Monday July 24, 2017
Monday July 24, 2017
Friday July 21, 2017
Parent’s day is an opportunity for children to show their appreciation and gratitude to their parents by giving them gifts or flowers and spending quality time with them. Parents play a very important role in the development of a child. They mold them into mature and responsible adults. Moral values that parents instill from childhood become the foundation of their children’s bright future.
A mother is a child’s first teacher. She teaches him everything. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan says that, “Your duty and religion [as children] is to care for your parents. You will receive as much happiness as you give to them. Children who see faults in their parents will never be happy. They may have material wealth, but they would never be happy spiritually. People, who wholeheartedly care for their parents, find peace. That is the law of nature.”
He also says that, “In this world you must have the highest reverence towards your father, your mother and your guru. You cannot forget the benevolence of those who have guided you to the right path.”
So let us remember and cherish all that our parents have done for us and express our love and affection for them by serving them whole-heartedly.
Thursday July 20, 2017
Monday July 17, 2017
Saturday July 8, 2017
Empty your Bucket…
If you have a bucket of water, which is completely full, how can you fill more water in it? It is impossible, is it not? The only way to fill more water would be to first empty the bucket completely. In the same way, in life, when we want to learn anything then first we need to realize that, ‘I do not know anything.’ Once we accept that we do not know anything ie: empty our bucket, only then can it be filled with new knowledge. If we keep the belief within us that, ‘I know everything’ ie: keep the bucket full, then we will not be able to learn anything new.
Anyone who teaches us something in life becomes our guru. When we make someone our guru, we do so with the intention that we want to learn something from them. By holding on to the belief that, ‘I do not know anything,’ we will be able to easily grasp what our guru is teaching us. If we hold on to the belief, that, ‘I know,’ then we will not only learn anything; we will not be able to come out of our faults. If we just open up our mind, then our guru can show us our faults. Thus enabling us to come out of our faults and better ourselves.