Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Lord Ganesha: From a fierce fighter to Lord of the People

Ganesh Chathurthi is round the corner. There are so many tales around one of the most lovable and celebrated gods. One such is in Siva Purana on the birth of Ganesha. In fact, one of the meanings of Ganesha is “Lord of...

Spiritual Fence

I have observed a strange pattern in my life. Ever since I was an adolescent and have wanted to do something “wrong” – something that seemed against my value system, there was something to stop me. Or someone would suddenly show up...

Between God & Me

I love people. I love relationships. Simply put, I love to love, and be loved. Little things are not little for me. I find myself mesmerized over a tiny gesture of unconditional love. A call where true conversation transpires...

My deepest God-feeling

For eons, and eons, man has been trying to demystify God. He is trying to understand what is that force – in the presence of which everything works, and in the absence of which, nothing does.

Free Yourself From Rituals

Many of us are great believers and followers of rituals. Rituals have become part of our lives and not performing them leaves us with a guilty mind or feeling. There are many types of rituals, the common one being...

I Teach Piety, Not Religion – Osho Book summary, subject and review

I Teach Religiosity, Not Religion. What Does It Mean? Subject, Main Idea, Summary Religion is not what people understand. Religion is not Christianity. It is not Hinduism. It is not Muslim. All the religions that exist in the world...

Religion is just a step, the goal is different

Many consider religion as the ultimate. There has been bloodshed, blind faith and violence when it comes to religion, rather, defending religion. But religion is only a stepping stone, not the goal.

Deaths should be celebrated, not mourned

Our daily lives in Covid era are surrounded by deaths – of our near ones, someone whom we knew and some well-known figures. Death is inevitable. Death is indeed a loss, but when we are not able to say a final goodbye, our grief is compounded.

Life lessons that can be learnt from Sri Krishna

Most of you have read the ’Mahabharata’ and are aware of the importance of Krishna's role in it. Through the ’Bhagavad Gita’, everyone is aware of the conversation that took place between Sri Krishna and Arjuna in Kurukshetra. These conversations of Madhava and Partha are not confined only to war, and Geeta’s essence applies to every step of our lives.

Be Selfless like Bheeshma, but with a difference!

Selflessness is to value more with the needs and wishes of others than one’s own. Being selfless helps us identify and connect with others that itself is rewarding. It helps crush our egos because we are not acting out of pride or for a desire to be recognized. Selflessness helps us act from our heart and soul instead of our ego, tapping into our true desired emotions.
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