mahabharata, many questions were asked by Yaksha (chief of the nether world) to Yudhishthira, to which he politely replied. One of the questions asked by Yaksha was – what is wonderful in this world? The wise Yudhishthira replied that every day people go […]

The spirit of a spiritual teacher

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Sep 132006
 

The worldwide commercialization of education is increasing day by day and often it is being connected with the assurance of one’s career or say livelihood. Admission in such assured courses is open to those who can spend a lot, as an investment guaranteeing high returns. Thus, educational institutions have turned into industries with an ISO […]

Wisdom through science and spirituality

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Sep 132006
 

Science has mesmerized mankind to such an extent that a ‘feel good’ tablet without any adverse effect to the body seems to be not far away. Many beliefs of past ages are succumbing to the onslaught inflicted by the new scientific discoveries and products. At the same time unknown fears are also gripping mankind. The […]

Being mentally prepared for my physical death

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Sep 022006
 

Unwillingly, due to family attachment, I had to witness my death of 4-5 minutes on 20 August 1977 at the age of about 31 years (Please see my article: Death – a great spiritual teacher, indeed!). It was after revival that I felt it to be a super peaceful state of the self, more comfortable […]

Talk well of others

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Sep 022006
 

Most of the novices of various religions and spiritual teachers indulge in discussing the superiority of their own cults and systems. They criticize and degrade other’s views, customs, traditions, etcetera. They even go to the extent of ridiculing other’s beliefs. This is totally against the spirit of coexistence. They forget that in academic studies there […]

Resistance is Futile

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Aug 252006
 

“We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.” The Borg Yesterday I met up with a friend. We talked about where he feels connected and wants to be, which is not London, yet things are not unfolding fast enough for him to be there. Because he doesn’t want to be in London, […]

Did the fear of death put me on the track of devotion?

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Aug 172006
 

Let me analyze the situation created for the experience of 4 July 1977 (Please see my article: Death – a great spiritual teacher, indeed!) and my prevailing mental condition thereafter. (Readers will excuse me for talking about ‘death’ as a hobby-horse, but that is only the truth to happen in the life of living beings). […]

Aug 172006
 

A co-passenger on a train journey asked me why God allows all bad happenings in His world while He is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent. Lord Krishna saved, protected, and guided Arjun (His friend, relative and companion) in the Mahabharat war (a great war between the Kauravas and Pandavas about 5000 years ago in India) because […]

Regaining lost childhood for salvation

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Aug 172006
 

We all are participants in the race for sustenance, wealth, power, name and fame. It is when a person gets disgusted at some point that he stops and ponders about himself. Then his objective of life is changed from a worldly to a spiritual pursuit. He has to find the mystery of life ab initio […]

I love you

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Aug 172006
 

The moment one says to someone – “I love you”, the question arises: What does ‘you’ mean? One cannot assign his/her love to any part of the body or virtue of the beloved, because that will be an insult to her/him (presuming that love exists on the physical level between any two). One may like […]

Bonfire of Love

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Aug 052006
 

In a previous article called The Transmuting Fire of Love, I wrote “…God/Love is a consuming fire that transmutes everything in Its way into ITself.” I see Love as a bonfire that never goes out. All I need to do is to toss in all my experiences to be transmuted into Love. Though I say […]

The Transmuting Fire of Love

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Aug 042006
 

Imagine you’re camping. You’ve just built a campfire. You’re going to have to sit close enough for the fire to keep you cosy and warm. Sit too far and you freeze; sit too close and you get scorched. I’m also aware that one can be in a mental state where you’re not affected by fire. […]

Two boons fulfilled

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Aug 022006
 

It was when I got my first spiritual experience on 4 July 1977 (Please see my article: Death – a great spiritual teacher, indeed!) that I happened to say to God, “I am ready to serve You in my capacity, provided my family life and occupation are not disturbed”. Moreover, I also concluded after a […]

