So many of our life goals are defined by wealth. Wealth is necessary to keep us within our needs, but often the desire for wealth means we quickly want to upgrade our standard of living. The desire for wealth very quickly turns into greed. Nothing is then enough.
Swamini Supriyananda uplifts us, reminding us to truly value the smallest things we have. Running after something we don't have, is indeed foolish, whilst we can just choose to enjoy what we already do have.
We spend so much of our life preparing, acquiring and accomplishing. We spend so much time learning the sciences of life, the economic markets of different countries, the improvements in technology; yet are any of these going to help us at the most crucial times of our life?
Whilst analysis of markets, improvement in medicine and technology make our life more efficient and thus improve the 'standard of living'. What will help us improve our 'standard of life'? What will help us deal with our past regrets or our biggest worries of the future?
Swamini Supriyananda helps us understand how spiritual knowledge enables us to tackle issues wisely on a daily basis and also at the time of death.
Wouldn't it be so beautiful if we see God in everything? Easier said than done. If we like something, we can see God in them. If we have to see God in things we don't like, or hate ; our minds translate dislike into un-divine. If we can change our minds or forgive those people who we hate, then in that person we can see hints of goodness.
As we reduce our impurities, we will see that Self in all people. Swamini Supriyananda expounds on how this feeling of one-ness can only bring about love and nothing else.
Unknowingly we have actually made the goal of our life sorrow. Our desires normally stem from objects that will not give us eternal happiness. We know it can't be eternal because if it has a beginning, and so it has to have an end. That end is the birth of sorrow.
Swamini Supriyananda explains this thoroughly, through a beautiful humorous story. To connect with joy, we have to disconnect with sorrow, and disconnect with our attachment.
Moderation is key - we hear this everywhere. Little do many people know that an imbalance in any aspect of our life is the real reason for why we are in pain. Anything too much or too little can be harmful for us at both an emotional and physical level. Swamini Supiryananda logically unravels this secret of moderation and leads us to understand how balance is joy.
There are so many different layers to our personality, the layers that we keep seeing change, our wants, our mood, our body our goals. Yet underneath these layers there is that changeless.
Swamini Supriyananda shows us how
we can take the periphery parts of our personality and unite it with the perfect part by taking all that is is not perfect and resting it in Infinitude .
For us to be connected, we need to be real with who we are, and it is only knowledge that can help that. Swamini Supriyananda expounds on how the Bhagavad Geeta states that knowledge is a means of purification. She delves into deeper meanings with another great story.
Our days go by sometimes not feeling as 'complete' as others. There may be a multitude of reasons for why that could have happened, but mostly because our actions were inefficient and didn't allow us to connect.
Action can be a way for us to reconnect; it can be a means of yoga. Swamini Supriyananda explains how an action can be seen as efficient and expounds on various ways we can take a simple task with a broader perspective and a higher ideal.
Likes and dislikes are the tinted glasses through which we see the world. Working towards equipoise, will slowly diffuse our likes and dislikes, which will allow us to connect with ourselves better.
Using a fresh approach, Swamini Supriyananda, breaks down the meaning of an equipoised mind and explains how moving away from restlessness is our path to divinity.