The Grace Behind Tests

I recently watched a video of a man running a race. He injured his leg, but his determination was such that he continued to limp through the rest of the race. At one point, his father came down from the audience and helped him through the painful effort. This clip was only a few seconds long and yet it moved me almost to tears. It reminded me of the love and compassion that our Heavenly Father has for us. “God … Read More

The Festival of Gratitude

What are you grateful for?  It’s been said that if you have one prayer in life, “Thank you!” would suffice.  Even though this year has been one of the most difficult globally and for many people personally, we still can find the hidden joy and secret of gratitude amidst the worst circumstances. Swami Kriyananda said, “Suffering is a result of delusion, not of outward circumstance. There have been people in the darkest dungeons and people suffering the worst diseases who … Read More

Love is Effortless

Years ago, when Rammurti and I had our bookstore, I used to do the bookkeeping. Each day, after counting the previous day’s cash drawer, I would walk a few blocks to the bank to make a deposit. One day as I stood in line at the bank, I noticed that, as some customers got to the head of the line, they stepped aside allowing the next person to go ahead. It soon became obvious that those customers were waiting for … Read More