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Why is it so difficult to choose a life partner? The one we like doesn't like us, and the one who likes us, we don’t like them.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Satsang

Question: Why is it so difficult to choose a life partner? The one we like doesn't like us, and the one who likes us, we don’t like them.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes this is a serious matter! (laughter) What can I say, this is the way the world is, a little crooked. That’s why, no matter you like or you don’t like, just bear it somehow and move ahead. What is the guarantee that if you like someone today, you will keep liking them tomorrow? If you stop liking them after a year or two, what will you do? Sometimes people stop liking their partner even after marriage? So you never know, you may just not like somebody and start liking them after marriage? So don't be too choosy. Nobody is perfect. Even the other person might be looking for perfection. Are you also perfect? Any relationship, if it is based on how you can make the person happy, then it will work. If you are only focussed on how much happiness you can take from the relationship, then that boat will shake. If you live your life thinking how you can bring happiness to others and improve their lives, then every person you meet in life you will see everyone as one and they will all move along with you. You have the power in you to change others. Don't forget that. You may not be able to change the whole society but you can at least change one or two people! When you can spoil people, you can also improve them. There are so many people who have spoilt their friendships. it happens, everything changes here. So you keep the focus on your Self. Focus on knowledge and meditation.

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Shouldn’t our festivals be violence-free

Violence free festivals

We need to take a moment and think, is violence part of religion or a medieval culture? Can killing someone innocent, lead us to peace?

The ISIS considers living beings as objects and beheads them, aren’t we doing the same by showing no respect to ‘life’?

We are guiding our kids through the ‘killing’ ceremony, do we want them to get ‘used to’ killing. Do we want India to have people who are ‘used to’ killing?

Let’s be bold and brave and say “I’ll be non-violent, if it means I'll go to hell, so be it. But I will not spread more violence on this planet.”

The world is watching, it’s time to kindle the love within’ :)

~ @Loginitin

Unveil Thy Face

Who art Thou that walkest

before me and behind me

And in the hour of sleep

standest in watch beside me?

Wilt Thou not unveil Thy face whose

love hath already made me captive?

Freely I am bound to Thee;

Freely do I remain bound;

For Thou hast poured upon me Thy

unbounded love unasked.

Unasked will I make my offering unto Thee.

~ Swami Paramananda

Inspiration

Thou art born of Spirit,

Not created by thought,

Nor moulded by fancies,

Thou divine spark of unfathomed origin!

As vision Thou enterest in the heart of the prophet;

In the soul of the poet Thou dwellest as raptures of inspiration;

And in the throat of the singer as music.

Soul art Thou in our life;

Life art Thou in our body.

Who can know Thee, Thou subtlest of subtle?

How can we ever know Thee,

Save when Thou dost come to us in Thy glory

And grant unto us our sight?

~ Swami Paramananda

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