Category: Enlightenment

THE SECRET OF HAPPINESS REVISITED

  HUMAN BEINGS REQUIRE SOME DISCIPLINE All of us seek the secret of happiness. Who in this world wants suffering? Certain sects in the Hindu religion, the Islamic religion, the Buddhist religion, and Christianity go through various penances and make their bodies suffer. In India, I have seen certain...

TRUE SURRENDER

  INDEPENDENCE – DEPENDENCE – INTERDEPENDENCE When you feel independent at your present stage of evolution, realise that that occurs from your mental patterns. You think that you are separated, but are you independent and of what are you independent? If you are independent, you would be self-subsisting,...

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OBSTACLES ON THE PATH

  People misunderstand Nirvana or Enlightenment. When you pass through a garden, you will see beautiful flowers, but you have not yet reached the end; you still got to reach the end of the path to be enlightened. All these various visions, sounds and things you hear, the...

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GURU/CHELA RELATIONSHIP

  The primary purpose or the primary essence of a guru/chela relationship is based on love. What happens when a chela comes to the guru? The guru is not always obliged to accept the chela. In the ancient Aryan Vedic system, which existed thousands of years ago, there...

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HOW TO LIVE IN THE CENTRE

  UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS “I am the way. I am the life. I am the truth.” Which “I” did Jesus speak about? Jesus never said that as Jesus the body, but he said that as Christ, for there is a difference between Jesus the embodied little being and Christ,...

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TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY

  When it comes to behaviour patterns, as far as the body is concerned, naturally, one must look after the body, for the body, as they say, is a temple of God. I say the body is also God, not only His temple, for the temple is God,...

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A TRUE GURU

  A person does not realise he is a Guru. But all his actions are such that they become those of a teacher. It is not something that someone switches on or off, that “Oh, now I have passed my final medical exam and now I am doctor,...

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THE GOOD AND GODLY LIFE

  The word brahmacharya is normally interpreted in English as celibacy. That is not the correct translation of brahmacharya. “Brahma” means good and godly, and “achar,” from which the word “achary” comes, means to live a goodly and godly life. In other words, to moderate our lives so...

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SEXUALITY

  ANIMAL, MAN AND GODMAN We have to remember that we are householders – we live a householder’s life – we have a family. Sexuality is only the outward expression of an inner welling up. I am not talking about lust, which is animalism. Every man contains within...

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LOVE THINE ENEMIES

  You can love a friend just as much as you can love a foe. Therefore, Jesus said, “Love thine enemies,” and he said this from experience, for wherever he went, he was opposed. Many people were his enemies – enemies of Jesus, but how could the Christ...

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THE DISCIPLES OF JESUS

  Why was Gurushakti or the power of Grace not felt by the closest disciples of Christ when he was alive? That is a real anomaly because those closest to him saw all the great things done by Jesus. Things were told to his closest disciples, which he...