According to my Guru, keep aside ten minutes for meditation every morning. Decide where you want to fix your mind. Do you want to fix it on a candle flame, or a Yantra? Be only aware of that and nothing else. When the mind is concentrated and one pointed even for a second, then one undergoes a wonderful experience. Continue reading
Yes, do read the Bhagavad Gita whenever you get time. But, my child, this life itself is a ‘never-ending’-Gita. Study this wonderful-life-Gita and put the same into practice. Continue reading
The Buddha was delivering a discourse, which was attended by the wisest of the wise monks and nuns. He said that he had taught the dharma using skillful means in order that the beings of the world might overcome attachment. Continue reading
When does one retaliate or does one never seek retribution? I am having a daily crisis in my life and I just am not able to handle it. I have two cats which live in my balcony. They are mother and son and are non-violent. They have never caught a bird or mouse. Even the birds skim over the boy’s head when he is asleep. It is a miracle as they have been born and raised in our balcony. Continue reading
What is the definition of possession? Something that you own or are carrying with you. Why does possession have such a powerful hold on us? Let us examine why possession has its tentacles wrapped around us. Is our love possessive for our child, partner, parent, and pet? Can we own an individual? Is it healthy to be possessive? Continue reading
I thought about it this morning. Being stupid is being comfortable with oneself. One has no doubts; one does not exert one’s intellect. One is not moved by anything as one does not apply one’s mind to it. Food is eaten and no thought is given to the next meal. The clothes worn by one are okay and sleep comes when one’s eyes are closed. There are fears as one has no demands and one is ready to face another day. Continue reading
Sound is described as Sabda and Vak. It is the most ancient vibration, it precedes creation and is eternal. It travels through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach a being’s ears. Sound is not heard by just by our ears, where there is motion or vibration of any kind that is sound according to Tantra. Continue reading
- Tell my friends that I care for them. I am there for them.
- Tell my parents separately that I appreciate how they have raised me.
- Share my cache of chocolates at my workplace.
- Give things which have been in my closet for years away.
- Take my dog for an extra walk.
- Give a surprise gift to someone.
- Make a meal and distribute it to the homeless.
- Indulge myself, go to a spa, have a massage, and a facial.
- Make a change in my lifestyle.
- Venerate Mother Earth. She is giving and giving.
In Hinduism what does the snake signify? The snake represents ahamkara (ego). What happens when we prod a snake, it spreads its hood and attempts to attack us. Similarly, our ego is also affronted when someone is rude to us or says something unpleasant to us. Continue reading
The oldest and shortest words are ‘yes’ and ‘no’—are those which require most thought. Pythagoras.
I wrote about us saying ‘No’ many times in the day, and I have understood that saying yes, I feel much happier. Why is that? Continue reading
’No’ is a two-letter word and yet it is a powerful word. ‘No’ can be looked at in many ways. Let us start with how does one feel when one says ‘No’? Is it a good feeling or a bad feeling? How would you view it? Continue reading
Two are required to have a relationship. Without two, there is no love, no longing, and no union. Without another, the self is meaningless. For sat (truth) to be understood there is then no need of maya (illusion). If one’s soul is to be still, it is only possible if there is restlessness. Continue reading
What happens when we have a Guru? S/He creates a situation, where one is free to confront the different aspects of life. If one can go through these phases, then the sun will continue to shine on one. The Guru creates a net of maya (illusions). Continue reading
Who is Ganesha’s mom, and who is his big sister? The festival of Ganesha Chaturthi is this year on the 31st of August. First let us understand who is who in the first family of the Gods. It is believed that Gauri is Ganesha’s sister, and she comes to visit him. Her arrival is celebrated with joy and happiness. As Gauri represents health, wealth, happiness, and prosperity. Continue reading
How do we awaken our potential? One of the major tools is Yoga, which unfolds our different levels of awareness, which are buried deep in our unconscious. Each one of us is blessed with it. We have to learn to awaken it and harness it. It then turns into prana and from there into power and vidya (knowledge). Continue reading