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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

The five cities in our inner world – Part 1 »

“No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.”

–         Pythagoras (Ancient Greek

From guilt to self-forgiveness – Part 4

From guilt to self-forgiveness – Part 4 »

 

 

Moving forward happily

Let’s know that let-down and failures are part of common humanity- it’s an experience we

From guilt to self-forgiveness – Part 3

From guilt to self-forgiveness – Part 3 »

Ways to forgive yourself

The first step is to recognize that guilt is good; it’s often a catalyst for positive

From guilt to self-forgiveness – Part 2

From guilt to self-forgiveness – Part 2 »

We all go through painful, embarrassing and humbling situations in life. Only a few can learn lessons and move on

From guilt to self-forgiveness – Part 1

From guilt to self-forgiveness – Part 1 »

“Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.”

The four stages of envy- Part 4

The four stages of envy- Part 4 »

The remedy

The cure is simple but not easy to practice: respect others and serve them. Reverence is the most potent antidote to

The four stages of envy- Part 3

The four stages of envy- Part 3 »

It’s crazy- imagine you fire bullets at another person and wound yourself. That’s what bitterness does to you! And you don’t realize this

The four stages of envy- Part 2 »

Stage 2: Upeksha – ‘I can’t stand him.’

When the first phase is unchecked, we live in duality- we separate men and women

The four stages of envy- Part 1

The four stages of envy- Part 1 »

“To find out a girl’s faults, praise her to her girlfriends.”

–    Benjamin Franklin (author, humorist, scientist, politician- a polymath, and one of the

Do you receive an indirect apology?

Do you receive an indirect apology? »

“Right actions in the future are the best apologies for actions in the past.”

–         Tryon Edwards (19th century American Theologian, best known for his

Do you imitate or are you inspired? – Part 3

Do you imitate or are you inspired? – Part 3 »

At other times you may struggle in your job and relationships, and feel anger for no reason. Worse, a series of unpleasant experiences

Do you imitate or are you inspired? – Part 1 »

“Parrots mimic their owners. Their owners consider that a sign of intelligence.”

–    Marty Rubin (Canadian born author of ‘The boiled frog syndrome’)

I

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 5

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 5 »

If I identify myself as a successful businessman, my mind has happy thoughts when I earn well. But if I were to get

Who am I? – A Servant or Master – Part 4

Who am I? – A Servant or Master – Part 4 »

70724365 – the fish is jumping

If the desire to service goads us on, we live beyond the painful dualities of the mind

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 3

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 3 »

Practice 1 – Living beyond Thinking

The primary cause of our worry is the active mind – also known as the thinking self.

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 2

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 2 »

You may not remember anything you did as a five-year-old and all the chemical makeup within you has changed since then, yet you

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 1

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 1 »

“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but what he aspires to.” 

 Khalil

Small deeds lead to a Big Purpose-Part 3

Small deeds lead to a Big Purpose-Part 3 »

At the same time, he’s aware that the suffering he went through was the catalyst that helped him move forward happily in life.

Small deeds lead to a Big Purpose-Part 2 »

After going through intense suffering in the Nazi camps, he concluded that even in the most horrible of circumstances, life has a potential

Small deeds lead to a Big Purpose-Part 1 »

“The secret of success is constancy to purpose”

–         Benjamin Disraeli (British author and Prime minister of the late 19th century)

An Indian folktale reveals

Five ways to find your Purpose-Part 7

Five ways to find your Purpose-Part 7 »

As he now rose to be a national hero, he remained grounded. Externally he possessed the skills, but the inner secret of his

Five ways to find your Purpose-Part 6

Five ways to find your Purpose-Part 6 »

I once asked Giriraj Swami what was that love and purpose that burnt like a blazing fire within him? What inspired him to

Five ways to find your Purpose-Part 5

Five ways to find your Purpose-Part 5 »

This mantra essentially means, ‘My dear Lord, I love you; Oh Lord and divine mother- the internal potency of God- please engage me

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