Words of Wisdom

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I Dare You
September 25, 2020

Children are fearless; they are always trying something new. Adults would do well to get into the spirit of a child and do something new. I have a few ideas. I dare you to try them!   For the one who has never done it……. I dare you to walk in the rain without an umbrella. For the stoic male………I dare you to express your emotions and know that it’s okay to cry. For the female……..I dare you to conta...
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Seek Inspiration
September 18, 2020

When you need inspiration, you don’t have to look far. Look at your own family members, teachers, mentors, coworkers and friends to be inspired. Strangers also, when you hear about them or read about them, are a source of inspirational learning. Following are the kinds of people that inspire me and motivate me to be a better person: They are always optimistic. Their optimism shines through and ...
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Tragedies teach us
September 11, 2020

The horrific events that unfolded on September 11, 2001 sent shock waves throughout the U.S. Approximately 20 years later, we can still vividly remember where we were on that morning and recall the whole gamut of emotions we felt in the aftermath. Our world was never going to be the same again. A dark cloud hovered for a long time over our collective consciousness and individual minds. At the sa...
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Embrace every season
September 4, 2020

One of the best gifts Nature gives us is the gift of seasons, with each season bringing along its own unique flavor. We can choose to appreciate each season and enjoy it, or completely become oblivious to it and even grumble endlessly about it. We can take inspiration by observing children who enjoy every season that comes along. While adults lament the rain that never stops, children have fun ...
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Protect your earnings
August 28, 2020

Some people earn a lot but spend more than they earn. Not only are they unable to save, they end up incurring a large debt. Some people earn a little, but manage to save a substantial amount over a period of time. These individuals spend a lot less than they earn. They are wiser of the two.  Just as it is with material wealth, devotional wealth must be earned more and more, while we make an effor...
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Best Things to Give
August 21, 2020

Giving to others brings immense satisfaction to the mind. There is a great need for givers in the world; there always has been and will always be. We are children of the most magnanimous and generous God who never tires of giving. Let’s try to follow in His footsteps. I will begin by giving some suggestions: Give your attention. Listen carefully to what people are saying, especially children an...
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It is only a mirage
July 31, 2020

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 aga...
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Clean up your act
July 24, 2020

Everything needs cleaning from time to time. We clean our teeth twice a day; we clean our body at least once a day. The rooms in your house are cleaned as per need; some more frequently than others. You clean your car at regular intervals. Now, there is one more thing that needs cleaning. It’s your habits; the way you think; the way you behave. In other words, you need to clean up your act. ...
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Imagine that you are traveling, and you find yourself in a place where living conditions are less than desirable. The room is dusty; bedsheets have not been washed, and there are dead insects in the drawers of the cupboard. What would you do in this scenario? Wouldn’t you dust the furniture; get rid of the dead critters; sweep and mop the floor and wash the bedding? You certainly would not stay in...
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Eat dinner together as a family. This should be the rule not an exception. Dinner time is your time to be together and talk to one another. Phones and other electronics must not be allowed at the dinner table. Relish the playful banter with family members and friends. This is the time to talk and listen without interruptions. ...
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Grace of a Guru
July 3, 2020

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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People of the world can be divided into two groups. These two groups are very much alike in one way, yet in another way, they are very different from one another. They are alike in that both are looking for the same thing in life: happiness. They are different in that one group is looking for happiness in creation, and the other is looking for it in the Creator. One group follows the materialistic...
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Wisdom of the Vedas
June 19, 2020

God has two aspects; with name and form, and without name and form. There is only one God and He resides in the hearts of all living beings. The individual soul must surrender to God wholeheartedly. Earn money with 100 hands and donate it with 1,000 hands. ...
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Wisdom of Ramayan
June 12, 2020

A pure heart attracts God but a deceitful heart repulses Him. God says – Take all your worldly attachments and string them together into a garland. Offer that garland to me, accepting me as your one and only. There is no one who does not become intoxicated with pride due to wealth. Hea...
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Just as a person discards old garments and puts on new clothes, so does the soul take on a new body, discarding the old one. God accepts a leaf, a flower, a fruit or even water if offered with love. The soul cannot be cut by weapons, burnt by fire, melted by water or withered by the wind. ...
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Back to Basics
May 29, 2020

In many ways the pandemic is forcing us to go back to basics. Many are growing their own herbs and vegetables for the first time in life. Those who ate mostly in fast food joints and restaurants are cooking meals at home. They are learning how to make spaghetti sauce from scratch.  We are learning how to boost our immune system. People are spending quantity and quality time with their family. Thos...
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Value of Charity
May 22, 2020

As children of an infinitely generous God, it does not befit us to be self-centered and miserly. We all have an inborn love for Godly qualities; charity being one of them. Proof of this is that we feel very good when we are helping others. Even the most miserly fellow loves charity. Proof of this is that although he is miserly, he likes others being generous with him. We have been given many gifts...
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Need vs. Greed
May 15, 2020

A person may have a lot of money, good looks, name and fame but when he sees someone who is wealthier, better looking and more famous he feels he doesn’t have enough. His mansion seems small to him. He wants to add to the fleet of cars that he already has. He is an actor being paid $1 million per episode on a hit TV show, but he feels miserable when he finds out that another actor on another show ...
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The best kind of ship is ‘friendship.’ Friends are a special breed. Chances are that you have friends. You may have many; you may have a few; you may have just one good friend. Did you ever take the time to befriend yourself? Yes? Good! No? Let’s fix that. Here’s what you need to do. ...
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Work on your mind
May 1, 2020

