ARTICLES

    Karma and Rebirth

    Human suffering is one of life’s most compelling mysteries: Why is there so much misery? Is God helpless to act or does He choose not to? What is God’s role in the scheme of things? […]

    The One Among The Many

    The Vedas speak of oneness, unity and equality. Yet we experience diversity, differences and demarcations. Enlightened masters have merged with the Spirit which is the same in all. They see the one, unifying substratum of the universe. From the vantage point of Atman they enjoy the diversity. We see matter which differs in different beings. We feel threatened by the variations, are affected and get crushed by them. […]

    The Guna Code

    The Bhagavad Gita helps achieve excellence in the world. And takes us beyond, to the state of Enlightenment. The Gita makes a thorough analysis of the human personality, and identifies your strengths and weaknesses. It helps leverage the strengths and marginalise the weaknesses. […]

    Traits of a Devotee

    What is true devotion? Is it mere allegiance to a particular deity or prophet? Does it necessitate a change in lifestyle? How does one know if one qualifies as a devotee? In Chapter 12 of the Bhagavad Gita Krsna lists 35 qualities of a devotee that help assess our spiritual level as well as develop the qualities to evolve further. […]

    ARTICLES BY GUEST

    The yoga of devotion

    Guest Article   Kavita Jhaveri has won the 3rd prize for the ‘WRITE AN ARTICLE’ contest held at the recent lectures at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai for writing this piece.   A mind which is filled with desires knows no bar. It keeps reaching further frontiers for material wants. When the mind craves for sensual indulgence, it becomes agitated. An agitated mind can never concentrate. Mind which is not controlled and guided by the intellect blindly follows the senses. A mind needs to be well prepared and trained for meditation. Only a well prepared mind can concentrate and use the technique of meditation to progress spiritually. Success in meditation depends on preparation and equanimity of the mind. If an agitated mind is forced to meditate the person tends to develop frustration and the mind instead of evolving only deteriorates. […]

    The Razors Edge

    Guest Article     V Nagarajan from Kolkata has won the ‘WRITE AN ARTICLE’ contest for the month of October for writing this piece. Congratulations Nagarajan!   Attention with awareness has its benefits. The raindrop on the window sill looks fuller. The silence after the rains feels like a blessing. It is the inner bliss reflected in outer perfection. […]

    Spirituality and Me

    Guest Article by Robin Pupneja, New Delhi I would consider ‘turning spiritual’ as my biggest achievement because my whole attitude towards life has changed. I constantly strive to be a better human being. I have started looking inwards and realized that there are so many things which can be worked upon to improve myself as a person. […]

    MI: Mind Intellect

    Guest Article by Abhishek Thakore The chariot of my life, was driven by my mind Slumbering lay my intellect, making me internally blind […]

    An Awakening

    Guest Article by Vibha Kagzi And then it hit me, with the softness of a thousand rose petals. The plain, simple truth stared me in the face. It shook up my premise of existence, attacking, questioning its very foundation. A foundation built of complexities and confusion. It disentangled my thoughts, as I resisted, relentlessly relinquishing my past convictions. […]

    With Soft Eyes

    You’ve met her for the first time at your friend’s party. She’s a bit quiet and not as well-dressed as you. She seems to lack the ‘finesse’ that most of your friends usually have and, here’s the clincher, she speaks when her mouth is full of food! Meanwhile, in the back of your head you’re thinking, ‘Maybe this isn’t the kind of person I want to be around too much.’ […]