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Do you pause to connect? –  Part 1

Do you pause to connect? – Part 1 »

“Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance.”

–    Anthony de Mello (Indian psychotherapist, spiritual teacher, writer, and a Jesuit

The irony of Happiness – Part 2 »

“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?”

–    Albert Einstein

Imagine

The irony of Happiness – Part 1

The irony of Happiness – Part 1 »

“The obsession with instant gratification blinds us from our long-term potential.”

–         Mike Dooley (Best-selling author, speaker and entrepreneur)

We live at times of

Are you a different person inside? – Part 5 »

Many spiritualists, in their youthful zeal, take lifelong vows, not realizing the hardships involved over time. With advancing age, when the severity of

Are you a different person inside? – Part 4 »

An incident some time ago helped me and my friends develop an action plan to live more compatible with our inner selves.

Our

Are you a different person inside? – Part 3

Are you a different person inside? – Part 3 »

The devil inside

If our inside is different from our outside, eventually the inside would take revenge.

One day, in our yoga center,

Are you a different person inside? – Part 2

Are you a different person inside? – Part 2 »

What’s inside can’t be hidden for long

The first verse of the Bhagavad Gita reveals this principle.

Dhritarashtra said: O Sanjaya, after my

Are you a different person inside? – Part 1

Are you a different person inside? – Part 1 »

“O serpent heart hid with a flowering face! Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave?”

–    William Shakespeare in his play ‘Romeo

Attention to details– Part 5

Attention to details– Part 5 »

God, seated in our heart as the Supersoul, is watching our actions and motivations. Just as a CCTV camera observes everything neutrally, the

Attention to details– Part 4

Attention to details– Part 4 »

He even dismissed the fame as daft and ephemeral. In a career spanning almost four decades, he has acted only in twenty films,

Attention to details– Part 3

Attention to details– Part 3 »

In your study or job, it’s tempting to cut corners, especially if you can make a quick buck. But if you break universal

Attention to details– Part 1

Attention to details– Part 1 »

“The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. Therefore concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand.”

–    Alexander Graham

The five cities in our inner world – Part 6

The five cities in our inner world – Part 6 »

To educate one’s conscience, we could try the following: journaling, scriptures, reading wisdom books, nature walks, contemplation and prayers.

Scriptures help to develop

The five cities in our inner world – Part 5

The five cities in our inner world – Part 5 »

One morning, the stand was clean, but by evening, it was once again messy. Again, the next morning it was in order. Every

The five cities in our inner world – Part 4 »

Those with a developed manomaya kosha are generally happy, and they feel loved. If however, you are starved of affection and are generally

The five cities in our inner world – Part 3

The five cities in our inner world – Part 3 »

The energy body –  Pranamaya Kosha

However, like my friend, we don’t live only in one city. We too travel and spend lots of

The five cities in our inner world – Part 2 »

The Taittreya Upanishad describes our existence in five layers; we live in one of the five spaces- known as the Koshas or sheaths that cover

The five cities in our inner world – Part 1 »

“No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.”

–         Pythagoras (Ancient Greek

From guilt to self-forgiveness – Part 4

From guilt to self-forgiveness – Part 4 »

 

 

Moving forward happily

Let’s know that let-down and failures are part of common humanity- it’s an experience we

From guilt to self-forgiveness – Part 3

From guilt to self-forgiveness – Part 3 »

Ways to forgive yourself

The first step is to recognize that guilt is good; it’s often a catalyst for positive

From guilt to self-forgiveness – Part 2

From guilt to self-forgiveness – Part 2 »

We all go through painful, embarrassing and humbling situations in life. Only a few can learn lessons and move on

From guilt to self-forgiveness – Part 1

From guilt to self-forgiveness – Part 1 »

“Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.”

The four stages of envy- Part 4

The four stages of envy- Part 4 »

The remedy

The cure is simple but not easy to practice: respect others and serve them. Reverence is the most potent antidote to

The four stages of envy- Part 3

The four stages of envy- Part 3 »

It’s crazy- imagine you fire bullets at another person and wound yourself. That’s what bitterness does to you! And you don’t realize this

The four stages of envy- Part 2 »

Stage 2: Upeksha – ‘I can’t stand him.’

When the first phase is unchecked, we live in duality- we separate men and women