Dearest Gurudev, there is a constant running for importance and recognition in my life. Most of my decisions are based on this. Recognition has been my major motivation in whatever I do including seva. Please advise.
It’s good that you recognize your weakness. Once you have recognized it, you are already coming out of it. Next time you do seva, tell yourself, 'Okay, I am going to do seva but not tell anybody about it'.
In India there is somethin ...
Sometimes people ask me for things, and I deeply want to say, 'No'. Can one convert the 'No' to a sincere 'Yes' in some way?
No, you shouldn't do that. Sometimes you should keep the 'No'. I learnt this the hard way. It took me a very long time to say, 'No'.
You should say 'No' sometimes because there are people who misuse your kind ...
Gurudev, when you have enough you automatically share with people. I think the most difficult thing for the human mind is to know, what is enough for oneself. How do I know what is enough for me? The mind keeps wanting more.People have billions, still they are stealing. This is unfortunate. Greed kills oneself and kills others also.
Whatever you earn, keep a little percent of it aside, don’t touch it. Suppose you earn x amount, keep ten percent of it aside. Ten perce ...
It’s good. We can donate our organs. If our organs can come to someone else’s help, we should be happy.
Donate your eyes, or whichever organs are useful to others. Even if you are not here, your eyes continue to help someone to see.
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Gurudev, My son earns handsomely and I am retired. But every month I take a certain amount of his money without his knowledge and use it for welfare of the society. I am pained by my action, because it makes me think that I am robbing and will this become a habit in me? I do not know why I do it but I cannot stop myself.Do not identify it as theft.
If you are doing some good work, negotiate with him that you want to contribute some amount for the welfare of the society and do it within limits.
If he does not listen then don’t worry.
When you are living toge ...
Charity brings some positive energy and positive energy always brings peace. You all should do charity, whatever is your income. Even if you have an income of thousand rupees, keep three percent of it aside. Put it in Dharma Sthamba Yojana. Everyone! Then ...