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Spiritual Power

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‘Power’ can be seen as physical strength, as mental or emotional control over others or as a unique capacity to think differently, be different.

Spiritual power, on the other hand, is subtle and so not easily visible to the eyes. It is an inner strength that enables me to protect my own inner personality. It is something that is felt and experienced rather than expressed and seen.

The ability to develop one’s own spiritual power begins in the battlefield of life.
It has become a habit to use the negative qualities of my own weakness and vices to fight the challenges in life – they have enabled me to win the outer, physical battles.

But spiritual power, which is internal, can be developed with the ability of the self to choose and use a virtue rather than a weakness or a vice in the face of challenge.

Using a virtue, over time makes it into a power. If I decide not to use my virtues then, over time, I will lose my spiritual power, my spiritual authority

Always choose to take the high path of virtue. Even if it means an apparent loss, it will make me a greater human being and it will free me from being a slave to circumstances.

 

Om Shanti

April 10, 2014 at 8:51 am Leave a comment

The Diamond Within

You are the diamond sitting within this body. The diamond is tiny yet beautiful and extremely valuable.

The sparkle of the diamond reveals itself through the facets which shape it; it sparkles with all the colours of the rainbow. The diamond within also sparkles with a multitude of virtues and specialities of the soul.

Even if the diamond is dropped in mud, it is still a diamond and just as valuable. The sparkle may be hidden as it has become covered in mud but it is still there.
When I the soul become covered by the vices, it is the same situation. It does not mean the virtues are gone or the value is no longer there. They are just hidden and suppressed by the vices.

It is time to clean the diamond within, wash it with the water of wisdom and see the diamond sparkle once again – restored to its original state.

Let’s start cleaning.

 

Om Shanti

November 24, 2011 at 10:03 am Leave a comment

The Forceful or The Powerful

When faced with negative situations in life, the most natural reaction, it seems, is a negative one. It may be in the face of fear that I get angry or in the face of deception I get upset etc.

All negative behaviours and emotions are in fact weaknesses within the human soul. When a weakness fights with another weakness there is no possibility of a positive outcome for either side. Weaknesses are forceful and like a weapon they hurt us.

The ingredient that is required to neutralise the situation, and give the opportunity for benefit, is to use virtues instead of weaknesses. Virtues are subtle, but they are powerful, as opposed to forceful. Their purpose is to empower the self and others.

In face of negative situations, make space enough to allow the self to choose virtues rather than weaknesses.

Choose to empower the self and others.

 

Om Shanti

November 16, 2011 at 6:17 am Leave a comment

Opposites

It is not possible for two opposites to exist at the same place at the same time: truth and untruth, happiness and sorrow, lightness and darkness.

So if I am experiencing the explosion of anger, then it is not possible for love to be present. Truth means truth. If even a grain of falsehood exists within truth then it is nolonger truth.

If I lie to protect the truth, then I have made that truth into untruth. If I become angry in the name of love, then that cannot be love.

When I see things so clearly as opposites then I can begin to understand that there cannot be any compromise in what I say or do.

My virtues are the most valuable thing I have and yet the power of each vice is its own. Just one drop of poison in a vessel of nectar will make all of the nectar in the vessel poisonous.

Value virtue, never compromise it.

 

Om Shanti

October 31, 2011 at 8:27 am Leave a comment

Time Bank

How do I use my time? Am I accumulating with each day, hour, minute?

When we talk about accumulation it does not refer to material wealth but spiritual wealth: peace, love happiness and thus internal spiritual power. With each thought, word and action I choose to become a richer person or not. I need to check whether am I choosing to accumulate something within the self, or am losing something?

When I accumulate on a spiritual level I will feel contented and empowered. I will not be in a state of being ‘needy’.

If I am able to apply spiritual wisdom in response to any situation then I will find that internally I accumulate power, or at least I don’t lose my power. Feelings of pain or any expression of the vices will not present themselves, even within challenging scenes.

It takes courage to maintain a determination to accumulate as I will most definitely need to renounce temporary attainments from the influences of the vices within. But, that renunciation will very quickly give the experience of power in the form of peace, happiness etc.

What are you choosing to do today?

 

Om Shanti

October 21, 2011 at 4:25 am Leave a comment

Who’s in your Drama?

When I look at my drama of life carefully then I will be able to see the various characters that are playing their parts.

In my drama there are only 4 characters. There is me, then one called Virtue, another called Vice and finally there is God.

These are the characters in my drama of life. Each one is acting out their parts. All will interact with me at some point, after all it is my own drama.

When Virtue comes and shares the stage, it’s great fun, easy and clean. When I am face to face with Vice, do I remain detached and watch the play or am I pulled into the the details of what is good and what is bad? And then when God comes in His incognito way, do I hear the guidance and advice?

Do I know the characters in my drama; do I know the role they play? And above all, how do they influence the way I play out my own part.

Are you watching your drama? Do you know who is who?

Om Shanti

October 11, 2011 at 12:45 pm Leave a comment

The Secret

There is a secret I would like to share. The secret is that behind every weakness or vice there is a virtue.

Actually weakness in itself does not exist, it is only a state without virtue. Just as darkness does not really exist, being only a state which is there in the absence of light.

When the light comes the darkness will disappear automatically. It is not possible to have darkness when there is light..

Don’t waste time chasing away weaknesses, the darkness. Just switch on the light and use your virtues.

Have you lightened up your life?

Om Shanti

August 6, 2011 at 1:03 pm Leave a comment

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