01-06-2011 - THOUGHT FOR THE DAY as written at Prasanthi Nilayam Today
- Date: Wednesday, June 01, 2011THOUGHT FOR THE DAYAll that you speak is a reflection of inner thoughts. All that you do is a reflection of inner action. Hence, to act according to your inner impulse is Dharma (right conduct). To speak what you feel inside is Sathya (truth). To contemplate on what you experience in your heart is Shanti (peace). To understand properly the promptings of the heart is Ahimsa (non-violence). Consideration for all emanating from the heart is Prema (love). The five values are thus reflections of feelings emanating from the heart. Being truly human means having complete harmony between thought, word and deed. If there is divergence between thought, word and deed, what is the outcome? Fruitless action.Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011THOUGHT FOR THE DAYBe careful not to discuss the pros and cons of your spiritual practices with all and sundry. If the people consulted are treading another path, they will decry your practice of repetition of the name and meditation and treat them with scant respect. They will look down upon your practices, as if they were very elementary and as if your were but a beginner in school. As a result, you will start doubting the efficacy of your chosen path! You will get concern where earlier you had joy, disgust where earlier you had love. Therefore, reflect within yourself, or approach those who have tasted the nectar of that Name. Do not argue about these things with everyone you meet. The time spent in these disputations is better used in the cultivation of joy through the repeated contemplation of the Name (Nama) and meditation on the Form (Rupa) of the Lord.