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Slow down to speed up – Part 2

Slow down to speed up – Part 2 »

A mistake many commit on their frenzied journey of life is to opt for instant self-gratification. Liquor, drugs and sex give relief, but

Slow down to speed up – Part 1

Slow down to speed up – Part 1 »

“God is never in a hurry, but he’s always on time”

         –  Rick Warren (famous Christian preacher and author)

“I am growing

The morning hours- a game changer! – Part 3

The morning hours- a game changer! – Part 3 »

A habit of being in the ‘present’ early morning helps you practise mindfulness for the rest of the day. Many spiritualists spend their

The morning hours- a game changer! – Part 2

The morning hours- a game changer! – Part 2 »

The morning is God’s way of saying, “C’mon I give you another chance; go make a difference, touch a heart, encourage someone, inspire

The morning hours- a game changer! – Part 1

The morning hours- a game changer! – Part 1 »

“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen to you rest of the day. And if it’s

Smart phones and Foolish Humans- Part 4

Smart phones and Foolish Humans- Part 4 »

The following day I reflected back and realized that all the frantic phone calls for the program were absolutely unnecessary. If I had

Smart phones and Foolish Humans- Part 3

Smart phones and Foolish Humans- Part 3 »

I live in a monastery in Mumbai, with over hundred monks, and we serve a community of over five thousand members. Twenty nine

Smart phones and Foolish Humans- Part 2

Smart phones and Foolish Humans- Part 2 »

An experiment that you could instantly do with yourself would reveal to you the Mind-Mobile phone nexus.

An Experiment: Weekly Fasting day

In

Smart phones and Foolish Humans- Part 1

Smart phones and Foolish Humans- Part 1 »

“If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.”

–         Omar Bradley (former General

Observe more; Judge less – Part 5

Observe more; Judge less – Part 5 »

Since I had been practising breathing and ‘observe, don’t judge’ exercises, I had noticed this young man offer various services to us.  Later

Observe more; Judge less – Part 4

Observe more; Judge less – Part 4 »

‘Wait’, I thought. I suddenly saw my mind wander across the universe. This was my moment of realising that instead of observing the

Observe more; Judge less – Part 3

Observe more; Judge less – Part 3 »

Regrettably many of us are not scientists. We neither have the patience to make unbiased observations, nor the humility to check our theories.

Observe more; Judge less – Part 2

Observe more; Judge less – Part 2 »

I can hear you say, “but I want to judge better!” Maybe you wish you had a stronger sense of discrimination and more

Observe more; Judge less – Part 1

Observe more; Judge less – Part 1 »

“Facts have to be discovered by observation, not by reasoning.”

                -Bertrand Russell (British Philosopher and Nobel Laureate)

His eyes were red and

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

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