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Cultivate the Virtue of Gratitude

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The poet Mirza Ghalib wrote, "I have a thousand desires, all worth dying for. Many of them have been fulfilled, yet they are not nearly enough." The substance expressed in these lines is not ordinary. It expresses the feelings of dissatisfaction and lack of contentment. "A thousand desires, all worth dying for." A human being has endless desires. H...
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Connect to the Divine Name

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     W e tend to do sumiran only when needed. Sumiran is dwelling upon the name of God, which is awakened in our being by the immense blessing of the True Guru. Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, through his divine inspirations, explained to one of his disciples that like a farmer waters the land, clears it, and then sows seeds in it, after w...
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YOUR LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

YOUR LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
A sister beheld this divine experience which sums up the essence of the journey that we need to take on the path of devotion. She saw herself as a small child walking in a park. Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji had held her hand and he was walking ahead and taking her along. In the center of that walking path was a large pond. She was extremely happy walki...
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GURU'S PRINCIPLE 4: HAVE FAITH IN THE GURU

GURU'S PRINCIPLE 4: HAVE FAITH IN THE GURU
There are four principles as explained by Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, that we must internalize and make part of our lives urgently. The first, second, and third principles were previously discussed. The fourth principle is discussed as follows. This is the main principle. On this path of devotion, there is the fourth principle as well that we need to...
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GURU'S PRINCIPLE 3: Immerse in the Holy Name of the Lord

GURU'S PRINCIPLE 3: Immerse in the Holy Name of the Lord
There are four principles as explained by Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, that we must internalize and make part of our lives urgently. The first and second principles were previously discussed. The third principle is discussed as follows. The third principle that we need to adopt is a total mental lockdown. What is meant by this? Shri Ashutosh Maharaj h...
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GURU'S PRINCIPLE 2: WHAT YOU THINK, THAT YOU BECOME

GURU'S PRINCIPLE 2: WHAT YOU THINK, THAT YOU BECOME
There are four principles as explained by Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, that we must internalize and make part of our lives urgently. The first principle was previously discussed. The second principle that we need to adopt for controlling our mind, is mental distancing. Why is physical distancing done in the case of Coronavirus? So that the virus does ...
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GURU'S PRINCIPLE 1: IMMERSE YOURSELF IN SADHNA

GURU'S PRINCIPLE 1: IMMERSE YOURSELF IN SADHNA
We are going through a global crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic. To deal with it, we have introduced new disciplines and practices in our life such as quarantine, social distancing, lock-down, etc. So, let us take inspiration from the COVID crisis to fight our mental crisis as well. There are four principles as explained by Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, th...
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LOVE SHOULD BE LIVED!

LOVE SHOULD BE LIVED
​ ​ Several exclusive abilities are hidden inside humans. There is an inner light within all. Gurus and masters come into our lives to awaken this light within us. By making His disciple his own reflection, the Satguru wants to shape him into a legend of this era. He wants to make him courageous, into one who can shatter their troubles into pieces....
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Take the Step of Honest and Sincere Effort

Take the Step of Honest and Sincere Effort
Once, when some disciples were sitting in the divine presence of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, He asked "Tell me, have you heard this line? 'If the mind has not turned into the land of spring then Autumn is bound to befall' What does it mean?"   No one was able to give the correct answer. Then Shri Maharaj Ji said, "If you cling to the past if you...
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CLEANSE THE MIRROR OF YOUR SELF

CLEANSE THE MIRROR OF YOUR SELF
The Guru placed you in the practice of service (Sewa) to rid you of your arrogance as it is the only medicine to treat this disease. However, when you relate Sewa (service) with a sense of pride achievement, and a demonstration of your potential, then the result is that sewa also becomes a mere expression of gross work. Those services are supposed ...
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Have You Given Guru the Prime Place in Your Life?

Have You Given Guru the Prime Place in Your Life
We all want to tread the path that the Guru has laid out for us. Our Gurudev also wants the same thing. But then, where do we fall short? Why does it so happen that we set out to become such a divine manifestation but are unable to make it to the end of the road? Once, Kuldananda, a disciple of Guru Krishna Goswami, approached him and pleaded as to...
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SURRENDER TO THE DIVINE SCULPTOR

SURRENDER TO THE DIVINE SCULPTOR
The Guru is not the architect that collects raw stones to carve an idol out of it. He is that architect who uses these stones to create a replica of Himself. The Guru makes the disciple an expression of his own self, his "abhivyakti". In the Hindi dictionary, the word "abhivyakti" means to emerge and to enlighten. Every disciple yearns to become th...
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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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Build The Unbreakable Bond of True Love

Build The Unbreakable Bond of True Love
In this context (of building one strong and unbreakable bond of true love to the Guru), Shri Maharaj Ji cites the beautiful example of the cuckoo. The cuckoo lays its eggs in the nest of the crow. Once the eggs hatch, the cuckoo sings in a sweet voice. The moment the chicks of the cuckoo hears those melodious notes, they fly to the cuckoo, who is t...
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Drown In The Ocean of Love

Drown In The Ocean of Love
When it comes to offering our love, then, why is it so that our love for the Guru is not as pure or as clear? Let us close our eyes and glance into our hearts and honestly discern whether our True Guru "alone" is the Lord of that space. Are we really doing that prem-sadhna which is marked by purity? The truth is that we have established so many rel...
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Gyan (knowledge) and Prem (love): Two sides of the same coin

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It is true that most of us are sincerely trying to meditate in this time of trial. However, why are we still not able to completely connect with our Guru and establish a concrete bond with Him? The answer to this is that along with dhyan-sadhna (focused meditation), we must also do prem-sadhna (devotional meditation and love for the Guru). Doing on...
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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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Gender Equality Starts With Self Realization

Gender Equality Starts With Self Realization
T oday, I have a letter to share with you. A letter of a life that would have been with us but could not make it. A letter from an unborn girl child. She says:            "I was killed for a crime that I did not commit. Rather, for a crime that wasn't a crime at all. I quietly lay in the dingy room hoping to see the be...
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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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