Amaanitva: A trait of the wise

                Lord Krishna in Chapter XIII of the Bhagavad-Gita declares amaanitva, humility, as the first trait when listing out the twenty qualities of a jnani, person of true knowledge. […]

    Adi Shankaracharya: Beacon of Light for the World

              Few people have changed the face of a country the way Adi Shankaracharya did. Shankara, as he is popularly referred to, appeared on the scene in India at a time when moral chaos had taken over the country. People had lost themselves in the grammar of the scriptures and ignored their message. […]

    All the World’s a Stage

    Shakespeare echoed the central theme of the Upanishads when he said in ‘As You Like It’ – ‘All the world’s a stage, And all men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances..’. Vedanta speaks of Sakshi Bhava or ‘witness attitude’ as a measure of spiritual growth. Objectivity is the key to material success, happiness as well as growth to one’s potential. Objectivity is maintaining the attitude of an observer, never getting tangled. Being impartial in all circumstances, not partisan. Unbiased, unprejudiced. You are a witness of this wondrous universe. Like a spectator in a boxing ring. If you jump into the ring you get beaten up by both parties! […]

    Bhagavad Gita – Guide For The Young

    While the rest of the world was still in the dark ages the wise Indian had discovered the formula for Excellence. The focus shifted from conquering the world to gaining control over the mind. The era of meritocracy came into being. Develop merit, the world will amply reward you. An excellent musician, outstanding sportsperson or brilliant scientist needs only to focus on mastering his skill. Wealth, fame and accolades will follow. The Age of Knowledge Capital dawned in India centuries ago! […]

    Matter & Spirit

    Children enjoy playing with masks. The more grotesque the mask, the greater is the thrill. Their amusement springs from knowing that the masks are different from them. They are immune to the aberrations of the masks. […]

    The Inner Dilemma

    The Bhagavad Gita is about celebration of life, not asceticism and denial. It encourages us to find the Higher while remaining in the world, not running away from it. Though 5000 years old, it is timeless. The inner space of doubt and indecision, emptiness and unfulfilment that Arjuna faced is one we all know. The eternal principles enunciated in the Gita have inspired generations of young seekers across the world in search of success, happiness and spiritual growth. […]


    Seva: The Spirit of Service

    One of the cornerstones of a spiritual seeker’s journey is seva , service. Seva goes much beyond actual service. It is an attitude. When we work in a spirit of seva , we think about what we can give in any interaction rather than what we can gain from it. […]

    Love, Actually?

    Feature written by Rama Tandon Guy meets girl. They fall in love. A beautiful relationship begins. Somewhere along the way, something goes wrong. Suddenly, his temper becomes annoying. Her stubbornness irritates him. And the relationship becomes more an issue of tolerating rather than loving. Weren’t these qualities present before? Is there something wrong with them? Was it his fault or hers? Was it anyone’s fault at all? These are experiences we come across every now and then. Tales of two wonderful people but a not so wonderful ending.   […]