Becoming an impartial witness

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Aug 022006
 

Our intense desires force us to exploit others as a matter of right through various relationships. We are caught in the web of mutual interests, which give rise to conflicts. This situation is similar to a silent volcano and its explosion depends upon favourable conditions. The question arises here how to save myself? It is […]

Relationship of 'I' and 'you'

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Aug 022006
 

Imagine an identity suddenly wakes up from hibernation. On gaining consciousness it finds that it is all alone as if a child gets up and finds that there is no body around (like its mother). Finding itself alone it is afraid for a moment and the next moment the idea occurs that when there is […]

Love Principles

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Aug 012006
 

“Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” (Psalm 37: 4-5) In a previous article called Let Yourself Be Pampered, I talked about trusting in the Universe. There are, however, […]

Consciousness Raising

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Jul 292006
 

In one form or another I have always been interested in consciousness raising, which is focusing one’s attention on a particular belief or cause. This motivates you to join groups or organisations focused on the same belief or cause. What you focus on gets magnified and that’s all you end up experiencing for as long […]

Peace that Passes all Understanding

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Jul 222006
 

It’s good to be in silence. I would always encourage people to practise a technique that assists in stilling the mind; meditation is one of many techniques available. I’ve been practising meditation for many years and I’m quite a master at it. One thing I do know is that the tangible “peace that passes all […]

Why does the mind feel disgusted?

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Jul 182006
 

Man mostly suffers on account of his own way of life. There are many mental attitudes responsible for such a state, chief among which are: egoistic desires, attachment, dependence, expectations, fault finding, and the non-adoption of forgiveness, kindness, equanimity as good qualities of mind. It is said that our mind has two personalities – mind […]

Unfathomable depths of spirituality

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Jul 182006
 

A person who tries to trace the original abode of the soul needs some basic information or guidance. Is God there or not, the existence of the soul and its final abode, rebirth vis-à-vis the fruit of one’s last life’s deeds, etc. are such questions which are raised by beginners of spirituality.

The way to spirituality – Part II

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Jul 182006
 

Development of wisdom to distinguish real from unreal or eternal from temporary, concentration, self-realization, freedom from ego, peace of mind, love and compassion are aspects of spirituality. When we talk about wisdom one happens to recall one’s position in society or various academic degrees that serve the purpose of getting a job for livelihood and/or […]

Emptiness

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Jul 172006
 

In a previous article called Self-Acceptance, I wrote that I considered the computer screen to be a physical manifestation of my real Self because It accepts whatever I throw at it without condemnation or judgment. Self, like the computer screen, is free of concepts, beliefs, opinions and rules. This is what I’m referring to as […]

Angels

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Jul 092006
 

“Angels are not etherealized human beings, evolving animal qualities in their wings; but they are celestial visitants, flying on spiritual, not material, pinions. Angels are pure thoughts from God, winged with Truth and Love, no matter what their individualism may be.” (Science and Health) “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep […]

Jul 052006
 

Normally, we are dealing in this world with duality keeping our interests at our heart and remain indulged in fulfilling our aspirations. This leads to disgust when our interests are in conflict. The road map to divinity is from this kind of dualism to realize non-dualism through self-realization and then again adopt dualism, keeping compassion […]

Adopting a personal God

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Jul 052006
 

Most of us have some concept of God in our mind and assign Him certain attributes such as: He is complete in all respects and independent, does justice, acts as saviour, and loves us to the extent that He sent His own son, Jesus Christ, to show us the way to love each other. God, […]

All is Light and Light is Love

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Jul 012006
 

Profound and tranquil, free from complexity, Uncompounded luminous clarity, Beyond the mind of conceptual ideas; This is the depth of the mind of the Victorious Ones. In this there is not a thing to be removed, Nor anything that needs to be added. It is merely the immaculate Looking naturally at itself. (The Tibetan Book […]

Moral merits lead finally to love and compassion

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Jun 202006
 

Most of us view our relationships with kinsmen and God in terms of the fulfillment of our wants and desires. This is really an exploitation disguised in the form of the so-called worldly love and compassion and it is exposed when someone (even God is not an exception) doesn’t behave desirably. Our first objective should […]