The essence of bhakti is not moving backward or forward, but moving upward
Dec30

The essence of bhakti is not moving backward or forward, but moving upward

Some spiritually-minded people, being engaged in mainstream society with its notions of progress centered on science and technology, pursue bhakti for getting peace, meaning and fulfillment – things elusive in today’s world. They see bhakti as a complement to their present way of living.

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Service attitude is the torch that lights the next step amidst the darkness of perplexity
Dec09

Service attitude is the torch that lights the next step amidst the darkness of perplexity

Suppose we are walking through an unfamiliar area and suddenly the power goes off. We may rant initially, but soon we will…

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Greater than the world’s power to hurt is God’s power to heal
Nov29

Greater than the world’s power to hurt is God’s power to heal

The world sometimes afflicts us with reversals such as financial losses, relationship ruptures or devastating diagnoses.…

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Problems that can’t be solved need to be dissolved
Apr19

Problems that can’t be solved need to be dissolved

Suppose water flowing in a particular direction is blocked by a stone. The water keeps flowing at the stone, trying to go …

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When you shake an apple tree, don’t be blind to the falling of mangoes
Feb18

When you shake an apple tree, don’t be blind to the falling of mangoes

Suppose a hungry boy goes to an orchard and starts shaking an apple tree. Nothing happens. He prays to God for help and shakes…

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Our willingness is more important than our willpower
Dec29

Our willingness is more important than our willpower

When we strive to lead a principle-centered life, but falter and fail, we may lament, “I don’t have willpower.” Such…

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