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Experience that quietude within 

As one more hammer slam happens on our wrong thinking in Moha Mudgara by Sri Yogananda, the disciple of Sri Adi Shankaracharya.

15 Apr 2017

Yoga
Be the chosen one with right meditation

Confused with too many sounds, noises, emotions, ideas and feelings? Too much of spirituality shopping can deplete our personal power and keep us in a perpetual state of confusion. 

15 Apr 2017

Success is easy to achieve 

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, said one of the greatest geniuses of modern times. It rains only because water evaporates. Take a look at your actions throughout the day.

15 Apr 2017

Expose your child to wonders

These days, children have replaced a sense of wonder for life with “www”. They know the whole universe before they are six.

15 Apr 2017

Focus on what is going right in your life

Shining a light on those  good feelings encourages them to grow and infuse the rest of our life, or at least the rest of our day

15 Apr 2017

The purpose of our existence

Moha Mudgara—the hammer stroke on all our delusions and popularly known to us as Bhaja Govindam with the first 12 verses by Sri Adi Shankaracharya—continues with other verses by his disciples.

08 Apr 2017

A soul’s journey through suffering to compassion

Woman pestered by recurring violent dream has revealed the real cause for her trouble: unconscious disgust with herself

08 Apr 2017

The first epoch of creation

From the past week, we have been discussing the wonderful creations of our Creator through Swayambhu Manu and Satyarupa—the Avataar of Sage Kashyapa and Aditi.

08 Apr 2017

Change must begin with self

Children, we are living today in a world of expectations—the expectation that violence and strife will let up; that the prices of fuel, food items and gold, which are soaring daily, will drop.

08 Apr 2017

Use the power of satsanga to uplift your mind

What is the way I can quieten the unsteady and wavering mind? Satsanga or the company of the seekers of truth, say our books of knowledge.

08 Apr 2017

Focus on the supreme force

Shiv is often described as adi (unborn), anant (endless), akhand (indivisible) and nirakaar (formless)—which is formless Divinity.

01 Apr 2017

Yatra can change our thought pattern

When the mind is quiet, there is no conflict. The whole idea is to make the mind quiet.

01 Apr 2017

Looks don’t define great men

Nothing is understood well until there is a description of a role model for us.

01 Apr 2017

Need compassion to nourish mother earth

To be conscious of enriching the environment and not polluting it is a spiritual principle and a social responsibility

01 Apr 2017

Achieve with Attention

A few years ago, I took a small group of people on a trek on a railway track between Subramanya and Mangalore in Karnataka.

01 Apr 2017

Complexities of brain, mind and beyond

Brain is like the hardware in a computer, while the mind is the software. As the mind is programmed, so does the brain act, and makes the body act.

25 Mar 2017

Keep calm and be happy

We often hear people say, “I’m going through a really bad time right now.” In reality, a period of time is neither bad nor good. The goodness or badness of a given period of time or place is something

25 Mar 2017

Beginning of human race

Today, let us know how the great Cosmic Mother Adi Para Shakti  manifested the entire creation or vishwa. Once, the seven divine sages or saptarishis prostrated reverently to Devi. 

25 Mar 2017

Heal yourselves with regular temple visits 

We began this series of By Whatever Means with meditation last week. One way to hold the mind and make it rested in the self is to meditate. Another of the numerous ways available in this ancient path

25 Mar 2017

Your actions determine your future 

Here we go round the mulberry bush on a cold and frosty morning. The nursery rhyme goes this way as children run round and round in a circle. 

25 Mar 2017

Bring the mind to a state of meditation

In these columns, we will be seeing the many different means by which we can meditate. Take a walk into the forest.

18 Mar 2017

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