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What you think you become

Sri Swami Satchidananda'sHAVE CONVICTION -What you think you become. That is why it is so important to have positive thoughts. But if you merely repeat something without any feeling behind it, it's just mechanical. You have to have some conviction: "I am becoming joyful. I am becoming brave. Day by day I am becoming better and better." By the same token, if you say, "Oh, I don't think I can do it. I am growing weaker. I'm not any good," then you are dwelling on negative thoughts. So think about
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Having determined our goal, the next problem before us is to find out means for the realization of the object. Sages and teachers have elaborately dealt with the subject. They have laid down various forms of practices or 'Sadhanas', helpful for the attainment of what they put forth as the final goal. But for the realization of God, the Indeterminate Absolute or Para Brahma we have to adopt means, which lead us to the complete negation. Our goal of life, as discussed in the previous chapter is th
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(09.05.17) SYMBOLISM

Hinduism is rich in symbolism.Many acts of worship, such as puja, are symbolic, a form of visualisation in which worshippers simulate activities normally performed on higher planes of existence. Thus the scope of symbolism is broad and includes physical acts such as offering pranam (obeisances) with folded hands. Such physical gestures tend to induce the appropriate mood and awareness within the practitioner. Many symbols are considered auspicious, embodying the notion of inner purity. Sacred em
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Siddhartha Reaching LoveAuthor: pattimariWord count: 49Siddhartha, do you feel the lightleading to deliveranceother paths foolish and deadasceticism and yogado you no goodexploring selfunearths you the sparklingwealth in spiritfilled up with river’s beautynature stirring your totalityLove is the openingto your total spiritualitypattimari, 2008How we Write a Poem?Author: pattimariWord count: 55How We Write a PoemWriting a poem is all about lifeobserving the worldall around usWe write about loveev
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Music has been an essential part of my life since the end of the 80s.
The adventure began during the second of my four years of studying electrical engineering at Université Laval in Québec City. Through various friends and contacts I reconnected with progressive rock, a form of music to which I had already been exposed to in my youth thanks to my older brothers and sisters. Hearing the music of bands such as Yes, Rush, Genesis, and King Crimson felt like meeting old friends, and quickly I knew I
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Worry

Worrying Doesn't reduce yesterday's problems.it will reduce today's strength also.if u have to think ,think gud things.Swami Vivekananda
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The world will always be like this

Sri Swami Satchidananda's NotesDon't expect the whole world to be enlightened one day. It would be like walking into a Detroit automobile factory and seeing only finished cars. If the factory were full of finished cars, it would no longer be a factory; it would become a showroom. Likewise, you wouldn't go to a university and say, "When will the only people here be degree holders?"The universe itself is a university. People come as students; they study and learn. A few people get their diplomas a
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Krishna helps those who help themselves

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Mathajis,Please accept our humble pranams. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Gurudev.In Srimad-Bhagavatam the material world is compared to a great ocean. Within this material universe there are millions and billions of planets floating in space, and we can just imagine how many Atlantic and Pacific oceans are there. In fact, the whole material universe is linked to a great ocean of misery, an ocean of birth and death. In order to cross this great ocean of nescience,
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(09.05.16) UPANISHAD

The Upanishads are summits of thought on mankind and the universe, designed to push human ideas to their very limit and beyond. They give us both spiritual vision and philosophical argument, and it is by a strictly personal effort that one can reach the truth.The term 'Upanishad' literally means, "sitting down near" or "sitting close to", and implies listening closely to the mystic doctrines of a guru or a spiritual teacher, who has cognized the fundamental truths of the universe.Although there
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Never quit God

NEVER QUITOne day I decided to quit. I quit my job, my relationship, spirituality.I wanted to quit my life.I went to the woods to have one last talk with God. "God", I said. "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?"His answer surprised me...."Look around", He said. "Do you see the fern and the bamboo?" "Yes", I replied. "When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green
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Instructions for life

WebGroup: Pravs WorldInspiring people across 120 countries everydayInstructions For Life§ Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.§ Memorize your favorite poem.§ Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.§ When you say, “I love you”, mean it.§ When you say, “I’m sorry”, look the person in the eye.§ Be engaged at least six months before you get married.§ Believe in love at first sight.§ Never laugh at anyone’s dreams.§ Love deeply and passionately. You mi
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Way to karma yoga

Sri Swami Satchidananda's NotesCLEAN MONEY -Don't work thinking only of your salary. If God is satisfied with your work, He will give you plenty. You will get your salary, and more, from many other sources. Think of your job as an opportunity to serve, not just an opportunity to make money. If you work with that serviceful attitude, then whatever you make will be clean money, well-earned money that will certainly bring health and happiness to you. It's not how much money we make, but how we make
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Ask Brilliant Qs and take only one-liners!Back to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Daily Sutras and Knowledge SheetsDiscussion BoardTopic ViewTopic: Ask Brilliant Qs and take only one-liners!Reply to TopicDisplaying all 4 posts by 4 people.Post #1Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Daily Sutras and Knowledge Sheets wroteon May 11, 2009 at 7:23pmGuruji: Shoot brilliant questions and take only one liners! (laughter)Q1: Where do thoughts come from?Because this question came in your mind, give a pat on your back, know tha
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(09.05.14) KARMA

The ancient Hindu concept of KarmaKarma is a useful concept developed in India by the Hindus and it can be explained in at least six different equivalent descriptions, as follows:1. You have a higher self. You might call it a conscience, which is aware of any inequalities, or any short cuts taken by your lower self. The higher self keeps track of all these "tricks" and as they accumulate, they become a reverse driving factor, played by the higher self back down to the lower self. This reverse dr
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Hi and Namaste from IndiaWe had a very nice conference call last Tuesday 5/5/09. We would like to send you a summary of that call and inform you about the next Conference call where EVERYBODY can dial in, also those who don’t travel with the group to India.The next call will be manly about divine Knowledge, Miracles and Angel-Energies.Here is the summery of the last call for youThis last call was about the power journey to India:The main points discussed are as follows:Group unity is extremely i
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(09.05.13) Puja

Puja is a sacred practice that Hindu people perform on different occasions to worship, pray or show respect to their deities. Puja is considered as an act of showing reverence to the almighty through invocations, prayers (mantra, slokas), songs (bhajans), and rituals. According to Hinduism, Pooja makes a spiritual connection between the deity and the devotee.
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The quickest way

Sri Swami Satchidananda's NotesQuestion: What is the surest, safest and quickest way to God-realization?Sri Gurudev: The surest, safest and quickest way is to realize that God is working through you. The moment you realize that, you have realized already. Know that you are just an instrument in the hands of God. It's a fact. I wouldn't even say that you give yourself into the hands of God. Who are you to give? You are already His instrument. Just know that.OM Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi
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Constantly winning is not important

Sri Swami Satchidananda's NotesLife is a sport. Everything that you do is a game. Play each game well. Don't worry about competing; just play your best. And don't always look to win. Constantly winning is boring. Treat everything as equal: victory and failure, profit and loss. Enjoy them both. If you win a thousand dollars, say, "Great! I won a thousand dollars." if you lose a thousand dollars, say, "Look at that! I lost a thousand dollars. Great!" That way, even if you lose a thousand dollars,
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Butterfly EffectPost #1Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Daily Sutras and Knowledge Sheets"You know, what is unseen is much more than what is seen. Nowscientists are coming up with this theory about parallel universes anddark matter, dark energy. If you look at this room and everyone," hisgestured toward the walls and the 600 satsangees, "what you cannot seeis 100 times more than what you can see. That's dark energy, darkmatter. It's not dark because it's scary or anything, it's called darkbecause it canno
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