Thought of the Month Archive

Vasanas

Nature or prakruti is the world of vasanas, (tendencies, desirous impulses). The mind is attracted toward nature and the external objects of the world by means of this tendency for attachment; and it starts

Dhyana

Man must give up the craving for material comfort and the attachment to sense-objects. He must discard the false fears, the absurd desires, the sorrow, the worries, and the artificial pleasures that now fill

Mother

Embodiments of love! There is no nobler quality in the world than love. It is wisdom. It is righteousness. It is wealth. It is Truth. Everything is permeated with love. Everything in the cosmos

Uprooting of Impulses    

Of all the workshops of the world, the workshop of the body is the most wonderful because it is the tabernacle of the Lord. In such a factory, the impulses are sublimated into vows,

Uprooting of Impulses

Of all the workshops of the world, the workshop of the body is the most wonderful, because it is the tabernacle of the Lord. In such a factory, the impulses are sublimated into vows,

The Discovery of Truth—that is the unique mission of Man

Man is a mixture of maya and Madhava; the maya (illusion) throws a mist that hides the Madhava (God). But through the action of the healthy impulses inherited from acts performed while in previous bodies or through the cleansing done by

Man is Essentially Good

Years come and go, so also pleasure and pain. Nothing confers permanent bliss except the experiences of the atma. Man cannot attain peace and happiness from his actions unless he has sacred feelings within. Many people

Prashanti

There are many people who are not aware of even the meaning of the word, prashanti. It is as the backbone to each individual, and for the sadhaka (spiritual aspirant) it is as the

The Role of Religion

The word generally used for religion is mata; the word to indicate the mind is mati. Putting the two together it can be said that mata is primarily engaged or ought to be engaged

Mastery of Senses

There is a method by which the demands of the senses can be reconciled and harmonized. This is by treating both good and bad with equal mindedness. Tukaram [a saint] is an illustrious example