The Victim Mentality

People who always position themselves as the victim will never grow. They always think that other people are hurting them in some way. Although it could be a reality, if they anticipate and look for it, they will just create that around them to an even greater extent. They will begin to chant the same mantra in their minds, “Somebody didn’t treat me right, someone didn’t look at me right, someone didn’t address me right, someone didn’t take care of me properly, someone used me improperly…” Consequently, a person who always sees him or herself as the victim becomes the perpetual victim because violence brings more violence.

Reference: Spiritual Warrior VI: Beyond Fanaticism, Terrorism, and War – Discover the Peace Solution, Closing Reflections

Attack the Violence by Waging Peace

Our duty as spiritual warriors is not to engage in conventional physical warfare, but to attack the violence by waging peace and compassion. Yes, we are called to war and each day we have to determine what we have done on the battlefield. Did we act as cowards by hiding and allowing others to fight the battle? Did we stand by and watch millions and even billions get wounded and meet total devastation? The spiritual warriors’ ranks are increasing, but not fast enough. Let us increase our influence on this planet.

Reference: Spiritual Warrior VI: Beyond Fanaticism, Terrorism, and War – Discover the Peace Solution, Closing Reflections

Seeing Krishna

Nobody can see Krishna, who is both omniscient and omnipotent, with mundane vision. Our eyes must first be opened with the torchlight of knowledge. Wherever bona fide knowledge is cultivated, the darkness of nescience is banished. It is not difficult for the Supreme Lord to arrange for someone who loves Him to see Him, and also to take His association.

Reference: Reflections on Sacred Teachings, Volume Four: Sri Isopanisad, Mantra 3

Do Whatever is Best Now

The true spiritualist profoundly appreciates my mother’s statement, “Give me my flowers while I can see them.” Once the body is gone, the soul departs for its new encounter; therefore, it is important to say and do whatever is best for everyone now! Where we have made offenses, we must stop and ask for forgiveness now! While we have people to meet, places to visit, and experiences to have, we must put first things first, understanding the differences between what is temporary and what is eternal now! We must allow every day of our lives to represent healthy closure now!

Reference: The Beggar IV: Die Before Dying, Meditation 10 – Die Before Dying

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