If you want to be happy don’t try. Make someone else happy. If you want to be unhappy, try hard to be happy.
Celebrate your successes, both from the past and present.The fact that you stand up and continue to try to be Krishna consciousness, despite your failures, is your success.
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.
Forgiving transforms your life. It forces you to raise your consciousness to the supernatural realm in order to show kindness and compassion to someone who hurt or abused you. Forgiveness is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight.
If you find serenity and happiness, people may be jealous;
Be happy anyway
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway
About Mahatma Prabhu
Mahatma Prabhu was born in Los Angeles, California in 1950. In 1969, at the age of 19, he first met Srila Prabhupada through The Bhagavad Gita As It Is, and then later that year met Srila Prabhupada personally in Los Angeles. In January of 1970 he moved into the temple in Berkeley, California and shortly after received first and second initiation.
He went on to do a variety of services including book distribution, sankirtan leader, temple president, college preaching, congregational development, and various educational projects. This has culminated in the work he does today developing workshops, social media, online courses and books both for devotees as well as the general public through his company Sattva (www.thesattvaway.com).