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.
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.
Two great texts. One view of why one could be deemed morally superior over another.
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...
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.
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.
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...