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Two levels of Happiness- Part 3 »

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)

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

Lessons from history on the deadly power of mind – Part 3

Lessons from history on the deadly power of mind – Part 3 »

“A man who really fights for justice must lead a private, not public life, if he has to survive even for a short

Lessons from history on the deadly power of mind – Part 2

Lessons from history on the deadly power of mind – Part 2 »

“Self is a sea boundless and measureless” – Kahlil Gibran (Lebanese writer and poet)

Acceptance also means accepting principles that help us align

Lessons from history on the deadly power of mind – Part 1

Lessons from history on the deadly power of mind – Part 1 »

“You too Brutus….Then fall Ceaser”

Shakespeare penned these immortal words for Julius Ceaser, who uttered them in grief, while betrayed by his trusted

Winning the Mind war – Part 8

Winning the Mind war – Part 8 »

Mansoor Khan however scripted a different story for his own life. He knew his calling was different. Even when his first film was

Winning the Mind war – Part 7

Winning the Mind war – Part 7 »

We are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is

Winning the Mind war – Part 6

Winning the Mind war – Part 6 »

“If you fall in love with somebody, then you are not even worried about your bills. Love can take your mind off anything”

Winning the Mind war – Part 5

Winning the Mind war – Part 5 »

“All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind” – Khalil Gibran

The cart procession at the

Winning the Mind war – Part 4

Winning the Mind war – Part 4 »

“Rule your mind or it will rule you” – Horace (Roman poet- 65 BC – 8 BC)

JRD quietly tolerated the disgrace, even

Winning the Mind war – Part 3

Winning the Mind war – Part 3 »

There are others who despite external success live a shattered life personally. They mask their inner pain with the outward growth, but suffer

Winning the Mind war – Part 2

Winning the Mind war – Part 2 »

When lusty feelings, envious thoughts, or negative self-talk strike one after the other, you could be in denial- “Think positive, life’s o.k. everything

Winning the Mind war – Part 1

Winning the Mind war – Part 1 »

“You have power over your mind-not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” –  Marcus Aurelius (Roman Emperor- 121-180 AD)

Marcus

Living beyond ‘Relief’ – part 2

Living beyond ‘Relief’ – part 2 »

“For fast acting relief, slowdown”

– Lily Tomlin

When one seeks love, peace becomes a concomitant by-product. If you aim to reach

Living beyond ‘Relief’ – part 1

Living beyond ‘Relief’ – part 1 »

“Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is” – Albert Camus

Travelling in the trains of Mumbai would give

Making chanting an unconscious habit

Making chanting an unconscious habit »

“I am terribly embarrassed by what my son’s doing” Ajit shook his head helplessly.

“I thought you should be concerned about his recovery

A peaceful war!!

A peaceful war!! »

“It’s not worth our while to let our imperfections disturb us always”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American philosopher)

Are war and peace

Movies v/s Reality- what is more entertaining?

Movies v/s Reality- what is more entertaining? »

“Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world”– Jean Luc Godard (French-Swiss film director and critic)

James Cameron’s 2009 epic science fiction

Remove the ‘clouds’ of inattention

Remove the ‘clouds’ of inattention »

Can the fleeting clouds ever cover the dazzling sun? No, still to our vision the sight and effect of the sun can be

Rewards of chanting Hare Krishna

Rewards of chanting Hare Krishna »

Today I chanted extra japa and felt nourished. However a painful realization dawned on me that I may not really want what the

Kirtan ecstasy – utopia or reality?

Kirtan ecstasy – utopia or reality? »

Have you felt bored chanting Hare Krishna but are afraid to confess? Do you find Hare Krishna kirtans and the melodies too long

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