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Actress Hima Shankar with her colleague at  ARDHA workshop
Finding your inner self

Acting knows no barriers. An honest access into one's body and mind are the only requirements to express what is visualised in the mind, says actor Hima Shankar, who joined hands with her team of frie

17 Apr 2018

Ajnana is an impurity of the mind

This life we live has one main impurity of perception in its present condition. This is called ajnana or not jnana or not total knowledge. Partial knowledge is the manufacturing defect we are born wit

14 Apr 2018

Take the plunge to experience reality

Yog is the experience of reality, and this experience has to be your own experience. No amount of reading, listening to lectures or attending courses can give you that experience.

14 Apr 2018

Limitations of wealth

Everyone knows about the widespread corruption and injustice prevalent in today’s society.

14 Apr 2018

When the epic battle came to an end

After establishing the Pandavas back on the throne after the war of the Mahabharata, Krishna was getting ready to proceed to Dwaraka along with Satyaki and his devotee Uddhava.

14 Apr 2018

How to understand the journey of your life, and not let fear in your way

For all our complex problems, we  unfortunately rely on other experts and specialists to solve them. Religions throughout the world offer various forms of escape from them. It was thought that science

11 Apr 2018

Adi Sankara Nilayam, the ancestral home of Adi Sankaracharya | Express Photo
Knowledge brings everlasting peace

It takes great compassion and tireless effort to do what Sankaracharya did by way of clearing the cobwebs in the minds of people.

07 Apr 2018

Getting ready to slay Takshaka, the snake

The story of Uttanka, a disciple of Veda—the third disciple of Ayoda Dhaumya—in the Mahabharata has a very didactical message about the years, seasons, days, and the gods.

07 Apr 2018

Origins of Tibetan Buddhism

One thing we need to understand is that Buddha’s path turned into Buddhism, a religion, only after his time.

07 Apr 2018

Knowledge is the super highway

Of all the many practices to achieve such relaxation from the need to work, bodha or knowledge is the super highway.

31 Mar 2018

God responds to the soul’s sadhana

The process of enlightenment starts from this vibrational zone.

31 Mar 2018

Relinquish anger

Before reacting with aggression, we should stop and introspect.

31 Mar 2018

Ridding the earth of the great ogress

Sri Rama and Lakshmana along with Sage Vishwamitra take leave from the sages of Siddhashrama and go on a boat across the Ganga.

31 Mar 2018

Shilpa Mudbi Kothakota (in maroon saree) with other performers at a performance of  Yellamma and Other Stories
Couple learns Many versions of Yellamma’s Myths through ancient songs  

The performance is also part of the Urban folk project an initiative to archive folk art forms in Karnataka.  

31 Mar 2018

Intelligence has many elements

Meditation is the summation of all energy.

29 Mar 2018

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Atma bodha is knowledge of true self

Adi Sankaracharya has written another important prakarana grantha or a text that dwells on one or few points spoken of in the Upanishads.

24 Mar 2018

Prayers and paeans of joy that helped the gods win

After Devi killed Mahishasura the gods were overjoyed.

24 Mar 2018

Commitment matters

Sometimes I have a free day, and I plan to just sit at home. But then I really get bored.

24 Mar 2018

The son of Vayu who helped Rama

The Monkey God is not only powerful, but is also known for his loyalty. His devotion will be talked about in all times to come.

24 Mar 2018

Sleep is just as important as keeping awake

Sleep is as important as keeping awake, perhaps more so.

21 Mar 2018

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Every action produces varied results

Just by knowing the true nature of who I am, my life is goes smoothly from one joyous experience to another, from one wave of bliss to another.

17 Mar 2018