Prarthna Saran

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...

Blessings wanted? Log in

Blessings wanted? Log in

Expressing humility, gratefulness or respect by bowing to the revered is common to all cultures and religions. Muslims and Sikhs...

Guidance to ­children

Guidance to ­children

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

Shiv Parivar: Unity in diversity

Shiv Parivar: Unity in diversity

The family is the first and most important unit of society. The need for a well-knit and fundamentally strong family...

Beyond Cronos

Beyond Cronos

Celebrating New Year? Indeed, but how do you date Time? No one knows the beginning of Time, therefore, acknowledging his...