Friday, June 04, 2010

To Be Free from Desires Is to Have the Experience of Attainment

To be free from desires is to have the experience of attainment. The more there are desires, the more it becomes difficult to appreciate what is there and what is attained. Life becomes a constant struggle for attaining something else. One desire is fulfilled and before it can be appreciated all energies are focused on the fulfilment of ten other desires. When we continue to run after desires, we are not able to have the experience of having attained anything. Running for desires is like running after the shadow, we can never get it. But when we turn our back on it, it runs after us. If we are free from desires, we are rich because we are content with whatever little we have and we are happy putting in effort to be better with that little.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu

Thursday, June 03, 2010

The One Who Is Master Creates Positive Thoughts Under All Circumstances

The one who is the master is the one who creates positive thoughts under all circumstances. The one who is the master of himself is always able to create the right kind of thoughts according to the circumstance. Never is there the dependency on situations or people for the right kind of responses. Since there is mastery over thoughts, there is also mastery over all words spoken and everything done. When we are able to be a master of ourselves, we are able to constantly create positive thoughts. We are in touch with the inner resources and we are able to make use of these resources in a timely way. We never get confused or pressurized with outside situations, but are able to be in control in all situations.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Maintain Your Self-respect in Difficult Situation

Every reaction to situations is a reflection of one's own self-respect. To the extent that there is a high degree of self-respect, to that extent there is a positive response to even the most negative situations. If there is low self-respect, even the smallest situation brings forth a strong negative reaction. This reaction only makes matters worse. When I am able to maintain my own self-respect even in the worst situation, I am able to have a hold, control over these situations. But if I have a low self-respect I continue to blame situations and use them as excuses to feel helpless. So I am not able to do anything about these situations and just continue to have negative feelings.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

To Find Reasons to Be Happy is to Increase Happiness

To find reasons to be happy is to increase happiness. When the mind searches for reasons to be sad and sorrowful, even situations with no great significance are seen with a vision of negativity. So there is constantly an expression of words and actions that reflect the need for sympathy and reassurance. On the other hand, when there is the search for happiness, then everything is positive giving happiness. When we are happy, we start perceiving everything with that vision. It is like wearing coloured glasses. Whatever colour our glasses are, the whole world is coloured with it. We are no longer able to perceive and recognize negativity and we are able to remain happy with everything.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu

Monday, May 31, 2010

Listen to Others with Honesty and Move Towards Success

To listen to others fully is to be able to free from repeating mistakes. When there is criticism that comes one's way, it should be carefully analysed to see if there is any truth in it. If there is correction, it can be made accordingly. On the other hand, if others' criticism is ignored or there is a tendency to defend oneself, there cannot be any correction and mistakes are repeated. When we listen to others with honesty, we are able to discover even the most negligible aspect in our behaviour which we can change. So we find ourselves constantly improving and progressing and moving on towards success. So having brought about a change, even the criticism that comes our way stops.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu