Life 33 (May 19 - Dec 19)

Re: Life 33 (May 19 - Dec 19)

Postby winston » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:36 am

Why do we fall from the practice of righteousness? Why should we pay careful attention to our thoughts and attitudes?

The temptation to ignore Dharma grows from egoism; the wish to satisfy a lower desire is the root-cause of Unrighteousness.

This wish takes hold of you slyly and silently like a thief in the night, or like a comrade come to save you, or like a servant come to attend on you, or like a counsellor to warn you.

Oh, wickedness has a thousand tricks to capture your heart. Be ever alert against this kind of temptation.

The wish makes a chink in your consciousness, enters and establishes itself, multiplies and eats into the personality you built up with laborious care over years.

It then captures the fort of your heart and you are no longer in control; you become a puppet manipulated by your own inner enemies.

Whenever you try to rebuild yourself, they penetrate the structure and you will need to start again from ground zero! So be alert to resist the first temptation to ignore Dharma!

- Divine Discourse, Apr 15, 1964.

When duties are discharged properly, rights will be secured of their own accord.

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Re: Life 33 (May 19 - Dec 19)

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Re: Life 33 (May 19 - Dec 19)

Postby winston » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:20 am

How can one overcome the pulls of the ego?

To conquer egoism, no rigorous exercise or breath control is necessary.

Not even complicated scholarship.

If you have no wish for sensual pleasures, you have no ignorance.

- Divine Discourse, Apr 15, 1964.

“I – want – peace”. ‘I’ is ego, ‘want’ is desire. Remove ego and desire and you have peace.

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Re: Life 33 (May 19 - Dec 19)

Postby winston » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:49 am

What should we do to experience the Divine with all His splendor and glory?

A great painter once offered to do a fresco on the palace wall; with him came another, who declared that he would paint on the wall opposite whatever painting the great artist drew, even if curtains hid it from his view and the subject of the fresco was maintained a secret!

Both were commissioned to the tasks they offered! The second painter finished his work at the very moment the first one completed!

The prince arrived in the hall, where a thick curtain partitioned off the two artists. He admired the fresco very much and ordered the curtain to be removed, and lo, on the wall facing the fresco, there was an exact duplicate of that laborious picture! Exact - for the painter polished the wall, making it a fine big mirror!

Make your hearts clean, pure and smooth, so that the glory of the Divine might be reflected therein and the Divine might see His own image thereon!

- Shivaratri Discourse, March 1963.

To experience the proximity of the Divine the easiest path is remembering constantly the name of the Divine.

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Re: Life 33 (May 19 - Dec 19)

Postby winston » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:22 am

How should we conduct ourselves when we are faced with difficulties in life?

There are many obstacles along the path of devotion. Difficulties are meant for cleansing the heart and rendering it clean and pure.

Some people accuse, criticise and scorn or condemn the Divine when they are going through difficulties.

Each one has to face the consequences of their own actions. The Divine remains unaffected. He is pure, unsullied and sacred.

Let people say anything, be cool and calm. Do not enter into unnecessary arguments with anyone.

Arguments breeds only enmity. Always speak softly and sweetly with a smiling face. That will silence the critics. Smile is the best answer to criticism.

When Paul went on accusing Jesus, He lovingly went up to him and gave a pleasing smile. The sweetness in the nectarous smile of Jesus transformed the poisonous heart of Paul. Hence, be always cheerful, even in times of adversities.

Always put up a smiling face, never walk around with a ‘castor-oil face’. Happiness lies only in union with the Divine.

- Divine Discourse, Dec 25, 1998.

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Re: Life 33 (May 19 - Dec 19)

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Re: Life 33 (May 19 - Dec 19)

Postby winston » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:12 am

Whoever we may be, whatever level of heights in devotion we may have achieved, why should we always strive to purify our hearts?

When you purify your heart and surrender to the Divine completely, the Divine instantly manifests!

- Divine Discourse, Dec 25, 1998.

True devotion lies in accepting both pleasure and pain with equal-mindedness.

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Re: Life 33 (May 19 - Dec 19)

Postby winston » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:01 am

How should we deal with criticism and rejections in life?

Praise and censure are reflections of the inner being.

A virtuous person never criticises others; only the mean indulge in such unsacred activities.

The color you see depends on the color of glasses you wear. Wear the glasses of love, and you will see love all around.

Do not attach importance to criticism. If someone criticizes you loudly, it goes into thin air.

If they accuse you silently, it goes to themselves.

Are they criticising your body? The body is inert.

Are they criticising the Atma (Inner Self)? If so, the same Atma dwells in both and hence amounts to criticising themselves!

A true seeker of truth will realise this fact! Take time to recognise the hundred faults present within yourself.

Instead, why do you seek to point out the most insignificant fault in others? The bad in you reflects as the bad in others.

Choose to correct yourself first! Only then will your mind become pure. Thus always develop
sacred thoughts!

- Divine Discourse, Nov 23, 1998.

To achieve spiritual transformation, generously develop the qualities of kindness, love, forbearance and compassion.

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Re: Life 33 (May 19 - Dec 19)

Postby winston » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:39 am

Why should we always revere our motherland?

Under no circumstance should anyone criticise their Motherland. Under no circumstance must you criticise your Motherland.

Even in your dreams you should not think of forgetting or disowning your Motherland. That is true gratitude.

What is the use of taking birth as a human, if one lacks a sense of gratitude? The one without gratitude is a wicked person.

In the hymns that pertain to the worship of the Divine, it is said that the Divine may forgive any sin but not ingratitude. Hence, never fail to be grateful, and never give anyone the opportunity to accuse you of being ungrateful.

You must endeavour to enhance the glory of your culture. One’s mother and motherland are greater than the very heaven.

- Divine Discourse, May 27, 2000.

Only in the nation in which the goddess of Righteousness (Dharma) and Peace (Shanti)
are adored will genuine prosperity and happiness exist.

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Re: Life 33 (May 19 - Dec 19)

Postby winston » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:24 pm

Why should we be focused on seeing the Divine within us and around us and remain grateful to Him?

In this fleeting world, there are many mysterious powers unknown to man. These are referred to as transcendental and hidden powers; not all can understand them.

Every being is endowed with divine power. That is why I always address you as "Embodiments of Divine Atma (Inner Self)".

Even today, doctors are unable to comprehend the secrets and mysteries of the human body.

For example, take the tongue. There are 40,000 taste buds on the tongue. Of these, there are 25,000 buds that generate heat in the tongue.

The eye, which is hardly an inch in size, can recognise 13 crore types of light rays.

There are millions and millions of cells in your body, and each cell is divine and contains your complete form. Is it not awe-inspiring?

Whose creation is this? This is the transcendental power of Divinity. It is foolish to consider such all pervading Divinity to be non-existent!

- Divine Discourse, Nov 23, 1998.

Start the day with love, fill the day with love, spend the day with love and end the day with love.

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