Discontent is the flame of search

As I was saying if the young have not that revolutionary discontent, they are already old and the old are those who were once discontented, but have settled back They want security, they want permanency, either in their jobs or in their souls

18 Jan 2019, 11:44 PM IST
Be brave and believe in hard work
17 Jan 2019, 02:47 AM IST

Run away from nothing

Children, spirituality is never an escape or an abandonment of responsibility It is the ability to live with peace and contentment in every situation, by understanding oneself and
12 Jan 2019, 02:03 AM IST

Eliminate the unwanted make space for the new

A monk appeared at entrance of house The lady thought, the monk should return happily from her doorstep in the New Year She went inside and as she was about to pour sweet rice into
09 Jan 2019, 01:59 AM IST

If God is omnipotent, why is evil there?

So many people ask this question that when God alone does everything, then why do the bad people exist in the world, or for that matter, why is anger, jealousy arrogance etc there
08 Jan 2019, 01:22 AM IST

Affirming better relationships

The physical world is, to a large extent, revealed to us in accordance with how we believe that it will be This is particularly true in our relationships Our thinking is not done i
07 Jan 2019, 04:26 AM IST

The religion of love

Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi has said, The religion of love is like no other He was not advocating a new religion, for he was content with Islam as his practice and frame of reference P
05 Jan 2019, 02:05 AM IST

Wise schooling with enlightened masters

A spiritual teacher plays a significant and indelible role in the life of a human being If you are privileged enough to have such a teacher, you are assured of success in all spher
04 Jan 2019, 02:05 AM IST

Religion is losing importance among Americans

The Pew Research Center undertook two distinct surveys during the end of 2017 to answer the perennial question What gives life its meaning The first survey involved an openended qu
02 Jan 2019, 01:02 AM IST

How to pray for someone

Spiritual guides are often asked to pray for someone From illness to wellness, from poverty to wealth, from failure to success, from emotional distress to peace, from grief to acce
01 Jan 2019, 01:52 AM IST

Cheating behaviour, human nature and decision-making

Questions concerning human nature provoke controversy across disciplines, particularly when it comes to explaining evil or immoral behaviours Endeavours to explain actions that are
29 Dec 2018, 03:57 AM IST

How to deal with anger

Anger is nothing but an expression of pain and expectation We expect certain things to happen and there is an obstruction between what to happen and ourselves In other words, betwe
28 Dec 2018, 01:47 AM IST

Knowledge is not awareness

In our search for knowledge, in our acquisitive desires, we are losing love, we are blunting the feeling for beauty, the sensitivity to cruelty we are becoming more and more specia
27 Dec 2018, 03:47 AM IST

A lesson from Pandora’s Box

In Greek mythology, the story is told of Epimetheus, who leaves his bride Pandora in charge of a box given them by Zeus Inside this box were all the ills of the world However, Zeus
22 Dec 2018, 04:08 AM IST

Why are people religious?

The quick and easy answer to why people are religious is that God in whichever form you believe heshethey takes is real and people believe because they communicate with it and pe
21 Dec 2018, 02:33 AM IST

Unity in diversity

In this world we find that all happiness is followed by misery as its shadow Life has its shadow, death They must go together, because they are not contradictory, not two separate
20 Dec 2018, 04:26 AM IST

Morality, a culturally conditioned response

Suppose you have a moral disagreement with someone, for example, a disagreement about whether it is okay to live in a society where the amount of money you are born with is the pri
19 Dec 2018, 01:38 AM IST

Clear the blocks from your path

Visualising what you want is a very effective method However holding a clear image of what you want is sometimes difficult with the many interruptions and demands made on your ener
18 Dec 2018, 02:02 AM IST

Contentment is containment

If you become pure life, it is very beautiful If you become a life which is intense but enslaved to certain things, then you will be in a state where if good things happen you will
16 Dec 2018, 01:14 AM IST

Healing by embracing our flaws

There have been three critical junctures of healing in my life Through my odyssey with ovarian cancer at the tender years of 18 to 23, I was fortunate to uncover pearls of the spir
14 Dec 2018, 03:00 AM IST

God is everywhere, so why meditate?

