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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

The four stages of envy- Part 1

The four stages of envy- Part 1 »

“To find out a girl’s faults, praise her to her girlfriends.”

–    Benjamin Franklin (author, humorist, scientist, politician- a polymath, and one of the

Do you receive an indirect apology?

Do you receive an indirect apology? »

“Right actions in the future are the best apologies for actions in the past.”

–         Tryon Edwards (19th century American Theologian, best known for his

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

Do you imitate or are you inspired? – Part 3

Do you imitate or are you inspired? – Part 3 »

At other times you may struggle in your job and relationships, and feel anger for no reason. Worse, a series of unpleasant experiences

Do you imitate or are you inspired? – Part 1 »

“Parrots mimic their owners. Their owners consider that a sign of intelligence.”

–    Marty Rubin (Canadian born author of ‘The boiled frog syndrome’)

I

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

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 5

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 5 »

If I identify myself as a successful businessman, my mind has happy thoughts when I earn well. But if I were to get

Who am I? – A Servant or Master – Part 4

Who am I? – A Servant or Master – Part 4 »

70724365 – the fish is jumping

If the desire to service goads us on, we live beyond the painful dualities of the mind

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 3

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 3 »

Practice 1 – Living beyond Thinking

The primary cause of our worry is the active mind – also known as the thinking self.

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 2

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 2 »

You may not remember anything you did as a five-year-old and all the chemical makeup within you has changed since then, yet you

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 1

Who am I? – A Servant or Master- Part 1 »

“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but what he aspires to.” 

 Khalil

Pleasure of giving-Part 3

Pleasure of giving-Part 3 »

It didn’t take me long to understand what had caused this transformation. During Aki’s earlier stay in Mumbai, he had no idea what

Pleasure of giving-Part 2

Pleasure of giving-Part 2 »

“You have given me a wonderful opportunity to serve such a nice person like yourself. As for me, I am content living in

Pleasure of giving-Part 1

Pleasure of giving-Part 1 »

“For it is in giving that we receive.”

–    Saint Francis of Assisi (One of the most revered Christian preachers, from 12th century

Small deeds lead to a Big Purpose-Part 3

Small deeds lead to a Big Purpose-Part 3 »

At the same time, he’s aware that the suffering he went through was the catalyst that helped him move forward happily in life.