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When a person fails to see himself having an identity beyond this body, he invests all his energy on this fallible mass of

The Ego in disguise – A Lesson from Indian history – Part 5 of 5

The Ego in disguise – A Lesson from Indian history – Part 5 of 5 »

As the reality of partition now became obvious, the armed forces also had to be divided. The army regiments everywhere contained Sikh, Hindu

The Ego in disguise – A Lesson from Indian history – Part 4 of 5

The Ego in disguise – A Lesson from Indian history – Part 4 of 5 »

Unlike Gandhi, Nehru spent seven years in England and learnt the British charms and culture perfectly. He returned to his hometown Prayag (then

The Ego in disguise – A Lesson from Indian history – Part 3 of 5

The Ego in disguise – A Lesson from Indian history – Part 3 of 5 »

The forty-one year old British educated Jinnah got drawn to his friend’s daughter. Ruttie was seventeen and even as her millionaire Parsee father

The Ego in disguise – A Lesson from Indian history – Part 2 of 5

The Ego in disguise – A Lesson from Indian history – Part 2 of 5 »

Later in the solitiude of my room I reflected on the crisis here – It wasn’t the defiant participants of the Markaz who

The Ego in disguise – A Lesson from Indian history – Part 1 of 5

The Ego in disguise – A Lesson from Indian history – Part 1 of 5 »

When leaders play ego games, they use common men and women as pawns; and it’s these beautiful souls who drown in hatred –

How will the Ramayana re- telecast on Doordarshan help?

How will the Ramayana re- telecast on Doordarshan help? »

When we lead a life centered on ‘my enjoyment ‘ and ‘my goals’ we eventually hit the road block of suffering. What we

Beg V/s Bargain

Beg V/s Bargain »

To live successfully in this world and in our relationships with other humans, we think we need to negotiate, bargain, be diplomatic, control,

21-day lockdown – Day 3

21-day lockdown – Day 3 »

Modi said the government had drawn ‘Lakshman Rekha’ – the line of Lakshman who told mother Sita to stay safe within her cottage

The art of Desire management – Part 2

The art of Desire management – Part 2 »

The Higher Taste

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

A mango is attractive because of the color

The art of Desire management – Part 1 »

“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

Coping with Suffering– Part 5 »

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

Coping with Suffering– Part 1 »

“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