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  1. The only thing you must remember is how fortunate you are

    When you forget this you become sad. Sorrow indicates your negative qualities, and your attachment to your positive qualities. When you think you are too good, you blame the world; then you become sad. The purpose of sorrow is to bring you back to the sel ...
  2. Sakha-- Your Reliable Sense

    There are three things: the Self, the senses, and the object, or the world. And there are three words: sukha, pleasure; dukha, sorrow; and sakha, companion. These have one thing in common: "kha," which means "senses." The Self through ...
  3. Shaucha and Ashaucha

    When you are miserable, what has happened is that you have gone away from the Self. This is called Ashaucha. It means you have become unclean. In India when someone dies, the close relatives are said to be Ashaucha for 10 days because they are very sad. T ...
  4. Abiding in the self

    Abiding in the self you become the valentine for the whole world. Spirit is the valentine of matter and matter is the valentine of the spirit. They are made for each other. They uphold each other. If you hold onto matter and do not respect the spirit, the ...
  5. Self

    Self is not just the mind-body complex. Often people think of the Self as the mind-body complex. This is an erroneous notion. Neither the body nor the mind is the Self. All the yoga you do is for the body. All the meditation you do is for the mind. Whethe ...
  6. Love Is The Shadow Of The Self

    When you love something, you have a sense of belongingness with it. You can only love something, because it is belongs to you. If it is not yours, you cannot love it. Love is the shadow of the Self. The bigger the Self, the bigger the shadow, and the bigg ...
  7. Passion and Self- Reliance

    Passion makes you weak. Dispassion is strength. For your passion to be fulfilled, you have to depend upon so many things. Passion and self-reliance do not appear to go together. If you are passionate, you have to forget about being self-reliant. If you wa ...
  8. The True Yagya

    Rage has no ears, nor does it have vision. It only leads to reaction. And reaction leads to regret. Regret causes frustration. Frustration clouds the reason. Unreasonable acts provoke rage, and start a vicious cycle. Self Knowledge and Devotion alone can ...
  9. Evolution: Not part of the self

    Are you evolving? If you are evolving, you are not in the Self. And you are not out of the Self, because nothing can exist out of the Self. (Laughter) Broadly they can be put in these 5 catagories. There are six distortions that do not exist in the Self. ...
  10. Five Factors That Influence the Mind

    Place, Time, Food, Past Impressions, and Associations and Actions Every place you are in, has a different impact on the mind. Even in your house, you can see that you feel different in different rooms. A place where there there has been singing, chanting ...
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