January 2018 archive

How to talk with kids about religion?

First you should have a firm experience about religion Going off based on things you have read will not convince them. You can preach all you like about re birth or karma from past birth and tell all the stories , you will not be able to convince a smart modern day teenager. They are …

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Did you ever stop to think?

Why did the great saints of the past spend all day in meditation? What is it that they experienced that even a second out of meditation was not acceptable to them? What is wrong with your meditation that you have to force yourself to meditate, pray etc? What is missing? What is Samadhi? Vivekananda and …

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How to live life

If you look up online – you will find millions of ideas, support groups, books, religious leaders and gurus – they all have a solution to your problems Why does it not work? Perhaps we don’t implement it? Perhaps it was destiny or karma? Or bad luck? Truth is there us one thing missing. The …

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Republic Day

Vivekananda in 1890’s talked about India freedom and even referred to some great souls like Subhash Chandra Bose While traveling through Saurashtra, Vivekananda was upset at seeing the demolished Indian temples. He thought he would have defended the temples at all costs Kali immediately appeared before him and asked do You protect me or I …

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Be secure !

One thing is certain – you will never cease to exist. Consciousness will always be ! The body or multiple bodies may die – yet the spark of the divine – what people call soul will ever exist A yogi tries to merge the soul in God It is only after that God becomes a …

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Aurobindo and Mother said …….

The difference in level of spiritual consciousness between an enlightened being and a normal being is a million times greater than the difference in consciousness of a human and a stone ( this difference in consciousness is minuscule according to Mother ) I merely repeated what they said. Again this difference is based on awareness …

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Diet and meditation

Meditation is directed towards getting rid of the discursive behavior of the mind and then the mind itself Since any attempt to control the mind is an immense challenge to begin with , it is easy to understand alcohol is a no no. The harder thing to understand is the role of non vegetarian food …

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Yoga practice

True yoga practice is rare When a yogi tells his experiences, we just can’t believe it because no matter what we don’t experience it! Hence we think there is another logical explanation or just a story or the person fibbed The truth is we did not work hard enough, we did not try emotional purity …

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Don’t be stupid

Lahiri Mahashaya had an ageless divine guru Babaji Inspite of getting the highest initiation he struggled for 10 years to reach perfection. In his diary he talks about how often sexual desire and other faults would creep up and he had to fight it. During those times he meditated hours together several times a day …

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There are no shortcuts

Lazy, ignorant people full of materialistic desires such as fame money sex food come up with very convenient lies for liberation or being with God These lies include, just say gods name or mantra or I will sprinkle holy water or taking bath in Ganga or going to religious places and giving offerings or I …

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