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    The love of the ignorant can be harmful, yet even the anger of the Enlightened is not harmful. It can only be good!

  • Making Wise Decisions

    LIFE is a series of decisions. One decision builds into another. To make a good decision, we have to bring our total awareness to the eternity of the moment. If we project ourselves into the future to try to make a decision, we do not make a decision with wisdom. If we project ourselves into the past and in that way formulate our decisions, again we are not necessarily wise decisions, for

  • Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj

    Virtue of Kindness

    Kindness, as the Greek philosopher Sophocles said, gives birth to kindness. Within each and every human is a mine of wonderful virtues and qualities, but for so many of us they lie dormant. Dalai Lama said ‘My religion is kindness’. If anyone of us have ever felt a deep sense of satisfaction in showing unconditional kindness to another, then we would know what he means.

  • Virtue To Rule, Evil To be Suppressed

    IN autumn the leaves fade and fall; in spring the shoots come; in winter the flowers bloom and in summer the germs die preparing the cycle to repeat. It is obvious that nature cannot adhere to spring alone. All the seasons have to operate to achieve a certain balance. As the Philosopher said, “If there is only sunshine and there is no day and night the earth would become a desert. Similarly,

  • Persist With Hope and Never Despair

    The one thing needful is to persevere in our will to attain this goal. For then everything we study, every action we perform, every human being we meet, all come to bring us an indication, a help, a light to guide us on the path. Before I close, I shall add a few pages for those who have already made apparently fruitless efforts, for those who have encountered the pitfalls on the

  • More of Virtues, Less of Evil

    ONE does not become excellent primarily by focussing on or avoiding what is wrong and what is bad. One becomes excellent by focussing on and pursuing what is right and good. Our primary goal as moral beings is not just to say no to vice but to say yes to virtue. G.K. Chesterton said: “Virtue is not the absence of vice or the avoidance of moral danger; virtue is a vivid and separate thing.”

  • The Art of Sacrificing

    The son was on the ventilator. The mentally distraught father, who had once been a brawny boxer, was pacing the floor of an estimable hospital in an agitated state of mind. The single parent had lost his wife to a grave illness a few years back. And now his son lay comatose. Young interns kept working to fortify the stripling from the vice-like tentacles of the angels of death.

  • The most common sources of stress

    Many different things around us can cause stress but identifying what may be causing you stress is often the first step in learning how to better deal with it. Let us try to broadly define the most common sources of stress.

  • Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

    Meditation is most important in Sahaja Yoga

     “Meditation is silencing your thoughts. Meditation is such a beautiful way of connecting with the Divine, that all your problems get solved in that meditative mood. If you are not following meditation, then maybe your light will go down. It won’t give sufficient light. It is very important to find out about yourself, about others in the meditation. Many people ask how to do meditation? Don’t do anything; you just try to

  • Input and Output

    THE Isha Upanishad tells us, “Those who see themselves in all creatures and all creatures in themselves know no fear.” The 23rd Psalm also narrates: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. Thou art with me.” The Katha Upanishad quotes: “The supreme self is beyond name and form, beyond the senses, inexhaustible. Those who realize the self are forever free from the jaws of

  • Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj

    Change Your Awareness

    … continued from last weekPrime Minister of India in his speech at UN said ‘“We can achieve the same level of development, prosperity and well-being without necessarily going down the path of reckless consumption. It doesn’t mean that economies will suffer; it will mean that our economies will take on a different character. For us in India, respect for nature is an integral part of spiritualism. We treat nature’s bounties as sacred.

  • Controlling Quality of Life

    The supreme self is beyond name and form, beyond the senses, inexhaustible. Those who realize the self are forever free from the jaws of Death.”