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Freedom from three invisible ropes-Part 4

Freedom from three invisible ropes-Part 4 »

Taking care of our real self – the body v/s the soul

If we want to be happy we need to rise beyond

Freedom from three invisible ropes-Part 3

Freedom from three invisible ropes-Part 3 »

Today however the situation is bizarre. People work passionately into late hours, parties go on till wee hours and licentious lifestyle and booze

Freedom from three invisible ropes-Part 2

Freedom from three invisible ropes-Part 2 »

My friend thought that was a subtle but reasonable explanation. When the potency of Goodness is prominent, one feels peaceful and satisfied. When

Freedom from three invisible ropes-Part 1

Freedom from three invisible ropes-Part 1 »

“Adventure is not outside man; it is within”

– George Eliot (leading English author of the nineteenth century)

Uday, my neighbour, and a

The race against time – Part 4

The race against time – Part 4 »

Bhakti helps transcend Time The twins’ absorption in service is contagious; thousands, who throng to Mayapur- now the world headquarters of

The race against time – Part 3

The race against time – Part 3 »

A higher desire – a case study from the Bhakti school Instead of racing against time, let’s work on our aims and

The race against time – Part 2

The race against time – Part 2 »

Time cares little for your rank or position. A beggar would eventually meet a billionaire on a level playing field- in

The race against time – Part 1

The race against time – Part 1 »

“How did it get so late so soon?” –    Dr. Seuss (popular children’s author and poet of the twentieth century) Sixty-nine year

The tragedy of Test cricket – Part 3

The tragedy of Test cricket – Part 3 »

As a young teenager I remember growing up with friends who had different loyalties – I liked the Aussie team,

The tragedy of Test cricket – Part 2

The tragedy of Test cricket – Part 2 »

Learn from cricket with Detachment

A sport teaches us exciting life lessons, but if you are attached to a

The tragedy of Test cricket – Part 1

The tragedy of Test cricket – Part 1 »

“I may be a captain on the field, but off the field, I don’t like discussing cricket.”

–    M.S. Dhoni

Going beyond superficial ritual and shallow religion

Going beyond superficial ritual and shallow religion »

At the yoga conference Richard became good friends with Bhikku Vivekananda, a spiritual leader from Thailand, who had thousands of students at

The irony of a Bollywood Super hero

The irony of a Bollywood Super hero »

“Man is not what he thinks he is; he is what he hides” – Andre Malraux (1901-1976, French Novelist)

“Wow! He really looks

A billionaire taxi driver!!

A billionaire taxi driver!! »

The drive to the station took unusually long thanks to the incorrigible Mumbai traffic. “Pardon me for asking you, you are a monk

Realizations of the rich and famous –part two

Realizations of the rich and famous –part two »

“As a person aggrieved by hunger and thirst is not pleased by the external gratification of flower garlands or sandalwood pulp, I am

Realizations of the rich and famous –part one

Realizations of the rich and famous –part one »

Devahuti said: “I am very sick of the disturbance caused by my material senses, for because of this sense disturbance, my Lord, I

Spiritual Billionaire

Spiritual Billionaire »

Learning lessons of life from spiritual leaders

“People spend money they don’t have, on things they don’t need, to impress people whom anyway

Scientists explain Reincarnation

Scientists explain Reincarnation »

Part two… (Continued from the previous post…)

Dr. Ian Stevenson, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia, has extensively investigated numerous reincarnation

Reincarnation – fact or fiction?

Reincarnation – fact or fiction? »

Some years ago, during the third session –Who am I? The science of the soul- of our Journey of Self Discovery course at

Thinking beyond ourselves

Thinking beyond ourselves »

A devout man dreamt that God always accompanied him in his life. He saw two pair of footprints and felt solaced that God

Do scriptures promote a negative view of this world?

Do scriptures promote a negative view of this world? »

“Comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable”

Finley Peter Dunne (American humorist and writer, 1867-1936)

No!

