Thursday, February 29, 2024

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...

Krishna’s departure and re-incarnation

Srimad Bhagavatam Mahatmyam, Chapter 3 Sloka 54: Sri Sootha said: When Sri Krishna decided to leave the earth for his abode, the Lord gave a philosophical discourse enshrined in Volume 11 (Ekadasa Skandam) of Srimad Bhagavatam to this favourite and ardent disciple...

Does God Exist?

Does God Exist? Two men each stand in a dark corner and ask Gautama the Buddha the inevitable question, "Does God exist?" One a devout believer, the other an out-and-out atheist. What answer does each receive? Sadhguru explains in this video about the difference between a...

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.

Did Brahmins Of Vedic Period Eat Beef?

Manusmriti has references to Brahmins tasting meat as part of Vedic rituals. But there are no references that they consumed meat as food. Just after restrictions were imposed on slaughter of cattle across India, a relative of mine quoted the Manusmriti to argue that Brahmins...

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...

Narada Muni wanders in search of a solution

Unable to find a solution to revive Gynana and Vairagya, Narada Muni goes about seeking a solution. Finally, he meets Sanaka and his learned brothers – his only ray of hope.

Transform Your Life By Keeping Good Company

Keeping good company is as important as life. It enhances the quality of life, thinking and the soul’s quest for Atma Nirvana. Keeping good company has many virtues. The Puranas often speak of the benefits that one can derive through Satsang. It can transform your...

Faith it is!

Faith. I have been fascinated by this for as long as I can remember. It seems, everything about life is governed by this little five letter word. Every religion, every spiritual text, every Master, seems to be saying – if you have...

Despair not, Sri Hari is the sole refuge

Srimad Bhagawatham, Mahatmyam, Chapter One Sloka 70: Vipraiar...In pursuit of transient wealth, Brahmins are going from house to house trying to narrate Srimad Bhagavatham. Due to this attitude, the essence of the holy book is lost.
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