Category: Morality

HOW TO OVERCOME WEAKNESS?

  DO GOOD, BE GOOD A way to gain discipline would be through devotion and surrender. That devotion takes the form that, “Not my will but Thy will be done,” and when man fully appreciates and says, “Thy will be done,” surrender to that will come spontaneously. That...

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...

THE HOUSEHOLDERS PATH

  You cannot differentiate between the path of the householder and the path of the spiritual seeker because householding itself is a spiritual path. Being a spiritual seeker means one is on the path to achieving that total integration within himself. By total integration, we mean where the...

THE VALUE OF SYMBOLS

  REACHING THE ABSOLUTE THROUGH THE CONCRETE Everything can be valueless, and everything can be invaluable. There is a significant difference between the two words. Something can be invaluable, priceless, something on which a value cannot be put. At the same time, another thing could be valueless, of...

THE IMPORTANCE OF A CLEAR MIND

  THE REALITY OF PURE CONSCIOUSNESS Pure consciousness is the Manifestor, and when that pure consciousness assumes different forms through the interaction of its very nature, which is composed of all forms, they become grosser and grosser and grosser, right to the level of the mineral kingdom. When...

WE HAVE TO LIVE A PRACTICAL LIFE

  TIME AND SPACE Relative existence is controlled by time, while the absolute existence is timeless. Only the conception of man’s mind could ever consider anything like time. So, time could be a reality for relative existence; time could be a reality within the framework of evolution, where...

WHAT IS DHARMA?

  It is so surprising that Dharma and Karma rhyme so well, and yet Dharma and Karma are just but the obverse and reverse side of the same coin. It is a misconception to believe that Karma is wrong; you have good and bad Karma. Good Karma means...

GOOD AND BAD VS. TOTAL STILLNESS

  In the relative field of life there are always opposing forces. The greater the spirituality that comes in this world, the greater the resistance. The purpose of great resistance is to make you push harder. Even spiritual masters can also take a nap sometimes – they too...

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THE PHILOSOPHY OF MAYA

  Shankara says that the whole world is an illusion, and nothing is real; it is a dream. That is from the Advaita philosophy, Advaitism. In other words, monism regards everything as just an unreality, and only Divinity is the true reality. That is very well and very,...

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WHAT IS REAL LOVE?

  How can we cultivate and integrate that which is called love? How can we talk in tangible terms of that which is intangible? What people call love is not really love. You will be surprised to hear this. Love, as most people know it is a need....

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EXPANSION OF THE HEART

  A human being’s heart is forever expanded. It does not require expansion. The core of the human personality, which we know as heart, could be equated very well with the Spiritual Self of man, the pure entity that resides within man, and it can be called heart....