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Facing Humiliation – Part 2

Facing Humiliation – Part 2 »

When he forgave those men, he also felt loved by Krishna. His dear Lord had tested him and he felt he had pleased

Facing Humiliation – Part 1

Facing Humiliation – Part 1 »

‘If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but

Why do we give up? (The four E’s of Self-Efficacy)

Why do we give up? (The four E’s of Self-Efficacy) »

“Advancement in spiritual life is dependent on the attitude of the follower.”

– Srila Prabhupada in ‘Nectar of Instruction’ 

Why people give up

Living beyond feelings – Part 2

Living beyond feelings – Part 2 »

The burning ‘yes’ within for a deeper purpose and direction makes it possible to say ‘no’ to the myriad feelings that disturb us

Living beyond feelings – Part 1

Living beyond feelings – Part 1 »

‘One must marry one’s feelings to one’s beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in

The Thinking Addiction – Part 2

The Thinking Addiction – Part 2 »

Concentated young business man in suit sitting in the back seat of car and looking out the window

How does this work?

First

The Thinking Addiction – Part 1

The Thinking Addiction – Part 1 »

Have you seen a crazy man, with unkempt hair and dishevelled clothes, strolling aimlessly on the street, loudly wailing or talking to himself?

Feeling Worthy, Being Happy – Part 2

Feeling Worthy, Being Happy – Part 2 »

Once you have an action plan ready and you are working towards achieving it, increase your awareness and you’ll notice distractions, temptations, and

Feeling Worthy, Being Happy – Part 1

Feeling Worthy, Being Happy – Part 1 »

‘Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.’—Andre Gide, French author and winner of Nobel Prize for Literature, 1947

To achieve a personal

Change Your Thoughts; Change your Feelings – Part 2

Change Your Thoughts; Change your Feelings – Part 2 »

Man sitting at table near laptop in office and feeling success or satisfaction. Boss or employee holds his arms behind head, guy leans

Change Your Thoughts; Change Your Feelings – Part 1

Change Your Thoughts; Change Your Feelings – Part 1 »

‘I feel so angry at him’, ‘I am irresistibly drawn to her’. Do you feel helpless in the face of such overwhelming emotions?

How to visit the past and future – Part 3

How to visit the past and future – Part 3 »

She also appeals Krishna to stay longer with her and offers the following prayer that echoes with the mood of seeing Krishna’s or

How to visit the past and future – Part 2

How to visit the past and future – Part 2 »

If we recall the past with either gratitude or as lessons it taught us, our living in the past is healthy. It’s in

How to visit the past and future – Part 1

How to visit the past and future – Part 1 »

Although we are often encouraged to live in the present and not worry about the future or regret the past, still living in

From Jokes to Prayers

From Jokes to Prayers »

Flash back to early 20th century – When the Titanic – the ship that even ‘God could not sink’ hit the iceberg, passengers,

Relief from the hunting game of Covid 19

Relief from the hunting game of Covid 19 »

Strange insects are buzzing by. Ants of many sizes rush on the floor; some seek shelter on my dhoti and others – so

21-day lockdown – Day 2

21-day lockdown – Day 2 »

“One should not be disturbed by the tricks of eternal Time….”

Srila Prabhupada

I heard Prince Charles tested positive and immediately realized how

My Reflection on 21 days’ lockdown

My Reflection on 21 days’ lockdown »

I took life for granted. I thought my freedom was always available. Now I am exposed – am I really a free bird

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