Friday, June 11, 2010

To Be Seated on the Seat of Self Respect Is to Use Virtues in Life

To be seated on the seat of self-respect is to use virtues in life. It usually seems very difficult to use the virtues within us when the people around are not doing so. At such times using negativity seems much easier. In spite of not having that particular weakness predominantly, say of anger, when there is provocation from the outside we tend to react with that weakness. In order to free ourselves from weaknesses and work with the virtues within us we need to make sure we are seated on the seat of self-respect. For this we need to recognise and appreciate some speciality within us. When we are in the awareness of this speciality of ours, we will be able to stabilize ourselves in the state of our self-respect.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu

Thursday, June 10, 2010

True Progress Brings Progress in Others as Much as for The Self

True progress brings progress in others as much as for the self. It is usually believed that self-progress and progress of others is totally separate. It is believed that where there is thought for the progress of the self, there is selfishness and there is no benefit for those around. In fact, selfishness in an extreme form can also have a negative influence on those around. In whatever we do we have to check and see if there is any benefit for others along with whatever benefit we are getting. If there isn't we can check to see if there is a better way of doing what we are doing which could have a positive influence on at least one person. Then we will find ourselves benefiting doubly. We will get the blessings from others along with the personal benefit we get.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

To Be a Donor Means to Give at Each Step and Increase One's Own Stock

To be a donor means to give at each step and increase one's own stock. Usually it seems very difficult to be a donor - to give from whatever resources we have. The thought often arises in the mind that we cannot give because we are ourselves not complete or full. We find ourselves constantly trying to fill ourselves and we then have no time or thought for giving to those around us. We have a lot of treasures within us which we can give to those around us, our virtues, our specialties etc. Even if we have just a little and give to the others, we will find ourselves benefiting. For having given from whatever we have, we find that these treasures begin to increase within ourselves too.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Keep Your Vision Clear on Your Aim

To keep the aim in front of us is to move forward with contentment. Several times there are situations that are negative where we have to face things that are not really what we are expecting or wanting. At such times we tend to get disheartened and experience discontentment. Our state of mind becomes such that we can no longer experience peace. The solution at such times is to keep our vision clear on our aim. When all our thoughts and energy are concentrated on our aim, we will be able to consider any negative scene that comes our way as only a side-scene. We can easily ignore all such situations and so our mind is at rest or peace.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu

Monday, June 07, 2010

To Remain Happy and Content, Maintain a Single Powerful Thought in Mind

To switch on the power of awareness is to be free from being mood off. To be mood off means to find excuses and reasons to feel negative - to have negative thoughts for the self or for the others. But if there is a strong powerful awareness in the mind, a positive thought about the self, there will not be a chance for a negative thought to enter the mind. So there will never be any reason to be mood off. When we are able to maintain a single powerful thought, we are able to remain happy and content. We are not dependent on the external situations for the internal state of mind. Nor do we make external situations as an excuse to further weaken our thoughts. So there is constantly a feeling of positivity under all circumstances.

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu