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Seva, Acts of Selfless Service

Seva, Acts of Selfless Service

The capacity to give one’s attention to a sufferer is a very rare and difficult thing. It is almost a miracle. It is a miracle. – Simone Weil Suffering is inherent in life, however we may try to conceal it, however often we may try to turn our eyes away from it. To any sensitive person who reads the paper,…

Abhyasa and Vairagya

Abhyasa and Vairagya

By two wings we are lifted up from things earthly: by simplicity and purity. -Thomas a Kempis To soar to the heights, the soul needs two wings. One is purity, which enables us to keep our eyes on the one thing in life that matters: awareness of the divinity within every human being. The other is simplicity: of lifestyle, but…

Pratyahara and Desire

Pratyahara and Desire

Offer unto me that which is very dear to thee – which you hold most covetable. Infinite are the results of such an offering.                                                        – Bhagavatam Desire is will. Every strong desire has a great deal of will locked up in it; the problem is that usually we do not have any control over it. In a compulsive desire,…

Ahimsa, L.O.V.E.

Ahimsa, L.O.V.E.

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation.  The foundation of such a method is love.                                                           –Martin Luther King, Jr. All of us can play an important part in the conquest of violence.  We can do this by throwing our full weight behind peaceful, effective programs for eliminating situations from which…

Pratyahara

Pratyahara

Know the Self as Lord of the chariot, the body as the chariot itself, the discriminating intellect as the charioteer, and the mind as the reins. The senses, say the wise, are the horses, selfish desires are the roads they travel.  – Katha Upanishad The Upanishads say that your body is like a chariot drawn by five powerful horses, the…