External pomp and show, wealth, admiration and adulation are not helpful in dealing with inner discontent, says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
Pt. Sameer Khanwalker says the Mahabharata provides concrete evidence that India was scientifically, supremely ahead of any other civilisation and remained so until the West began to catch up barely over two centuries ago.
The message of Janamashtami is that it is time to bring a wave of joy in society. Become seriously joyful!
Be like an empty flute, says Swami Sukhabodhananda . Passively observe the thoughts that come by. By practising being empty, there would be no barrier for the divine to enter you.
It is no use to externally extend a welcome to Bhagawan if the inside is clogged up with unwanted desires. Bhagawan may very well come, but He will go away without finding a place to sit.
If unhappiness exists, we keep it alive; we identify ourselves with it. We say, it will take time for the unhappiness to vanish, but because we give time, we keep unhappiness alive.