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  • How you treat others determines how much happiness or suffering you will experience.More...
  • When something keeps repeating itself in your life, it’s usually because of a belief you are not aware of.More...
  • If you sincerely pray for strength, God will likely put obstacles in your path to make you stronger. If you sincerely pray for humility, God will likely send someone to humiliate you.More...
  • Do not blame the agent of your karma. The people who hurt you are your teachers. They bring you invaluable lessons.More...
  • Habits are what we do unconsciously, practice is what we do consciously. Conscious practice of desired positive behaviors will eventually overcome unconscious undesirable habits.More...
  • Be satisfied with who you are. If you are not, you will tend to be jealous of others and unhappy with yourself.More...
  • There is only one person who can make the world better – YOU!!! When you uplift your consciousness, you automatically uplift the consciousness of the planet.More...
  • Too much guilt can be debilitating. Regret leads to rectification whereas too much guilt normally causes people to beat themselves up, which in turn keeps them down.More...
  • When your values and your lifestyle are out of alignment, you will feel guilt or shame. Do not repress these feelings. They are telling you something is wrong and you need to change.More...
  • The past doesn’t equal the future, but it can overpower you if you allow yourself to be controlled by it.More...

These Japa affirmations encapsulate the essence of my Japa retreat in the form of affirmations. Many devotees have found these affirmations greatly helpful in going more deeply into their Japa.

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