October 2009

MESSAGES FROM SHREE VASANT

SPEECH
One can expend so much energy, valuable energy on talking. If it is meaningful conversation it is excellent but so much of the interaction between people is wasteful. Always think is it useful? Is it helpful? Is it clear communication? Is it gossip? Is it necessary? One can be extremely spontaneous and fill of joy and yet not fall into the trap of meaningless chatter.


Practice this today.
Where is the question of NOT feeling joy?
Do Mantra.
Let only HIS words come from your lips.
Wait before speaking as if you had a filter between your thoughts and your speech.
That filter screens your thoughts and only allows those of Purity and Light to come through.
You come to know that you are the thought, the word and the filter. This is how you learn control of speech.

SURRENDER
Those who seek personal gain only find their own destruction. Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven and all shall be added unto thee. Let not seeds of past desire confuse the state of happiness you are still capable of reaching. Surrender and “Thy will be done.”


SMILING
You must get into the habit of smiling all the time. All the time smiling. It has a good effect on your mind, not to mention the joy you bring to others.
If you feel quiet, be quiet but always be smiling.


SIMPLICITY
You should never feel envious of another person. If someone else’s life appears simple to you, you should say, “What is it that the person is doing to simplify his life? What priorities are set in order to simplify life?” You will notice that the priorities are being set, disciplines are being kept and service is being given without expectation. This makes life simple. This is all Grace.
Keep things simple. Simplify your life.

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