Friday, August 16, 2019

Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 16-08-2019

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Soul Sustenance 16-08-2019
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Celebrating In-Dependence

We all want freedom and independence but is it only about having our own house, our own room, our own money and our own decisions. We all seek political, financial, physical and social freedom, but after having it all, are we truly independent? Let us explore our emotional freedom today. To experience independence, a good starting point is to identify our dependencies. If there is anything for which we say I cannot do without or a person for whom we say I cannot live without or a sanskar for which we say It’s not in my control, then we are emotionally dependent. Our basic list of dependencies would include – mobile, internet, television, coffee, alcohol, smoking, particular types of food, shopping etc.
A little more checking will reveal our deeper attachments and dependencies –
1. People and situations should be my way
2. People’s approval and appreciation
3. My opinion is right and yours is wrong
... we can complete the list with all those things for which our mind gets disturbed.

Let’s ask our self do we get hurt or angry always? The answer will be Depends On the person who made the mistake … Depends On what they did … Depends On how they behaved. We believe that our emotions are dependent on who they are and what they did. The truth is it Depends On our state of mind and the response we create irrespective of who they are and what they did. We are enslaved by our own belief systems and it is time to free our self and awaken to a new way of thinking and living. Swa-Rajya means to be a ruler or master over our mind and senses. In-Dependence means to be dependent only on our inner qualities and powers to respond to any behaviour or situation. In-Dependence means we have the power to give blessings to those who betrayed us; we can share and care for those who rejected us; we can co-operate with those who are jealous of us; we can be calm and soft with those who are shouting at us. Let’s create a new belief system - people and situations have No Connection to my response. I have the choice and the power to create the right feeling and behaviour each time and for each one.

I am In-Dependent.

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Message for the day 16-08-2019
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To forgive is to give correction.

Expression: When there is forgiveness, the harm of the mistake is forgotten. The mistake itself is remembered only to the extent that the correction is to be given. So there are no negative feelings expressed even while giving correction. And the words that are used are few but prove to be very effective.

Experience: When I learn the art of forgiving I am able to be free from the burden of negative and waste thinking. So there is never any difficulty in giving correction when necessary. The mind is free from the attitudes of the past and it creates harmony in relationships even if the opinions or personalities don’t match.


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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 15-08-2019

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Soul Sustenance 15-08-2019
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True Essence of Raksha Bandhan (Part 3)

Spiritual Significance of Raksha Bandhan
The festival of Raksha Bandhan begins with exchange of greetings, applying tilak, tying the sacred thread, offering sweets and then exchanging gifts.
1. Greetings – Our every thought and word for everyone should be a blessing. Irrespective of their sanskars and behaviours, we create only pure thoughts and words which empower them to change their sanskars. We radiate blessings to them which become their reality and change their destiny. Let us delete all the past hurt that we are still holding on to, because they radiate only impure vibrations to us and to others.
2. Tilak – We apply the tilak on the centre of the forehead, as a reminder to open the third eye, the seat of the soul. Applying tilak means to awaken to the reality that I am not this body, roles and relationships. I am a divine soul and each one I interact with is the same. This finishes our body consciousness of all that we have acquired in this life. Body consciousness is the foundation of all vices. Soul consciousness is the foundation of all virtues.
3. Rakhi – Rakhi is derived from the word Raksha, protection. Tying a rakhi is symbolic of our pledge to use our original sanskars of purity and love in every thought, word and action. When it remains tied on our wrist, a Rakhi is a reminder about the promise we have made to our own self.
4. Sweets – It is a reminder that our intentions and words must always be sweet. This creates harmony in our relationships.
5. Gifts – Let us choose any addiction, habit or sanskar which has been troubling us and give it up on this Raksha Bhandhan. This is the best gift we can give ourselves and our family.

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Message for the day 15-08-2019
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Good wishes and pure feelings bring easy success while working at a task.

Expression: If there are good feelings for both the task and the one who is carrying out the task, then the result attained by those feelings is automatically special. The feeling of giving love and cooperation, no matter what anyone is like gives good wishes and pure feelings. There is a deep impact of such good feelings which transforms others too.

Experience: When I am able to maintain my own good feelings for others, I am able to enjoy the fruit of my own pure thoughts. I am not disturbed by temporary clashes that I have because of the different nature of the person I am working with, but enjoy working together. So there is also good feelings from the other person too and so there is easy success experienced.


