Dead End: Losing Our Way to Find Our Way
When People Just Don’t Get It …
Life sometimes brings us to a dead end. In the face of overwhelming obstacles, everything seems lost. We feel as if we have lost our way completely, not knowing where to go or what to do.
Humility Transforms a Protest Against God Into a Prayer to God
We sometimes need to confront people who hold views different from ours. If their view is incorrect, we may need to correct them. Sometimes however, they stay stuck to their opinions.
When we face perplexities or adversities, we may protest, “Why is this happening to me?” And if we accept God as the supreme controller, we may protest against him, “Why are you letting this happen?”
My Thoughts on Cancer
Last week, a friend requested some ancient insights on stress management. Gita to-the-rescue again.
Do Animals Have Morality?
The last month has been a rollercoaster journey. For over 40 years I have spoken about the harsh reality of life in lectures, funeral sermons, congregational gatherings and personal meetings. Now I am facing those same realities in my own life.
The Knowledge of the Arrogant Defeats the Purpose of Knowledge
There have been a number of scientific studies recently that try to analyse if animals have any form of morality. The subject is important to many people because there seems to be various beliefs with vested interests in the interpretations.
Dharma: Finding Your Calling
Humility means to acknowledge that reality is bigger than our conceptions.
From Possessions that Dispossess to the Possession that Delivers
In recent times, a common theme keeps surfacing in our spiritual circles: the need to find yourself, your purpose, nature, contribution and calling.
We May Have to Leave at Any Moment
The Bhagavad-gita (16.13-15) outlines how the possessive mentality can make people ungodly, even demonic.
Forgiveness from the Heart
In this world too we are a traveler, we cannot live here permanently although we may wish.
Tell My Ego – A Tour Around My Conscience with Dhanya
The Hindu text, Bhagavad-gita, recommends that we shouldn’t just accept the mind’s deliberations on important matters. The mind can be a great friend, it says, but only when it is kept under the control of our higher self.
Three Ways to Increase Your Energy Level Through Yoga
Her lyrics are like prayers, which, with the aid of her astoundingly beautiful voice, fully capable of capturing the heart - sometimes by stirring it up, other times by pacifying it.
Teaching Evolution in Schools: What Science Explains and What Explains Science
The day-to-day practice of yoga gives the much-needed energy boost that powers the practitioners for the rest of the day.
Water Appreciation & Management
An Indian Union Minister of State recently triggered a furor by stating that evolution is unproven scientifically and shouldn’t be taught in schools.
With everything else we’re concerned about, perhaps it’s too easy to overlook just how precious for us water really is.
People have lost the fortitude and resilience to stay put, tolerate the difficulties, and patiently adjust to a situation and discover the unique opportunities on offer.
Wake Up To Death
“Should I get married or become a monk? Which one is best?”
Unless you turn prudent and wise / You are in for a nasty surprise / In a world of birth, old age,disease and death / No one could ever escape their wrath.
What Can't Money Buy?
Pride is a formidable block on the road of spirituality. When it rears its ugly head it’s painstakingly obvious – to ourselves and others
School of Love
Money can buy many things and some believe anything in this world. And so people work hard, extremely hard, to earn a lot. But can money buy everything?
Inability to Stand Others’ Weaknesses Is Our Weakness
A poem based on chapter "Transforming Lust into Love” from the book The Spiritual Warrior by Bhakti Tirtha Swami.
Being Merciful to Others
When we are good at something, we can easily spot others’ weaknesses in that area. For example, if we are good at language, our attention automatically zooms to others’ grammatical shortcomings.
Protest and Reconciliation: In the Footsteps of a 15th Century Freedom Fighter
We like to think of ourselves as innocent people who are misunderstood but Krishna, in the Bhagavad-gita, has another judgment.
Tens and thousands of people were out on the streets in the night carrying torches in their hands ready to be part of an extraordinary movement. If they remain silent, lock themselves in their houses and give in to the draconian dictum, they would become like slaves without shackles.