It is a long and very sad story which has a happy ending. As you all know Ram is an incarnation of Vishnu and he came to the earth as a mortal to destroy an evil King by the name of Ravana. Ravana had been granted a boon that no God could kill him. Continue reading
Jesus began his example of how to pray, saying,
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom comes. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Continue reading
Who is Medha? She is the Vedic goddess presiding over the power of memory and understanding.
How does memory influence us? I read that one should build on the old memories and then one forgets the unpleasant memories. It is possible if it relates to war or other disasters. How can one reduce a traumatic event and build on it? Dear ones, it is possible to accept a traumatic event and not allow it to interfere with the process of daily events. However, one has to work on it, and sometimes it can be life-long. Continue reading
Dear ones, be thankful for what we are, what we have and what we can give. I came home after my surgery on Sunday, which was the beginning of Navratri. It is a joyous time as before that we had been observing Pitrapaksh. Seeking forgiveness for our ancestors. Before leaving the hospital, I was able to play my chants in my room. Continue reading
Isomorphism means similarity in its simplest meaning. There is similarity between the macro cosmos (universe) and the microcosmos which is the human organism. Yoga Darsana Upanishad (4.48—53) describes this. The eternal (sacred) tirtha (sacred ford, holy water, place of pilgrimage) is considered inferior to the sacred tirtha in the body, and external mountains and other places identified with the various parts of the organism. Continue reading
How many times does one say thank you in the day. Have you considered, my dear ones, that when one says thank you from the heart and not from the mind, how do you feel. Add a smile and you will feel good. It is being authentic and genuine that goes into an acknowledgement. How often do we do it? I am not speaking about affirmations, I am writing about speaking from the heart, where your soul resides and is the home of Ma, the divinity. Continue reading
How does one enter this Kingdom of Moksha? It is a place of peace, freedom and liberation. Peace of mind and everyone else is also at peace. There are no discordant sounds, thoughts or ideas. One has become thoughtless, free of thoughts. Freedom comes from being free of fear. If one has no fears then one is free. One has no anxiety about any thing and no event or trauma rears its ugly head ever again. Liberation results from being free of fears and doubts. So how does one reach this kingdom. Continue reading
There are three steps for the spiritual sadhana, in our lives. It is according to our temperament, and each one of us finds a spiritual practice, which is suitable for us. Continue reading
How does one gain the state of bliss, ever devoid of misery.
Ramanna Maharishi said that apart from the statement in the Vedas that wherever there is body there is misery, that is also the direct experience of all people. Therefore, one should enquire into one’s true nature and one should remain as such. This is the means to gain that state. Continue reading
Who is a saint? He/She is an influencer. This word influencer has been coined by the internet and we allow the influencers to manipulate us. However, a saint is an individual, who does no such thing. He/She is not a crowd puller, only the actions and deeds speak for themselves. If we are guided by even one virtue and we can emulate even one quality of the Saint Influencer, we connect with the divinity within us. A saint is not an individual who is judged by his/her followers. Continue reading
Your inner Guru is located in your heart, in the Hyrdaya. It is said that one’s consciousness resides there. How does one awaken consciousness? One’s consciousness is awakened with the blessings of the Guru. One’s Guru is always with one and he/she is like the guiding star. Continue reading
Heaven and hell are created by us. It is our perception. Some quotes which will make you ponder.
I sent my Soul through the Invisible,
Some letter of that After-life to spell:
And by and by my Soul
return’d to me,
And answered: I Myself am Heav’n and Hell. – Omar Khayyam
The mind is a universe and can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. – John Milton.
What does Vidya mean? Vidya means correct knowledge in any field of science, learning, philosophy or any factual knowledge that cannot be disputed or refuted. Its root is Vid (Sanskrit) which means to reason upon, knower, finding, knowing, acquiring or understanding. Vidya is also the name of Saraswati. Continue reading
Visualization in this meditation step by step.
Become aware of your mooladhara chakra. Concentrate upon it. It is at the tip of the cervix for females and between the anus and the scrotum for males. Gaze at the nose tip and practice nose tip gazing (Nasikgrah Drishti), which stimulates the mooladhara chakra. The mooladhara chakra restores your stability and balance. It grounds you. Stay with the sadhana for five minutes. Continue reading
Before the word emancipation existed Lalleshwari, or Lal Ded was truly liberated. She broke away from tradition, defied marriage, mother-in-law’s hostile treatment and became a seeker of truth. All this happened in the 14th century. Continue reading