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In defence of Lord Ram – Part 1

In defence of Lord Ram – Part 1 »

“No ancient story, not even Homer’s Iliad or Odyssey, has remained as popular through the course of time. The story of Ram appears

General knowledge in Ramayana

General knowledge in Ramayana »

Novels and movies may entertain, but rarely do they impress upon the reader to dedicate his or her life to live by sacred

Values taught in Ramayana

Values taught in Ramayana »

These are too many to be covered in this article. A few that stand out are:

Relationships v/s Money :

The prominent characters

The world-wide influence of Ramayana

The world-wide influence of Ramayana »

When Haile Selassie, the emperor of Ethiopia was gifted with a Ramayana by an Indian sannyasi, he smiled, and said they were all

Hear Ramayana and transcend Time

Hear Ramayana and transcend Time »

A true story:

January’ 1985:

Sam thought it was a queer sight; he felt a strange sensation through his spines. Drawn like a

Check your assumptions – part 2

Check your assumptions – part 2 »

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in” 

Check your assumptions – part 1

Check your assumptions – part 1 »

“I suppose it’s tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail” 

The two I’s of God – part 6

The two I’s of God – part 6 »

Despite the towering reputation that Chaitanya Mahaprabhu earned at such a young age, he remained meek and humble. He served others; whether it

The two I’s of God – part 5

The two I’s of God – part 5 »

Once while playing with his friends, he jokingly induced them to chant Hare Krishna. The boys were instantly hooked to the chanting. Meanwhile

The two I’s of God – part 4

The two I’s of God – part 4 »

The miracles he performed during his earthly sojourn include his bringing back to life, the dead son of Srivas Pandit. He also cured

The-two-I’s-of-God-part-3

The-two-I’s-of-God-part-3 »

The foremost Vedic scholar in India during those days was Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya who was the elderly spiritual master of King Prataparudra. The king

The two I’s of God – part 2

The two I’s of God – part 2 »

Mahaprabhu’s intellectual prowess was equally astounding. As a young twelve year old boy, he defeated in debate, the visiting world champion scholar Keshav

The two I’s of God – part 1

The two I’s of God – part 1 »

Around Five hundred thirty years ago, a major cultural and religious revolution took place in Eastern India. God incarnated as Lord Sri Chaitanya

The wrong type of determination –part 2

The wrong type of determination –part 2 »

Now Babur set his eyes on India. At that time the northern India was ruled by Ibrahim Lodi, and those who detested him,

The wrong type of determination –part 1

The wrong type of determination –part 1 »

“But that determination by which one holds fast to selfish results in religion, economic development and egoistic gratification is of the nature of

Feeling God’s presence – part 4

Feeling God’s presence – part 4 »

Despite chanting and worshipping the Lord’s deity form, one may still not experience a loving relationship with God. Then what?

That brings us

Feeling God’s presence – part 3

Feeling God’s presence – part 3 »

The first level of mind’s existence is when we are awake and active. At this stage we perceive the world through our experience

Feeling God’s presence – part 2

Feeling God’s presence – part 2 »

Does this mean our situation is hopeless and we can’t perceive Him at all? On the contrary this is a perfect platform to

Feeling God’s presence – part 1

Feeling God’s presence – part 1 »

“When I lay these questions before God I get no answer. But a rather special sort of ‘No answer.’ It is not the

Facing tragedies like Vidura

Facing tragedies like Vidura »

“Wear your tragedies like armor, not shackles”–  Unknown

Vidura sincerely served the kingdom of Hastinapura but what was the reward for his tireless

The Unstoppable Lord of the Universe

The Unstoppable Lord of the Universe »

What’s the meaning of the English word ‘Juggernaut’?

‘Unstoppable’

What is the origin of the word?

During the British reign of India, the

Tragedies- a calamity or an opportunity?

Tragedies- a calamity or an opportunity? »

“It usually takes me two or three days to prepare an impromptu speech”

— Mark Twain (American author and humorist, 1835 – 1910)

God’s form in Koran, Bible and the Vedas

God’s form in Koran, Bible and the Vedas »

“We take the “color” of God and Who is better than God in coloring, (and whose color is better than God’s)?”

(The Holy

Learning from a donkey

Learning from a donkey »

In Indian villages, a donkey is often called as ‘Vaishaka nandana’, a friend of the summer season.

The hot summer dries up grass

Why is Ramayana attractive? –  Part two

Why is Ramayana attractive? – Part two »

Continued from the previous post…

Emperor Dasharat was unwittingly trapped by a sinister plot laid by his favorite wife Kaikeyi who secured from