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But how is it related to my happiness?

If you are deeply scripted to believe happiness is merely the type-1, then you’d be

Two levels of Happiness- Part 2

Two levels of Happiness- Part 2 »

The pursuit of happiness when defined as pleasure- is common to all animals and humans. However, you’ll notice that for almost all humans

Two levels of Happiness- Part 1 »

“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace” – John Lennon (a celebrated English singer of the Beatles fame)

Prayers improve Mindfulness – Part 4

Prayers improve Mindfulness – Part 4 »

Prayer could be a drag initially, especially if we know nothing of God. However that could very well be the starting point. We

Prayers improve Mindfulness – Part 3

Prayers improve Mindfulness – Part 3 »

Besides, our time with spiritual sound (as in chanting of mantras) helps us access a divine realm. Many are reluctant to explore the

Prayers improve Mindfulness – Part 2

Prayers improve Mindfulness – Part 2 »

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Mindfulness – the key to happy living

The first principle of peaceful living is to be mindful of the now,

Prayers improve Mindfulness – Part 1

Prayers improve Mindfulness – Part 1 »

“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”

–         John Bunyan (English writer of the seventeenth

The echoes of Wisdom Books- Part 3

The echoes of Wisdom Books- Part 3 »

Once I was travelling with two friends to a holy place of pilgrimage. It rained heavily that evening and we were stranded in

The echoes of Wisdom Books- Part 2

The echoes of Wisdom Books- Part 2 »

Modern self-help gurus and wisdom of the past

One of the most influential self-help gurus of the twentieth century was Wayne Dyer. I

The echoes of Wisdom Books- Part 1

The echoes of Wisdom Books- Part 1 »

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”

–         Issac Asimov (American writer of science

Tools to develop your wisdom body – Part 1

Tools to develop your wisdom body – Part 1 »

“Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows.”

–         A Native American proverb

What’s

Tools to develop your wisdom body – Part 2

Tools to develop your wisdom body – Part 2 »

Spiritual sound and wisdom body

In many cultures we see importance attached to special sound vibrations. Whether it’s the devout Christians chanting on

Beyond Time – 2

Beyond Time – 2 »

An asset beyond Time

The rollicking monks outside reminded me of the joy of yesteryears. Still, I felt sullen- a fear gripped me.

Beyond Time – 1

Beyond Time – 1 »

“Insurmountable, eternal time imperceptibly overcomes those who are too much attached to family affairs and are always engrossed in their thought.”

–    Srimad Bhagavatam

Free writing- a magic therapy – Part 5

Free writing- a magic therapy – Part 5 »

The more I tried, the more elusive the score appeared. I even scored forty-five once- my lowest score, and ironically that was after

Free writing- a magic therapy – Part 4

Free writing- a magic therapy – Part 4 »

From the head to the heart

American Novelist Flannery O’ Connor said, “I write to discover what I know.”  Writing answers the questions that

Free writing- a magic therapy – Part 3

Free writing- a magic therapy – Part 3 »

On some occasions, she wrote with feeling, on other days it was mechanical. But she kept it going like a tonic pill you

Free writing- a magic therapy – Part 2

Free writing- a magic therapy – Part 2 »

That’s when she discovered a friend called ‘Freewriting.’

She woke up half an hour earlier each morning and grabbed her pen and paper.

Free writing- a magic therapy – Part 1

Free writing- a magic therapy – Part 1 »

“There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.”

–         W.M.  Thackeray

Significance of Krishna Janmashtami

Significance of Krishna Janmashtami »

Krishna took birth at midnight, the darkest hour, to fill our lives with the transcendental light of divinity. There were huge

Krishna’s birth – a lesson in Sacrifice

Krishna’s birth – a lesson in Sacrifice »

On Devaki and Vasudev’s wedding, a voice in the sky foretold that Supreme Lord Krishna would appear as their eighth child

Secrets of Meditation

Secrets of Meditation »

We had been to an industrial town for conducting seminars for senior managers of different companies. Although we had been away from our

Pleasure v/s Purpose – what’s a better deal?

Pleasure v/s Purpose – what’s a better deal? »

“Don’t mistake pleasure for happiness. They are different breed of dogs.”

Josh Billings (American humourist of the nineteenth century)

An Indian folktale reveals

No need to control the mind? – Part 2

No need to control the mind? – Part 2 »

“I’d rather prefer to accept myself the way I am and then focus on cultivating principles and being more attentive and present in

No need to control the mind? – Part 1

No need to control the mind? – Part 1 »

“What goes on inside isn’t ever the same as what goes on outside”

Margaret Lawrence (Canadian writer 1926-1987)

“Does your mind wander?” asked

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