Words of Wisdom by Swamiji

Why To Meditate?

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Once a disciple asked Maharaj Ji, "Maharaj Ji, what is the greatest service one can offer to you?" In the disciple's mind, there arose so many thoughts about the significance of different services. He imagined some services to be more important than the other ones. Maharaj Ji does not give answers, rather, he provides solutions. Maharaj Ji said, "T...
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The Master’s Strength is Always with His Disciple

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When a meditator walks on the path of enlightenment, sometimes it happens that such situations arise where the meditator feels drained of his strength, when he feels he can't move further. In this situation, how can a meditator get motivated? Giving a solution to this dilemma, Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji says, "A meditator, a disciple should always pr...
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How Does the Law of Karma Work?

Law of Karma
Newton's Law of Motion ​ says: ​" For every action there is an equal but opposite reaction " . When you push against a wall, the wall is exerting the same amount of force against you. This is a universal law; it can be applied in all situations. Therefore, it can also be applied in our lives. We can call it the Law of Karma. If you put your hand on...
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How To Find Everlasting Happiness?

How To Find Everlasting Happiness
Can happiness be derived from the world, such as relationships, achievements etc., be compared to the same happiness from God? Saints and scriptures say that the worship of God is the most pleasing and gratifying experience. Without devotional worship, one cannot extract the nectar of life nor can he experience ultimate bliss. The importance of lif...
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Meditation – The lifeline for the Dark Era (Kalyug)

Meditation- The lifeline for the Dark Era Kalyug
The dark era of Kalyug is characterized by a decline or an increasing overshadowing of the purity and divinity in humans. Spirituality degenerates and materialism escalates; humility is lost, and egoism has no restrictions; kindness and compassion are scorned, and selfishness is unbounded; generosity and goodwill are tainted with escalating greed a...
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The Enigmatic Presence of the Satguru

The Enigmatic Presence of the Satguru
Do you know what happened when Kung Fu met his master Van Pho for the first time? Kung Fu's words disappeared. Friend Cee-Lo asked Kung Fu, "You wanted to meet master Van Pho for so long, you wanted to talk with him, then why did you not ask him anything?" Kung Fu replied, "We use speech to address the entire world. For the omniscient one, we don't...
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Disable the Wings of Mind

Disable the Wings of Mind
Like the parrot who was picking off its wing feathers was because it wanted to make sure that it doesn't fly away from his Guru, we too need to disable our wings of buddhi (vacillating mindset). Unless we do that, take it in writing, these wings will certainly take us away from the path shown by our Guru. But how do we do that? How do we look past ...
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Tune Yourself to The Guru

Tune Yourself To The Guru
Who understood this design (incidence of Agni Pariksha – trial by fire) of Lord Ram? It was after two ages that Goswami Tulsidas realized the essence of this entire event and mentioned it in Shri Ram Charit Manas. How could he comprehend? It was because he did not try to analyze it with his limited wisdom but bowed down to the Guru and tuned himsel...
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Divine Revolution

Divine Revolution
Shri Maharaj Ji commenced the propagation of Gyan in the decade of 1980. Gradually, the inquisitives joined this caravan. It was in 1991 that Shri Maharaj Ji's mission of World Peace took a concrete shape in the form of a registered organization. Maharaj Ji gave a name to this mission, which we today know as "Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS)". T...
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The Elixir of Brahm Gyan

The Elixir of Brahm Gyan
It was almost thirty years ago when the mission was still in its initial stage, that his Holiness Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji instructed his disciples to spread the elixir of Brahm Gyan (Divine Knowledge) among the masses. At that time, Gyan diksha (Initiation process) was imparted after attending merely 4 to 5 discourses (i.e., satsangs). A disc...
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How Is Money Related To Spirituality?

How Is Money Related To Spirituality?
Once a visitor supplicated to Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji for wealth, riches, and luxuries as these were his deepest desires. Maharaj smiled at him and said that the Almighty does not make people rich so that they can use that wealth for their personal desires alone. He makes them rich so that the wealth can be used to further the cause of Dharma and ...
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Only the SatGuru Can Show Us the Way

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"Ask those exalted noble souls the description of the path - Those who are in the middle of two stone slabs of the wheat mill. They will not be able to show us the path. That life is no life in which we are not able to liberate ourselves"    ~   Shri Ashutosh Maharaj ji Those who are in between the stone slabs of a wheat mill, t...
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Always Remember Teachings of a Spiritual Master

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Yamacharya explains in the Kathopanishad that if one remains neglectful of the gyan (knowledge) of the Guru while the body is alive, then the soul is doomed to wander in restlessness and anxiety for aeons together after this body perishes. Thus, if one wants to walk long and go far on this path then remember one gospel of truth – perceive all your ...
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A Dash of Life

A Dash of Life
    In the divine presence of His Holiness, Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, Gurudev explained to the essence of an unsolved riddle in life. He did this through a beautiful composition of his, which contained a message of deep contemplation and also warning of the inevitable future. Come, lets listen to that composition today and understand...
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What's the best time of day to meditate?

What's the best time of day to meditate?


The benefits of meditation are many. However, we must first understand that meditation is a holistic approach and practice to achieve the goal of self-awareness. It is not a stand-alone exercise or practice of sitting and focusing on a point. There are precursors to purify the mind and body to make one fit for the practice of meditation.

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Why you should Meditate?

When we are agitated and have lost our calm, the experts advice us to meditate. However, asking someone to calm down and then meditate seems a bit like putting the cart in front of the horse. Many may understand meditation to be the way in which we can calm ourselves, so by what means can we calm ourselves before embarking on meditation? I would ha...
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CPR Training

​ New year, new opportunities, new blessings! On January 5th, 2019, Divya Jyoti had the opportunity to co-host a free Mental Health First Aid certification training. The training was provided by Thrivenyc under the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). Thrive NYC is a city-wide initiative to educate and provide free or cost...
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