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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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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 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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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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The Guru Builds the Disciple with His Faith

The Guru Builds the Disciple with His Faith
Once a boy came back from his school and gave a letter to his mother, which his teacher had given to him. The mother opened the letter and started reading. The boy innocently asked, "Mother, what is written in the letter?" Smiling, the mother replied, "My son, in the letter it is mentioned that your child is very intelligent. In our school, we don'...
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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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THE ANTS BECOME THE WITNESSES

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The temple festival was fast approaching... The old man sat, head in hands, thinking, "O, Lord Shiva, what shall this old man do now? Only nine more days for the temple festival!" He had retired from the job thirty-four years ago, after serving as a teacher sincerely and diligently for thirty-five long years. A pensioner now, he walked two miles to...
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