• Cultivating values in everyday life

    Question: How to cultivate values in everyday life? Answer: Each morning, making time for silence to connect with the inner being gives the experience of the original qualities of the self – which are peace, love, truth, purity and happiness.  As I connect with these innate qualities, and emerge them...

  • Serving Every Moment in Busy Life

    In context of today’s topic, many great souls like Gandhiji, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King come into my memory. They are revered in our hearts because their life mottos were only to benefit others. I fly in high spirits and feel enthusiastic just by reading articles or biographies of...

  • Daily Meditation Practices

    Here are some meditation practices that may be useful to you on your soul journey.  They can be done alone or with a group, standing or sitting.  It can be for a few minutes or as long as you like.  The main thing is you get into the zone and...

  • Chocolate Walnut Brownies

    Simple chocolatey goodness! Makes 16 yummy pieces Ingredients: ½ cup plain flour (all-purpose flour, white flour or maida), sifted ½ cup walnuts, chopped (you can replace with other nuts, choco chips of your choice) ½ cup butter, melted ½ cup silken/smooth tofu, pureed ½ cup cocoa powder 1 cup fine...

  • The Story of Prajapita Baba, the Father of the People

    On 18th January here at the Brahma Kumaris we celebrated the day of Prajapita Baba (or Brahma Baba), the Father of the people. This is the day which he left his mortal coil. He was an extremely pure soul and very faithful to God. He had excellent leadership qualities and was...

  • The Silent Secrets of the Christmas Tree

    The Christmas tree as we know it today started as tradition in 16th Century Europe, and is now a symbol for this holy time of year. It is universally adopted, but what is the deep significance to the elements that go to make it up? The depiction of a tree...

  • Taking Pain Leads to Giving Pain

    In my early childhood days, a magical pot story captured my interest. The innocent kid in me felt that impossible dreams could be realized if you possessed something magical. The essence of the story was that the magical pot fulfilled people’s wishes. The owner of the pot would deposit a...

  • Understanding Self = Understanding Others

    Understanding Self = Understanding Others You might have heard the story about Pied Piper of Hamelin. The Pied Piper claimed that he could free the entire city cursed with a plague from rats. He played his pipe and the shrilled note drew every mouse out of people’s houses. The mice followed...

  • Making silence practical

    I’ve been thinking a lot about silence recently, especially silence of the mind, and how to make it practical. Silence retreats are great—time for reflection and change. But I want to be able to experience this even when I can’t take time off and escape day-to-day life I had a...