There are questions that are asked out of curiosity, fear, anxiety, and tension. If some fortunate one happens to develop a real wisdom his curiosity and other negative traits disappear forever. As long as we are selfish and pursuing our whims and fancies we are blind spiritually. Our two eyes always see shortcomings and defects […]
My experience of 4 July 1977 (please see my article: Death – a great spiritual teacher, indeed!) made me believe in God instantly. Till that time I only felt that people use the name of God to protect their self-interests and they don’t have a firm belief in Him because they keep pursuing their self-interests […]
My friend, a family man, came to meet me from a distant city. He expressed his desire to own a small house for himself and stay alone. The reason was that his mother, wife and only son (18 years) were siding against him and confronted him on certain issues. The son had dropped his exams […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma In most religions various designated gods are considered to possess certain virtue(s) but they are not totally free from revenge, hatred, favouritism, etc. Among these are some higher gods who helped God while He incarnated for removing evils and evildoers in society, and loved saints besides showing His […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma Materialistic abundance prompts us mostly to enjoy our whims and fancies while a disgusted mind seeks release from all possessions including his/her physical body. These two attitudes of people create chaos and discord in society resulting in dissatisfaction at all levels. Moreover, infringement in fulfilling one’s desires, lust […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma The other day my colleague while talking about his personal things started to accuse several selection boards, peoples and organizations for not selecting him for certain posts for which he felt himself the best candidate. He was very angry about their selection procedures, rules and regulations, even for […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma In my article – Life making a case for re-birth – I have shown that I am convinced of my re-birth and also the continuity of my spirituality from previous life. Some children also talk about their previous life (usually between 2 to 8 years) and don’t feel […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma A unique state of mind could be summarized as being well satisfied in all respects and full of inner happiness. This is achievable by the one who aspires for it relentlessly. Our worldly parents normally teach us to compete with others, even by adopting unfair means, sometimes. They […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma Our inherent and explicit fears always cause a waning of our energies. Various psychological methods are used to alleviate the mental suffering in such cases, but if spirituality is pursued one gets oneself free from such fears and gains happiness.
This article is shared by SP Sharma It is usually witnessed that people are following rules and regulations in performing various rituals to please God, but remain unsuccessful in achieving the goal, i.e., peace of mind and compassion at heart. Contrary to this, one who has not followed the rituals and certain observances, may turn […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma Last year, on a website related to tarot reading (allowed free) I put up the question, “When shall I get divine service?” In a Death card, I read – “Traditionally the Death card is not about literal death of any person. It may represent the death of something […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma The better half of a male is considered to be a woman, and some people are lucky enough to get support, while others have to cope with compromises and seem to be doomed to separation, or even suicide. In India marriages are still mostly arranged. When I was […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma There is a desire that supersedes all worldly desires, and for the fulfillment of this desire one may willingly lead such a simple life, that we common people can’t even imagine it. The option to aspire for that state is open to anybody at any time, but one […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma Freedom of enjoyment through the senses is a problem facing mankind, although it is not allowed by the scriptures of any sect, but prevailing throughout the world in majority. Here is a real conflict, because of which many problems, such as the scam-type of e-mails, drugs, fast foods, […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma In the knowledge path, one practices control of the senses and makes one’s mind silent through correct reasoning. The case seems to be different in the devotion path, where one is allowed to direct the senses and concentrate the mind towards God, or his representative in a living […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma Among all living beings it is man who needs to find the state of ultimate blissful living. However, common properties among all beings are fear, reproduction, and death. Why does only man try to find the truth? There are many examples in which chosen people (by destiny!) sacrificed […]
This article is shared by SP Sharma Let us presume that God and Nature are the two essential ingredients to create living forms on Earth. In living beings, God became spirit and Nature became the body, and creation in the form of various species of animals and plants started, and is still continuing. Unless man […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]