Self-Transformation
July 13, 2018

Spiritual Discrimination

  Every morning, we begin our day with the following prayer: “Blessed are You, O Lord our God, Who gives the rooster understanding to distinguish between day and night.” The…
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Self-Transformation
June 15, 2018

Overcoming Jealousy

Wrath is cruel, and anger is overwhelming; but who is able to stand before jealousy? - Proverbs 27:4 The feeling of jealousy is a deadly poison for those on the spiritual…
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Self-Transformation
June 8, 2018

Moment of Destiny

Saint Francis was the son of a wealthy merchant. He had grown up like any other rich man’s son and was known for his magnificent clothes and his extravagant ways.…
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Self-Transformation
May 25, 2018

Joy in God

  Sri Ramakrishna was known for his God-intoxicated state. One day, he went with a devotee to a reservoir in a Temple garden in order that he might teach him…
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Self-Transformation
April 13, 2018

Four Remembrances

There are four remembrances in the Torah that God asks us to hold in our mind. The Hasidic Master, Avraham Yehoshua Heschel of Apt, teaches that these four remembrances are…
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Self-Transformation
February 9, 2018

Living with High Aspirations and No Expectations

“By practicing, it can happen anytime, at any door of perception, when one is ready, but not by expecting. Continue working. Every step is taking you near the goal. Continuity…
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Self-Transformation
February 2, 2018

The Power of Faith

Faith is the engine that powers all our spiritual work. When we have faith, our every act is infused with spiritual livingness. With faith, we can change Heaven and earth.…
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Self-Transformation
January 4, 2018

Self-Awareness

The work of self-transformation plays a key role in the spiritual life. Without it all our other practices are meaningless. Unless we seriously engage in the work of personality purification,…
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Self-Transformation
December 1, 2017

Steadiness

“And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hands, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hands, that Amalek prevailed. When Moses’ hands became weary, they…
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Self-Transformation
October 27, 2017

Integrity

As one of his spiritual disciplines, Saint Francis of Assisi never ate meat. Once, however, because he was ill, he ate a little bit of chicken. When his physical strength…
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