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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 14-08-2019

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Soul Sustenance 14-08-2019
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True Essence of Raksha Bandhan (Part 2)

Purity and Protection of the Self

Raksha Bandhan means a bond of protection. We need protection from all that is causing us harm or pain. All the terror and damage that we see happening in the world on a physical level is a result of emotional turbulence. A soul with deep thoughts of lust will indulge in rape; a soul with greed will indulge in theft; a soul with aggression will indulge in violence. The 5 vices – lust, anger, greed, attachment and ego are the causes of emotional suffering of the soul, and when these come out into action we cause harm to others too. Each soul needs to protect itself from ego, lust, anger, irritation, jealousy, obsession, greed, hatred, hurt, attachment, criticism, domination, manipulation ... the list is long. To protect ourselves we need to inculcate purity of thoughts, words and actions by using our seven qualities – purity, peace, love, happiness, power, knowledge and bliss.

To create and radiate our pure qualities, we need to promise our self a life of Daily Discipline –
(1) Gyan - Study of spiritual knowledge to fill our self with pure information
(2) Yoga - Meditation and Connection with God to empower our self
(3) Dharna - Using spiritual principles in our way of living and working
(4) Seva – Giving and serving others emotionally and physically
(5) Satvik (pure) eating and drinking habits

The divine festival of Raksha Bandhan teaches us the connection of Purity, Promise and Protection. Tomorrow we will see the spiritual significance of every ritual of Raksha Bandhan.

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Message for the day 14-08-2019
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Mercy means to give support to the ones who are helpless.

Expression: A negative situation or a person who is in need and is helpless usually stimulates feelings of unhappiness or sorrow. At such a time it becomes very difficult to maintain a positive state of mind. But real mercy is that which gives support through the positive state of one's mind. The more there is the feeling of happiness, others too can be brought to that state of happiness and joy.

Experience: When I am able to remain happy even in negative situations, I am able to maintain my internal state of calm. And this is the best frame of mind where I am able to see things objectively and in a detached way and I am able to make the right decisions. So I find myself becoming a source of support.


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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 13-08-2019

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Soul Sustenance 13-08-2019
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True Essence of Raksha Bandhan (Part 1)

Bond of Protection

Raksha Bandhan is a festival celebrated between sisters and brothers, a bond of purity and protection. The rituals followed earlier were different from today. Earlier every family had a priest, who was invited home for prayers and purification of vibrations. The priest would tie a sacred thread on everyone's wrist. This sacred thread was a thread of pledge. Each family member would promise to live a life of right actions. Gradually the ritual began to change - young girls in the family tied the sacred thread and then it changed to sisters tying the thread to their brothers.

If a brother is a child, can he protect his sister? Can a brother always be around his sister for her protection? Is it only a sister who needs protection, not brothers? Does the festival teach only physical protection or is there a deeper learning? Every festival and ritual we perform conveys a meaning. The ritual is a symbolic representation of what we the souls need to follow to lead a happy and healthy life. Raksha Bandhan is more than tying a rakhi and brother protecting the sister. The festival reminds us of the direct connection between Purity and Protection.

Tomorrow we will see how our purity is our protection.

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Message for the day 13-08-2019
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To end waste means to be free from defeat.

Expression: It is because of waste that I sometimes experience defeat and sometimes victory. If I am able to finish waste, I am able to finish defeat. Because whatever the situation may be, however challenging it may be, if I am able to finish waste I am able to recognise the benefit that is merged within it and so I am able to experience being constantly victorious.

Experience: When I am able to fill my positive thoughts with the power of determination, I am able to bring all my special thoughts and plans into action immediately. I am able to feel the satisfaction of bringing equality into my thoughts, words and actions. There is no feeling of helplessness, but there is only confidence and courage in doing what I am supposed to do.


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Monday, August 12, 2019

Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 12-08-2019

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Soul Sustenance 12-08-2019
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Rise Above Influences And Decide Accurately

Decision making power is closely connected to the power to discern. It reflects our self-belief, faith, conviction and courage to pursue what we feel is accurate, right and healthy. Today our criteria for decisions have become dependent on decision of the majority. We are deciding our lifestyle on society’s definitions of right or wrong. Even our beliefs about happiness, love, respect, anger and stress are decided based on social conditioning. Decision making power is about rising above the influence of - situations, emotions and opinions - so we can take independent decisions and stand by them, even if we are standing alone. We do not seek acceptance, appreciation or approval.

We carry forward only our sanskars and karmic accounts across our journey of many lifetimes. Everything else like our body, position and possessions are temporary. When we remain in this consciousness our decisions will naturally focus on what is beneficial for the soul. As a result we do not shy away from taking personal responsibility of the consequences of our decisions. At times, we face situations where a decision is not about right or wrong, it is only a matter of choice. For example, we may discern that 2 magazines lying on a table are good to read. The next step is to decide which one to read first. Even in this simple scenario few people cannot decide. They pick one, keep it back, pick the other, keep that back…. Over-thinking, lack of personal responsibility or dependency on other people weakens our decision making power. When we are stable, discernment and decision will be accurate. We take decisions which will strengthen the soul and enhance our emotional and physical health. The decision will not only be right for us, but will also be beneficial to all.

