Prarthna Saran

The compassionate Guru

The compassionate Guru

Gurudev Swami Chinmayanandaji  Maharaj was a true tapasvi (disciplined renunciate  ) . He used to roar from the podium “...

When Giving feels like Receiving

When Giving feels like Receiving

When love desires the return of love it is not love, it is commerce. By definition love only wants to...

The Controller and the Controlled.

The Controller and the Controlled.

When the mind continuously runs for happiness, then how come you are continuously unhappy? You are rich but unhappy, materially...

Indirect Satsang

Indirect Satsang

If you can have Satsang , sitting right at home, there is no need to go on a pilgrimage. The...

The Real You

The Real You

Mullah Nasiruddin once visited Baghdad. The big and famous city was brimming with traders and visitors from nearby places. Fearing...

The silent discourse

The silent discourse

The serene and blissful presence of a great master fills the heart with divine joy. Such souls have an energised...

Ahimsa in ­Hinduism

Ahimsa in ­Hinduism

‘Ahimsa Paramodharma’. Yes, sure it is. But, what exactly does it imply? A sad misunderstanding of our scriptures has led...

When Less is More

When Less is More

A true master of men is he who has first mastered himself. This state of total control over our own...

The knot that is not

The knot that is not

A traveller with three mules was half way when night fell. So he decided to rest at an ashram. The...

A Phantom called Mind

A Phantom called Mind

I was awakened this morning by a very joyous song, sung with gay abandon by a construction labourer .It made...

Decurfewed time

Decurfewed time

Only the melodious songs of birds disturbs the serenity of my morning peace. This forced ceasing of activity unfolds upon...

Solitude

Solitude

Solitude is not loneliness. Time and again our spirit beckons us with soft whispering of the spiritual joy one may...

The Spiritual Treadmill

The Spiritual Treadmill

Persona is a mental construct. You yourself first create it carefully, then fall in love with what you have created,...

SADHU AVAGYA: Insulting a Sadhu

SADHU AVAGYA: Insulting a Sadhu

A sadhu may or may not wear saffron. Any one who has ‘sadhutva’ is a sadhu. Sadhutva is a set...

Yagnya: Part 3

Yagnya: Part 3

Yagnya fire is lit for the dispelling of darkness ( ignorance and negativities) and the establishing of light (knowledge and...

Yagnya: Part 2

Yagnya: Part 2

 We often hear of festivals and ceremonies conducted with noise and tinsel, celebrated with ‘Dhoom Dham’. Of Course this means...

Yagnya: Part 1

Yagnya: Part 1

A simple meaning of the word yagnya is “giving with respect”. The other commonly understood and used meaning is that...

When the Lord falls sick

When the Lord falls sick

The famous temple of Lord Jaggannath at Puri in Orissa was built in 1161 AD. A strange ritual called “Anasaar”...

True Guru vs ­Gurudom

True Guru vs ­Gurudom

Swami Chinmayanandaji was a world famous Guru. His divine aura, majestic personality, his magnetic teachings of Vedanta attracted people in...

The ubiquitous ­namaste

The ubiquitous ­namaste

The corona has coronated namaste. Yes, this Indian greeting is now the best and the most preferred greeting the world...

Never Mind

Never Mind

Diamonds, gold, bank balances and family, all are very precious. You need them all and care for them. So, if...

The rarity of the human form

The rarity of the human form

Hindu religious texts never tire of stating how rare and precious the human body is. Even if one goes by...

Students need to be students

Students need to be students

Ancient Hindu texts classify the first 25 years of a human being’s life as the time for a disciplined life,...

Not just tuition but intuition

Not just tuition but intuition

A meditative mind is a ready ground where knowledge takes root. A mental canvas has to be calm, poised and...