Quote of the day
Gradually, you come to the conclusion that you and your thoughts are different. You are not the thoughts. When this state develops (that is the observer distances himself from his thoughts) the thoughts gradually start becoming calm. After that impartial or passive observation develops. One may also sometimes have active participation, which means that one is trying to become a party to or take an interest in those thoughts and emotions. This should not be done. If somebody starts quarreling with the thoughts, that is also active participation. So we should be neither friendly with the thoughts nor an enemy to the thoughts. We observe them and after some time the observer finds himself stronger than the thoughts. It is the natural principle that the one who is stronger stands his ground and the weaker one retreats. A day comes when thoughts which have become weak ultimately start calming down and disappearing. Then you, the observer or rather the observation, find your own self in your own self. This is the beginning of your real life.
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February Satsangs 2017
Our annual Satsangs in English are planned from Monday 13th February to Saturday 25th February 2017.28/7/2016
Gurudev has been ill for some time but recently has undergone an operation and recovered remarkably well. Therefore he was in full health for this year's Gurupurnima which took place on the 19th July. Click here for a translation of his message.8/7/2014
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All want to be happy and yet very few people have permanent happiness in their life. Why is it like this?
The answer is that, due to their ignorance, people do not know that the only purpose of human life is the attainment of permanent peace and happiness. The mistake they make is that most people seek happiness in the external world but this happiness exists already in their inner self.
This attainment of one’s innate happiness and peace is variously known as Self-Realisation, Liberation, Moksa, Nirvana or God-Experience. Wise people lead their life in such a manner so that this single aim of human life is realised before their death. They alone are fortunate while the rest find nothing but misery.
Video - Gurudev '04
Our October selection from the topic page (click here for more)
|Faith and Knowledge, Bhagavad Gita IX.4 & 5 11/2/2008 (12:50 min)|
|God’s grace and self-effort
17/2/04 (08:20 min)
|God’s grace and self-effort 17/2/04 (2 pages)|
|Faith and Devotion (Bhaktiyoga)_short quotes (7 pages)|
Our October selection from the Satsang page (click here for more)