Category Spirituality

If happiness comes from within, how can you ‘find’ it outside?

Happiness, like joy, also can be ephemeral unless it comes from within.

How can detachment lead to a happy life? 

If we channel our feelings into playing each role in lives to the best of our abilities with love and compassion, it creates an abundance of selfless love and joy.

Of course, prayers help reduce the effects of karma! 

Prayers never go unanswered. Only, they are not always answered instantly or in the way we want them to be.

Karma — logical explanation for an unequal world 

Karma is an inexorable system of justice whose wheels grind surely, even if slowly at times.

WHY IS ‘I, ME, MYSELF’ NOT A GOOD THING?

For all its gigantic proportions, ego is a rather fragile emotion, which needs a whole host of baser emotions to bolster and protect it

May the Lights burn bright in 2021!

The tradition of lighting candles and lamps during various festivals around the world, all have behind them the figurative significance of dispelling the darkness of the mind and ushering in wisdom.

Mokshada Ekadashi-The most auspicious Ekadashi of them all

Though many vrats and festivals fall during Dhanurmasa, the crown jewels are Vaikuntha Ekadashi and Arudra Darisanam, the former dedicated to Mahavishnu and the latter to Shiva.

How Pitru Pujan is different from ancestor worship

It is believed that all ancestors descend to the earth from Pitru Loka during the Pitru Paksha fortnight, to accept the offerings made to them by their descendants.

Yatras, the spiritual healer for all ills

Yatras are meant to signify that any physical exercise like walking, jogging and fasting will enhance the wholesome benefits when combined with a spiritual intent.

Padayatra, the panacea for all-round health

Walking, jogging and running, have all been used traditionally and purposefully by our ancestors, often combining them with a divine intent, which increased the health benefits manifold.

Divine seva to cleanse body and mind

Visiting temples and doing seva instill humility, while providing mental and spiritual cleansing to the devotee.

Guru Purnima – the day of Guru Puja

A teacher might be a Guru, but a Guru is not just a teacher….A Guru Purnima tribute to our great Gurus.

Chaturmasya-the gift to wellness

Our ancestors instituted the ćaturmāsya sankalpam as a means to overhaul the panća bhūtas representing the internal organs of the human body–especially of those above the age of 50.