August 1, 2001

Respect as Service

I remember seeing in India an interesting notice boldly painted on the side of a building which said BE KIND TO ANIMALS BY NOT EATING THEM. How charmingly naïve! And yet how clearly stated and how forthright an appeal!
July 1, 2001

Be the Master of Your Mind

We know that all our troubles begin in the mind. Our mind is our friend as well as our enemy. When under control, it is our friend. When it gets the better of us, it is our enemy. Those who have control over their minds are at peace. They are truly happy.
June 1, 2001

Some Sayings of Swami Prabhavananda

It is with the most profound emotion that I find myself in this position in which for many years I had the great joy in seeing Swami Prabhavananda.
May 1, 2001

The Ideal of Service in Buddhism

Buddhism, in all its branches, sects, and subsects prevalent in different countries of the world, is a vast subject. This article will therefore be confined to the study of the ideal of service in the early Buddhist scriptures.
April 1, 2001

A Fruitful Search for God

Those who seek God are often frustrated in various ways; they do not understand whether or not it is possible for their search to be fruitful. Some seekers complain, "I have tried meditation. I have tried concentration and prayer for two years, or three years, or four years, but illumination has not come." Others complain that they have tried to meditate upon God in different ways and are confused about what God really is.