The Unsung Song The song that I came to sing remains unsung to this day. I have spent my days in stringing and in unstringing my instrument. The time has not come true, the words have not been rightly set; only there is the agony of wishing in my heart. The blossom has not opened; only the wind is sighing by. I have not seen His face, nor have I heard His voice; only I have heard His gentle footsteps from the road before my house. The lifelong day has passed in spreading His
History reveals, in any group, society or country, power always tends to be concentrated in the hands of a small minority who make every effort to keep it that way. But to avoid an uprising by the majority they have to be clever on how they go about it. The institutions of legislators, government, judiciary, army, business, educators and organised religion are programmed to work in concert to keep the majority under the control of this small minority. Control starts with the
We pray when God is outside.
We meditate when God is inside. You can also view the quote and post a comment at: Linkedin Guru Wonder: Facebook - GDNLife - Instagram - linkedin - SikhNet - SoundCloud - South Asia Analysis Group - Tumblr - Twitter #God #inside #meditate #outside #pray Credits: These words of wisdom and awakening were gifted to me by my friend Nathu Ram Verma ji. Ref: Qg102
The question is, 'Why does attraction always lands up causing us pain?' Fatal Attraction', remember the term? The question is, 'Why does attraction always land up causing us pain?' In reality not all attraction causes suffering, and here is why? Attraction often called 'love' has commonly come to mean only physical and sexual attraction. This serves only the animal nature of our biology. However, unlike other animals who merely exist in two dimensions of the physical and the
There is so much talk of God, that we tend to get confused. Who or what is God? Even though many claim to be able to define or know God, no one really knows, the nature of the sacred. The history of religions and spirituality is simply the story of how human beings at different times and in various cultures have struggled to understand and articulate their vague and intuitive sensing of the mysterious realm of the unknown which they call God. The sacred permeates through ever
Every human being is preoccupied with three simultaneous quests. Knowing oneself, their relationship with their fellow beings and his or her relationship with an all knowing, all powerful super being we usually call 'God'. A God who will answer all our prayers, make our fantasies come true, cater to all our wants and free us from fear and distress. We have come to seek God in the most absurd of places. We look for God everywhere in our world, in crucifixes, shrines, stones,
If God created the Universe, then, who created God? This our 5 year old grandsons asked, me as I did my parents and they had asked my grandparents, without anyone getting a satisfactory answer. So life just moves along with this nagging doubt, and most of us will die never knowing the answer. Even if we were to get a satisfactory answer, what will we do with it? Nothing. Humans need to worship something greater than themselves and that great entity is God. If we cannot perce
Many years ago, a friend shared an anecdote with me. Which I now recall every 'Father's day'. A little girl was walking along a path with her father, when they came to a rickety and treacherous bridge. Instinctively the father stretched out his hand to his daughter and said; "Here, take my hand." The daughter replied; "No father, you please hold my hand." The father was confused, "What is the difference, whether you hold my hand or I hold yours?" The little girl smilingly sai
We are frequently informed that modernity has made life better, and given us much to feel happy about. Really? Excitement and tension in abundance, but happiness and peace not much. Material comforts may have increased tremendously, but so has mental stress along with emotional and spiritual sickness. The body is abused, the mind wavers and wanders aimlessly and the spirit lies deep asleep in darkness.
Science and technology have delivered to humanity great gifts of medicin
The mighty Roman Empire never collapsed, it simply morphed into the mighty Roman Catholic Church. In the new dispensation, the Pope replaced the Emperor, the Senate became the Church and the Senators became the Bishops and Cardinals, etc. In the name of Christ, claiming to save mankind and establish Christendom, the military-political Roman Empire acquired a virtuous religious face and name, 'The Roman Catholic Church' For all its stated goals, the Church remains an instituti
'The Truth lies within us'. What did the Gurus and masters mean by that? What did Jesus mean when he said, "The kingdom of God lies within us"? Therein lies the answer. God called by a thousand names in numerous language are just another name for the Truth. Truth is not an acquisition that has to be sought. It is not a goal to be attained. It is a realisation and an awakening. If truth cannot be attained, then how is it realised? To be truly happy and liberated, then to the c
6This article was mailed to readers on February 20th 2016 JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University), is one of the most prominent universities of India. It has been in the news for a long time due to everything except academics. JNU claims it is a leading university. For the enormous resources lavished on setting up and maintaining JNU critics point out, it has precious little positive outcomes to show for it. JNU has however distinguished itself by becoming a breeding centre for an
"TRUTH is within ourselves; it takes no rise From outward things, whatever you may believe. There is an inmost centre in us all, Where truth abides in fullness; and around, Wall upon wall, the gross flesh hems it in, This perfect, clear perception—which is truth. A baffling and perverting carnal mesh Binds it, and makes all error: and, to KNOW, Rather consists in opening out a way Whence the imprisoned splendour may escape, Than in effecting entry for a light Supposed to be w
In 1855 President Franklin Pierce of the United States made a “request” to Chief Seathl of the Suwamish tribe of American Indians (who lived in what is now the State of Washington) to “sell” his land to the government. In reply, Chief Seathl sent the following letter to the President: The great chief in Washington sends word that he wishes to buy our land. The great chief also sends us words of friendship and goodwill. This is kind of him, since we know that he has little nee
We may not be aware of it but every encounter with another being, effects us in some way or the other. This is why the ancients stressed upon the company we keep. Good, noble and loving people enrich us and some not so good people tend to impoverish us. With good fortune, it was on Guru Poornima (full moon) at the ashram of Baba Ishwar Singh in Dehradun (India) that my wife Mohini and I met a spiritual man, Kulwinder Singh who makes a living by driving a taxi in NewYork city.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of benefits; The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. The terms Capitalism and Socialism are used frequently by the elites and the media. Yet the average person has only a vague idea. Capital was, is, and will always be controlled by a small minority of people in every society. Called Capitalists this group always decide how the country and economy will run. Capitalists belong to no country, soc
Facebook - Twitter - linkedin - SikhNet Tegh Vir Singh, our year old grandson gets his bath in style. He is attended to and entertained like a prince as he frolics in the water. He is usually accompanied by his little rubber and plastic toys. The advantage of the bathroom is that one can usually enjoy complete privacy. What a rare thing privacy has become? Once while taking a shower, out of curiousity, I picked up the rubber duck and elephant lying on the shelf. What started