Respect and Ego

The less you are attached to your virtues, the more self respect you have. If you get attached to your virtues, you look down upon everybody else, and the virtues start diminishing. Non- attachment to virtues brings the highest self respect.

Often one confuses ego with self esteem. Ego needs the other for comparison; self esteem is just confidence in oneself. For example, a gentleman claims that he is thorough in Mathematics or Geography, this is self esteem. But to say that I know better than you, that is Ego.

Ego simply means lack of respect to the Self.

Ego upsets you very often. Self esteem is immune to getting upset by external factors. In self respect, everything is a game, winning or losing has no meaning, every step is joy, and every move is celebration.

Worry and Feelings

Worry and Feelings

Feelings last for some short time and then they drop, but worry eats at you for a longer period of time, and eventually eats you up.

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Love and Authority

Love and Authority

The greater the love, subtler will be the authority.
The lesser the love, the more pronounced will be the authority.

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Terrorism: Cause and Remedy

Terrorism: Cause and Remedy

The act which is only destructive and inflicts suffering both on oneself and others is terrorism. In such an act, human values are lost in the process of achieving a goal.

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Humor and Humiliation

Humor and Humiliation

Humor is the buffer that saves you from humiliation. If you have a good sense of humor you can never be humiliated. And if you refuse to be humiliated you become invincible.

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Problem's Solution

Problem's Solution

Whenever there is a problem we either deny it saying there is no problem or sit to solve the problem and make it a big issue. Neither of these help.

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Free Will and Destiny

Free Will and Destiny

When people consider the past as free will they are filled with remorse and regret. When they consider the future as destiny, lethargy and inertia set in...

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Five Types of Restlessness

Five Types of Restlessness

Restlessness of the soul alone can bring authentic prayer in you. It brings perfection, Siddhis and miracles in life. It is so precious to get that inner most longing for the Divine.

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Education

Education

Education has five aspects - Information, concepts, attitude, imagination, freedom.

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Surrender

Surrender

The main impediment of many seekers in the path is that they want to surrender. Don't say that you want to surrender; know that you already are surrendered.Wanting to surrender becomes an impediment on the path. This is like a child saying to the mother, " I want to love you." No child ever tells the mother," I want to love you", love is evident there.Surrender is not an act, it is a state...

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Seeing God in Everyone

Seeing God in Everyone

Become God to each other. Do not look for God somewhere in the sky, but see God in every pair of eyes, in the mountains, in water, in trees and in animals. How? Only when you see God in yourself will this happen. Only God can worship God.To recognize Divinity, there are three dimensions—time, space and mind.For seekers, it is necessary to honor time and space so they can experience sacredness...

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Service

Service

When you know what you can do, you can do things. When you do not know what you can do, you can do things even better!

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Wonder

Wonder

If you are not amazed by the magnificence of this creation—your eyes are not yet opened. Once your eyes are open, they close, and this is called meditation.Tell me, what in this creation is not a mystery? Birth is a mystery; death is a mystery. If both birth and death are mysteries, then life is certainly a greater mystery, isn’t it? Being completely immersed in the mystery of life and in this...

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Existence

Existence

Everything is spherical, everything is hanging in space—such vast infinite intelligence—countless stars, countless worlds, countless lives.Just be amazed at existence—how many stars, birds, vegetables, leaves, species, varieties.If the frog or the lizard is gone, the world is not complete, the whole ecology is disturbed.  If one link is gone, the entire chain is broken.Similarly,...

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Problems

Problems

There is no problem that cannot be solved. When you have a problem that you think cannot be solved, you have accepted it. Then it is no longer a problem but a fact. Suppose you think it is a problem that the ocean in Norway is too cold. Obviously, you cannot heat the ocean so it cannot be changed, you accept it and it is no longer a problem. Only when you are searching for a solution is there a problem....

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Death

Death

Death brings you in touch with the reality of life. Death creates a vacuum, a void and this void is fertile ground for the spirit to manifest. All talents, inventions and creativity spring forth from the void; creation has a tendency to return to the void. All places of worship in all religions are connected with places of burial or cremation because only the awareness of death can bring dispassion...

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Depression

Depression

Lack of idealism is the main cause of depression among young people today. Life appears to be so meaningless to these children, who are either too scared of the competitive world or bogged down by too much stimulation. They need inspiration, and spirituality is that inspiration.Depression sets in if there is a lack of zeal to fight. Aggression is the antidote to depression. Depression is lack of...

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Violence

Violence

Violence brings noise while non-violence happens in silence.  People who are violent make tremendous noise; they make their violence known, while people who are non-violent are quiet. But the time has come for the non-violent ones to make noise so that violence will decrease. The message of non-violence must come loud and clear so that it can be heard at a young age.Shame must be associated with...

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Duty

Duty

Where there is duty, there is no beauty.  Duty is a heavy stone.  But when there is love, that stone becomes a flower.  The actions occur, but as an expression of joy.Don’t think, “I have lots of duties; how will I fulfill my duties?”  Duty, responsibility become a burden—a bondage in your head.  Love the job you are doing—like looking after children—take it as a service.  Service is different from duty.  You have been the door for these little children to come into this world.  They are not yours; they belong to the Divine.

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