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The Influence and Aura of a Developed Mind

Mark the influence of a highly developed mind over a less developed mind! It is not possible to describe what it is like to be in the presence of a Master or a developed adept. To sit in his presence, though he hardly speaks a word, is to feel a thrilling sensation so much as to feel new inspirations touching one mentally. Mind has got aura (mental aura or psychic aura). Aura is tejas, brilliance or halo that emanates from the mind. The aura of those who have developed their minds is extremely effulgent. It can travel long distance and affect in a beneficial manner a large number of persons who come under its influence. The spiritual aura is more powerful than either the psychic or pranic aura.

Swami Sivananda

Swami Sivananda

We shouldn’t deny ourselves our birth right

We have been given the right to divinity by the very fact of our human status. But if we do not claim this birth right, we cannot expect someone else to claim it for us. No one denies it to you. You deny it to yourself.

- Swami Chidananda

Why are some people so mean?

Q: If the core of our existence is full of love, innocence, perfection, how can a person be so mean and kill his or her whole family? It is hard for me to understand.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: You know you should go and talk to the people in the prison who have committed these heinous crimes. You'll find these people are nice people. Why even talk about them, talk about yourself! You know sometimes you've been so nasty. Have you been nasty? Have you been angry? Have you been upset? Afterwards you see – 'Oh, why did I do this?' Do you regret? In the same way these people – they did a crime, they did commit something they were totally unaware of, and then they started realizing. That's why spiritual education is so important, because this education doesn't allow you to commit such heinous crimes! They never had an opportunity to have access to this knowledge, to meditation, to breathing. That is why they did all that.

Host or Ghost :)

 

Host

Among all planets in the solar system, the earth is privileged to host life in its many forms, and, among all the species, humans are most privileged, for, they can host knowledge. Again and again you remember that you are peace, you are love, you are joy and that you are hosting the creator. If you do not realise that you are the host, you live like a ghost!

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Humour and humiliation

You are endowed with certain naughtiness as a child. Keep it alive. Humour will grease all tough situations. One who has humour can sail through any conflict. Humour is the buffer that saves you from humiliation. If you refuse to be humiliated, you become invincible. Humour brings everyone together, while humiliation tears them apart. In a society torn with humiliation and insult, humour is like a breath of fresh air

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Let not appearances deceive you

Let not appearances deceive you. There goes the devotee, chanting the sacred name of Narayana. He sings in ecstasy and dances in rapture for an hour or two. He is vehement in asserting that all indeed is Narayana. Here is a great monist who would not stop repeating: ‘I am God’, ‘I am God’, ‘I am God’. Profound is his learning and mighty his swordsmanship in argument. Tarry a while, friend.

Watch them under three conditions: when desperately hungry, when bitterly provoked and insulted, and when another man is pathetically distressed.

Now if they fulfil their former assertions, all hail to them, veritable God on earth are they; if they do not, keep yourself aloof from them lest you should be infected.

~ Swami Sivananda

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