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Message for the day 12-08-2019
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Determination fills a thought with power.

Expression: Any thought which is added with determination automatically brings confidence. This confidence naturally fills the thought with power. When there is the thought, 'I can do it', there is surely the power to do it. Then there are no distractions, nor is there any comparision with others. All resources are put to the maximum use and the task is accomplished.

Experience: When I am able to fill my positive thoughts with the power of determination, I am able to bring all my special thoughts and plans into action immediately. I am able to feel the satisfaction of bringing equality into my thoughts, words and actions. There is no feeling of helplessness, but there is only confidence and courage in doing what I am supposed to do.


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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 11-08-2019

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Soul Sustenance 11-08-2019
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Check And Change (Part 3)

Checking your actions and then changing them should be a natural habit and not something that is a burden on the mind. It’s as if the mind becomes accustomed to sub-consciously transform one’s habits or personality and keeps making easy and natural efforts to become a better human being at every step of life. This is living life correctly and carefully. Life is not just about performing actions but performing good actions which will give you happiness first and to others after that.

It’s very easy to not take up responsibility for your actions and say that it does not matter. But it does matter a lot to our inner being, which becomes pure or impure depending on the actions we perform. Say for e.g. one day you have been very irritable since the morning and it’s not been a nice day for you. You have lost your temper a few times and at the end of the day you say I have performed a lot of incorrect actions. So, on a physical level there is nothing that you feel except a little anger, also sorrow and may be you repent that your actions have not exactly been of the highest level. But on an emotional level and internally, the soul or the inner being has the sanskaras or the impressions of every action that you have performed and those are negative impressions. So the soul becomes impure after even a single day of wrong actions. And imagine if we spent our complete life performing negative actions, without giving a thought to them, how it would cause us internal harm. In the same manner, by performing positive actions or by checking negative actions and changing them for the future, we will become purer and as a result happier human beings.

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Message for the day 11-08-2019
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True victory lies in inspiring courage in others too.

Expression: The one who is victorious enables others to be victorious too. Such a person will never make the other person seem any less. He will never allow the other person to feel defeated because the one who is victorious is a bestower. He has the ability to give courage to others and fill with hope to achieve something better.

Experience: When I have the feeling of being victorious, I would naturally want others too to experience the same. I would look for ways to give courage and support to the ones who are losing. This will never let me lose hope in myself or in others and will also win the trust and good wishes of others. So there is a constant experience of being victorious.


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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Soul Sustenance & Message for the day 10-08-2019

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Soul Sustenance 10-08-2019
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Check And Change (Part 2)

Whenever you start your day, wake up your attention and tell yourself that in the day ahead I will only perform good and constructive actions. Also, before performing the actions, I will discriminate between right and wrong and judge whether the action I am about to perform or the words I am about to speak are in tune with my true nature. Everyone is basically a good person, but it’s the temporary sanskaras or temporary personality of a person which make the person act or behave in a manner which is not very nice or presentable.

This is what happened as we came in the process of birth and rebirth. We started to forget our original good nature and our behavior and actions started becoming dictated by our acquired sanskaras which was our temporary nature. The acquired sanskaras are the false sanskaras or personality and the original sanskaras are the true sanskaras or personality. We need to revive the original sanskaras and erase the false sanskaras. This is the aim of self effort which means working on the self to improve the self and make yourself a better person in terms of virtues and powers and divinity. Once that happens, automatically our karmas or actions will start to become better and everyone around us will experience the same from us. This is how our relationships will also become full of goodness and positivity. A person with positive qualities is like a fragrant flower whom everyone would like to be in the company of and who gives happiness and love to everyone. So, keep checking your actions and improving and changing them where required. Also, at the same time keep filling yourself with positive virtues which will make your karmas beautiful and you will naturally perform lesser number of incorrect actions.

(To be continued tomorrow …)

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Message for the day 10-08-2019
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To bring newness into actions means to contribute for the betterment of the self and others.

Expression: There is a constant desire to do something better that makes a contribution to oneself and to others too. So the one who thinks of newness can bring about such a contribution. There will not be something different that can be done. But the same thing can be done in such a way that there is benefit visible.

Experience: When I am able to bring newness in the way I do things, I am able to experience constant progress. There will also be the satisfaction of bringing about newness and creativity even in ordinary actions. Along with this will also be the satisfaction of making a contribution in every action of mine.


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