God is fair, no matter what. If you are hurt or failed to achieve what you desire, you need to master the art of patience. After all, good intentions never fail.
When someone says to you that you have remarkable faith; that is the moment you feel proud.
But if you feel ashamed of what you have heard because you do not have as much faith as you appear to have, that is worrisome.
You should always know that you are only an instrument of the light. There is no reason to feel proud or to feel guilty. There are only reasons to feel happy.
When you are terrified while making important decision, you must consult your companions.
One says, ‘This is too much for you’. The other says, ‘Go on, be brave’. At that moment, your doubts grow.
In that time of anxiety, you need to think and see yourself in the future. You must also see the people who will benefit or be harmed by your attitude. Of course, you do not want to cause pointless suffering to anyone, but nor do you want to abandon the path you are on.
It’s all up to you to allow the decision to reveal itself.
If you have to say ‘yes’, you should say it bravely. If you have to say ‘no’, you should say it without a trace of cowardice.
Your destiny is to be
with the people similar to you,
but when you need to practise
the art of your profession
for the sake of achieving the excellence,
you practise it apart from your companions.
Then and there, you behave like a star.
Brave men have dreams.
Their dreams carry them forward.
But they never make the mistake of thinking that the way is broad and the gate wide.
They know that the Universe functions in a seemingly magical process of transformation and creation.
So the best advice they keep is: ‘concentrate and disperse your energies according to the situation.’
In times of decision making, you must analyse every proposal, then you seek agreement. The most important thing in making any decision is making it without ever losing your dignity.
Regrets can kill you or can burn you from within so make sure that you have no regrets. If you do have any, then humble yourself and undo the wrong you have done.
The act of surrender forces you to stop asking foolish questions and helps you to overcome your feelings of guilt.
The philosopher Lao Tzu says of the journey of the warrior of light.
‘The Way involves respect for all small and subtle things. Learn to recognise the right moment to adopt the necessary attitudes.’
Even if you have already fired a bow several times, continue to pay attention to how you position the arrow and how you flex the string.’
‘When a beginner knows what he needs, he proves more intelligent than an absent-minded sage.’
‘Accumulating love brings luck, accumulating hatred brings calamity. Anyone who fails to recognise problems leaves the door open for tragedies to rush in.’
‘The battle is not the same as the quarrel.’
A warrior of light shares his world with the people he loves.
He tries to encourage them to do the things they would like to do but for which they lack the courage; at such times, the Enemy appears holding two wooden signs in his hand.
On one sign is written: ‘Think about yourself. Keep all the blessings for yourself, otherwise you’ll end up losing everything.’
On the other sign, he reads: ‘Who do you think you are, helping other people? Can’t you see your own faults?’
A warrior knows that he has faults. But he knows too that he cannot grow alone and thus distance himself from his companions.
Therefore, he throws the two signs to the floor, even if he thinks they may contain a grain of truth. The signs crumble into dust, and the warrior continues to encourage those nearest him.