If we love something, we will always find it new and fresh. It is when love is lost that an object also seems to lose its novelty.
The sculptor has to hit parts of the boulder very hard with a hammer and chisel or gently taps on other areas. Some parts need to be completely removed, while other areas just need polishing.
We run all over the place in search of God. Just when our roots begin to grow, we start thinking, “I’m not gaining anything here. If I go over there I may get more.” What we really need is patience.
The essence of the scriptures is in its practical aspect. While dealing with others, were we able to maintain our composure? Otherwise, what is the difference between us and a tape recorder, or a book?
Scriptures like the Bhagavad-Gita teach us to air-condition the mind. We become adjustable to every situation.
Even while experiencing hunger, they thought about other’s pain. Even while experiencing pain, they were able to show compassion to other beings. This was the nature of our forefathers. In the village where Amma grew up, 90% of the people lived off daily wages. Whatever they would earn on a particular day, they would spend […]
We become receptive to divine grace through proper understanding and effort. For this 3 factors are needed
Sri Krishna tried many times to prevent the war. Even though he met with failure, even after the war began he only advised the path by which the war could be transformed into an austerity.
Guru may not act according to the expectations and desires of the disciple. Desires and expectations arise from the ego. A true Master never nourishes the ego.
If our mind is filled with the light of God’s love, all experiences -good and bad- will be able to bring us happiness. We will be able to celebrate not only our successes but also our failures.