Challenge your mind.  Don’t let your mind get rusty. Learn something new, such as how to wear a tie, how to do a French braid, how to make your favorite delicacy, and how to turn on and turn off your iPhone. ?? The best cure for boredom is learning something you thought you could never learn. The excitement you will get from acquiring a new skill will keep depr...
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A Letter from God
April 24, 2020

I don’t know who wrote the words below, but it’s a poignant reminder to think of our Creator, Lord and Master every day. I have edited the message for brevity. My Dear, ...
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Have you noticed?
April 17, 2020

We become more resourceful when we are lacking resources. Kindness and Compassion are very important traits in a person. Birds sing very beautifully in April. Life can throw a curveball when you least expect it. Humans are extremely resilient; we adju...
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We can all help
April 10, 2020

Although we should be helpful at all times and in all seasons, these days it’s especially important to extend a helping hand to others. I have some ideas that I have received by some of you who are implementing them already in your life. I applaud you! ...
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Good health and life in general are not to be taken for granted. Health is wealth. If we don’t have good health, all the money in the world is of no use. Name and fame mean nothing. Size and location of the house are inconsequential. ...
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We are familiar with many idioms, such as ‘Man proposes, God disposes,’ ‘Every dark cloud has a sliver lining,’ and ‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.’ As long as we are using these expressions at the language level, we are well and good. Now that we need to live according to these words, we are perhaps not doing so well. ...
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Do not panic
March 20, 2020

These are confusing and scary times; not due to the pandemic we are faced with, but with how we are reacting to it. Fear is not a bad thing, for it keeps us away from danger. However, there are many illogical fears in the mind that are creating a chaotic environment throughout the world. To allay these fears and to make positive use of time, here are some humble suggestions: ...
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Confront your fear
March 13, 2020

Some fears are tangible and realistic, such as fear of fire, snakes and scorpions. Because we fear these, we tend to take precautions, which is healthy. What is not healthy is when we are debilitated by an illogical fear. Fear of speaking in public, fear of flying, fear of success, fear of failure, are all illogical fears. Out of fear a person may never take a flight. Many are afraid to try someth...
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Take the mask off
March 6, 2020

We wear many masks that hide our reality from the world and from ourselves. We are imperfect but try to look perfect. We are full of vices but try to pass off as being highly virtuous. Our actions belie our words. We say one thing but do something altogether different.  ...
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Do you know someone suffering from mental disease? Cases are rising at an alarming rate. Every day we hear of so many people falling victim to this debilitating disease. Depression looms like a menacing demon in the mind. We cannot bury our heads in the sand and pretend it’s not there. This disease is in your family; it’s in your neighborhood, in your classroom; in your workplace. It’s everywhere....
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Dare to Dream
February 21, 2020

There are two kinds of dreams. One is the dream you have at night as you sleep. This dream is concocted by the unruly mind. What you see, hear, taste, touch, smell and think during the day ends up appearing in your dreams at night, oftentimes in a very warped fashion. You should not attach any importance to such dreams, or waste time trying to interpret them. ...
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God Loves You
February 14, 2020

Love is a word we have borrowed from the divine realm. God loves us. He says in the scripture Ramayan, “I lovingly take care of you like a mother takes care of her newborn.” Even though the mother’s love is the closest that comes to true love, yet it’s not completely selfless. God’s love is. ...
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Reminders in Life
February 7, 2020

Morning sunshine reminds us that there is always a new day. Birds in the sky remind us to soar high with aspirations and dreams. Rainfall reminds us of God’s grace being showered equally on all. The ticking clock is a reminder of the passage of time. A...
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All are the same
January 31, 2020

The fundamental truth is that our essence is the soul, which is not black, white or brown. Disregard of this reality gives and has given rise to many biases, prejudices and misconceptions, oftentimes leading to grave consequences. General statements are made out of mistrust and fear simply due to skin color of the individual. Even amongst people of the same race exists a pecking order which has ev...
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Points to Ponder
January 24, 2020

Common courtesy is not very common these days. Fast food and fad diets are both extremely popular with us. After spending an entire day staring at the computer screen, we come home and ‘unwind’ by staring at yet another screen. Instead of enjoying wonders of nature, we get busy taking ...
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Always Choose Love
January 17, 2020

There are many choices in life, and as a human you have the freedom to choose. Whenever you find yourself at the crossroads, you can choose the path of anger, path of revenge, path of envy, path of hatred, or the path of love. Choice is yours. ...
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Always Choose Love
January 17, 2020

There are many choices in life, and as a human you have the freedom to choose. Whenever you find yourself at the crossroads, you can choose the path of anger, path of revenge, path of envy, path of hatred, or the path of love. Choice is yours. ...
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Change A Life
January 10, 2020

Chances are that most people know someone who needs or has needed a helping hand in life. There are millions in the world whose circumstances prevent them from fulfilling their potential. Maybe you have come across people who could have become well-known singers if someone had helped them. Instead, they are singing in trains in India, begging for a few coins. Maybe you know someone who possesses e...
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This is your year
January 3, 2020

This is your year to live mindfully and purposefully. Don’t wait for good fortune to shine on you. Make your choices. Decide what kind of day you will have. Decide this month what you intend to do for these 31 days. Think about what’s important to you, and what you can discard from your life. Reflect on what stresses you out. Is it very important, or can you cut it out of your daily schedule? ...
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