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In Essence All Religions are One – February 19 2018

When Jesus said ‘[No man comes to the Father] except through me’ he was speaking of the Self, not the body, but people have misunderstood this.   On another occasion Jesus said, ‘The kingdom of heaven is within you’. He did not mean that it is within […]

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We are Meant to Enjoy Our Lives – February 18 2018

Do not oppose. Opposition is dangerous to immortality.   Rather let the wrong just be a drop in the ocean of your virtue… when you forgive, all nature enjoys your brilliance and returns joy to you.   We are not in a position to criticize anything. We […]

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Between the Banks of Pleasure and Pain – February 17 2018

Between the banks of pain and pleasure the river of life flows. It is only when the mind refuses to flow with life, and gets stuck at the banks, that it becomes a problem. By flowing with life I mean acceptance–letting come what comes and go what […]

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What Day Is It? – February 16 2018

“What day is it?” “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh    Everything we do is new. Everything is something we’ve never done before. Whether we recognize it or not, whether we let ourselves in on it or not, we’ve […]

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Judgment is Easy – February 15 2018

I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others. Mahatma Gandhi It is so easy to sit in judgment of the people around us, especially those we see day after day. At work, […]

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Guruji – February 14 2018

The syllable gu means shadows  The syllable ru, he who disperses them, Because of the power to disperse darkness the guru is thus named. Advayataraka Upanishad   All that a guru can tell you is: ‘My dear Sir, you are quite mistaken about yourself. You are not […]

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Psychotherapy and Meditation – February 13 2018

Being a person is not something one can do. It is not a performance. It may require that we stop our frantic business, that we take time out to breathe and to feel. In the process we may feel our pain, but if we have the courage […]

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Thousands of Candles – February 12 2018

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha   What am I going to share with the world today? What will I share with the people […]

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The Supreme Reality – February 11 2018

[Upanishad] is that which is learnt sitting close to the teacher with complete humility in order to understand the ultimate supreme truth. So the Gita itself claims to be an Upanishad. What is the content of the Upanishad? It is ‘Brahma Vidya‘-knowledge or understanding of the ‘Brahman‘. […]

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Freedom from Sorrow – February 10 2018

It is only when you come to a situation where you are face to face with sorrow that you stop and look at that which is beyond. If you are always happy, if you always get a lollipop to suck – which is what the pleasures of […]

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