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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

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

Search of Happiness- Part 5

Search of Happiness- Part 5 »

One must reject superficial painkiller-like solutions and seek out a permanent solution to all problems.

Continued from the previous issue .

Search of Happiness- Part 4

Search of Happiness- Part 4 »

Understand the difference between real and temporary problems. By working on real problems, we can attain permanent happiness.FROM RELATIVE TO REAL HAPPINESS

We

The Breath of Bhakti Yoga

The Breath of Bhakti Yoga »

Our spiritual practices can become dry and mechanical if we omit the essential ingredient.

During my travels I sometimes meet people who

An Appointment with Mr.D

An Appointment with Mr.D »

Death is inevitable, but are we prepared for it?  Learn the art of cheerfully facing this most unexpected event of our life. Recently

An Appointment With Mr. Death

An Appointment With Mr. Death »

For the one appointment no one can cancel, it pays to be prepared.

Recently a college friend of mine was

The Miracle of Tulasi Devi

The Miracle of Tulasi Devi »

A young Russian devotee finds shelter and guidance under Krishna’s special devotee plant. Our cultural upbringing can greatly influence us in how

Copying with Envy

Copying with Envy »

Identifying and overcoming the root cause of our material existence.

‘Neighbour’s envy, owner’s pride,’ Growing up in an age when television

Is Hinduism Casteist

Is Hinduism Casteist »

A perspective on the old allegation against Hinduism.

Recently my attention was drawn to a political contro versy in South India. A few

The Empty Envelope

The Empty Envelope »

Making sense of Vedic Rituals

Are traditional rituals mere acts of blind faith, or are there scientific reasons behind following them?

Padayatra

Padayatra »

Bhakta Prabhajan, part of His Holiness Lokanatha Swami Maharaja’s padayatra, recollects this once-in-a-lifetime experience. This is not a fairy tale but a true account.

Penny Wise Pound Foolish

Penny Wise Pound Foolish »

We seek objects to make a successful living but foolishly let life slip away Recently I met some old friends I grew

Movie Spells

Movie Spells »

A Reality Check Saying “no” to negative influences and “yes” to spiritual experiences.

“Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information

Search for Happiness – Part-2

Search for Happiness – Part-2 »

Humans and animals is happiness the same for them?

How are Humans Special?

How are humans different from animals? One may imagine that

Search for Happiness – Part-1

Search for Happiness – Part-1 »

Real happiness is more than the happiness enjoyed by animals.

This is the first in a series of

Search for Happiness – Part-3

Search for Happiness – Part-3 »

Modern man is proud of his technological achievements, but a closer look into his life reveals that he is more miserable than

Are educated Indians the enemy of India?

Are educated Indians the enemy of India? »

Indians love to criticize India and her glorious culture. Arundhati Roy, the famous Indian writer and winner of Booker prize supports independence

Scandalous Swamis and Irresponsible media

Scandalous Swamis and Irresponsible media »

Nityananda swami is now a household name, and for the wrong reasons. While the sex scandal of this swami has sent shock waves

Black out or Back lash?

Black out or Back lash? »

Year – 1996, Place – Atlanta, Event – Olympics

Will he? Won’t he? As the world waited with bated breadth, Mr. Mohammed

Did Lord Rama Eat Meat

Did Lord Rama Eat Meat »

Some people feel so. They say, “It is mentioned in Ayodhya-kanda, Chapter 20, 26 and 94, that when Rama was sent for vana-vasa He told His