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The Consciousness of the Guest

The spiritual meaning “Atithi Devo Bhava” – Our ancient scriptures tell us that a guest is like a deity and should be treated as one, but we have taken it a bit too literally. There is however, a deeper, spiritual meaning behind it. We are all guests on this planet … and as guests we…

True Spiritual Intelligence

A different perspective A friend took her children on one of those rollercoaster rides, which took them through the Haunted House. On this ride they experienced ghosts, scary sounds, sudden movement of the carriages…. all of which made everyone scream. At the end of it, they all felt like they had had a wonderful time…

The Highest Quality of Life

The awake angel The ‘awake’ angel has the highest quality of life and the highest standard of living. ‘Awake’ means he experiences the whole dimension, the real dimension; love from God, love from the family and their noble and elevated company. He also knows he is immortal. For him, every aspect is the best. This…

Spiritual Transcendence

Steps for Transcendence Three steps towards transcendence: Harry becomes a spiritual student. He learns skills to restrain and stop Ravan. His life is now for Truth and for God. the student, Harry, is seeing the soul the soul, is seeing Harry, the student In the third step, ‘transcendence’ has taken place. It is as if…

Life in Golden Age

What is life like in the Golden Age? Golden Age means zero ego; the starting position is this. So, in the Golden Age, the emphasis will not be on the golden palaces and the diamonds. Of course that is happening at a physical level. When ego is absent, the emphasis is on the subtle and…

Laurel and Hardy

Two individuals are watching ‘Laurel and Hardy’. One of them is in some delusion and is complaining about Laurel and about Hardy. ‘Why he is doing this? He shouldn’t be doing that’. As a result, he feels disappointed and begins to question everything. The show finishes and he feels even more depressed; so much was…

Satyagraha: The Insistence on Truth

No Compromise on Truth The word ‘Satyagraha’, coined by Mahatma Ghandi in the year 1906, was used to describe the philosophy of his movement of passive resistance, meaning ‘insistence on truth’. ‘Sat’ means ‘truth’ and ‘agraha’ means ‘insistence’ or ‘no compromise’. As an example, if he understood that to be a vegetarian was ‘true’, then…

Attitude in Relationships

Attitude creates perception of what is happening in our relationships in the drama. If I have the attitude that someone is irritating, I will always find something irritating in that person’s behaviour so my attitude is a mind set that determines my experience of the relationship. That attitude of irritation comes from the ego mind.…

Self-Transformation

What Happens to Old Habits? What happens to the old sanskars (tendencies, habits) and vices, when one has apparently transformed? Do they disappear? Do they get suppressed or transformed into noble sanskars (tendencies, sanskars)? Does anger get transformed into something else? Where do the noble sanskars come from? Let us imagine a garden in the…

One Initiative

A great doctor can be recognised only at the time of a serious illness. In a perfect world where there is no illness, a talented surgeon with great skills, will be just another ordinary mortal, unrecognised for what he is. The same applies to everyone else; there may be many with exceptional talents, but they…

Message of Pain

Intelligence in Nature It appears as if there is a hidden intelligence in nature; as if nature has a direction or a purpose to sustain life. It is because of nature and nature’s laws that we are alive and plants are alive. For example, in the same second that an individual cuts his finger, mechanisms…

Levels of Consciousness

It’s difficult for ego to be egoless and for Ravan to become viceless. Unless one is accurately soul consciousness (awake), ego and Ravan are the rulers. That may explain why a lot of spiritual effort ends up in battling with oneself. How can we bring about any shift? For this, we need to examine the…

Zero

In many cultures, the name for God is ‘Zero.’ In Sanskrit, ‘Shambho’ is a name for God, meaning zero. One interpretation of ‘Shiva’ is ‘zero.’ In what respect is He zero? He remains zero i.e. zero attachments, in His attitude towards the physical world. In relation to the physical world: He owns nothing He needs…

Resistance

Resistance comes with a situation we do not like in the drama. It traps us into the story of the drama. We lose our clarity. The irritation about the situation is ego based and is simply the difference between what is and what the ego would like it to be. Ego needs drama situations that…

Mixing the Praise of God

In the Murli of 1.4.78, Baba was teasing when he said, “Whilst singing praise of the Father, you begin to sing your own praise.” We shouldn’t be surprised because the blatant agenda of the ego is the praise ‘me, me, me.’ Ego, in fact, is incapable of singing praise of God. It is like telling…

One world, two realities

If you go to a garden, you will see butterflies and also slugs. What is the life of a butterfly? It experiences flowers, colours, fragrance, sky, and other butterflies. Its life is a dance and it makes others dance in happiness.   The same garden also has slugs and earthworms. What is their life? They…

Attachments

My and Mine create value however, that value is not part of the object or person I call mine. where is that value? that value is in the mind. An image of the object or person which includes the value is created in the mind, that is, my car, my child. that image in my…

Detached Observer

The law of the existing outer world is change, it is completely unpredictable. If one creates even the slightest attachment, that is, dependency in this world, then sorrow is guaranteed. At present we are subservient to this world that is constantly changing and our quality of life is diminished. We have the option to go…

Wisdom

Who is wise? Is it one who has read many books and knows every answer to every question?   In Baba’s words, the ‘proof of wisdom is freedom.’ If an animal can be deceived by a bait and trapped, then it is not wise. A bird or an animal will be considered wise if it…

Waking Up

In the murli of 13.1.78 (Group Meetings), the expression ruhaniat was used, which can be translated as ‘spiritual reality’ or ‘spirituality’. The result of the Father’s company is ruhaniat. It implies that human company does not help us to go into ruhaniat. Instead, human company binds us in the gross dimension, the dream reality or ‘The Matrix’. It…

Success

Imagine an individual is on his way to catch a train. On the way, he is offered the biggest diamond in the world, but just for 10 minutes. If he is impressed and considers having the diamond for 10 minutes to be a success, he will miss the train. At best, the offer was a…

Living to die

It does not matter how it all began.  What really matters is how it all ends. Many consider themselves to be lucky if they are born wealthy and healthy; they consider that to be a success.  Seen from a spiritual perspective, the birth and origin are rather irrelevant.  What really matters is what has been…

A Spiritual Journey

The Eternal Prince   Become a Detached Observer   See the Physical World like a Story  

God

Within the Raja Yoga philosophy, God is one who is in the highest consciousness, who knows things in total clarity. As a result, He experiences richness of the heart, richness of the head, that is, complete wisdom, full love, bliss and contentment. He is free from anything inauspicious, in an absolute way. The effort is…

You Have Wings

A river had broken its banks and the water was rising rapidly. A bird was perched on the branch of a tree, flapping a round and shouting to every passer-by: Help! Help! Please help me! Please do something!   Just then a lion was making his daily round through the rising waters. Seeing the lion,…

Becoming Rich

It is very easy to make anyone wealthy. This is because they are already wealthy. They already have immense wealth of the most refined quality and these treasures have no comparison. There are no words that are appropriate to describe this wealth. This wealth is without limits and is there to stay forever. It is…