Blog – Spirituality Matters

Is there an Alternative to Competition?

In this world in which we live, where our minds have been tainted by the traumas and desires, experienced through many lives. We have reached the ‘dark night of the soul’. In Sanskrit, it is called the ‘Kali Yuga’ or the age of darkness. This is a very difficult period for most of us, as we grope in the darkness confused and without awareness. Now is the time we...

Moksha

In a previous blog, I spoke of death. I also stated that we are not the body. We are Atma (soul) and part of God. The reason I have come back to this subject is because of a recent experience. My mother-in-law whom most of us called Ma passed away a month ago. She attained Moksha (liberation from the cycle of birth and death). Never be afraid of death....

The Rise of Fear

This last year (2020) we have been inundated with fear regarding the Covid virus. The Covid virus is part of Nature. Nature is the manifestation of God. Can anything bad happen with the omniscience of God. Everything that happens is meant as it should. Everything in this Universe is constantly changing and is temporary. When egotistical man tries to impose his will on Nature, there are consequences. Why did...

The Futility of Anger

When you are angry, it is not a pleasant feeling. You feel upset and all the other negative feelings arise within you. In this state of negative emotional arousal, you could cause great damage. What is the driver behind anger? Usually, it is unfulfilled desires or attachments. When a desire is unfulfilled, many people go to great lengths to fulfill their desire and get angry when it is not...

What is Anger?

Anger is born of desire. When you have a desire and it is unfulfilled, you may get angry or frustrated. Desire arises from thoughts. Therefore, thoughts alone are responsible for both anger and desire. It destroys our good human qualities. It suppresses the divine spark that is inside you, leaving only the demonic nature within. This fire of desire has no long-term aim; it will not be appeased once...

SELF-REALISATION

One of the tasks that my wife Ranjana and I feel guided to fullfill is to help those who want to Self-Realise. We have been given this gift from God to share it with our brothers and sisters. Like the parable in the bible, Jesus tells the story of the rich man who gave his three servants his property to oversee, each according to his ability. When he came...

The Open Heart will Recognise God

About the middle of April, as I went up to bed to sleep. I was sitting on the bed and I communed with the Higher Self. A random question arose in my mind as to why God is not recognised when He takes on an earthly body. The answer was instantaneous, I was told that those whose hearts are opened will recognise God. As I pondered on this, I...

The Path of Detachment

I have been doing Phyllis Krystal’s – “Cutting the ties that bind” a version of detachment since 1991. Some years ago (2009), when I was in the temple in the presence of Swami (Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba), I was practicing Phyllis Krystal’s ‘F’igure 8’. As I was visualising the two circles and seeing the blue light going around the two circles, I realised that my visualisation had suddenly...

What is Spirituality? (Part 2)

Words In this Kaliyuga (dark age) words are misused. Words are sacred, whether they are used as positive affirmations or mantras, like ‘Om Gum Ganeshaya Namaha’ (calling on God in the form of the elephant to clear all obstacles). However, words have been become abused and inappropriately applied. Words like ‘bad’ and ‘wicked’ have different meanings now. At one time they referred to people who behaved irresponsibly, in a...

What is Spirituality? (Part 1)

In modern times, some people consider spirituality as disciplines that may include prayer, meditation, chanting, breathing exercises, ceremonies and/or rituals.  Spirituality is much more than this. These disciplines help your spiritual life. Furthermore, a lot of people practice these disciplines without focussing on the ONE. They think that just by doing these disciplines, it will make them spiritual. Spirituality is a way of life. The most important message of...

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