The art of Desire management – Part 2

The art of Desire management – Part 2 »

The Higher Taste

Practitioners of Bhakti Yoga connect to Lord Krishna for a higher taste.

A mango is attractive because of the color

The art of Desire management – Part 1 »

“The world is little. People are little; human life is little. There is only one big thing- desire.”

–    Willa Cather (American novelist and

Do you imitate or are you inspired? – Part 3

Do you imitate or are you inspired? – Part 3 »

At other times you may struggle in your job and relationships, and feel anger for no reason. Worse, a series of unpleasant experiences

Do you imitate or are you inspired? – Part 1 »

“Parrots mimic their owners. Their owners consider that a sign of intelligence.”

–    Marty Rubin (Canadian born author of ‘The boiled frog syndrome’)

I

Are age old scriptures practical today? –  Part 4

Are age old scriptures practical today? – Part 4 »

Winning the war of life

Scriptures – that speak of events which happened millennia ago are as relevant today as when they were

Are age old scriptures practical today? –  Part 3

Are age old scriptures practical today? – Part 3 »

Daily benefits of scriptures

While driving through the crowded streets of Mumbai, I may witness a man hurl abuses at another. Under normal

Are age old scriptures practical today? –  Part 2

Are age old scriptures practical today? – Part 2 »

The effect of sacred writings

While drawing inspiration from others is a healthy habit, isn’t it better you discover your tools to cope

Are age old scriptures practical today? –  Part 1

Are age old scriptures practical today? – Part 1 »

“No man was ever wise by chance.”

–    Lucius Seneca (Ancient Roman philosopher and statesman)

Sometimes after my class on Srimad Bhagavatam or Bhagavad

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 5

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 5 »

If I identify myself as a successful businessman, my mind has happy thoughts when I earn well. But if I were to get

Who am I? – A Servant or Master – Part 4

Who am I? – A Servant or Master – Part 4 »

70724365 – the fish is jumping

If the desire to service goads us on, we live beyond the painful dualities of the mind

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 3

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 3 »

Practice 1 – Living beyond Thinking

The primary cause of our worry is the active mind – also known as the thinking self.

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 2

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 2 »

You may not remember anything you did as a five-year-old and all the chemical makeup within you has changed since then, yet you

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 1

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 1 »

“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but what he aspires to.” 

 Khalil

Pleasure of giving-Part 3

Pleasure of giving-Part 3 »

It didn’t take me long to understand what had caused this transformation. During Aki’s earlier stay in Mumbai, he had no idea what

Pleasure of giving-Part 2

Pleasure of giving-Part 2 »

“You have given me a wonderful opportunity to serve such a nice person like yourself. As for me, I am content living in

Pleasure of giving-Part 1

Pleasure of giving-Part 1 »

“For it is in giving that we receive.”

–    Saint Francis of Assisi (One of the most revered Christian preachers, from 12th century

Small deeds lead to a Big Purpose-Part 3

Small deeds lead to a Big Purpose-Part 3 »

At the same time, he’s aware that the suffering he went through was the catalyst that helped him move forward happily in life.

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After going through intense suffering in the Nazi camps, he concluded that even in the most horrible of circumstances, life has a potential

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“The secret of success is constancy to purpose”

–         Benjamin Disraeli (British author and Prime minister of the late 19th century)

An Indian folktale reveals

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But how is it related to my happiness?

If you are deeply scripted to believe happiness is merely the type-1, then you’d be

Two levels of Happiness- Part 2

Two levels of Happiness- Part 2 »

The pursuit of happiness when defined as pleasure- is common to all animals and humans. However, you’ll notice that for almost all humans

Two levels of Happiness- Part 1 »

“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace” – John Lennon (a celebrated English singer of the Beatles fame)

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 5

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 5 »

Your elders at home might have wanted to make you a doctor or they may try to draw some social mileage out of

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 4

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 4 »

While the first two layers are perceivable, the mind and emotional sphere are challenging to comprehend. Yet, we all go through emotional upheavals

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 3

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 3 »

1.    The food body- Annamaya kosha

What you and others see about you is called the food body. It’s the outermost layer of our

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