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Playing cricket with Maya? – Part one

Playing cricket with Maya? – Part one »

“Everyone is like a play toy in the hands of the illusory energy and is acting as she moves him. One should come

How to save your spiritual relationship?

How to save your spiritual relationship? »

“It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without heart”– Mahatma Gandhi

If your life gets busy and

‘Ego-Mind-Intelligence’- The lethal Gang – Part two

‘Ego-Mind-Intelligence’- The lethal Gang – Part two »

To regain control of our lives, we now need to confront the ‘False Ego’ and show him his true place; he’s not a

‘Ego-Mind-Intelligence’- The lethal Gang – part one

‘Ego-Mind-Intelligence’- The lethal Gang – part one »

“If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed” – C.S.Lewis

Have you ever felt positive feelings for someone

A peaceful war!!

A peaceful war!! »

“It’s not worth our while to let our imperfections disturb us always”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American philosopher)

Are war and peace

Feel small, feel loved

Feel small, feel loved »

“How can you look at the galaxy and not feel insignificant”– Ridley Scott

I was sitting under an almond tree and gazing at

Facing tragedies like Vidura

Facing tragedies like Vidura »

“Wear your tragedies like armor, not shackles”–  Unknown

Vidura sincerely served the kingdom of Hastinapura but what was the reward for his tireless

The Unstoppable Lord of the Universe

The Unstoppable Lord of the Universe »

What’s the meaning of the English word ‘Juggernaut’?

‘Unstoppable’

What is the origin of the word?

During the British reign of India, the

What to do when we are emotionally weak?

What to do when we are emotionally weak? »

“He who lives without folly is not as wise as he may think”– La Rochefocauld

Even Yudhistir maharaj was bewildered; he thought he

The brave choice

The brave choice »

“You make choices every day and almost every hour that keep you walking in the light or moving away toward darkness”– Henry B.

Movies v/s Reality- what is more entertaining?

Movies v/s Reality- what is more entertaining? »

“Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world”– Jean Luc Godard (French-Swiss film director and critic)

James Cameron’s 2009 epic science fiction

Law v/s Love- know the two faces of God

Law v/s Love- know the two faces of God »

“I envy no one, nor am I partial to anyone. I am equal to all. But whoever renders service unto Me in devotion

Politics v/s spirituality – are they compatible?

Politics v/s spirituality – are they compatible? »

“My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always

The irony of a Bollywood Super hero

The irony of a Bollywood Super hero »

“Man is not what he thinks he is; he is what he hides” – Andre Malraux (1901-1976, French Novelist)

“Wow! He really looks

Feel bad to feel good!

Feel bad to feel good! »

“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard

Tragedies- a calamity or an opportunity?

Tragedies- a calamity or an opportunity? »

“It usually takes me two or three days to prepare an impromptu speech”

— Mark Twain (American author and humorist, 1835 – 1910)

God’s form in Koran, Bible and the Vedas

God’s form in Koran, Bible and the Vedas »

“We take the “color” of God and Who is better than God in coloring, (and whose color is better than God’s)?”

(The Holy

The happiness secret- shifting focus from the self

The happiness secret- shifting focus from the self »

“Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity. Reduce selfishness, Have few desires”

Lao Tzu (Chinese Philosopher, 6th century BC)

One excellent way to be miserable is

Desire management through Prayer sessions

Desire management through Prayer sessions »

“Prayer is not asking; it’s a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It’s better in prayer to

When the powerful are poor!

When the powerful are poor! »

“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely”– Lord Acton (1834-1902, a British politician and writer)

As the powerful tiger majestically roams

Love- blind or evolved?

Love- blind or evolved? »

Indian Prime minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s sudden visit to Pakistan to wish a happy birthday to his Pak counterpart has left the country

From the ‘No’s’ to ‘Yes’

From the ‘No’s’ to ‘Yes’ »

“Your perspective on life comes from the cage you were held captive in”

– Shannon L. Alder

As young devotees we hear about

A billionaire taxi driver!!

A billionaire taxi driver!! »

The drive to the station took unusually long thanks to the incorrigible Mumbai traffic. “Pardon me for asking you, you are a monk

Bhakti- what after the honeymoon?

Bhakti- what after the honeymoon? »

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, and penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope”– Maya Angelou (1928-2014,

Culture of Respect- a detail or crucial?

Culture of Respect- a detail or crucial? »

“Azam Khan, a respected leader of Samajwadi party calls RSS leaders as homosexual” read the Zee News headlines.  Tejaswi Yadav, the deputy chief

Spiritual happiness – how much does it cost?

Spiritual happiness – how much does it cost? »

“There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch”– Milton Friedman (title of a 1975 book)

Spiritual life too has a price tag.

How Journal writing could save your life

How Journal writing could save your life »

It’s critical for us to connect to our inner selves. Life throws challenges that only grow bigger by the day. And it manifests

Happiness lies beyond the self!

Happiness lies beyond the self! »

Most people suffer because they are trapped by their own self-interest. At one end of life’s spectrum we have people who think only

Remove the ‘clouds’ of inattention

Remove the ‘clouds’ of inattention »

Can the fleeting clouds ever cover the dazzling sun? No, still to our vision the sight and effect of the sun can be

Learning from a donkey

Learning from a donkey »

In Indian villages, a donkey is often called as ‘Vaishaka nandana’, a friend of the summer season.

The hot summer dries up grass

Why is Ramayana attractive? –  Part two

Why is Ramayana attractive? – Part two »

Continued from the previous post…

Emperor Dasharat was unwittingly trapped by a sinister plot laid by his favorite wife Kaikeyi who secured from

Why is Ramayana attractive? –  part one

Why is Ramayana attractive? – part one »

A young Indian soldier laid down his life during the Kargill war; his girlfriend/fiancé was just twenty three then. While he became a

The unassuming pure devotee

The unassuming pure devotee »

I consistently observed one special person over thirty five years and was one of his secret admirers until recently when I spoke to

The Celibacy Inspiration at Udupi »

For inspiration and break, many brahmachari monks visit Udupi, a holy town in the state of Karnataka, the Southern part of India, where

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