But the Bhagavad Gita says

The emergency of Krishna consciousness

The emergency of Krishna consciousness »

Tsunamis, Earthquakes and on the domestic front, a loved one leaving you is all potentially possible. Pain and distress cannot be avoided in

Four theories on God’s existence – part two

Four theories on God’s existence – part two »

Continued from the previous post…….

Taking responsibility for our suffering

The Vedic understanding of evil, which many like Kushner are unaware of, places

Four theories on God’s existence – Part 1

Four theories on God’s existence – Part 1 »

There are shocking contrasts in this world; the reality of some swimming in opulence is incongruent with many others drowning in deprivation. No

Bhakti Yoga- a path of sentiments or a sentimental path?

Bhakti Yoga- a path of sentiments or a sentimental path? »

Aren’t people who practise Bhakti Yoga emotional; they cry for God and approach Him with vague, childish feelings? So is this a path

Spiritual lessons from Indian Politics?

Spiritual lessons from Indian Politics? »

As the Delhi election results are out, media is serving out lots of analysis on what went wrong or right for whom? Everyone’s

Srila Prabhupada – boring or refreshingly original?

Srila Prabhupada – boring or refreshingly original? »

Once a person challenged me that Srila Prabhupada often said he is simply repeating what he had heard from his spiritual master

Mumbai Passion- A case for compassion

Mumbai Passion- A case for compassion »

“More than ten million travel in the local trains of Mumbai daily!” my friend read out the statistics aloud. As we discussed the bizarre

Vedic culture in Russia- part five- Lion on chase but a lamb at home

Vedic culture in Russia- part five- Lion on chase but a lamb at home »

Continued from Vedic culture in Russia part-4…Potency of Indian temples

Lion on chase but a lamb

Vedic culture in Russia- part four-Potency of Indian Temples

Vedic culture in Russia- part four-Potency of Indian Temples »

Continued from Vedic Culture in Russia Part -3  Miracle of Tulasidevi

Potency of Indian temples

Alexander

Vedic culture in Russia- part three- Miracle of Tulasidevi

Vedic culture in Russia- part three- Miracle of Tulasidevi »

Continued from Vedic Culture in Russia Part -2  Beware of Lu

Vedic culture in Russia- part two- Beware of Lust

Vedic culture in Russia- part two- Beware of Lust »

Continued from Vedic Culture in Russia Part -1 ‘I am a Musalmaan’ 

Beware of Lust!!

Vedic Culture in Russia – Part one – ‘I am a Musalmaan’

Vedic Culture in Russia – Part one – ‘I am a Musalmaan’ »

‘I am a Musalmaan’ 

At the outskirts of Moscow, in a town named Eurolova, I stayed in an ISKCON temple for two weeks.

Shelter of God in Orissa

Shelter of God in Orissa »

I recently learnt through a first-hand experience how villagers in Orissa, India, are naturally seeking shelter of God and with a little

Be humble or get Humbled

Be humble or get Humbled »

Indra begged Krishna to retrieve mother Aditi’s earrings and Krishna fought a battle with Bhaumasura and helped Indra. Indra profusely thanked and worshipped

Mumbai Terrorism: Combat or Transcend?

Mumbai Terrorism: Combat or Transcend? »

As I gasped in disbelief, a friend assured me it was true terrorists had our city, Mumbai, under siege. A frenzied neighbor rushed

Where Medicine Blends with Devotion

Where Medicine Blends with Devotion »

In the heart of Mumbai, a hospital with a difference.

Ambulances sounding their sirens screech to a halt. Bodies, mutilated beyond recognition, keep

When Vedas are Misinterpreted

When Vedas are Misinterpreted »

Religious zealots force twisted interpretations to suit their selfish propaganda

A religious zealot, famed for his so-called knowledge of the

From Ritual to Spiritual

From Ritual to Spiritual »

Why and how to go beyond the externals of religion

Twenty-five-year-old Nitin Sawant, a software engineer, explains why he’s disillusioned with religious

Search of Happiness-Part 6

Search of Happiness-Part 6 »

The ultimate goal of every human being should be return to our eternal home, which is the spiritual world, the

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