By keep choosing -- actions-- with a sense of morality, over just willfulness, one can get away from all karmic debts, even after enjoying life with all its pleasures and plights.
Divali is a colorful, vibrant festival celebrated with much pomp and splendor. It is the biggest festival in the country and signifies new beginnings. Though the reasons differ, the traditions underlying the festival continue as a time to be with family and friends and enjoy.
Vijaya Dashmi, also called Dasara or Dussehra is a festival to celebrate the victory of good over evil. It is also believed to bring in the light of knowledge to dispel the darkness of ignorance. As Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita, ignorance is the cause of suffering for humanity.
Punja Sahib is a historical Gurdwara dedicated to Guru Nanak the founder of the Sikh religion at Hasanbal. The Gurdwara commemorates the visit of the guru and his miracle of stopping a boulder hurled by a person with the palm of his hand. The imprint is there for all to see
The good always provoke the bad into calumny; the bad always provoke the good into derision.
Which of the disciples you would aspire to be, a cupboard worshiping disciple or a seeds sowing disciple?
We, more often than not, focus so much on the circumstances in our life, how less than favorable and painful they are. Instead of finding the honey (the lesson, the gift) they are bringing us. So how do we turn our pain into our greatest asset? Find the honey...
The conflict between Christians and Muslims will always pervade as long as mistrust exists over the two great Religions. A call for serious dialogue to fleece out differences is a requisite for peace
The crow is a bird is associated with bad luck. The eastern religions of Hinduism and Buddhism also consider the crow as bad. But Tibetan Buddhism gives an exalted position to the crow.
...and the Divine Romance continues
The story of our rendezvous with Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba in the subtle form at Muddenahalli
Two great texts. One view of why one could be deemed morally superior over another.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder and first guru of Sikhism travelled India and abroad to spread his message of love and communal harmony. He even visited Mecca. Read that interesting story here .
The Japanese myth of how the Sun Goddess Amaterasu disgusted by her brother's behaviour, once withdrew from the earth and hid in a cavern.
IF THERE IS WHOLESALE REINCARNATION, I want to come back here. I love the earth. Find me in a large open space, on a wide stretch of beach, in the center of the ocean's circle, on a rocky mesa, or any place where there is naught but patch and sky...
What is the full meaning of the greeting Namaste? What does this greeting have in common with others? Find out why I would like to use this type of greeting more often.
This is the concluding part of my experience with 'Drishti' or 'Buri Nazar' or 'Evil eye' as it is called. This experience with Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba taught me the the purpose and significance behind the concept of the evil and eye and the way to overcome it.
The concept of the evil eye, Nazar or drishti is a widely prevalent one. Though regarded as superstitious, it has a strong basis in the Truth. An experience with my master, Sri Sathya Sai Baba...
The Parsi temple and place of disposal of the dead is referred to as the Tower of Silence.
Who Was Paythagoras? Pythagoras was a Greek philosopher as well as a mathematician, who born in 570 B.C.E. on the island of Samos. He was founder of Pythagoreanism, a religious movement, which has many similarities with Jainism. The similarity suggests that Pythagoras was influenced by Jainism, as his period resembles with the period of Vardhaman Mahaveer, the great philosopher of India, and as there was connection between Indians and Greeks from ancient times.
Listing over 15 Filipino superstitions that Filipinos still believe in up to these days from knowing the gender of an unborn baby to planting root crops on an empty stomach, sleeping with damped hair to sweeping at dusk and a lot more.
Kamsa was wary of Krishna. He somehow wanted to finish him. But who can change destiny? As King Kamsa was sending more and more demons to kill Krishna, all of them were vanquished by Krishna in no time. Every body were thinking, that he is a boy but...
people of other faiths slowly got attracted towards this less known religion.A small but increasing number of People started to adopt Jainism. Here I am introducing some of the great western individuals, who have converted to Jainism.
Confucius is one of the four greatest thinker, philosopher, and educator ever lived (the other three are Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad). To understand the teachings of Confucius is to understand the essence of the Chinese culture.
The Divine Life Society described Sri Anandamayi Ma as “the most perfect flower the Indian soil has ever produced.” Born in a small village in Bengal on April 30, 1896, her parents named her Nirmala Sundari Devi, which means ‘immaculate beauty’. She came to be recognized as a powerful expression of the Divine and throughout India was regarded with great affection and reverence by people of all faiths.
A short and insightful commentary on verse two of the Tao Te Ching. Philosophical and spiritual guidance for your day. The Tao Te Ching offers guidance for virtuous living along the path of life. The Tao is one text of many that offer perennial wisdom and guidance for our journey through this life.
Taoism can be considered both a philosophy and a religion. Its principles were first expressed in the classic text Tao Te Ching, often attributed to the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, written about 500 BC. The essence of Taoism is "Tao," which means...
Elizabeth Gilbert has written a very entertaining and enlightening book about her travels to Italy, India, and Indonesia. Following her divorce, Elizabeth experienced a crushing depression resulting in panic, confusion, and weight loss. This is the...