Thought for the day – The Science of Happiness

The fewer desires you have, the happier you will be. Having the right information (truth) leads to contentment. Having the right understanding of the self, our purpose, our origins and our true relationships should free us from the cycles of boom and bust and lead society to that ultimate happiness.

Source: Brahma Kumaris

Thought for the day – Busy People

We live in the age of ‘busy’. Busy people not only do a lot, they think a lot.

Being lost in thought, is not only tiring and a brilliant way of waste energy, it’s as if we have forgotten the very ground of our being which is still and silent.

Learn to meditate and turn the eye of your attention and awareness within, let your mind be quiet and allow your being to be still.

 

Source: Brahma Kumaris

 

How does a Spiritual Being live in Truthfulness?

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Om Shanti.

Truthfulness is one of the countless virtues that a soul – the point of light residing inside this body of flesh and bones- possesses. Truth or being truthful makes the inner psyche/soul/consciousness dance in happiness.

What is the method to be truthful?

First, it is implicit that being honest towards oneself and others means to be truthful. It also encompasses other attitudes such as integrity, transparency, cooperation and many others. However, spiritually speaking, being truthful entails more work within the self. At the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, the one Supreme Soul explains to His Children through the medium of Prajapita Brahma that if at one moment, we start accepting that which is false to be truth, we automatically step away from The Truth. In other words, if, instead of the Supreme Father, you accept (even in your thoughts),that any other soul or instrument of nature belongs to you, your intellect moves away from the Source. It will give wrong judgement, simply because it begins to accept wrong as right. No matter what any other soul tries to explain or rectify, things will not lead to the True Truth, but only towards your version of the truth. Such is the Power of Falsehood.

Nevertheless, the victory of falsehood is short-lived: “The Kingdom of falsehood is for a temporary period. The defeat of truth is short-lived and its victory if for all the time” (Avyakt Murli 24/09/1992).

The foundation of truth is purity. However much you try to portray yourself as a truthful being, but purity is lacking, the impact on others will not be effectively achieved. In order to harness the Power of Truth and Purity, it is crucial to know one’s True Form. I AM A SOUL. Many spiritual seekers did not know this True Form previously, this is why they were acting ignorantly through the glasses of ego, anger, greed, lust, jealousy, laziness, passivity etc… Now that you know you are the Child of God- a powerful point of vibrant light, similar to that of the Supreme Light. But you come on earth to play your role through the medium of bodies for 84 births during a cycle of 5000 years. You take birth and you leave the body and you take birth again. You have done scores of untold actions in each birth- some good (punya) and some sins (paap). And now that you have found your Father- the Destroyer of Sins again, you live and bask in the Truthful state of purifying yourself again and regaining to previous order. You are making yourself similar to the Perfection of God, because you are His Child.

You can only have the power of truth constantly when you have the awareness of the true form of yourself and the Father.

On a more subtle and deep page, some spiritual seekers who are vehement about living in the Truthful stage often demonstrate anger, irritation, condescending attitudes and forcefulness (stubbornness) when seeing Falsehood. To challenge that Falsehood seems to be right…but is is really? You are doing something good when you finish it, are you not? But, in order to finish Falsehood, you need the Power of Truth as shield. So are anger, force, arrogance signs of truth? If you feel angry upon seeing any situation of Falsehood, think: am I being Truthful by counteracting this in this way? Should you always feel the heat when someone lights the fire? Or can you remain heat-proof? Should you always get wet in the Ocean of Lies and Poison? Or can you remain waterproof?

Always remember, the sign of Truth is manners. If you are true and have the power of truth, you will never let go of your good conduct, royal and pure behaviour- no matter what. ” The sign of lack of manners if stubbornness and the sign of manners is humility.” To say ‘I am right and she is wrong’ is not a sign of humility.

Lastly, to exhibit Truthfulness in one’s demeanor is to work on one’s faith. To believe that we belong to God and that we have faith in the intellect to make to correct decision by following the pathway God has designed is the first step towards being truthful.

Om Shanti.

 

 

Thought for the day – Gentleness

Non-violence is a very deep philosophy. Not only does it require me to harm no one physically, but also to avoid harming anyone’s self-respect. Such an ethic requires tremendous awareness and sensitivity. When I have learned to be gentle with myself, I can be the same with others.

Source: Brahma Kumaris

How to remain carefree?

Om Shanti.

Time and sudden turns in life often turn us into hypochondriacs- making us be so careful and fearful about the simplest and slightest of things that living becomes a heavy task.

How to remain carefree and deal with daily or tough problems?

  1. Be in the awareness that E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G that happens to you or to the world is predestined. This is an eternal right that all have. Where something is bound to happen, you cannot change it-no matter what. So instead of trying to question it or fight back again and again (and lose your true self in the process), remain carefree. Be free of its worry. Remove it from your back and from your mind. It is actually easier that it seems. Have unshakeable faith in the drama of life- this is a movie that has already been scripted, and you cannot change it: just act according to the situation and do your best to transform it with love, peace, purity, knowledge, joy and courage- not force, hatred or judgement.
  2. Surrender A.L.L to the Supreme Force. If you believe yourself to be a spiritual individual, you must definitely believe that the source of all energies comes from One huge Ocean. You may call the Source your Father, your Creator, your Support, your Light…, but know that if you have given everything to the Father, you remain carefree. Hand over the responsibility of all the tedious moments and challenges that you cannot surmount to your Father- the Supreme Soul. Tell yourself that God is here to help you and test how far you have progressed as His Child, but if you are in trouble He will always have your back “The responsibility is God’s and I am an instrumental server. I am an instrumental Karma Yogi. I am the instrument that performs”. By sincerely believing that God daily works through you to bring goodness in the world, you will definitely feel better about yourself and be carefree all the time. You will experience  spiritual happiness- this comes from personal experience 🙂
  3. Stop wasteful thinking. Souls who wish to lead a carefree life in this body and life should learn to stabilize their thinking processes and perform an effective task of sieving: waste thoughts must be eliminated in this process. “Why?”, “Who?”, “How?” are not always important.  Have thoughts in their purest forms- this happens only when you think of others in terms of a benefactor- giving them good wishes and blessings, instead of judging and ruminating over what happened or felt. Have faith in the intellect and faith in the drama of life. Faith is important because lack of it will make the mind fluctuate, and someone in search of a carefree state of mind wouldn’t want that. Instead, be concerned about checking yourself every minute, day and night. See how far you are making yourself a better human being. How far are you inculcating important virtues in your life- peace,love, enthusiasm, simplicity, sweetness, understanding, stability, bravery and so on..

Love and best wishes.

I sincerely hope this post helps you in your personal and spiritual endeavours.