Difference between – ‘I’ and God

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By Swami Tejomayananda
(Excerpt from Shvetashvatara Upanishad)

I, the individual is finite – with little knowledge, little strength, dependant on the world & limited by time and space.  God, on the other hand is infinite – beyond time & space.  He is omniscient & omnipotent, ever united with His infinite nature ...

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How to stop Gossiping

.Stop Gossip

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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Can the mind be subdued?

.subdue the mind

By Pratichi Mathur

Perfection lives inside us. Mind seeks it externally. Contentment is our true nature. The mind searches it, in everything it encounters. Peace is our very essence, so the mind hankers after peace, writes treaties, wages wars, negotiates; bargains and haggles, buys and sells, and when still elusive, mocks or eulogizes it.

Bliss ...

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Acceptance: A Vital Step to Inner Transformation

.Acceptance

By Sri M. K. Ramanujam

Acceptance, both of ourselves and of our circumstances, quietens the mind. Acceptance is not about becoming a doormat, but accepting that everything comes in two’s—joys and sorrows. The moment we understand life as it is, without putting our likes and dislikes into it, we understand that it comes in a beautiful, perfect ...

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I Want Peace

.peace

 

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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Mind at Meditation

mind at meditation

 

By Swami Chinmayananda

 An alert undisturbed mind is the Mind at Meditation.  Here is how to attain this:

When we look at an object through our mind, we never see the object as it is.  We always see it colored through our mind.  One who does not right knowledge can look, but does not see.  He ...

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What is ‘Mantra’


mantra

By Chamunda Swami

The word ‘Mantra’ is a Sanskrit word, made up of two root words. Man means ‘mind’ or thinking, tra means ‘to release or to free’.  Therefore the meaning of mantra is to free the mind and thinking from the material sphere of consciousness, thus transcending the physical world.

A mantra is composed of sacred sound vibrations ...

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