Sacred Texts

Jesus has power over death

Jesus has power over death

Mary and Martha knew that Jesus had the power to heal their sick brother Lazarus. They called on Jesus who...

The camel’s shadow

The camel’s shadow

The Eighth Teacher, Guru Harikrishan, was all but eight years in age. One day, he was in congregation when the...

The moment of truth

The moment of truth

The power-supply used to be plentiful in the Ivory Coast. The country had at one time been called the “Showcase...

All about greed

All about greed

Wealth falls into three categories , (Artha) is wealth earned piously, spent on your needs and in the service of...

Faith in Jesus  sets us free

Faith in Jesus sets us free

It is possible for us to unwittingly co-opt religion into enhancing our sense of bondage instead of liberation. We engage...

Burn the ‘I’

Burn the ‘I’

My teacher recounted the story of Queen Chudala of the Malava kingdom. Chudala spent the morning in meditation, and aided...

Experiencing the presence of God

Experiencing the presence of God

One of the three astronauts who travelled in the Apollo 15 American spacecraft was Colonel James Irwin. He later described...

The happiness  story

The happiness story

Gurudev Swami Chinmayanandaji was a master teacher.  Driving a point home with an interesting story or an unforgettable example was...

When our life becomes prayer

When our life becomes prayer

Augustine commented in his book the Confessions on the significance of Christ’s resurrection and ascension: Christ “has gone from our...

Prayer fends away indecency and evil

Prayer fends away indecency and evil

The believer has been advised in the Quran to be steadfast in prayer, for prayer fends away indecency and evil....

Early hurdles in meditation

Early hurdles in meditation

A spiritual seeker’s difficult path is called “walking on a razor’s edge” by the kathopanishad. This is because the seeker...

Compassionate awareness

Compassionate awareness

John experienced calm assurance when the light of God’s truth penetrated through his conflicting thoughts. Now along with King David...

A journey with four friends

A journey with four friends

The Indian sub-continent is blessed with diversity of philosophical strains. A devotee has the good fortune of selecting from amongst...

We are in God’s country

We are in God’s country

An American lady went on a tour of Russia. There, she saw pictures of the Chairman of the Communist party...

The significance  of Aarati

The significance of Aarati

The common Hindu ritual of Aarati is done at the end of all pujas. Aarati is done by the lighting...