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While we live, we should be happy and allow others to be happy
Every day we have to take some time off to make ourselves peaceful. For this, we need to become aware that all that is there today will not be there someday, like the bubbles in the water. We should know the impermanence.
While we live we should be happy and allow others to be happy. When we remember death, the questions about life become less. While we live we have to achieve two things - (i) how much love we have shared and (ii) how much wisdom we have gained. These are the only two things that remain with us even after we die.
Every day we should sit for a few minutes and meditate - be free from all unnecessary things like what others think about us. We have to realize that God (Paramatma) is omnipresent. If He is not omnipresent, we cannot call Him, God. He is always there, everywhere and in everyone of us. We close our eyes and see Him and that is meditation. Guru, God and Atma (soul) are the same.
When you come to the ashram, leave your worries here - don't take them back with you. When you do seva, your needs will be taken care of. Our work is to spread wisdom. So you spread wisdom and whatever you need, will happen anyway.
There is no point in spending the whole of our earnings on ourselves. We have to keep two-three percent for social service, for dharma jagruti (awakening of truth) – so corruption can be minimized. We should all get together and inspire the people of our country.
When you have a question, ask yourself several times, and when you don't get the answers, then only ask the Guru. Other things you will get by your prarabdha (past karma) and all good things will happen.
Music, Meditation and Wisdom - all these three things should be there in life - gaan, dhyanaurgyaan (music, meditation and wisdom).