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Human Being or Human Doing? – Part 2

Human Being or Human Doing? – Part 2 »

If I am resolute to study medicine when I love engineering, I’d likely be frustrated. A determination is a limited resource; if I

Human Being or Human Doing? – Part 1

Human Being or Human Doing? – Part 1 »

‘Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.’

–    Albert Camus (French philosopher and Nobel laureate)

In the legendary

Three keys to developing Acceptance- Part 5

Three keys to developing Acceptance- Part 5 »

Step 3: The Baby steps

A local NGO needed help with their school at the slums, and they looked for volunteers to teach

Three keys to developing Acceptance- Part 4

Three keys to developing Acceptance- Part 4 »

As you affirm, you could spend some time seeing the reality you desire, in your own mind. Spend some quiet moments where you

Three keys to developing Acceptance- Part 3

Three keys to developing Acceptance- Part 3 »

Affirmation is therefore, a critical first of the three steps to develop Acceptance.

An example of an affirmation:

 ‘I approve of myself, and

Three keys to developing Acceptance- Part 2

Three keys to developing Acceptance- Part 2 »

Our lives are steeped in artificiality; we hardly connect to our authentic God gifted talents. Instead, we seek to live according to other’s

Three keys to developing Acceptance- Part 1

Three keys to developing Acceptance- Part 1 »

“For, after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.”

          – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (American

Slow down to speed up – Part 5

Slow down to speed up – Part 5 »

Chanting and hearing the transcendental sound vibration of scriptures helps us connect to God. The sound purifies our heart and helps connect our

Slow down to speed up – Part 4

Slow down to speed up – Part 4 »

I like to remember what Steven Covey, one of the most influential Management gurus of the twentieth century, called as the ‘law of

Slow down to speed up – Part 3

Slow down to speed up – Part 3 »

1.     Time with Nature

If you want fresh air and positive energy, sit under a tree or better yet, hug one. Trees are the

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

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