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Stop Unreal Expectations

(Published in The Daily Guardian August 3, 2020) We all expect things in life. Whether from other people, from ourselves or from situations. It is normal to have hopes and expectations. However, giving too much importance to unrealistic expectations is a recipe for disaster and should be avoided to have a peaceful and happy life. There is a popular definition of expectations. It goes like this. “Expectations are premeditated resentments.” When we have expectations, it is like we are pre planning the future resentments that are bound to occur. But whether it is expectations from others, from yourself or expectations…

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To Love And To Create

(Published in The Daily Guardian July 20, 2020) Prashant Solomon Being creative is one of the most important reasons we are here on this Earth. Many people question the reason they are born. Is it just a coincidence you are here? Are we only a statistic or a mere blip of insignificance in human history? Nothing can be further from the truth. There are basically two things that are important about life and everything else is a derivative of these. To love and to create.  In many books about ‘near death experiences’ or NDEs there is an interesting similarity that…

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The Changing River of Life and Its Meaning

(Published in The Daily Guardian July 6, 2020) Prashant Solomon One of life’s most powerful ironies is that the only constant in life is change! This is perhaps best described by the philosopher Heraclitus in the 5th century BC in the following way - You can never step into the same river twice. Because neither the river nor you are the same.  This indeed is one of the ironies of life and at the same time one of the greatest dynamics in the universe. There is a universal flux which exists throughout all of creation. A flux that ensures that…

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Be Your Own Best Friend

I have started writing a fortnightly spiritual column in the Daily Guardian newspaper. My first article 'Be your own best friend' was published on June 22, 2020. I am posting the content of the column below: Are you your own best friend? When we are alone with ourselves, instead of feeling bored or lonely, that time would be much better spent by looking inwards and introspecting. If this lockdown has a silver lining, this is one of them - it has given us a chance to slow down and look inwards. It has given us a chance to think about…

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Time to look back and introspect

This appeared in The Indian Express on December 25, 2019 Prashant Solomon The last week of the year is heralded by Christmas. At this time next week, we will be in the year 2020 which is not just a new year but the beginning of a new decade. This is a perfect week for reflection. It is a great time to look back at not just the year but in this case, the last 10 years and take stock of our own lives. Are we happy with the way we have spent the last year or decade as the case…

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Stepping into Christhood

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. — Matt. 5:14-16 . There is a way, tried and true, that saints, adepts and avatars have walked. The way is universal and timeless and will reunite you to your higher self and when this happens, the most subtle consciousness of God realization will shine through you. This is the path of individuated Christhood and Buddhahood that Jesus, Krishna, Gautam Buddh and Mahatavar Babaji and many others, even in civilizations long forgotten, helped forge. As you follow in…

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The Beloved – Part 1

It has been too long in terms of Earth time that we have seen each other in the flesh. You have been gone too long. Time is a strange illusion. At times it feels like just yesterday that I used to look into your eyes and joy leaped out from the depths of my heart. And yet at times it seems like it has been eons since I saw your smile and heard your sweet laughter. With each passing day it is one day further from the last time I saw you. But once again the illusion of time is…

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A Spiritual Butterfly’s Caterpillar Experience

(Published in the Speaking Tree, The Times of India April 12, 2018) Sometimes we don’t understand life – the things that happen to us or in some cases, that don’t happen to us. But the important thing to remember is that life on earth is about evolving spiritually, and this is not only about meditation and prayer. Life itself is a property of the Spirit. Life is about growth, experience and learning. Life is eternal. Sometimes we don’t understand why “bad” things happen to us. Whether this refers to relationship problems or breakups, finances, career confusion, health issues, addictions, depression…

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Power of thought

Every thought creates a universal vibration   Every thought produces a vibration in the universe. The energy of the vibration produced increases as the intensity of the thought increases. These vibrations have power. They can change their surroundings and ultimately make the world a much better place. Have you noticed that when you enter into a room where there has been a fight or argument, you can 'sense' the tension in the air? Have you ever been in a place where you have had an eerie or uncomfortable feeling? We have all felt this some time or the other. It…

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The Godhead is Om

OM is a holy sound which is not only a chant, but it is a template of cosmic energy that when applied to our bodies by simple sounds actually generates a flow of cosmic energy from the lower chakras to the upper chakras and initiates a process of energy flow that stimulates spiritual evolution. The holy sound of OM is a combination of three letters A-U-M and these three sounds symbolize the Divine Energy or Shakti. But that is not all. There are many very interesting aspects of these syllables that can be experienced by you right now. Sit back…

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