Sunday, March 12, 2006

Balsam For The Soul

Teachings of Sripad Paramadvaiti Swami

Editor Gopananda dasa

Guru Mahraja, called this way by his disciples, is a writer, poet, publicist, educator, philosopher and architect of temples. He is a disciple of the renowned master A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Guru Maharaj is a renunciant of the Vaisnava order, stemming from India. He is a spiritual master and founder of his own mission. He has hundreds of disciples, in more than 20 countries throughout the world. He has written and edited many books, of which many have been translated into other languages.

He has many web pages dedicated to the community, and is the founder of the Vedic Wisdom collection.

Peace, without God in the centre, is a dream.

He, who abuses the essence that inhabits the depths of our being, condemns himself.

Rest your mind in God and live the truth.

You must be prepared to support pain in the path to God.

The planet should be managed by those who accept the laws of Mother Nature.

Raise yourself to a superior state of consciousness.

Stop leaving the earth arid and dead, and using her as a source of illicit income.

The true revolution is spiritual in kind.

Think twice before speaking, and thrice before acting.

Today’s society lacks a basic fundamental, which is that the soul exists.

Dedicate all your energy in serving God, humanity and all living beings.

Purity is obtained through sincerity.

This body allows the possibility to acquire knowledge and to render service to everyone.

When one surrenders to the Lord, all divine help descends.


If you do not belong to God, to whom do you belong?

The path towards the supreme abode is by loving God and feeling compassion to all living beings.

Balsams for the soul

You become strong when you understand that you do not have any strength. You become wise when you are conscious that you are ignorant.

When you give riches to other, you become rich. When you give love to others, in the same proportion, you will receive love.

If you want to teach others, be a good example, and conquer your heart.

Only in being kind with others, will you receive God's mercy.

Even though God is the Supreme owner, there is still something that He doesn't have, but He wants. What is it? Your heart.

So that the heart is captivated by Him, reduce to the minimum your need to enjoy that is separate from the Supreme.

Adapt to every circumstance without complaint. See everything as God’s mercy.

Never become attached to anything material that would halt your spiritual progress. Share what you have with others. In this way, you will understand that nothing is yours.

Be ready to serve. Do not lose this opportunity; serve with all your being.

Always meditate that God is in everything and that He controls everything.

Speak in an agreeable way, and use kind words at every moment.

Have an ardent thirst to obtain Love for God.

Renounce all your attachments, surrender yourself to God and use everything that you have in His service.

Having patience and perseverance in your intent to serve the Lord will please Him..

Don't leave your spiritual exercises even for only one day.

Life is short and the moment of death is uncertain. Therefore, dedicate yourself seriously to spiritual life.

Allow the thought of God to keep the thoughts of the world distant.

Never postpone something until tomorrow, if you can do it now.

Don't boast or make a demonstration of your skills; be humble and simple.

Be happy always, leave your anxieties behind.

Be indifferent to things that concern you, keep yourself busy with others, and learn to depend on the mercy of God.

Abandon gossip, slander, criticism and fault finding in others.

Only see the good in others and practice their virtues.

Flee from anger, lust and selfishness, which are like the venom of a serpent.

Always carry some spiritual maxims and/or verses from the scriptures. See God everywhere and in everything.

Confront obstacles valiantly and seriously.

Do not be worried by criticism when you are on the correct path.

Admit your own faults patiently, and ask for advice to overcome them.

Expand your heart by giving the best that you have. Be extraordinarily charitable.

Desires multiply misery. Try to be satisfied with everything that you receive.

Carry on working on the path of perfection and honesty.

Always have an objective in life, and proceed forward very carefully.

The benefits of divine love are infinite. Never leave this practice.

Be moderate. Extremes are always dangerous.

Be introspective and analyze yourself every day. Observe your growth.

How can I increase my service? This thought increases the happiness of our being.

Do not impose your opinions; better still, express your wisdom.

Do not demand respect; instead, you should earn it through your own example.

You cannot doubt God only because there are some things that you cannot understand.

Behind each suffering, there is something to learn.

Faith is an eye that guides us towards the Supreme Lord.

To be happy, you only have to learn to love.

Criticizing those whom we have no opportunity to help is like spitting into the wind.

Laziness is the demon, who destroys our aspirations.

Our own fortune is in our own hands.

Always make something beautiful to save this world; to not care, indicates a lack of compassion.

There will only be peace in the world when we have internal peace.

When you depend on God, you alleviate all suffering.

It is necessary to change this world, beginning with ourselves.

He, who is dedicated to the good, is never defeated by the bad.

God is not interested in your money or in your property. He is only interested in your heart.

You must be part of the solution, not part of the problem.

Religion means to obey God’s way.

You must have the Supreme Personality of Godhead as the number one priority in your life.

Your heart in this world feels abandoned; it is necessary to approach God. In this way, all of your problems will end in the enjoyment of spiritual life.

The true Saint concludes that, for him, God is everything.

A better servant means to face bigger conflicts.

The rich have more fear in losing their riches than the poor in obtaining them.

Give love if you want to obtain love.

See that your thoughts are sublime and pure.


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