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Acceptance – the key to emotional freedom – Part 3

Acceptance – the key to emotional freedom – Part 3 »

Sounds abstract? Do you wish you could get more clarity?

A case study

During our daily meditation session, my mind wanders. Ironically, this

Acceptance – the key to emotional freedom – Part 2

Acceptance – the key to emotional freedom – Part 2 »

You may wonder if he wasn’t aware all these years of the problem harassing him. He surely knew, but before the practice of

Acceptance – the key to emotional freedom – Part 1

Acceptance – the key to emotional freedom – Part 1 »

“Happiness can exist only in acceptance.”

–    George Orwell (famous English novelist and critic of the early twentieth century)

If you are locked in

Happiness – in pleasure or perseverance? –  Part 2

Happiness – in pleasure or perseverance? – Part 2 »

And the result of connecting to my purpose is I got this piece on print. After all, every tree was once upon a

Happiness – in pleasure or perseverance? –  Part 1

Happiness – in pleasure or perseverance? – Part 1 »

“Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in the running after swift but synthetic happiness.”

–    A.P.J.Abdul Kalam (an aerospace scientist and former

Do you Contribute more than you Connect? – Part 4

Do you Contribute more than you Connect? – Part 4 »

1.     Observe self without judgment

Notice what you feel and recognize your needs. If you could keep a card that contains a list of

Do you pause to connect? – Part 3 »

If you don’t identify what you want, how will you ever attain it and why does it matter to anyone at all? You

Do you pause to connect? –  Part 2

Do you pause to connect? – Part 2 »

At the age of eighty, Srila Prabhupada traveled, wrote, spoke, corresponded with hundreds of disciples world over, and worked more than twenty hours

Do you pause to connect? –  Part 1

Do you pause to connect? – Part 1 »

“Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance.”

–    Anthony de Mello (Indian psychotherapist, spiritual teacher, writer, and a Jesuit

The irony of Happiness – Part 2 »

“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?”

–    Albert Einstein

Imagine

The irony of Happiness – Part 1

The irony of Happiness – Part 1 »

“The obsession with instant gratification blinds us from our long-term potential.”

–         Mike Dooley (Best-selling author, speaker and entrepreneur)

We live at times of

Are you a different person inside? – Part 5 »

Many spiritualists, in their youthful zeal, take lifelong vows, not realizing the hardships involved over time. With advancing age, when the severity of

Are you a different person inside? – Part 4 »

An incident some time ago helped me and my friends develop an action plan to live more compatible with our inner selves.

Our

Are you a different person inside? – Part 3

Are you a different person inside? – Part 3 »

The devil inside

If our inside is different from our outside, eventually the inside would take revenge.

One day, in our yoga center,

Are you a different person inside? – Part 2

Are you a different person inside? – Part 2 »

What’s inside can’t be hidden for long

The first verse of the Bhagavad Gita reveals this principle.

Dhritarashtra said: O Sanjaya, after my

Are you a different person inside? – Part 1

Are you a different person inside? – Part 1 »

“O serpent heart hid with a flowering face! Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave?”

–    William Shakespeare in his play ‘Romeo

Attention to details– Part 5

Attention to details– Part 5 »

God, seated in our heart as the Supersoul, is watching our actions and motivations. Just as a CCTV camera observes everything neutrally, the

Attention to details– Part 4

Attention to details– Part 4 »

He even dismissed the fame as daft and ephemeral. In a career spanning almost four decades, he has acted only in twenty films,

Attention to details– Part 3

Attention to details– Part 3 »

In your study or job, it’s tempting to cut corners, especially if you can make a quick buck. But if you break universal

Attention to details– Part 1

Attention to details– Part 1 »

“The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. Therefore concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand.”

–    Alexander Graham

The five cities in our inner world – Part 6

The five cities in our inner world – Part 6 »

To educate one’s conscience, we could try the following: journaling, scriptures, reading wisdom books, nature walks, contemplation and prayers.

Scriptures help to develop

The five cities in our inner world – Part 5

The five cities in our inner world – Part 5 »

One morning, the stand was clean, but by evening, it was once again messy. Again, the next morning it was in order. Every

The five cities in our inner world – Part 4 »

Those with a developed manomaya kosha are generally happy, and they feel loved. If however, you are starved of affection and are generally

The five cities in our inner world – Part 3

The five cities in our inner world – Part 3 »

The energy body –  Pranamaya Kosha

However, like my friend, we don’t live only in one city. We too travel and spend lots of

The five cities in our inner world – Part 2 »

The Taittreya Upanishad describes our existence in five layers; we live in one of the five spaces- known as the Koshas or sheaths that cover

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