Category: Relative World

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...

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...

WHY BELIEVE?

  Non-believing has as its essence believing. You will never have a non-believer in this world anywhere, ever. Everyone believes in something. You think you’ll have a puncture and carry a spare wheel. You look at yourself in the mirror and think or feel that you look so...

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 ARE SAMSKARAS?

  Samskaras are not things that are impressed upon something. According to ancient philosophers, there is something called the mind-stuff of which the mind is composed. But the mind-stuff is composed of nothing else but thoughts, and thoughts become self-existent once thought is thought. It has its motion,...

THE SYMBOLISM OF THE CROSS

  HOW TO LIVE LOVE Jesus stood for love. What is love, how can it be gained, how can it be acquired, how can it be lived? That is the entirety of any religion, and I am talking of true religions and not the interpretations of religions. Love...

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FROM SILENCE TO SILENCE

  In the scriptures, it is said: “From silence we come and to silence we return.” We come from silence and end up in silence. Has it been a journey, or have we not travelled at all? That remains the question. If it has been a journey coming...

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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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HOW TO FIND ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS

  TEACHING IN SILENCE To those that are regular meditators, the day will come in your lives that there will be no more questions left to ask. Buddha’s greatest teachings were given in total silence, where he would sit with his chelas around him and because they were...

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KARMA AND GRACE

  GRACE CAN BE EXPERIENCED ONLY Grace is an indefinable quality or an indefinable quantity that can only be approximated or inferred by the intellect. If you observe a flower growing, there are so many things that would make the flower grow. Firstly, the minerals would have to...