We have to educate people that religion is about love, compassion and seeing all living beings as one. The Bible says, understanding the letter of the law of religion is superficial unless we understand the spirit behind it. The Bhagavad Gita reveals the consciousness of an enlightened being, seeing the soul in everyone, and also cultivating the vision that each soul is a blessed child of God. A sincere practitioner of religion sees that the God he loves resides in every heart.
Make time every day for spiritual practices — chanting God’s name, meditating, reading holy books, joining satsang. These practices keep us spiritually grounded. The nature of the mind is fickle, like a child. Whenever it strays from the path that fosters devotion, we should keep bringing it back. The mind is always finding reasons to be anxious, angry, lustful, arrogant, and envious. Intelligence is supposed to control the mind and keep it on the right tract. It’s the mind’s tendency to be restless. Through spiritual practices, we develop inner strength, stability, intuition, wisdom and steer the mind in the right direction.
We know that God loves us, but how can we really feel this in our lives? Great teachers have given us the theory and concept of what we can really aspire for and achieve in life and also a road map of how to get there. By understanding the truth and being in the company of people who are really aspiring for the truth and who’ve achieved the truth, you can experience God’s grace within and all around you, empowering you to overcome obstacles and lead to direct perception. Spirituality is tuning into the divine frequency that is within us and all around us and which can make us purified and enlightened.
Money when used to satisfy family’s physical, emotional and spiritual need, it becomes a sacred offering. We are mere caretakers of the wealth we possess since we cannot take it with us when we die. The Bhagavad Gita explains that everything belongs to God and He sees our intent in using our money. If people can give back to society at least a part of their earnings, it will be wonderful. Wealth then becomes a beautiful offering to the Divine.