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.

By Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya
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Friends! Donation and charity are two means which provide us enormous opportunities. If we donate we experience mental peace and our soul is contented. But we must be cautious as to donate only to the needy persons. If we feed who is already overfed, he would fall sick. Hence,its useless being benevolent to those who do not deserve.

All of us are too scared of death because it seems like a demon. But, what is more perilous and dreadful than death is watching our fellowmen suffer while we do nothing for their betterment. We must engage part of our time in helping others in whatever manner we could. But, this should never be to get back name and fame. Rather it should be for our own self-improvement. Thus it would not be right to give any credit to ourselves as it inflates our ego. We must understand that benevolence helps none but ourselves. It teaches us to be patient and noble. Even if we refuse to donate, it would not make any difference to the society because the Supreme Being has bestowed everyone with adequate means for survival. Here our meager donations do not matter much, but, we might lose an opportunity to help others and eventually ourselves.

Akhand Jyoti,
August 1949,
Pg.-19



By Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya
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“If you chant the Gayatri Mantra 24 times along with me, it will not only make your pronunciation pure but also my voices will be harmonized with yours. I have several voices. You have only one: the Vaikharee (voice of the tongue). I have the Madhyama (voice of the countenance),  the Para (voice of the heart) and the Pashyanti (voice of the mind). I chant Gayatri Mantra 24 times with these four voices in unison; you chant along too! This way the 24 Mantras will be as powerful as to 24,000 Mantras, because my voices are harmonized with them.  
    
    -From the Discourse: Yagya ki Mahatta evam Vatavaran ka Parishodhan.


By Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya
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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



By Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya
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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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