Pointers to Understanding People

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By Swami Kriyananda

A woman, some decades ago, traveled from London, England, to visit the saint Ramana Maharshi in India. She said to him, “I’ve come a long way to see you!”  His startling reply to her was: “You haven’t moved at all.  The world around you has moved, but your own center has ...

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How to avoid unkind words


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By Paramahamsa Yogananda

Unkind words used in a fit of emotion are like a conflagration that spreads over the forest of friendship and burns up all the green plants of courteous dealings and sympathetic thoughts. People, drunk with excitement and accustomed to anger-slavery, are emotional firebugs who, at the slightest ...

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Take a vitamin of “No Reaction”

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By Pujya Swami Chidananda Sarawati

Spiritual health is measured by our state of equanimity in the face of trials and tribulations. It is measured by our ability to remain calm, focused, serene and loving when life throws failure, difficulty, insurmountable hurdles and betrayal on our path. It is easy to be peaceful, joyful and calm ...

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How to stop Gossiping

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By Paramahamsa Yogananda

Your individual happiness depends to a large extent upon protecting yourself and your family from the evil results of gossiping. See no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil, think no evil, feel no evil. Most people can talk about other people for hours ...

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What is Prayer..

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By Sri Chinmayananda

Most of us are inspired to pray only at the time of emotional upheaval, when failure, success, or deep fears overwhelm us.  At those times in our lives, something is stirred up in man’s heart; Faith in a greater being or power, is born and prayer follows.  Prayer is thus the deepest impulse of the ...

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GPS: “God’s Perfect System”


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By Pujya Swami Chidananda Saraswati

One of the greatest sources of depression and discontent is our inability to accept that which befalls us. We try to impose our will onto every situation. We try to believe that we sculpt the world into our own preconceived image of what is right, as though we were appointed as the great ...

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I Want Peace

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By Pujya Chidananda Saraswati

 “I Want Peace” – Remove the “I,” remove the “Want,” all that remains is “Peace.” The mantra of today seems to be, “I want peace. Tell me how to find it.” The obstacle and the solution are buried in the statement. An “I,” a “want,” and a “peace.” If you remove the “I” and the ...

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Awakening the Divine Powers in Nature


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By Dr.David Frawley

 I don’t think we can really heal our planet or bring peace to society unless we re-establish our link to the sacred universe. This requires not just an ecological or artistic appreciation of nature, but also a recognition of the awesome consciousness and cataclysmic power that pervades the entire universe, making it into a single ...

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Enjoy the Differences


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By EknathEaswaran

 

Diversity is a part of life. If all of us thought and spoke and acted alike, the world would be about as interesting as a condominium with every room the same. Fortunately, we come from different homes, go to different schools, hold different jobs, and have been exposed to different influences.

Naturally, when we get together ...

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