Shri Maharaj Ji

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In Chapter 16 of Bhagavad Geeta, Shri Krishna describes 26 qualities possessed by saintly people. Cultivating these qualities by practicing sadhana is important for all devotees who wish to make spiritual progress. This is the fourth message in the series....
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In Chapter 16 of Bhagavad Geeta, Shri Krishna describes 26 qualities possessed by saintly people. Cultivating these qualities by practicing devotion is important for a seeker for it helps in making spiritual progress. This is the third message in this series:...
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In Chapter 16 of the Bhagavad Geeta, Shri Krishna describes 26 qualities possessed by saintly people. Cultivating these qualities by practicing sadhna is important for all devotees for it helps in making spiritual progress. This is the second message in this series: ...
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In Chapter 16 of the Bhagavad Geeta, Shri Krishna describes 26 qualities possessed by saintly people. Cultivating these qualities by practicing sadhna is important for all devotees for it helps in making spiritual progress. We will talk about them in this series:...
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While explaining stress management to an audience, a lecturer raised a glass of water and asked, "How heavy is this glass of water?" Answers ranged from 20g to 500g. The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a d...
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Learn to Relax
March 10, 2017

Are you one of those people who think that it's a crime to relax? Do you feel guilty if you are not running around all the time? Are you of the opinion that you are wasting time unless you are moving around all the waking hours of the day? ...
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Laugh out loud
March 3, 2017

There is no denying that life is full of trials and tribulations, but let's not overlook the fact that life is also full of laughter. Laughter is truly the best medicine. It makes us feel better immediately. Don't know what to laugh at? Humor is all around; just open your eyes and ears. Seen on a bumper sticker: All generalizations are false....
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Hold No Grudge
February 24, 2017

We tend to hold grudges when we believe that we have been wronged by someone. Those grudges manifest themselves in many ways. We sometimes stop talking to the person and even the people close to the person. We badmouth the person in front of others. We may even ask our family and friends to choose sides. ...
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It is only a mirage
February 17, 2017

A thirsty animal crossing the desert detects water in the distance and excitedly rushes towards it only to find out that it was a mirage. We too rush towards the mall, movie, casino, party and the restaurant for happiness. In the end we find that it was only a mirage and that we have received only temporary pleasures. After some time we are back to square one, searching for happiness all over a...
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Be truly beautiful
February 10, 2017

I meet many people in my daily life. In one of my recent conversations with a psychiatrist, I came to know that he treats children as young as five for depression. This was an eye opener. Children that young! ...
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Accept your own faults
February 3, 2017

We tend to blame others for our problems. It may be the spouse, children, boss, employee, in-laws, parents, weather, etc. We rarely acknowledge that the jam we are in could be due to our shortcoming or actions. On a very rare occasion when we may believe something to be our fault, we do not have the courage to acknowledge our fault in front of others for fear of appearing weak. ...
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Lessons from Nature
January 27, 2017

After installing Sugreev as the King of the kingdom named Kishkindha, Lord Ram and Lakshman camped on the hills outside the kingdom. The rainy season had set in and it was getting difficult to continue the journey to find Mother Seeta. They decided to wait out the season camping in the mountains. During this time, Shri Ram would give discourses to his younger brother, Lakshman, on devotion. Many o...
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Reduce the distractions
January 20, 2017

When exam time approaches, parents go out of their way to create an environment where there are fewer distractions for their children. They may not watch TV even though their favorite show is on. They may delay having friends over, or rearrange their social engagements. In this way, they facilitate an environment in which their children can stay focused and concentrate on their goals. Children als...
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Grace of a Guru
January 13, 2017

Scriptures state repeatedly that guidance of a divine teacher is necessary for one who wishes to live a purposeful life and who wishes to know God. Such a teacher is known as the Guru. A Guru possesses theoretical knowledge of all the scriptures and a practical experience of God....
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Do not ask for anything
January 6, 2017

Under the pretext of devotion, many people simply ask God to grant wishes and favors. As the head bows before God, the mind gets busy asking for worldly properties such as health, wealth, name, fame and fortune. The candle on the altar has not yet been lit, but material desires in the heart are burning brightly....
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