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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

Coping with spiritual ‘dryness’

Coping with spiritual ‘dryness’ »

“Let the Lord embrace this servant who has fallen at His lotus feet or trample me or break my heart by never being

Feeling God’s presence – part 2

Feeling God’s presence – part 2 »

Does this mean our situation is hopeless and we can’t perceive Him at all? On the contrary this is a perfect platform to

Playing cricket with Maya? – Part two

Playing cricket with Maya? – Part two »

The best way out of this is to let go-‘Release’- the past. I need to be detached from all the past nonsense that

Feeling God’s presence – part 1

Feeling God’s presence – part 1 »

“When I lay these questions before God I get no answer. But a rather special sort of ‘No answer.’ It is not the

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