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Humanity is One

  Next to peace of mind, what is the most important benefit that you gain by meditating in silence, all alone? It is the realization that all is one!   It is no coincidence that we get this idea now, on Guru Nanak Saheb’s birth anniversary. One of the important lessons we can imbibe from his life is this idea of equality and unity of all humanity. He declared that God is one, and lives in every one of us. Those were the...

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Making progress a way of life

When we let go of our inhibitions and do our best and often end up pushing beyond our limits, we achieve progress.  When we let go of our inhibitions and do our best and often end up pushing beyond our limits, we achieve progress. Nature has decided a course of evolution for the humankind. It has pre-determined that human beings will pass through hurdles to emerge stronger and better. These hurdles are different for each person. Some could experience mental obstacles,...

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Let Noble Thoughts Come to Us from All Directions

Why Teacher’s Day? If there were no teachers in the world, all other professions would be extinct. It is similar to saying if there were no mothers, there would be no babies either.UNESCO declared 5th October to be World Teachers’ Day in 1994. Different countries celebrate it on different days. For example, In India, Teacher’s Day is celebrated on 5th September and Argentina celebrates it on 11th Sept.While the world anticipated and prepared for crises in environmental, economic, and political...

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Gift Supreme – A Surrendered Heart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNNkLdLIFNY   Hindi lyrics and English translation of this song:आत्मा ने हालतें परमात्मा जानी न थीं नाथ जब तक आपकी हमपर महरबानी न थी।। Soul has not known the longing of God Lord till your compassion touched my heartनाखुदा बन कर बचा ली आपने मेरी ये नांव जिसकी इस बहरे जहां में कुछ निगहबानी न थी।। Like an adept sailor you saved my sinking boat In the muck of the world with no refugeमैं तलाशे राहे हक में मुद्दतों हैरां फिरा आप जब रहबर...

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I AM READY!

When faced with certain situations in our lives, we usually need a lot of confidence to get through them, like an examination, or an interview, sometimes even for important meetings at work, etc. Life will always bring us unexpected changes and challenges that repeatedly test our resilience and adaptability. We need to develop the confidence that, ‘Yes, come what may, I am ready to face it’.   Yes, come what may, I am ready to face it’  Sometimes we lack this much-needed confidence...

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The Path of Peace – From Desire to Contentment

Pranams.Dear Sisters and Brothers,21st September - International Day of Peace. Peace lovers, they come together in a field we don’t realize, the moment we close our eyes, whether you are a believer of God or not, but the moment our heart yearns for some quiet, some peace, we are contributing towards this peace. Even few minutes of closing our eyes and being at peace contributes towards this egregore of peace. Fundamentally, if we look and observe, peace is our nature....

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The Heart of the Gita

Namaste ji and Happy Janmasthami. The teachings from the Gita are eternal and time-tested. They inspire us in some fashion. Unfortunately, inspirations, however lofty, do not move us to the next step of actualizing the truth we are seeking. We are always being told by our teachers and preachers of high rank and reputation that the best thing to arrive at is sthita pragya. No doubt. Also, to understand that man should never consider himself to be the actual doer of things....

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Encouraging Interest and Observation in Children

When someone asks, “How are you?”, what is your response? Do you always say, “Oh, I am great,” even when you are not? It’s food for thought: Do we take the time to be observant before answering such questions? Do we connect with how we truly feel? And do we express exactly what we have observed? Is it necessary to express it fully to others?  Simple Activities One of the most important things we can do for our children is encourage them...

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Some Thoughts on the Heartfulness Practices

Heartfulness Meditation I will describe the method of Heartfulness Meditation for those who are not aware of how to meditate, those who are attending a meditation session for the first time. It’s very simple: Gently keep your eyes closed with your attention toward your heart, thinking of the presence of the Divine in the form of Light. Think that it is attracting your attention inward, pulling your attention inward. That’s all you have to do. If thoughts arise during meditation, it’s okay....

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