Responding to everyday frustrations and irritations

.Dealing with Frustrations

By Ekanath Easwaran

Remember the Buddha’s words: “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.” If our thinking is based on stimulus and response, he is trying to tell us, then most of us live like puppets, moved by patterns of thinking built up over years of repetition. These habits of mind cause us to say and ...

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How do you know God surrounds you?

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By Sri Sri Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari

Let’s take the simple fact of breathing. You cannot survive without breathing. You were born into a body, into a universe, that provides you with the ability to breathe. But you don’t acknowledge the generosity of the gift of your breath. Yet the universe keeps providing it abundantly, without condition.

Stop and really look around ...

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Are you – Falling or Raising Above Thought..

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By Eckhart Tolle

When you are very tired, you may become more peaceful, more relaxed, than in your usual state. This is because thinking is subsiding, and so you can’t remember your mind-made problematic self anymore. You are moving toward sleep. When you drink alcohol  you may also feel more relaxed, more carefree, and perhaps more alive for a ...

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Discover your true nature

.True Nature

By Deepak Chopra

Daily life presents many unexpected demands and challenges, and it’s easy to fall into the grip of our ego’s fears, demands, and confusion. It’s important to remind yourself of your intentions and spiritual purpose. Some people find it helpful to write down their intentions and review them each day; for others, periods of regular meditation ...

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Stay above the storms of the heart

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By Sri Swami Chinmayananda

The mind  (or the heart in this context) is the faculty which takes the decision compelled by the impulses and instincts, likes and dislikes, emotions and sentiments, amidst doubts and confusions.  The head, or the intellect, is the faculty which takes decisions based on the righteous ways of living.  Make your wise intellect the caption ...

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What is Bhakti or Supreme Love

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 By Swami Shivananda

The term Bhakti comes from the root ‘Bhaj’, which means ‘to be attached to God’.  Bhakti or devotion is love for love’s sake. The devotee wants God and God alone. There is no selfish expectation here.

Devotion is the slender thread of  love that binds the heart of a devotee with the lotus feet of ...

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A Marvel called Mind

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By Swami Chidananda

Stones, trees, grass and sand, which might have been existing in a given geographical area for centuries, can know absolutely nothing about their physical environment, but the moment an intelligent man enters into the area, he gathers innumerable facts pertaining to the same. He correlates these facts and in this way acquires useful ...

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Not just a New Year..But a New You!

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BY SWAMI CHIDANAND SARASWATI

The more we hold on, tenaciously and unrelentingly, to our own conceptions, expectations, egos, the more stuck we become. A rule of nature is that that which stops flowing stagnates and putrefies. That’s what happens in our own lives. When we stop being able to shed the old in favor of the new, we become old. ...

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