Happiness, like joy, also can be ephemeral unless it comes from within.
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.
Prayers never go unanswered. Only, they are not always answered instantly or in the way we want them to be.
Karma is an inexorable system of justice whose wheels grind surely, even if slowly at times.
For all its gigantic proportions, ego is a rather fragile emotion, which needs a whole host of baser emotions to bolster and protect it
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.
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.
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 are meant to signify that any physical exercise like walking, jogging and fasting will enhance the wholesome benefits when combined with a spiritual intent.
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.
Visiting temples and doing seva instill humility, while providing mental and spiritual cleansing to the devotee.
A teacher might be a Guru, but a Guru is not just a teacher….A Guru Purnima tribute to our great Gurus.
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.