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Take care of your five sheaths – Part 5

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 5 »

Your elders at home might have wanted to make you a doctor or they may try to draw some social mileage out of

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 4

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 4 »

While the first two layers are perceivable, the mind and emotional sphere are challenging to comprehend. Yet, we all go through emotional upheavals

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 3

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 3 »

1.    The food body- Annamaya kosha

What you and others see about you is called the food body. It’s the outermost layer of our

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 2

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 2 »

Happiness can be defined in two ways: pleasure, or a more profound sense of fulfillment.  When you gratify the senses – tongue, ear,

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 1

Take care of your five sheaths – Part 1 »

“The first thing you have to know is yourself. A man who knows himself can step outside himself and watch his own reactions

When God is afraid – Part 6

When God is afraid – Part 6 »

The learned commentators explain that the ‘two fingers short’ phenomenon as an important lesson for our spiritual practices. The first finger represents our

When God is afraid – Part 5

When God is afraid – Part 5 »

Ajita- Unconquerable

Krishna heard his mother’s footsteps and fearing He’d be apprehended for His mischief and theft, he ran from the spot. Yashoda

When God is afraid – Part 4

When God is afraid – Part 4 »

At this point Krishna became angry- God is mad because His mother stopped feeding Him! We hear God is pleased even with a

When God is afraid – Part 3

When God is afraid – Part 3 »

Krishna was irresistibly attracted to the love of residents of Vrindavan. They loved Him purely and offered everything they had for His pleasure.

When God is afraid – Part 2

When God is afraid – Part 2 »

Krishna is crying and simultaneously rubbing off the tears from his eyes, with his tender, soft hands. In the process, the black mascara

When God is afraid – Part 1

When God is afraid – Part 1 »

“Engage your mind always in thinking of Me, become My devotee, offer obeisances to Me and worship Me. Being completely absorbed in Me,

Srimad Bhagavatam- the paradigm shift – Part 5

Srimad Bhagavatam- the paradigm shift – Part 5 »

When Lord Shiva was embarrassed in his moment of bewilderment by the enchanting female form of Lord Vishnu- Mohini murthi, he accepted his

Srimad Bhagavatam- the paradigm shift – Part 4

Srimad Bhagavatam- the paradigm shift – Part 4 »

Mistakes by the good people

Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva, blundered in her judgment by cursing the devotee king Chitraketu. The king

Srimad Bhagavatam- the paradigm shift – Part 3

Srimad Bhagavatam- the paradigm shift – Part 3 »

Demon and devotee redefined

One of the ancient, classic stories in the Vedic scriptures is that of Vritrasura- the demon who rose from

Srimad Bhagavatam- the paradigm shift – Part 2

Srimad Bhagavatam- the paradigm shift – Part 2 »

The unsung heroes

For example, Bhishma is portrayed in the Mahabharata as a mighty warrior who sided with the evil Kauravas. But the

Srimad Bhagavatam- the paradigm shift – Part 1

Srimad Bhagavatam- the paradigm shift – Part 1 »

Srimad Bhagavatam, in contrast to other Vedic scriptures, presents a refreshingly different paradigm on demons and devotees, or the heroes and villains.

We

What’s really precious?

What’s really precious? »

A sage decided to educate an overly attached king on spiritual subject matters. Although God fearing and pious, the king had many material

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 13

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 13 »

Ramanuja acharya desired to worship a special deity form of the Lord called Rama Priya. The Lord revealed to Ramanuja in the dream

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 12

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 12 »

One day when the monks woke in the morning, they found their loin-cloths and towels misplaced. Frantically they searched everywhere and even accused

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 11

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 11 »

Ramanuja acharya saw a young man Dhanurdas infatuated by his girlfriend who was a rich society girl. He was captivated by her beauty,

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 10

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 10 »

On another occasion Ramanuja acharya informed Varadacharya that he would be visiting his house for lunch. However he wasn’t’ at home; his wife

Lord Jagannath’s Pastimes- Part 4

Lord Jagannath’s Pastimes- Part 4 »

In the early twentieth century, the wealthy and haughty Dhananjay Mehta from Hyderabad was humbled by Lord Jagannath. He had challenged the priests

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 9

Ramanuja Acharya – a Saint who taught ‘Pure love’ – Part 9 »

Ghostipurna announced to Ramanuja, “I shall today initiate you on the most powerful, yet a secret mantra. Anyone who chants this mantra will

Lord Jagannath’s Pastimes- Part 3

Lord Jagannath’s Pastimes- Part 3 »

Besides the mystical stories, there’s another side to Lord Jagannath too; His loving pastimes and reciprocation with His sincere devotees are faith giving.

Lord Jagannath’s Pastimes- Part 2

Lord Jagannath’s Pastimes- Part 2 »

The priceless diamonds and gems used in dressing the Lord are stored in ‘Ratna Bhandara’- a specially guarded and sealed store room. Who’s

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