Sacred Texts

Sacred reading of scripture

Sacred reading of scripture

Aruna recently learnt that her desires and thoughts determine her behaviour. Armed with this vital information she has begun to...

The greatest news of all

The greatest news of all

What a mass of information there is clogging the atmosphere nowadays. Everyone has some message to convey to others. But...

Teachings from an ancient tale

Teachings from an ancient tale

Once a courtier happened to see the beautiful princess. A mad desire to possess her totally possessed him. Desperate and...

The love of God

The love of God

Robin was amazed when the truth dawned upon him that the Bible makes a positive statement about God’s being as,...

The one treasure

The one treasure

My Teacher told me this Sufi story. A man had three sons. When the eldest son came of age, he...

Nightly mighty task

Nightly mighty task

The chapter of the Quran entitled Al-Muzammil (The Wrapped One) commences with these verses:“O you who are wrapped up in...

Japa: Chant the name

Japa: Chant the name

Japa, or chanting the name of the Lord with total devotion and regularity is one of the most useful tools...

Learning to listen in silence

Learning to listen in silence

Christain spirituality often describes silence as the daughter of patience and the mother of watchfulness. For when all words are...

To know is to  surrender

To know is to surrender

Behlol was a Sufi master—the master of masters. The world discovered him when he gave up a usual life, and...

How we grow  in life

How we grow in life

Harry Emerson Fosdick has explained one fact of life in these words:“No steam or gas ever drives anything until it...

Shraadh: A tribute to ancestors

Shraadh: A tribute to ancestors

In youthful irreverence and educational pride a young person asked Swami Chinmayanandaji to explain how the offerings of food and...

The royal dignity of humanity

The royal dignity of humanity

Raju’s excitement knew no bounds when the truth of the Bible dawned upon him that he was the bearer of...

The inclusive framework

The inclusive framework

The fifth Teacher Guru Arjan Dev, decided to build a place of worship in Amritsar. It would simply be called...

We offer you  our love

We offer you our love

A person is forced by his very nature, and by the circumstances in which he finds himself on earth, to...

The meaning of surrender

The meaning of surrender

“Do with me what you will. Only give me ever increasing love for your feet.” This is how Raman Maharshi...