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Why Are You Meditating?

Why Are You Meditating?

A talk by Yogi Prakash Shankar Vyas (Guruji) ‘I have found that some people have very strange beliefs: ‘Firstly, they think that if you are practising meditation, you must be stressed. These people cannot understand the benefit of trying to control the mind; ‘Secondly, that if you have a Guru, you have surrendered yourself; implying…

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There Is No God!

There Is No God!

A man bought his friend several goldfish in a glass bowl as a gift. The man accepted and took care of them, but after a while he felt that the bowl was too small for all the fish. He took the bowl and threw it together with the fish into a lake, and was happy…

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Religion and Prayer (Part Two)

Religion and Prayer (Part Two)

Guruji’s talk continues from last week…   घट में है सूझत नहीं लानत ऐसी जींद | तुलसी या संसार को भयो मोतियाबिंद || Ghat mein hai sujhat nahi lanat aisay jind. Tulsi yaa sansaar ko Bhayo motiyabind   “God is inside us, and we can’t see him, therefore this sort of living is cursed. Sant Tulsi Sahab says this world has developed a cataract.” – Tulsi Das. Busy in Church “Some people go to church or the…

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Religion and Prayer (Part One)

Religion and Prayer (Part One)

A Challenge to the Conditioned Mind “It is my duty to tell you Truth,” Guruji began. “In my view, there is no difference between prayer and meditation. But society repeats these words and creates a difference, and there is friction in people’s minds because of that. We tend to be happy with the thing which…

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Rabia on Religion

Rabia on Religion

One day a man named Hassan went to stay with a self-realised woman named Rabia, who was known as a Sufi saint. At prayer time, Hassan was looking for his copy of the Koran, but it seemed he had misplaced it. He was in a hurry to begin prayers, so he asked Rabia to lend…

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King for a Season

King for a Season

Once there lived a jackal in a forest and he was hungry. He searched until he came to a place on the edge of the forest, where a man was dyeing clothes in huge round terracotta pots. Hoping that there might be a titbit for him in one of the pots, he dived straight into…

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World Peace (Part Two)

World Peace (Part Two)

Guruji’s talk continues from last week: “Imagine that you are a clean and orderly person, but you live in a street where your neighbours throw down their garbage. If you always make the effort to clean up outside your own home and others follow your example, in time the whole street will become tidy. If…

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World Peace (Part One)

World Peace (Part One)

At the market, a man purchased a cow to provide milk for his family. He tied a rope around the horns of the cow and tried to pull it to his home. But the cow, being attached to her previous owner, refused to budge. Meanwhile, the man was sweating profusely. A passer-by asked him, “What…

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