Always avoid the evil of selfishness. It is the root of all troubles, whether individual or national. Selfishness caused the 1930 depression in America. Businessmen and industrialists, by their indifference to the needs and sufferings of others, broke the spiritual law of equal supply. Thus, the richest nation on the globe suddenly became poor.
If we understand that, by loving, it is God’s love we express, He will surely flow through any barrier we erect of ego and self-interest, and uplift significantly the consciousness of the world.
In my relationship with Master, I have found that I’m the most in tune with him when I don’t have the thought of what I’m getting from him, but dwell rather in the thought of what I’m giving to him.
Divine friendship is something one rarely encounters in the world, where everyone seems to want only to justify his own actions and character.
A friend of mine died two weeks ago. He was my closest friend during high school, and was planning to visit me at Ananda Village today.
This evening I went to the Crystal Hermitage to gather some recording equiptment for a kirtan, and was dynamically engulfed in the aura of Swami Kriyananda. He lives downstairs, and I didn’t get a chance to greet him, but his aura permeated my whole being, making me smile with such sweet joy. I go to the Crystal Hermitage quite a … Read More
The modern mind — especially the modern American mind — thinks that bigger is better. Why should this be so? There is no rivalry in God.
Illness has its challenges (as you well know), but at the moment of death itself, though, there’s no pain at all.
Impersonality, when rightly understood, means to love others for their own good rather than one’s own.