Gossiping, Easiest way to enlightenment

A cybercadet from Texas asks about backbitting and gossip and wonders what to do when at family events that is all that takes place. Gurudeva gives his permission to her to make as many copies of the article on backbitting which appeared in Hinduism Today and to pass it around to all her relatives and friends. Another question is put worth to Gurudeva and here a cyberdevotee asks what is the easiest way to enlightenment. Gurudeva says to close off the lower nature in order to be aware of the natural light of your soul which is already there.

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The intellect in its capacity to contain truth is a very limited tool, while faith is a very broad, accommodating and embracing faculty. The mystery of life and beyond life, of Siva, is really better understood through faith than through intellectual reasoning.
—Gurudeva