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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

Sanity in an age of Intensity – Part 3

Sanity in an age of Intensity – Part 3 »

On the other hand when we ‘Receive’ grace, and lead a life of quiet acceptance, we align our body and mind to the

Sanity in an age of Intensity – Part 2

Sanity in an age of Intensity – Part 2 »

How each one of us responds to our environment is determined by the way our autonomic nervous system (ANS) is developed. The ANS

Sanity in an age of Intensity – Part 1

Sanity in an age of Intensity – Part 1 »

“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” – Albert Einstein

We often hear: You achieve success when you work hard for it.

Transcending glamour- Part 4

Transcending glamour- Part 4 »

A friend shared this realization:

“I had vowed to give up eating sweets and deep fried items as my triglyceride count crossed the

Transcending glamour- Part 3

Transcending glamour- Part 3 »

Mansoor Khan launched his cousin Aamir Khan in his movies and Aamir went on to become a superstar. After two more movies established

Transcending glamour- Part 2

Transcending glamour- Part 2 »

Unfortunately the glamour world blows up things; it presents a larger than life picture and if we fall for it, we get badly

Transcending glamour- Part 1

Transcending glamour- Part 1 »

“In our society hardly anyone has been taught how to think, while millions have been taught what to think”

–         Peter Hitchens (English journalist

The Power of being Small- Part 2

The Power of being Small- Part 2 »

If we live in fear and hate, if that’s the foundational existence of our minds, then even minor issues trigger more fear and

The Power of being Small- Part 3

The Power of being Small- Part 3 »

He cites a simple example of primary goods obtained from nature; many who assume water, air or gas to be part of income

The Power of being Small- Part 1

The Power of being Small- Part 1 »

“I am good but not an angel. I do sin but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in

A space beyond the Mind – Part 3

A space beyond the Mind – Part 3 »

In the spiritual tradition I come from, we softly chant the Holy Names of God on our prayer beads, and the entire focus

A space beyond the Mind – Part 2

A space beyond the Mind – Part 2 »

It’s absolutely vital for our well-being to live in the present. That doesn’t mean we don’t plan our future or analyse our past

A space beyond the Mind – Part 1

A space beyond the Mind – Part 1 »

“Forever is composed of nows” – Emily Dickinson (American poet of the nineteenth century)

Rahul Dravid was down and out, almost. He came in

Self-Love – is it safe and healthy? – Part 4

Self-Love – is it safe and healthy? – Part 4 »

When is Self-condemnation healthy?

The great saints of yore who criticized themselves did so because their hearts overflowed with love and gratitude. They

Self-Love – is it safe and healthy? – Part 3

Self-Love – is it safe and healthy? – Part 3 »

Some principles like humility and gratitude can be abstract and one needs to personally practise them to derive their rich spiritual benefits.

Making

Self-Love – is it safe and healthy? – Part 2

Self-Love – is it safe and healthy? – Part 2 »

It’s true that both extremes of self-love or self-hatred can be disastrous. A simple way to love your own self and yet not

Self-Love – is it safe and healthy? – Part 1

Self-Love – is it safe and healthy? – Part 1 »

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval”

–         Mark Twain (American humourist famous for his novel, The adventures of Huckleberry Finn, popularly called as ‘The

The wonder of ‘Appreciation’- Part 3

The wonder of ‘Appreciation’- Part 3 »

Learning to appreciate oneself

I can hear your protest, “I always appreciate others, but no one encourages me. I am only giving. I

The wonder of ‘Appreciation’- Part 2

The wonder of ‘Appreciation’- Part 2 »

Lesson from a Taxi driver

I learnt this lesson recently when after an unpleasant management meeting I travelled to a place in a

The wonder of ‘Appreciation’- Part 1

The wonder of ‘Appreciation’- Part 1 »

“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”

     –  Ralph Waldo Emerson (American philosopher of the mid-19th century)

Human Being or Human Doing? – Part 2

Human Being or Human Doing? – Part 2 »

If I am resolute to study medicine when I love engineering, I’d likely be frustrated. A determination is a limited resource; if I

Human Being or Human Doing? – Part 1

Human Being or Human Doing? – Part 1 »

‘Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.’

–    Albert Camus (French philosopher and Nobel laureate)

In the legendary

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