Thoughts of the Day by Swami Ramdas
Here are thoughts for the Day that I thought were especially revelent. All are by Swami Ramdas. Visit the web site for his Ashram
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Om Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram
Where there is a will there is a way. There are so many who are leading a very busy life in the world. Still they find time for meditation and prayers, even though the time they get is very short. A few minutes spent every day in the remembrance of God is quite enough provided we put our heart and soul into it. It is the intensity that counts and not the amount of time taken for spiritual practices. If you have real love for God and if you are a real seeker, somehow or other you will find time for thinking of Him, praying to Him and trying to realize Him.
When you have the Name in your mind, there is light, purity, peace and joy. It is an all-sufficient, all-comprehensive practice. It is not that you get happiness some time after repeating the Name. The moment you repeat it with love for God, the moment you have it on your tongue, you enjoy its sweetness. This wonderful potency the simple Name of God has, because the Name itself is God. If you get the Name, you get God Himself.
Get inspired by Him to do things. Act as an instrument in His hands and feel that He is guiding, watching and making you do everything. Then you are safe, you are on the right path. You can deceive a man, but cannot deceive God, as He is the eternal witness within us and knows everything. So be frank with Him and make the heart as pure, innocent and guileless as that of a child. If we do so, He acknowledges us. He takes us within His resplendent being and makes us realize our oneness with Him. We should not feel one thing, say another and do something else. There should be perfect
co-ordination between thought, word and deed.
When you are tired after a whole day’s work, pray to Him `O God, You have enabled me to work for the whole day. I am tired now. Make me love You more and make me love all and make me pure’. With such a simple prayer, go to sleep. Then you are safe.