Is Gratitude Practical?

Is Gratitude Practical? »

‘Enough’ is a feast – a Buddhist proverb

In 1983, in Florida, a young man was sentenced to imprisonment for

rape and murder

Facing Humiliation – Part 2

Facing Humiliation – Part 2 »

When he forgave those men, he also felt loved by Krishna. His dear Lord had tested him and he felt he had pleased

Facing Humiliation – Part 1

Facing Humiliation – Part 1 »

‘If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but

Humility: The Key to Greatness- Part 2

Humility: The Key to Greatness- Part 2 »

In his well-researched book From Good to Great, Jim Collins studied successful organizations over two centuries and revealed startling facts. All great leaders

Why Hare Krishna devotees (spiritual practioners) need to take it easy and relax more?

Why Hare Krishna devotees (spiritual practioners) need to take it easy and relax more? »

” One who is regulated in eating, recreation, sleeping and working can mitigate all sorrows by practicing yoga.”

– Bhagavad Gita (6.17)

“Our

Humility: The Key to Greatness- Part 1

Humility: The Key to Greatness- Part 1 »

‘Humility, that low sweet root from which all heavenly virtues shoot.’—Thomas Moore, Irish poet and entertainer

Self-help books and motivational speakers strongly recommend

Why do we give up? (The four E’s of Self-Efficacy)

Why do we give up? (The four E’s of Self-Efficacy) »

“Advancement in spiritual life is dependent on the attitude of the follower.”

– Srila Prabhupada in ‘Nectar of Instruction’ 

Why people give up

Growing with Responsibility – Part 3

Growing with Responsibility – Part 3 »

Indian captain Virat Kohli celebrates after winning the fifth Twenty20 cricket match between New Zealand and India at the Bay Oval in Mount

Growing with Responsibility – Part 2

Growing with Responsibility – Part 2 »

Taking personal responsibility helps improve relationships

In one instance, I observed closely how taking personal responsibility for our lives, thoughts and feelings can

Growing with Responsibility – Part 1

Growing with Responsibility – Part 1 »

‘It’s easier to dodge our responsibilities but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.’

—Josiah Charles Stamp, English economist

Responsibility has

How to face the next level of Life (Prahalad’s Teachings – 3)

How to face the next level of Life (Prahalad’s Teachings – 3) »

To handle suffering well we need to discipline our spiritual life. 

When we have a regulated life and we chant, hear and study

How to face the next level of Life (Prahalad’s Teachings – 2)

How to face the next level of Life (Prahalad’s Teachings – 2) »

Like Prahalad we need to accept inconvenience of suffering. We can’t circumvent this rule if we want to make any tangible advancement. Of

How to face the next level of Life (Prahalad’s Teachings – 1)

How to face the next level of Life (Prahalad’s Teachings – 1) »

The Prahalad- Narasimhadev pastimes teaches us, besides other lessons, the reality of suffering and pain. Just like Prahalad was tortured by his own

Living beyond feelings – Part 2

Living beyond feelings – Part 2 »

The burning ‘yes’ within for a deeper purpose and direction makes it possible to say ‘no’ to the myriad feelings that disturb us

Living beyond feelings – Part 1

Living beyond feelings – Part 1 »

‘One must marry one’s feelings to one’s beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in

Four Principles of Positive Thinking – Part 2

Four Principles of Positive Thinking – Part 2 »

However bad the situation is, there’s always a silver lining. We need to look for the possible good outcome of an apparently tragic

Four Principles of Positive thinking – Part 1

Four Principles of Positive thinking – Part 1 »

A few years ago, I went through a serious crisis. I’d been hearing bad rumours about someone I respected and was disturbed by

The Thinking Addiction – Part 2

The Thinking Addiction – Part 2 »

Concentated young business man in suit sitting in the back seat of car and looking out the window

How does this work?

First

The Thinking Addiction – Part 1

The Thinking Addiction – Part 1 »

Have you seen a crazy man, with unkempt hair and dishevelled clothes, strolling aimlessly on the street, loudly wailing or talking to himself?

From Suffering to peace – Part 3

From Suffering to peace – Part 3 »

I knew one man who had a large family to take care of. He was a teacher in a small school and earned

From suffering to peace – Part 2 »

When a person fails to see himself having an identity beyond this body, he invests all his energy on this fallible mass of

From Suffering to Peace – Part 1

From Suffering to Peace – Part 1 »

Nobel peace prize attracts media attention worldwide. Why?

I guess somewhere deep within we feel hope; someone who is sincerly attempting to usher

Feeling Worthy, Being Happy – Part 2

Feeling Worthy, Being Happy – Part 2 »

Once you have an action plan ready and you are working towards achieving it, increase your awareness and you’ll notice distractions, temptations, and

Feeling Worthy, Being Happy – Part 1

Feeling Worthy, Being Happy – Part 1 »

‘Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.’—Andre Gide, French author and winner of Nobel Prize for Literature, 1947

To achieve a personal

Change Your Thoughts; Change your Feelings – Part 2

Change Your Thoughts; Change your Feelings – Part 2 »

Man sitting at table near laptop in office and feeling success or satisfaction. Boss or employee holds his arms behind head, guy leans