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Cultivate the Virtue of Gratitude

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

We 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 which a single seed gi...
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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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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

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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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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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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​ ​ 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

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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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?

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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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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Act now or...

Brothers and sisters, the sharp turn that time has taken now bears the footprint of a phase about which Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji has warned us repeatedly. Since 2010, He made us listen to so many of his compositions and discourses wherein He talked of a time when there will be both destruction and creation. On the one hand, His Holiness addressed t...
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If anyone's love in this Universe is selfless and complete, it is that of the Guru alone. In order to refine and beautify the disciple's life, the Guru extends His infinite grace. There is no holy book or orator in this universe that can encapsulate the glory of the Guru. Indeed, the whole universe constantly sings the glory and majesty of the Guru...
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Sumiran – The Primary Rule of This Journey

It is indeed our glorious fortune that Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji has embraced us in his grace. It is also our duty and mission that we prove ourselves as true, dedicated, and sincere disciples. When Shri Maharaj Ji blessed us with the divine wisdom of Brahm Gyan, He also directed us to follow four practices religiously. These are: Performing Sadhna ...
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Sumiran Will Make You Unparalleled Warriors!

One time, someone asked Shri Maharaj Ji, "Maharaj Ji, why is it that some people start on this path but are unable to sustain themselves on it?" His Holiness replied, "Those people do not bind themselves with rules and principles. They do not live disciplined lives. They do not walk this path while keeping their mind stable and peaceful. That ...
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Why To Meditate?

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 Guru Makes Impossible Work Become Possible

There are many examples where you find a disciple who changed the course of history with his ability. Made the impossible into a possibility. The biggest example of this is the revered Hanuman Ji. Once someone asked Hanuman Ji, that when he was standing at the shore of the ocean, he was quiet and peaceful, and later he roared like a lion, again and...
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The Master’s Strength is Always with His Disciple

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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Failure is Not Having a Goal to Accomplish

Today, it is our great fortune that a great mystic, a sculptor, has taken us in his expert hands. When a disciple starts to walk on the path of enlightenment, sometimes he becomes upset, tired, and puzzled. Do you know why? It is because we continuously think of our vices. By behaving this way, alas, what can we do for Maharaj Ji? We are unable to ...
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