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Friday, August 15, 2008

Solace In The Company Of The Polite

We all realise the importance of practising virtues and qualities in life, such as politeness, tolerance and patience. Many of our problems and much of our sufferings are caused by a lack of politeness and a false sense of pride.

An envious person cannot tolerate another's achievements or growth. This happens because we forget our own unique identity and talents. We need no selfish motives. With the virtue of tolerance, we will be able to see wonders happening, not only in us but in others as well, because with tolerance we will automatically practise patience.

People always find solace and comfort in the company of polite people. They talk less, listen more and never argue unnecessarily in order to prove their point. This quality is generally not expressed in words but automatically manifests in one's behaviour. The vibrations of this quality are naturally and easily transmitted to others.

Taken from a book entitled "Self-Empowerment" by Bridget Menezes

Friday, August 01, 2008

The Yogi In Action

By definition, a Raja Yogi in one who has a mental link with the Supreme Soul, the source of all goodness. This, coupled with an understanding of the laws of action which govern the behaviour of souls, means that one does not have to renounce society in order to achieve enlightenment. Rather, the soul filled with illumination faces society directly with understanding and the compassion to serve it and to elevate it so that it.

The soul becomes elevated not by the renunciation of responsibilities or worldly duties but by a renunciation of the negativity that exists within the role being played. The Raja Yogi does not try to escape social obligations but rather purifies them through becoming filled with light, love, peace and happiness. This stage of self-awareness and God-communication imparts a subtle richness into one's life-pattern.

There are those who believe that the elevated state is beyond society and its trimmings. They fine a quiet spot in the jungle or a monastery and contemplate deeper things. There are others who are stuck in the quicksand of their problems, and believe society's renunciates to be saints. However, holiness and virtue are qualities attained in one's life situation, not in running away from it. The Raja Yogi understands that the elevated state is not merely a matter of elevated thoughts, but elevated actions for the benefit of the self and the world. We are what we do and not so much what we imagine ourselves to be. The external circumstances are merely the unfolding of what we are internally.


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