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The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 4

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 4 »

It’s more honorable to live for self

While it’s healthy to consider others’ sacrifice and kindness upon us, it’s

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 3

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 3 »

His father who had died a few weeks ago had always envisioned his son as a major league

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 2

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 2 »

Although I had lied to myself, I now felt relieved at my acceptance of the truth.  I was no messiah, instead, an ordinary

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 1

The falsehood of Sacrifice – Part 1 »

“Self- Sacrifice? But it is precisely the self that cannot and must not be sacrificed.”

–    Ayn Rand (Russian-American novelist

Exercise helps us chant Hare Krishna

Exercise helps us chant Hare Krishna »

“Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness” –  Edward Stanley

Our three lives

Our three lives »

In one of Shakespeare’s most powerful soliloquies, Hamlet struggling with his private thoughts, asks himself,

Prince Hamlet regrets that

The ‘SALT’ in our spiritual diet

The ‘SALT’ in our spiritual diet »

“The food has no salt”, Satish feebly protested. Priya winced her face, and rushed with a bowl of salt.

Satish never thanked his

ARE YOU CONNECTED- 25 Keys to Live, Grow and Succeed with Self and Others..

ARE YOU CONNECTED- 25 Keys to Live, Grow and Succeed with Self and Others.. »

The basic principle of life is: The better connected you are to yourself, the better connected you will be to the world

Happiness- temporary or permanent? – Part 2

Happiness- temporary or permanent? – Part 2 »

“There are many fools among men; among animals none”

– James Basford

How could we know if what we feel is genuine happiness

Happiness- temporary or permanent? – Part 1

Happiness- temporary or permanent? – Part 1 »

“Man is the connecting link between dust and deity”

James Basford

When you are tired walking under the hot sun, and then enter

A higher taste removes lower taste-part 2

A higher taste removes lower taste-part 2 »

“The secret to permanently breaking any bad habit is to love something greater than the habit.”            – Brynt Mcgill

The focus of our

A higher taste removes lower taste-part 1

A higher taste removes lower taste-part 1 »

“Bad habits are like a comfortable bed; easy to get into, but hard to get out of”

 

A friend of mine

Living beyond ‘Relief’ – part 2

Living beyond ‘Relief’ – part 2 »

“For fast acting relief, slowdown”

– Lily Tomlin

When one seeks love, peace becomes a concomitant by-product. If you aim to reach

Living beyond ‘Relief’ – part 1

Living beyond ‘Relief’ – part 1 »

“Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is” – Albert Camus

Travelling in the trains of Mumbai would give

The two foundations of Trust –part 3

The two foundations of Trust –part 3 »

“In God we trust, in all others, we virus scan”

– Unknown

Principle 2: Trust others

The second sacred principle for creating trust

Why humans are unhappy?

Why humans are unhappy? »

“I am not a human being; I am a human becoming…”

Unknown

If a highly talented business entrepreneur works as a

Facing challenges like a lion or a dog?

Facing challenges like a lion or a dog? »

“I am more than my scars”

–  Andrew Davidson

 

When a herd of elephants pass by on the other side of the

The magic of ‘Appreciation’

The magic of ‘Appreciation’ »

“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”                                                                                      –  Ralph Waldo Emerson

How do you feel if

The enemy is within

The enemy is within »

Onlookers in the rustic Palashi, a village in Bengal thought, “This is a no battle; what can mere 3,500 men do against our

The two foundations of Trust –part 2

The two foundations of Trust –part 2 »

“Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly”

George Macdonald (1824-1905), Scottish author and poet

There are two

The two foundations of Trust –part 1

The two foundations of Trust –part 1 »

“Never trust a husband too far, nor a bachelor too near”

Helen Rowland (1875-1950), American journalist and humourist

The ball was high in

Hear Ramayana and transcend Time

Hear Ramayana and transcend Time »

A true story:

January’ 1985:

Sam thought it was a queer sight; he felt a strange sensation through his spines. Drawn like a

Check your assumptions – part 2

Check your assumptions – part 2 »

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in” 

Check your assumptions – part 1

Check your assumptions – part 1 »

“I suppose it’s tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail” 

Good chanting- how do you know?

Good chanting- how do you know? »

“Everything else can wait” is the realization one gets when he or she’s chanting well.

The moment you hear the holy names, you

The two I’s of God – part 6

The two I’s of God – part 6 »

Despite the towering reputation that Chaitanya Mahaprabhu earned at such a young age, he remained meek and humble. He served others; whether it

The two I’s of God – part 5

The two I’s of God – part 5 »

Once while playing with his friends, he jokingly induced them to chant Hare Krishna. The boys were instantly hooked to the chanting. Meanwhile

The two I’s of God – part 4

The two I’s of God – part 4 »

The miracles he performed during his earthly sojourn include his bringing back to life, the dead son of Srivas Pandit. He also cured

The-two-I’s-of-God-part-3

The-two-I’s-of-God-part-3 »

The foremost Vedic scholar in India during those days was Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya who was the elderly spiritual master of King Prataparudra. The king

The two I’s of God – part 2

The two I’s of God – part 2 »

Mahaprabhu’s intellectual prowess was equally astounding. As a young twelve year old boy, he defeated in debate, the visiting world champion scholar Keshav

The two I’s of God – part 1

The two I’s of God – part 1 »

Around Five hundred thirty years ago, a major cultural and religious revolution took place in Eastern India. God incarnated as Lord Sri Chaitanya

Three steps to develop Self-worth – part 3

Three steps to develop Self-worth – part 3 »

Once you know what to do, and you have slowly begun the journey, you are ready for the third, most vital step.

This

Three steps to develop Self-worth – part 2

Three steps to develop Self-worth – part 2 »

Once you know what your vision is and you are also aware of what activities will help you achieve your vision, you are

The wrong type of determination –part 2

The wrong type of determination –part 2 »

Now Babur set his eyes on India. At that time the northern India was ruled by Ibrahim Lodi, and those who detested him,

The wrong type of determination –part 1

The wrong type of determination –part 1 »

“But that determination by which one holds fast to selfish results in religion, economic development and egoistic gratification is of the nature of

Three steps to develop Self-worth – part 1

Three steps to develop Self-worth – part 1 »

Often we want to be heard, understood and valued. We desire to be appreciated for who we are and what we do. But

Feeling God’s presence – part 4

Feeling God’s presence – part 4 »

Despite chanting and worshipping the Lord’s deity form, one may still not experience a loving relationship with God. Then what?

That brings us

Making chanting an unconscious habit

Making chanting an unconscious habit »

“I am terribly embarrassed by what my son’s doing” Ajit shook his head helplessly.

“I thought you should be concerned about his recovery

Respect- the cause of Spiritual happiness

Respect- the cause of Spiritual happiness »

Respectful dealings with other human beings are not a detail but the essence of spiritual life.

We often respect those who have power,

Feeling God’s presence – part 3

Feeling God’s presence – part 3 »

The first level of mind’s existence is when we are awake and active. At this stage we perceive the world through our experience

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