Fine God is everywhere China said God is everywhere And they raided Tibet The Taliban and terrorists said God is everywhere and they raided Afghanistan in Shardan, the Buddhist st
13 Dec 2018, 03:51 AM IST

Simple ways to cheer someone up

Life always has its ups and downs But its not easy seeing someone we care about wear a frown Whether its a bad breakup or a rough day at work, we would go through great lengths to
12 Dec 2018, 02:26 AM IST

Understanding the power of thoughts

Thoughts are things They affect reality and can change our life Thoughts are the interface between the past and the future They can bring change into being If we want our life to c
11 Dec 2018, 01:31 AM IST

A step towards infinite freedom

It is a great mistake to try to reduce stress and tension by avoiding challenges and difficulties You do not attain peace merely by escaping responsibility You attain it by dischar
08 Dec 2018, 03:16 AM IST

The wheel of illusion

A soul takes human birth in order to have a series of experiences through which it will awaken out of its illusion of separateness The physical experience of being incarnated is th
07 Dec 2018, 03:08 AM IST

Love, hate, friendship and friendliness

Friendship is love without any biological tones it has become a rare phenomenon It used to be a great thing in the past, but a few great things in the past have completely disappea
06 Dec 2018, 04:11 AM IST

Possess nothing or own up everything

You can grow to the position of a nishkinchana having nothing, owning nothing a zero What does it meanI belong to the world I am a denizen of the earth Nothing in this world belon
04 Dec 2018, 03:26 AM IST

Consciousness: It controls everything

I was recently in Breckenridge, a town in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, where the elevation is about 9,600 feet 2,926 metres The mountain rises to an incredible 12,998 feet and
01 Dec 2018, 03:40 AM IST

What is the true spirit of renunciation?

True renunciation is not becoming a monk or a swami, living homeless and sleeping on the floor True renunciation can be attained by anyone whether a millionaire, parent, student,
30 Nov 2018, 01:43 AM IST

Dealing with negative emotions

Emotions can play havoc in ones life Anger has created discord among countless relationships Jealousy, pride, fear, envy and desires create their own brand of problems A sudden ris
29 Nov 2018, 03:44 AM IST

The real man is neither proud nor humble

The religious people always go on showing humbleness I am nothing, I am nobody And if you look into their eyes, their eyes are saying just the opposite If you watch their behaviour
28 Nov 2018, 01:47 AM IST

Be, Breathe, Blossom: Exploring ecstatic existence

Ecstasy Mention the word today and most people assume that youre referring to a drug When did the joyful exuberance that should define the human experience of life degenerate into
27 Nov 2018, 01:44 AM IST

Purify your heart through sheer compassion

In the past, forests were outside Now, they have been cleared the forests are within us Likewise, beasts, too, lived outside Now, they, too, have gone inside Therefore, we should b
24 Nov 2018, 01:44 AM IST

Fear is lack of trust in yourself

As human beings we are conditioned to relegate what we know into the shadowy recesses of the mind What lurks in the shadows, we usually fear By summoning courage, we are able to fa
23 Nov 2018, 12:43 AM IST

God and you don’t need middlemen

The one who takes the plunge into the ocean within, finds pearls of wisdom and bliss You do pilgrimage to far flung places be it Kedarnath, Badrinath, Ayodhya or Rameshwaram And w
20 Nov 2018, 11:41 PM IST

How to break the hate-circuit?

It is true that we hold our lives very dear to ourselves But, do we also hold dear those traits which actually make us alive in the true sense As none of us would be ready to excha
20 Nov 2018, 03:17 AM IST

Two-point formula for a good life

Why is there widespread social and political upheaval in our present world It is not due to injustice as is commonly assumed It is due to an unrealistic concept of justice and an o
17 Nov 2018, 02:49 AM IST

Let’s abandon hate and live in love

The quality of ones life is the quality of ones communication What we tell ourselves internally is more powerful than what we tell outside Catch ones inner selftalk Anyone who says
16 Nov 2018, 01:16 AM IST