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The art of Desire management – Part 2

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The Higher Taste

Practitioners of Bhakti Yoga connect to Lord Krishna for a higher taste.

A mango is attractive because of the color

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“The world is little. People are little; human life is little. There is only one big thing- desire.”

–    Willa Cather (American novelist and

Are age old scriptures practical today? –  Part 4

Are age old scriptures practical today? – Part 4 »

Winning the war of life

Scriptures – that speak of events which happened millennia ago are as relevant today as when they were

Are age old scriptures practical today? –  Part 3

Are age old scriptures practical today? – Part 3 »

Daily benefits of scriptures

While driving through the crowded streets of Mumbai, I may witness a man hurl abuses at another. Under normal

Are age old scriptures practical today? –  Part 2

Are age old scriptures practical today? – Part 2 »

The effect of sacred writings

While drawing inspiration from others is a healthy habit, isn’t it better you discover your tools to cope

Are age old scriptures practical today? –  Part 1

Are age old scriptures practical today? – Part 1 »

“No man was ever wise by chance.”

–    Lucius Seneca (Ancient Roman philosopher and statesman)

Sometimes after my class on Srimad Bhagavatam or Bhagavad

Coping with Suffering– Part 5

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One can then deduce how even our unavoidable suffering and pain in this world has some meaning and plan – a divine one

Coping with Suffering– Part 4

Coping with Suffering– Part 4 »

But wouldn’t science and technology help?

Yes, scientific advancement could help us hide old age, but not overcome it. If your hair is

Coping with Suffering– Part 3

Coping with Suffering– Part 3 »

The ancient wisdom scripture the Srimad Bhagavatam declared five thousand years ago (5.5.5), “As long as one does not enquire about spiritual values of life, one

Coping with Suffering– Part 2

Coping with Suffering– Part 2 »

Misery defined

Misery is defined as: to get what you don’t want, and to not get what you want. Both Scott and Amundsen experienced

Coping with Suffering– Part 1

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“The wound is the place where light enters you.”

–         Rumi (13th century Persian poet and Sufi mystic)

Roald Amundsen was attracted to wilderness. Even

Three keys for Self-mastery – Part 6

Three keys for Self-mastery – Part 6 »

Recently I tried this experiment with a group of young couples. I told them to write a ten minute thank you journal during

Three keys for Self-mastery – Part 5

Three keys for Self-mastery – Part 5 »

As you stare at this big bucket on your wall daily, do you think, “I have so many important responsibilities that I feel

Three keys for Self-mastery – Part 4

Three keys for Self-mastery – Part 4 »

I can hear you say, “I am so busy, I don’t think I can do all of this”

“Fine”, I plead to you,

Three keys for Self-mastery – Part 3

Three keys for Self-mastery – Part 3 »

Don’t worry if no one around you is asking these questions; it’s surely the best thing to ask or desire. It’s all right,

Three keys for Self-mastery – Part 2

Three keys for Self-mastery – Part 2 »

Maya is the power that gives strength to the mind and the intelligence to rebel against our own interests. We seek happiness and success

Three keys for Self-mastery – Part 1

Three keys for Self-mastery – Part 1 »

“I am indeed a king, because I know how to rule myself”

–         Pietro Aretino (Italian author and poet of the sixteenth century)

23rd June’

Freedom from three invisible ropes-Part 11

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Where are we headed to?

Over the last few decades human society has progressively degenerated into a life predominant in the lower modes;

Freedom from three invisible ropes-Part 9

Freedom from three invisible ropes-Part 9 »

In the mode of goodness, one’s thoughts and actions are governed by wisdom and a person experiences a deeply satisfying life. When the

Freedom from three invisible ropes-Part 8

Freedom from three invisible ropes-Part 8 »

Like gravity pulls things downwards, the modes too battle for supremacy. If you seek sattva don’t be surprised when rajas demands attention. And if you are predominantly

Freedom from three invisible ropes-Part 7

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Each of the brothers had the same stimulus yet they chose to respond differently. Being bound up tightly by the mode of ignorance, Tamo had

Freedom from three invisible ropes-Part 6

Freedom from three invisible ropes-Part 6 »

Making the right choice

The modes bind us day in day out. But if we do make the right sattva choices, we allow sattva to control us;

Freedom from three invisible ropes-Part 5

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A life of sattva practises improves our awareness and therefore helps us recognize how the three modes cover our souls.

Learning from a surgeon, cricketer

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

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