Monday, April 12, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010

Real hope

For most people, the hardest thing to understand is that they already have everything they could possibly want. On one hand, there are desires, expectations, aspirations. We are told, "Do this, do this, do this." Remember when you were young and your mother or father would tell you, "Study! Study hard so that one day you can become something"?

I understand the intent behind that statement. The intent is that parents want their children to succeed. But it also implies something else, which is: you are nothing. And that is simply not true.

I don't really want to tell you that your mother was wrong. I want to be able to say that your mother was right. And maybe she was right about everything, except for that one thing—you are something. Not only that, but you are, in fact, something divine. And so, my message brings hope—not just making something up to give you good news, but real hope.
                                            - Prem Rawat

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