Category: Guru

THE MARK OF AN UNFOLDED MAN?

  SIGNS OF SPIRITUAL UNFOLDMENT Spiritual unfoldment has specific qualifications in our daily living life. The qualifications help us tackle the problems of daily living. The ability to turn what was previously un-joyous into joy is a sign of spiritual unfoldment. As we have discussed before, all unhappiness...

HOW TO ACHIEVE HARMONY?

  THROUGH OUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICES, WE ACHIEVE HARMONY WITHIN OURSELVES Achieving self-realisation means that self-integration has to take place within ourselves. By self-integration, we could say that there are three aspects to every human being: the physical, the mental, and the spiritual. In today’s world, we find that...

WHAT IS THE ABSOLUTE?

  BECOME THE OBSERVER When you become the observer, everything will have a different meaning. By becoming an observer, you become non-attached to all the happenings around you and the lower layers of your mind. You become non-attached because that Spiritual Force is permeating the lower, grosser levels...

WHAT IS TRUE SURRENDER?

  From the time of birth, every person is committed to something. When he is conscious of his commitment, that very commitment establishes itself in his little conscious mind, and as he gets older with a greater understanding, the commitment becomes stronger. But what is the nature of...

HOW REAL IS REALITY?

  People usually try to project themselves into things they are not, and when one projects oneself into something which one is not, one lives in a false world or unreality. You always find that every man thinks he is more handsome than he is, and every woman...

HOW TO MAKE DIVINITY CONCRETE?

  IN MEDITATION, THERE IS NO FOCUS REQUIRED Focusing does necessarily involve some kind of concentration, and concentration is something which is at a level not as deep as meditation. In meditation, we go beyond focusing or concentration; we go beyond contemplation, and then we enter into the...

HOW TO PREPARE FOR GRACE?

  THE POWER OF GRACE CAN ONLY BE KNOWN THROUGH EXPERIENCE All problems in our lives begin the way we live in duality, viewing everything as separate from us. Speaking, all issues have their solutions built in. No man needs to suffer. No man needs to drive grace...

HOW TO TREAT THE PAST?

  When we say let the past be the past, it contains a very great truth. It means forgetting because by remembering the past, you will be living the past in your mind, and by stirring up those old memories, you will only suffer in the present. The...

FIND YOUR OWN WAY

  JNANA-, KARMA- AND BHAKTI YOGA Apart from the known religions, there have been many other unknown teachings. Man is entitled to form his philosophy. There is nothing wrong with that at all. Conviction, honesty and sincerity in what you believe are the most critical factors you must...

TURN THE OTHER CHEEK?

  If you are slapped on one cheek, turn the other one. So said Christ. This is very good, but nowhere in the scriptures where it says, do not defend yourself. In practical reality, specific measures are to be taken, but not to the extent where it is...

WE COMBINE ALL THE YOGAS

  WE HAVE TO FIND A WAY WHEREBY THE BODY AND MIND CAN BE WELL-RESTED Many schools of thought teach their way. What we are most concerned about is our way. We recognise the necessity for deep rest of the body and the need for deep rest of...

DIVINITY IS WITH YOU

  In our daily life, obstacles will come but do not become faint-hearted, for you have the most significant force with you. The tremendous force of Divinity is with you and within you, and Divinity acts. It does not come down with a hammer or string to tie...