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Is Gratitude Practical?

Is Gratitude Practical? »

‘Enough’ is a feast – a Buddhist proverb

In 1983, in Florida, a young man was sentenced to imprisonment for

rape and murder

Humility: The Key to Greatness- Part 2

Humility: The Key to Greatness- Part 2 »

In his well-researched book From Good to Great, Jim Collins studied successful organizations over two centuries and revealed startling facts. All great leaders

Humility: The Key to Greatness- Part 1

Humility: The Key to Greatness- Part 1 »

‘Humility, that low sweet root from which all heavenly virtues shoot.’—Thomas Moore, Irish poet and entertainer

Self-help books and motivational speakers strongly recommend

Growing with Responsibility – Part 3

Growing with Responsibility – Part 3 »

Indian captain Virat Kohli celebrates after winning the fifth Twenty20 cricket match between New Zealand and India at the Bay Oval in Mount

Growing with Responsibility – Part 2

Growing with Responsibility – Part 2 »

Taking personal responsibility helps improve relationships

In one instance, I observed closely how taking personal responsibility for our lives, thoughts and feelings can

Growing with Responsibility – Part 1

Growing with Responsibility – Part 1 »

‘It’s easier to dodge our responsibilities but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.’

—Josiah Charles Stamp, English economist

Responsibility has

From Suffering to peace – Part 3

From Suffering to peace – Part 3 »

I knew one man who had a large family to take care of. He was a teacher in a small school and earned

From Suffering to Peace – Part 1

From Suffering to Peace – Part 1 »

Nobel peace prize attracts media attention worldwide. Why?

I guess somewhere deep within we feel hope; someone who is sincerly attempting to usher

Joys of Journal writing

Joys of Journal writing »

If you want to rise above your worries, rather than get bogged down by them, try writing a journal.

The main cause of

Exercise helps us chant Hare Krishna

Exercise helps us chant Hare Krishna »

“Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness” –  Edward Stanley

Disciple means discipline

Disciple means discipline »

Spiritual life begins with the shelter of a bonafide spiritual master, guru. Lord Krishna explains in the Bhagavad Gita, “Just try to learn

Happiness- temporary or permanent? – Part 2

Happiness- temporary or permanent? – Part 2 »

“There are many fools among men; among animals none”

– James Basford

How could we know if what we feel is genuine happiness

Happiness- temporary or permanent? – Part 1

Happiness- temporary or permanent? – Part 1 »

“Man is the connecting link between dust and deity”

James Basford

When you are tired walking under the hot sun, and then enter

The two foundations of Trust –part 3

The two foundations of Trust –part 3 »

“In God we trust, in all others, we virus scan”

– Unknown

Principle 2: Trust others

The second sacred principle for creating trust

The enemy is within

The enemy is within »

Onlookers in the rustic Palashi, a village in Bengal thought, “This is a no battle; what can mere 3,500 men do against our

The two foundations of Trust –part 2

The two foundations of Trust –part 2 »

“Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly”

George Macdonald (1824-1905), Scottish author and poet

There are two

The two foundations of Trust –part 1

The two foundations of Trust –part 1 »

“Never trust a husband too far, nor a bachelor too near”

Helen Rowland (1875-1950), American journalist and humourist

The ball was high in

Good chanting- how do you know?

Good chanting- how do you know? »

“Everything else can wait” is the realization one gets when he or she’s chanting well.

The moment you hear the holy names, you

Respect- the cause of Spiritual happiness

Respect- the cause of Spiritual happiness »

Respectful dealings with other human beings are not a detail but the essence of spiritual life.

We often respect those who have power,

Coping with spiritual ‘dryness’

Coping with spiritual ‘dryness’ »

“Let the Lord embrace this servant who has fallen at His lotus feet or trample me or break my heart by never being

Playing cricket with Maya? – Part two

Playing cricket with Maya? – Part two »

The best way out of this is to let go-‘Release’- the past. I need to be detached from all the past nonsense that

Playing cricket with Maya? – Part one

Playing cricket with Maya? – Part one »

“Everyone is like a play toy in the hands of the illusory energy and is acting as she moves him. One should come

What to do when we are emotionally weak?

What to do when we are emotionally weak? »

“He who lives without folly is not as wise as he may think”– La Rochefocauld

Even Yudhistir maharaj was bewildered; he thought he

Law v/s Love- know the two faces of God

Law v/s Love- know the two faces of God »

“I envy no one, nor am I partial to anyone. I am equal to all. But whoever renders service unto Me in devotion

The happiness secret- shifting focus from the self

The happiness secret- shifting focus from the self »

“Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity. Reduce selfishness, Have few desires”

Lao Tzu (Chinese Philosopher, 6th century BC)

One excellent way to be miserable is