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THE ADVENTURE

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Embrace The Other

Hari OM
Story-day is for cultural exploration, puraanas and parables and finding out about leading lights in spiritual philosophy.

We often ask:
WHY ARE OTHERS NOT LIKE ME?
Why are they not unto me
as I am unto them?
LIKE the garden…
has varieties of flowers…
the WORLD has…
people of different kinds
The quality of each mind…
made up with…
intentions…attitudes…likes…dislikes…
varies from person to person.
As the mind…so the person.
The various types of people can be
Categorised as:
v Gentle…pure…peaceful…virtuous.
v Active…dynamic
v Dull…inactive…apathetic…violent.
HOWEVER… the same ONE Self
shines through them all.
So each one has a right to live…
According to their own…
beliefs…tendencies…likes…
BUT without causing harm to others.
HOW THEN can I insist
that everyone be like me?
Ø spiritual like me
Ø vegetarian like me
The QUALITY of the MIND changes.
Just as my mind changes…everyday
Others’ minds also constantly change.
REMEMBER that the same Consciousness…
illuminates ALL minds…
WHICH IS WHY IN ESSENCE THEY ARE ONE!
LIKE…
Electricity unconditionally energises…
a fan…an iron…a bulb.
Each does a different job…
has a different inner construct…
YET is useful to everyone…
according to their needs.
SO…
Try not to make others like us
But try to like and respect them.
Minds are and can be different…
CELEBRATE THE DIFFERENCES!!!
– – Swami Tejomayananda.


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