Sincere Words

“Words saturated with sincerity, conviction, faith, and intuition are like highly explosive vibration bombs, which, when set off, shatter the rocks of difficulties and create the change desired….Sincere words or affirmations repeated understandingly, feelingly, and willingly are sure to move the Omnipresent Cosmic Vibratory Force to render aid in your difficulty. Appeal to that Power with infinite confidence, casting out all doubt; otherwise the arrow of your attention will be deflected from its mark.

“After you have sown in the soil of Cosmic Consciousness your vibratory prayer-seed, do not pluck it out frequently to see whether or not it has germinated. Give the divine forces a chance to work uninterruptedly.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda
Scientific Healing Affirmations

26 Soul Qualities

Our minister quoted these qualities today at Self Realization Fellowship  Phoenix Temple from the book  God Talks with Arjuna, Paramahansa Yogananda’s scripture commentary on the Bhagavad Gita. Today’s talk was on “How to Be Stronger Than Life’s Trials and Tests” and how to use your highest qualities to overcome life’s challenges. He spoke about how we should recognize which of these qualities we possess and work on strengthening  and perfecting them. He used Mahatma Gandhi  as an example of someone who became great from practicing two of these qualities: Truth (satya) and Noninjury (ahimsa).

1:  Fearlessness (abhayam)
2:  Purity of heart (sattva samshuddhi)
3:  Steadfastness (jnanayogavyavasthithi)
4:  Almsgiving (dana)
5:  Self-restraint (dama)
6:  Religious rites (yagnas)
7:  Right study of the scriptures (swadhyaya)
8:  Self discipline (tapas)
9:  Straightforwardness (arjavam)
10: Noninjury (ahimsa)
11: Truth (satya)
12: Absence of wrath (akrodha)
13: Renunciation (tyaga)
14: Peace (shanthi)
15: Absence of fault-finding and calumny (apaishunam)
16: Compassion toward all beings (daya)
17: Noncovetousness, absence of greed (aloluptvam)
18: Gentleness (mardavam)
19: Modesty (hri)
20: Absence of restlessness (achapalam)
21: Radiance of character (tejas)
22: Forgiveness (kshama)
23: Patience or fortitude (dhriti)
24: Cleanness of body and purity of mind (shaucha)
25: Nonhatred (adroha)
26: Lack of conceit (na atimanita)

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Love makes the stars shine brighter

Love gives and gives and never stops giving
Love is invincible
Love is the answer to all life’s problems
Love is the elixir which makes one happy
Love is the greatest gift you can give
Love is the reason the sun removes the night
Love is the tonic for all ailments
Love makes the stars shine brighter

by Charisse Colbert