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THE MIND: FUNCTIONS AND CONTROL # 3

THE MIND: FUNCTIONS AND CONTROL # 3 We must remember that the mind is only a servant. What controls the mind? There has to be an intellect. It is the intellect that decides what the mind should do and not do. It is like the super ego of Freud, who says that the mind has…
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ABSOLUTE TRUTH AND RELATIVE TRUTH

ABSOLUTE TRUTH AND RELATIVE TRUTH We can discuss truth under two headings: Absolute Truth and relative truth In Absolute Truth there is no second. The term Absolute is final, nothing beyond. So we can say God is Truth and Truth is God. This Truth is spelled with a capital T. There is nothing beyond God,…
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The Kabir Panth

  [ I just came across this from an old issue of the Kabir Voice, March 1986, of the Kabir Association of Canada. I was the editor of the Kabir Voice. This reader had an interesting observation. My response then is given here.]   Dear Editor, Saheb Bandagee, With every issue of the `Kabir Voice’ …
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THE MIND:  FUNCTIONS AND CONTROL  # 2

THE MIND:  FUNCTIONS AND CONTROL  # 2 The mind behaves in a similar fashion as the waves of the ocean. The mind can be very still, as when you are in meditation. Your mind is well controlled, like the calm water of a serene lake. But the waves form from the calm water when it…
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THE MIND:  FUNCTIONS AND CONTROL 

  THE MIND:  FUNCTIONS AND CONTROL   Satguru Kabir said that the mind is the cause of bondage and liberation. Tagore said that every person, at birth, is given the key of heaven, and the same key also unlocks the door to hell.   So what is the mind?  It is very difficult to define…
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WHERE IS GOD?

WHERE IS GOD?   Where is God that I should worship Him? In which church, temple, mosque or holy place? Tell me, O wise man! That I may know, And cease wandering as others do. Everywhere I see people praying, Entreating God whom they cannot see. Is it blind faith or mystic vision, That keeps…
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PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT   The world is facing an increasing environmental crisis in terms of global warming, air, soil and water pollution, melting of polar ice and rising sea levels with the potential to submerge coastal areas, negative health effects such as chronic respiratory diseases, loss of habitat and wildlife, loss of topsoil and…
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KABIR – MYSTIC SAINT OF INDIA

KABIR – MYSTIC SAINT OF INDIA (1398 – 1518) Satguru Kabir was found as a baby among lotus flowers at Lahartara Lake near Varanasi. He was raised by a young Muslim couple that were weavers known as Julaha. In childhood he became the disciple of the famous Hindu saint Swami Ramanand. He did not go…
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CELEBRATING THE GURU

  CELEBRATING THE GURU   “Poojaa Guru Ko Keejiye, Sab Pooja Jihi Maaheen; Jo Jal Seenche Mool Taru, Saakhaa Patra Aghaaee.”Being God-centric is being Guru-centric. The Guru is the gateway to attaining God realisation. Without the Guru in our life, we have no direction; we do not know our destination. The Guru is the one who…
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THE REAL “I” AND THE FALSE “I”

THE REAL “I” AND THE FALSE “I” Let us try to understand the two types of “I” – the real “I” and the false “I”. Most of us think of the “I” as the physical body and when we say: “I am”, we refer to the physical body. Everybody thinks of the physical body as…
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