What should be done to end the cycle of karmas?

Q: What should be done to end the cycle of karmas?

+Guruji: By Sadhana, Seva, and Satsang.

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Q: Guruji, there is a constant struggle between responsibilities and my personal desires. How do I create a balance?

Guruji: Well, when you say that is a constant struggle, then just let it be. When anything becomes constant, you get used to it. Then it is no longer a struggle. But anything is a struggle if you are not used to it. If you are used to something, then you cannot be without it. Got it? So first of all, you need to take back your words that it is a constant struggle. If it is a constant struggle, then you do not even feel it is a struggle.

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Pray with focus. Pray with intent. Pray with the belief that God will answer your prayers. Then listen… because if you stop long enough… you’ll hear God’s answer to your prayers!

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Q: Guruji, I am in the ninth standard. Many of my friends are into smoking and drinking and they force me to do so too, but I know it is not correct. But if I don’t do it, I feel left out.

Guruji: See, never mind being left out in those things which they all will regret later on! You stand out with principles. I had the same challenge when I was in college. Everybody around me was smoking and some really macho guys surrounded me one day and asked me, ‘you must smoke.’ I just stared at them and said, ‘no!’ I was the youngest in my class. Everyone else was older than me. I said, ‘I will not do it!’ They just looked at me baffled and then left.

They started liking my company very much later on. ‘Yes, here is somebody who has strong resolve.’ Show your strong resolve for something that you believe in. So you will become a hero if you say in front of them, ‘no way! I won’t do it.’

These are the things which we must believe and acknowledge. ‘I am not going to do anything which is bad, which is injurious to my life and to the society.’ Will you all take the promise now, today? ‘We will not touch any of those drugs, alcohol or cigarettes.’ Can you promise me?

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Don’t try to increase faith. Wanting to increase faith is the problem. Know that you have as much as you need. However big is your cup, that much is already there. Relax, and you’ll find your cup is full.

Om Namah Shivay

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36 Lessons I’ve Learned About Habits-1

I’ve learned these lessons the hard way.
I struggled to quit smoking in the early 2000s, failing seven times before finally succeeding in late 2005. I struggled with exercise habits, with changing my horrible eating habits, with waking earlier and being more productive and getting out of debt and simplifying my life.

I failed a lot, and still do. It was through those failures that these hard-fought lessons emerged, and so I don’t resent any of the failures. I recommend this attitude.

I’ve taught habits to thousands of people, in addition to changing dozens of my own. Teaching what I’ve learned to others taught me even more.

And still I’m learning. That’s the fun part.

Changing habits is one of the most fundamental skills you can learn, because it allows you to reshape your life. To reshape who you are. That’s truly transformational.

I share these lessons not as Commandments from On High, but as things you might try, in your journey of change and learning. Try them one or two at a time, so you’re not overwhelmed. Come back to this list after you’ve done that.

I hope they help.

When you make a small change, your ‘normal’ adjusts. Imagine that you’re used to a whole set of conditions – if you deviate from those conditions very much, you will be uncomfortable. Going to live in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language, don’t know anyone, aren’t used to the food, don’t understand the customs, don’t have the same kind of home you’re used to . this can be very difficult. But if you make one tiny change, it’s not very uncomfortable. And after a month or two, you adapt to this tiny change, and it becomes part of the conditions that you’re used to. Your new normal. Changing your life in small steps like this, one small change at a time, is much easier and much more likely to succeed than making multiple huge changes all at once. Gradually change your normal.

Small changes are easier to start. A big change not only requires your mental commitment, but more time and effort. If you already have your time tied up in other things, you’ll find it difficult to find the time to start your new habit. You might do it once or twice (go to the gym for an hour) but that habit is dead before it starts unless you put in an extraordinary effort. A small change – just a few pushups in the morning, for example – is much easier to get started. You could start it right now, in the middle of reading this article. Making it easy to start a habit means you’re more likely to actually do it.

Small changes are easier to sustain. If you start a big change (go to the gym for 30 minutes every day!), you might actually be able to start it with all the enthusiasm you have in the beginning. But that enthusiasm wanes, depending on energy and sleep levels, what else is going on in your life, disruptions in routine, etc. And eventually you’ll probably fail. But if you make the habit very small when you start, you are much much more likely to sustain it for longer. It’s easier to keep a small thing going than a big one. And keeping it going is what matters.

Habits are tied to triggers. When the trigger happens, the habit follows, if it’s been ingrained strongly as a habit. For example, for some people, when they arrive at work, they immediately turn on their computer. And then maybe immediately do another habit after that. The habit-trigger bond is strengthened from lots of repetitions.

