"The world is waiting for the grand idea of universal toleration. It will be a great acquisition to civilization. Nay, no civilization can long exist unless this idea enters into it. Nо civilization can grow unless fanaticism, bloodshed and brutality stop. Nо civilization can begin to lift up its head until we look charitably upon one another, and the first step towards that much-needed charity is to look charitably and kindly upon the religious convictions of others. May more, to understand that not only should we be charitable, but positively helpful, to each other, however different our religious ideas and convictions may be". - Vedantic Thought for the Month
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VEDANTA MASS MEDIA The Imitation of Christ | The Value of Adversity  

 

 

         

 

 


                   

     The Twelfth Chapter

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

     IT IS good for us to have trials and troubles at times, for they often remind us that we are on

probation and ought not to hope in any worldly thing. It is good for us sometimes to suffer

contradiction, to be misjudged by men even though we do well and mean well. These things help

us to be humble and shield us from vainglory. When to all outward appearances men give us no

credit, when they do not think well of us, then we are more inclined to seek God Who sees our

hearts. Therefore, a man ought to root himself so firmly in God that he will not need the consolations

of men.

 

     When a man of good will is afflicted, tempted, and tormented by evil thoughts, he realizes

clearly that his greatest need is God, without Whom he can do no good. Saddened by his miseries

and sufferings, he laments and prays. He wearies of living longer and wishes for death that he might

be dissolved and be with Christ. Then he understands fully that perfect security and complete peace

cannot be found on earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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International Yoga Day 21 June 2015
International Yoga Day 21 June 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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