Friends! The world is full of opportunities. But we are not able to benefit out of them. We can reap maximum benefits if we learn to mold ourselves to face the circumstances, we are passing through and prepare ourselves to avail the opportunities we see. A perfect co-ordination between the two leads to unmatched development of our character and disposition.
Here, what is primarily needed is, first a true and honest self analysis and then identifying the weaknesses. The final step is weeding out our weaknesses. After this we, each of us can reform ourselves and  and get a new rebirth with sound morals, principles and with a broad, modern and a flexible outlook.
We must also understand that to progress in life, planning is of utmost importance. Once a feasible strategy has been charted out, one must try to stick to it under any situation; eventually, success will follow. This implies that a person can elevate himself only by helping himself. Consequently the whole world will follow him.  The whole universe comes forward to help the person who is strong and determined towards his objectives.

Akhand Jyoti,
January 1950,
Pg.-27



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Friends! We must live life as if it is an enactment or a play and we are nothing but mere performers on a stage.  This is exactly thinking like Saints who spend their lives as puppets at the hands of the Ultimate.
Gatey was a very famous actor of Germany. With the passing years he had gained a lot of experience and got so engrossed in his work that he started considering himself as only a person discharging his duties in the capacity of a performer. When he breathed his last, he had a very innocent and sweet smile on his face. Before leaving his body, he clapped loudly and gestured, “This is the end of a beautiful play, my friends! The curtain draws now.”

Pragya Puran,
Pg.-202



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Friends!If you possess any skill then liberate it from any kind of doubts and fears. Just surrender yourself and your skills to the Supreme Being and witness them getting even further expanded and polished. Once you surrender totally, it would be like sowing a seed in the fertile soil. The seed shall become a huge tree and benefit thousands of people.
Charity and benevolence never decrease your wealth. In fact once you share your assets with others, be it money or even a kind intention or a humble gesture, or even a smile, it is bound to come back to you multiplied by several times. Here, care must be taken that you shall not impose anything upon anyone. Whoever acquires happily shall be welcomed and endowed.
A word of praise uttered by you for anyone gives pleasure to him as well as it makes your own life resplendent. As we see that one lit candle can light thousands of other candles keeping its own flame bright and alive, in the same way a single word or gesture of truth either said or done pleases everybody and produces divine merits in all.

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Friends! We are the weavers of our own destiny. We have made our lives pitiful by becoming puppets at the hands of our own weaknesses and shortcomings. But we can overcome these with the help of our own conscience and perceptions. But, for this we need to go through a mental reformation. This mental reformation is the main foundation of a new era which is also a consequence of the thought transformation.
We face numerous problems and adversities in our lives, but we fail to understand that they are a result of our ignorance and frivolity. And the solution to these afflictions lies in awareness and enlightenment of the core of our hearts and souls.
A spider weaves its own web and gets entangled in it. But then it decides to break free and focuses its entire energy towards its freedom. It collects its own web in the form of a ball & swallows it whole. In the same way we have to loosen the knots of our adversities and become a free-soul. We cannot see these knots due to the darkness of the absurdity of our own minds. Once we decide and awaken our faculties, we would ignite the flame of our wisdom and would be able to open all the knots and set ourselves free.

AkhandJyoti
1962, pg-6



By Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya
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The oil in the lamp has finished. Only the burning cotton wick was emitting dim light was left. On seeing its dying moment, a householder couldn’t help asking it, “You have been guiding others by emitting your light for the whole life. You have been doing good to the world, yet when I see your such tragic end, my heart rends.”

The extinguishing lamp gathered its whole power and while emitting its glow for the last time, said, “Brother! In this mortal
world, one who is born is bound to die. We can’t escape death even after our all possible attempts. However, we can do only this much: we shouldn’t let the precious moments of our life go waste.”

Pragya Puran,
Part-I,
Page 132



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