Habits with variable or multiple triggers are harder. If you want to meditate every morning after waking and drinking your customary glass of water (for example), it’s much easier to create a habit like this with one daily trigger . as opposed to a habit that requires either 1) variable triggers, like not reacting angrily when someone criticizes you (you don’t know when that trigger will happen), or

2) several different kinds of triggers, such as smoking which might be triggered by stress or other people smoking or drinking alcohol or coffee, etc.

Om Namah Shivay

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WOMAN!


The woman does not have to be just beautiful,
Must be caring, sympathetic,
Feminine, charming and sincere.
You must have her beauty in your heart,
Because the beauty of the body,
Weather is stolen, though she creates
They never lose their beauty,
The physical is not enduring,
The heart is maintained,
At the heart true beauty is enclosed.
That beauty is never lost,
Inside, in our hearts,
It really is where the real truth.
The truth that we must maintain,
And we forget that beauty
Only lies to us with an image
Deceives us because obscures,
It can never come to reveal,
The beauty that encloses,
True, he never abandons us.
And though time goes by,
Never change their beauty,
Because the heart never changes,
And that is its great height …
Thank GOD for having the joy of being a woman!
Blessed are all women on earth!

Om Namah Shivay

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गीता के अनुसार मनुष्य अपना कल्याण करने में स्वतन्त्र है -९-


एक और सात्विक भोजन है और दूसरी और राजस तामस भोजन है । इन दोनों के विषय में विचार करने पर यही निर्णय मिलता है की डाल-भात, फुल्का रोटी, तरकारी-साग, दूध, दही, घी, फल, मेवा इत्यादि जो सात्विक पदार्थ है, उनका सेवन करना ही उत्त और कल्याण में सहायक है । इसके विपरीत मिर्च-खटाई आदि राजसी और लहसुन, प्याज, गांजा, सल्फा, भांग, तम्बाकू, बीडी-सिगरेट और मॉस-मंदिरा, मछली, अंडा आदि हिंसायुक्त घ्रणित और अभक्ष्य होने के करण तामसी है; अत: इनका सेवन पतनकारक और महान हानिकारक है, अतएव त्याज्य है । अपने विवेकद्वारा किये हुए इस निर्णय के अनुसार सात्विक भोजन को दाहिने पंक्ति में और राजस-तामस भोजन को बायीं पंक्ति में रखना चाहिये ।

एक और परमात्मा का चिन्तन-सेवन है और एक और दृशय संसार का चिन्तन-सेवन है । इन दोनों में कौन कर्तव्य है- इस विषय में गहराई से अपने ह्रदय में विचार करना चाहिये । भली-भाँती विचार करने पर यही निर्णय मिलता है की काम, क्रोध, लोभ, मोह, ममता, आसक्ति और स्वार्थ के वश होकर इस नाशवान क्षणभंगुर जड-चेतन, स्थावर-जन्गात्मक संसार के चिन्तन, सेवन और संग्रह में तो क्षणमात्र के लिए ही सुख-सा प्रतीत होता है; किन्तु वास्तव में इसमें सुख नही है, बल्कि संसार के चिन्तन में तो हानी-ही-हानि है । इसके विपरीत चाहे हिन्दू, मुसलमान, ईसाई –कोई भी क्यूँ न हो, उसकी सच्चिदानंद परमात्मा के अल्लाह, खुदा, गॉड, ईश्वर, ॐ, हरी, नारायण, राम,कृष्ण, शिव आदि में से जिस नाम-रूप में श्रद्धा-विस्वास और रूचि हो, उसी नाम का श्रद्धा पुर्वक जप, स्मरण, कीर्तन करना और उसके स्वरुप का चिन्तन करना ही आदि, मध्य और अन्त में सदा ही लाभदायक आनन्द प्रदान करनेवाला है, अत: यही उत्तम कर्तव्य है । उपर्युक्त निर्णय के अनुसार हमे उचित है की परमात्मचिन्तन को दाहिनी पंक्ति में और संसारचिन्तन को बायीं पंक्ति में रखे ।

Om Namah Shivay

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Everybody is part of you

Q: There are some prayer rituals that we perform at home to nullify any bad things that are to happen. My question is, will the Divine do bad to us if we do not perform these poojas?

