Prarthna Saran

Significance of Pradakshina

Significance of Pradakshina

Village belles living close to the deserts walk miles every day to fetch water .They usually carry 5 to 7...

True satsang

True satsang

If you keep doing what you have been doing, you’ll keep getting what you have been getting. All animals only...

Mental hygiene

Mental hygiene

The physical hygiene of a daily bath , clean hands, spanking clean kitchen, food cooked hygienically, is a common feature....

Sanyas, a joyous mental renunciation

Sanyas, a joyous mental renunciation

Sanyas is neither tailor made nor barber made! This garment is of the mind. Saffron cloth is a mere fence...

Values in religious teachings

Values in religious teachings

What meaning can life or freedom have if it destroys us morally, socially and spiritually? In our mad chant of...

Hinduism, a liberal science of life

Hinduism, a liberal science of life

Hinduism is a religion that does not limit itself to the rigid dictates and commandments of a single text book...

Change as a  positive value

Change as a positive value

Change is the only unchanging law of the universe. The wheel of change, ( kaal chakra) is represented as the...

Play for the joy, not the trophy

Play for the joy, not the trophy

Success means different things to different people. When we achieve society’s idea of success, we feel we are successful. Mostly...

Perception, our reality

Perception, our reality

Old European pubs and taverns hung a picture of TWO drunkards, drink in hand, with the caption ‘We Three’. The...

Pussy Cat Vedanta: Game goes on

Pussy Cat Vedanta: Game goes on

Placed at the pinnacle of evolution, the homo-sapient man is fitted with a manufacturer’s wonder: the intellect. To use this...

The teacher and the taught

The teacher and the taught

The delicate beauty, the simple elegance, the flaming orange stem offsetting the white starlike form of this softly fragrant flower...

Nature worship  in Hinduism

Nature worship in Hinduism

Nature is referred to as “Mother” in many Hindu texts. We understood long ago that what nature provides in her...

Fire: Symbol of Lord

Fire: Symbol of Lord

Havans, yagnyas, wedding rituals and other ceremonies generally use a lighted fire pit as the holy altar of the Lord....

House of God radiates peace

House of God radiates peace

“When the Lord is omnipresent, why should I visit a temple? He is with me, here, right now.” A logical...

Dharma Patni is a friend and guide

Dharma Patni is a friend and guide

Worldwide different words are used to denote the word “wife”. It is Hinduism alone that translates the word as “dharma...

Thought is the mother of action

Thought is the mother of action

The Ram Charit Manas says that the devatas panicked when Ramji was to be coronated, for their wish to see...

Dress or address is not my address

Dress or address is not my address

We are neither the dress (our body) nor the address (our identifications with the body). This dress and address is...

The contrast in Ram and Krishna births

The contrast in Ram and Krishna births

The formless infinite , all pervading reality ,concretising itself into a human form for the protection of the good and...

Bottle in the Ganges

Bottle in the Ganges

Swami Chinmayanandaji generally sat outside his cottage in the evening at Sidhabari, Himachal, for informal Satsang with the devotees. On...

The blue boy of Vrindavan

The blue boy of Vrindavan

“Why is your God, Ram or Krishna depicted as deep blue in colour? Isn’t that unnatural?” This is a common...

Guiding children

Guiding children

Possessing a flute does not make you a flutist, similarly, possessing a child does not make you a parent. True...

Symbolism of the tortoise at temples

Symbolism of the tortoise at temples

Many a Hindu temple has an etched or stone made Tortoise on the doorstep of the entrance. It always faces...

A saint’s contact transforms the evil

A saint’s contact transforms the evil

Scriptural texts the world over state that a saint’s proximity is infallible in its effect. Even a fragment of his...

Be a smile ­millionaire

Be a smile ­millionaire

Spring beckons but once a year. Did you smile and say “hello”? Choose to paint the mind’s canvass with the...