“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” (John 1: 14) In the UK it is traditional for people to exchange gifts, and to stuff yourself silly with turkey and stuff on Christmas […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma In certain circumstances I happened to take certain vows, which later proved essential requirements for advancement in spirituality. The following situations were created in my personal life for this reason.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55: 8-9) “And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, […]
You’re walking in the park when you spot a dog chasing his tail. Why is he doing that, you wonder. As you have the power to communicate with animals, you decide to ask the dog. “Hey dog, come over here!” The dog trots over.
This article is shared by Michael Levy No matter what any person believes, the image of some sort of God will come into their mind. Even if they do not believe in that image, they will still hold an image of God in their minds, so that they can reject it…Therefore; God has to exist […]
The other day I was watching the quiz show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” with my mother. One question was about some horror movie director. Mum knew the answer and said the answer was so obvious everyone should know it. “Well, I didn’t,” I said. “How can you not know?” “Because I don’t.” “That’s […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma Each living entity prospers in and enjoys a favourable environment. The species of man is unique among all living beings in that it has developed science and technology to the extent that everything seems within its reach, if not now, then in the future. Also, it is busy […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma After surrendering to God on 11 September, 1977 (Please see my article: Death – a great spiritual teacher, indeed!) I took up the Srimad Bhagavad Gita for my guidance but had no idea to select any of the suggested paths, enumerated in that scripture: work without expectations knowledge […]
Earth has but one religion, the religion of separation, and even atheists fervently adhere to it. No creed is defended more fiercely than that of separation, because it’s all driven by an unrecognized sense of guilt. Guilt is caused by the belief that I can really separate myself from the all encompassing whole that is […]
Yesterday I wrote a piece about meeting up with an old friend. I said that there are no missed opportunities. If you miss one opportunity to experience good, there will always be another and another and another ad infinitum.
This article is shared by SP Sharma The range of ghosts is very wide, from nasty to wish fulfilling ghosts, to holy ghosts. What kind of ghost one would be after death depends on the mentality one has adopted while living. To ward off nasty ghosts from a possessed person various kinds of techniques are […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma Each one of us, from beggar to saint, feels the necessity to transform others according to our own attitudes and inclinations. Other than the saint, all are selfish and remain associated with their inherent grudge. While the common man is pursuing immediate needs, comforts and pleasure, through mind […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma Our mentality has made us a beggar and we never feel satisfied. We are always begging for various temporal needs. Though we usually feel that we are the makers of our future, why don’t we believe in ourselves and let God be free? It is because we are […]
There’s nothing personal about ‘enlightenment’, yet for the one and only mind the concept of enlightenment is meaningless, too. In reality, being unenlightened is not an option. So, what is there to enlighten? The answer can only be: an illusion, no doubt. But what does it mean when an illusion becomes enlightened?
Last night on a bus ride home, this woman got on. She was carrying this long and flat package, at least it looked that way to me. The bus driver asked her whether it was a mirror and she said yes. He told her to be careful. She and her friend sat a few seats […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma Consider that, if there had been no suffering in the life of a man or if he had presumed everything happening to him as fate for his consolation, he would not have searched for God. As pleasure and pain are individually specific and one’s own creation of mind, […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma While searching for ‘forgiveness’ on a particular website I found several cases in which the victims found it difficult to forgive their tormentors. I don’t think anybody on Earth could teach them a lesson of forgiveness, unless they themselves resort to it.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Confucius “You will always receive help within a second of a prayer. To recognize the help, you must see everything in your life that second on as a part of the answer to your prayer.” (Invisible Acts of Power by Caroline Myss) “And it […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma “Man proposes, God disposes” has been an old saying and the realization of its validity is certainly helpful in the fulfillment of spiritual aspirations. Usually people claim that they got what they wanted from God. I was in the 7th standard at the age of 9 (having gotten […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma We seem to be living on Earth like chessmen, with innumerable feelings! Then, who are the players? A game of chess with 32 chessmen of different status and movements has an infinite number of possible ways to finish the game. In the game, each piece gets protection from […]
“While I was conducting experiments to make ‘spineless’ cacti,” he continued, “I often talked to the plants to create a vibration of love. ‘You have nothing to fear,’ I would tell them. ‘You don’t need your defensive thorns. I will protect you.’ Gradually the useful plant of the desert emerged in a thornless variety.” Luther […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma Let us presume that life has a hidden purpose and it happens knowingly or unknowingly. One desiring to enjoy worldly life may find himself poverty stricken, and another wishing a renounced life is caught in an affluent society. In the first case, the person is becoming worldly and […]
Heard the one about someone who tried to stuff Freedom in a box? He went to look in the box but couldn’t find Freedom. “Where is that Freedom?” the man said, “I could have sworn I locked the box securely. How did he manage to get out?” In the meantime, Freedom was standing outside of […]
This article is shared by Max DeJong When discussing politics or religion (especially the latter, but both are intertwined much as the Aesculapian staff) it seems you entered ‘holy ground’… the primordial foundations where people built their hopes on and outline their lives. It is not wise to enter these waters, for it could ruin […]
Recently I had a discussion with a friend, who is already married, about relationships. He asked me what kind of man I was looking for. I said I expected him to be like the One Self who is accepting of all experiences, non-judgmental, and always there. I asked him if he thought I could find […]
The study of matter and energy is practiced through science and verifiable through experiments. Spirituality, however, is based on one’s faith, developed in strange and very individual ways. It is measured by various scales, such as optimism, compassion, fearlessness, service to mankind, etc.
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear.” (1 John 4: 18) With today’s bombing attacks in London, let us remember the truth of Reality that there is only One in all.
Two, one, two, three, four Ev’rybody’s talking about Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism, Tagism This-ism, That-ism, is-m, is-m, is-m All we are saying is give peace a chance, All we are saying is give peace a chance The Beatles Yesterday on my travels I saw a woman I’ve seen before with her husband and two […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma I felt a necessity to approach a Guru (spiritual teacher) during the days of July 13 and 14, 1977, when I was in God intoxication (Please see my article: Death – a great spiritual teacher, indeed!). Because I couldn’t find one, I just accepted a celestial Guru, Brihaspati […]