Guruji: No, there is nothing like that. The Divine is not going to do anything bad to you, or get angry at you. The purpose of pooja is to keep a good atmosphere, to bring in good energy to your home and to purify your mind and your heart. If you sit with your eyes closed and go into deep meditation, that is good enough! That is the best thing one can do.
There is a beautiful couplet in Kannada which says, ‘When your breath is fragrant, what is the need for flowers?’ When will the breath get fragrant? Only when you are meditating every day. When you are aggressive your breath is hot. When you are obsessed with desires, your breath is shaky. And when you have negative feeling and hatred towards something, your, breath smells bad. Negativity makes the breath smell bad. When your mind is in deep love, very subtle, very peaceful, and contented, your breath has a fragrance. It is a beautiful thing.
What is the need for Samadhi and meditation when there is peace, forgiveness, compassion and patience. If you have all these qualities in you, what is the need of doing meditation? Then no need of Samadhi, you are already in Samadhi.
What is the point of solitude when the whole world is me only? When everything is a part of me then what is the point of going into solitude? You know, people go to Himalayas to find solitude. Why do you want to go there to find solitude! Everybody is part of you, you have become the world, the world is you. When you get this realization, then you see that there is no need of running away to Himalayas for solitude!
This knowledge is so beautiful, but it is higher knowledge. Don’t tell me tomorrow that since you are quite compassionate and forgiving you don’t need to go and meditate. Continue to meditate and you’ll see that these qualities are already present in you. Then every moment is living serenity.
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We all want happiness, and yoga is the way for that much needed happiness factor in life. –
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Q: Is a strong wish enough to get anything?

Guruji: Yes strong wish is there but it may take its own sweet time!

Om Namah Shivay

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गाय धरती का दुर्लभ वरदान व पृथ्वी पर देवी है

सोना-चांदी और रत्न-मणि सब धन है केवल नाम का !
यदि हैं कोई धन जगत में, गौधन है बस काम का !!

गाय धरती का दुर्लभ वरदान व पृथ्वी पर देवी है: संसार का सर्वश्रेठ धन बस गौधन ही है.

गाय विश्व की माता व भारत की आत्मा है.
गौ परम पूजनीय और परम स्तुति-योग्य माता है. गाय मनुष्य की धाय (पालक) है.

गौ भूमंडल पर मातृशक्ति का प्रत्यक्षरूप है; जो सम्पूर्ण प्राणियों की माता कहलाती है; क्योंकि यह सबको सुख देने वाली हैं.

प्रत्येक व्यक्ति के जीवन में चार माताएं होती है; जिनकी की पूजा होती है:
१. जननी-माता,
२.गौमाता ,
३.भूमाता व
४. जगत- माता परमेश्वरी.

जो स्थान पदार्थों में वासुन्धरा का है;
मानवता में जननी का है;
सरिताओं में भागीरथी-गंगा का है;
देवों में भगवान विष्णु का है;
देवियों में दुर्गा का है;
नक्षत्रों में भगवान बृहस्पति का है,
ऋषियों में अगस्त्य – ऋषि का है;
वही स्थान गऊ-माता का है…

वन्दे गौ मातरम्

Om Namah Shivay

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Why are some forms of Devi so ferocious like that of Mahakali?

Q: Guruji, Why are some forms of Devi so ferocious like that of Mahakali?

Guruji: Love and fear are two shores of the same consciousness. If you can love such a frightening form of Divinity, then you can love anyone. There is no fear left! When the acceptance level has increased manifold to accept both beautiful and ugly as your own forms, you come up stronger and solid. So to present beauty and ugliness as forms of the Divine is the intelligence of the ancient seers.

Fear and even ego also is all of that one Divinty. From serene to frightening, birth to death – when someone is awakened to such a level of consciousness that He sees divinity in all the forms, then only all this can be seen as maya. When the mind is calmed then the divinity is here only.

People decorate even with a cactus. So, recognizing beauty in everything – Flowers as well, and thorns as well. If you can accept such frightening aspect of divinity, it completely removes fear from the mind and the body. One who has undergone such states, their acceptance has become so strong. Beautiful and ugly both are your nature. Most beautiful and most ugly forms – everything is a part of one truth.

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Q: Guruji, How do I come out of the victim consciousness, esp. when past memories refuse to leave?

Guruji: The fact that you have realized this itself means you have come out of it. This is where the karma comes into the picture. Something happened in the past, it was to happen and so it happened. Accept the past and don’t brood over it, move on. Suppose you have committed some mistake, you have insulted somebody and that person holds on to it for so long, even after you have asked for forgiveness from them a million times, what do you do if that person still doesn’t forgive you? Somebody has been wrong to you and you also have been wrong to someone. Don’t you seek forgiveness and move on? You don’t want someone to hold on to your mistakes for your whole life, isn’t it? If the person forgives you, moves on, understands your position, how do you feel? See the other person in the same way.

You being in victim consciousness and having rage and anger, does it help you any way to carry on your life? Absolutely not! Waste of time, waste of your potential and life. So we must forgive, forget and move on. You hurt someone in the past and somebody hurt you, that account is closed now. Finished! There was some problem that has to come, and that has come and our own foolishness made it happen. Now it is finished and move on. This is the line of thinking that you must adopt and that makes us feel better.

Om Namah Shivay

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