Akhand Gyan

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God, Guru, & Religion: Some Pertinent Queries

Religion- Is it a subject to be scared of or To Be Considered as sacred with man sticking to a set of some practices? Today, the word 'Religion' is viewed by many as a synonym of dogmatism, cultism, sectarianism, terrorism, bigotism, and l…

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Traditions with a Twist!

Let's make the game even more enjoyable! With time, as new trends in lifestyle come up; likewise, perhaps, new styles of kicking and hitting each other also take shape. La Tomatina occasion in Spain and the stone-pelting festival in India pres…

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Corporate Challenges and Smart Moves: Some Case Studies

In the real world, corporate organisations are confronted with challenges that need to be dealt with smartly in order to maintain the company’s branding and a positive image. Below we’ll learn through some examples as to how organizations…

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Way to Live Life!

Is your moment a ‘Non-Toothache Moment’? ‘On-Boat’ v/s ‘Boat-On’: What’s your way The ‘Bell’ Rule! Knowledge blended with Love! These are not only the highlights of this article, but also amo…

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The New Type of Bond to Combat Anger!

WHAT EXACTLY IS ANGER? Anger is a natural negative response to feeling attacked, deceived, or treated unfairly. Every person has this vice innate in him. It’s a part of being human. Although it is affecting the very humanity at large today, i…

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More Digitisation or Digital Detox?

Trin-trin…! Akshay, who is now based in the US, calls his friend Vinay, settled in India. They both studied in college together and were in regular touch since then. Akshay: Hi Vinay! What’s up? Vinay: All well… nothing new …

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Eco-friendly Diwali Celebrations!

It's a day which reverberates with the message of victory of light over darkness or good over evil! A day which carries great spiritual significance and is one of the prime festivals of India! A day whose aura of radiance is so magnificent that v…

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Exclusive CSR Models beautifying the world

Humane acts of compassion and generosity have time and again proved to be instrumental for benefitting the society at large. Maybe small or big ones, such initiatives help fostering the sentimental bond that connects human beings and integrate the so…

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Youth and Religion- a mismatch?

Religion and youth- if these two words are placed together, what do you feel the kind of force between them will be- attractive or repulsive? These days, a new category can come into existence in this context- “Nones”! Nones is the name…

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Mobile Apps: From the Digital to the Real World

A rampant surge in the number of mobile apps seems to have taken the digital world by a storm. Helping you acquaint family and friends with your whereabouts or latest happenings while being at any corner of the world, these apps have certainly influe…

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Sanskrit- from Vedas to IT!

... Until the early 1980's, villagers in Mattur spoke the state's regional language, Kannada as well as Tamil. "Then there was a movement in favour of Sanskrit. Sanskrit had been criticised as the language of the Upper Caste Brahmins and…

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Ganpati Bappa Morya!

An exemplary role-model for children! An inspiration for the youth! An icon of wisdom! A symbol of strength and courage! A stimulus for meditators! A Redeemer for mankind! And, many more to add to the multitudes of roles, all of which can be found as…

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Real Inspiration from the Reel Life of Panda Po!

This whole cosmos is like a school for us, a learning ground, full of inspirations and beautiful lessons. All our texts of wisdom guide us that from wherever we get to learn something good and inspirational, we should embrace it with open arms. …

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Bhagavad Gita and the Indian Freedom Struggle

Many of our outstanding freedom fighters took the spark and simulation from the Bhagavad Gita- a universally accepted book of wisdom. Innumerable of them took the noose smilingly holding the Gita in their hands. In 1905, the Swadeshi Movement st…

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The Equation of Dhyana

"Give me the place to stand, and I shall move the earth."- Archimedes, the Greek mathematician, philosopher, scientist, and engineer, said the several years ago. If we try to understand this statement from a surficial perspective, we will c…

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Discipleship Directory

Albert Einstein once quoted- "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity." Well, this was the observation from an intellectual perspective. Now, ask a disciple of a Perfect Master about his view in this regard. It's 100% …

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Discover the Real Source of Discovery!

Mother Nature encompasses many secrets that are being explored and looked upon as sources of inspiration by scientists, engineers, doctors, mathematicians and inventors. Since ages, Nature has given solutions to many problems. All that is required fr…

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Easy Twists and Turns for Workplace

In this modern, corporate age, 75% of the day is spent in the offices doing sedentary work. People who have a sedentary lifestyle are jeopardising their health and are vulnerable to serious killer diseases like diabetes, cardiac arreat, etc. In such …

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Touch New Horizons

Once there lived a king who was a proud possessor of numerous majestic elephants. Out of them, one was exceptionally powerful, obedient and intelligent. The king was particularly fond of this elephant as it had helped him win numerous wars. As time…

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Sustain Life the Sustainable Way

Everyone aspires for a rich and advanced lifestyle. Needless to mention, this advancement and richness demands investment. But, how about such an offer, which ensures a better lifestyle and that too without any investment! A lifestyle which not only …

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Ultimate Rescue from the Mind-Trap!

Once a princess, Nanda was now a disciple in the Buddha’s order. Nanda was Buddha’s cousin sister. She was the daughter of King Shuddhodana and his second wife, Queen Maha Prajapati Gautami. Although she had renounced the royal life of th…

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Salutes to the Motherhood!

A mother who always cares, A mother who’s always there... A mother who always stays... So blessed God made this mother of mine! May 8, 2016… A day dedicated to the mothers! Let’s celebrate this day by remembering some of the g…

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Balancing Communication between the Outside and the Inside World

No matter whether you are a teacher, a sales professional, a bank executive, an actor, or a politician, effective communication is the number one quality most of the employees want to have. It’s a quality without which growing up the ladder in …

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Technology to Explore Consciousness!

Science and technology is on a swift rising trend. Besides exploring the outside magnificent world, the scientists have time and again tried to probe into the world of consciousness through their scientific tools and apparatuses... God’s Helm…

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How to get rid of the bad pathways?

Have we ever stopped and checked our personality? May be! We have good and bad traits; but have we ever observed and categorised them? No, because we don't care. We are not bothered! We take life as it comes and keep enjoying the free flow (or, b…

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Health Killers @ Office/Corporate

Office is our second home. Rather, in today's times, it won't be wrong to say that our workplace has become our first home with respect to the time we spend there. Since most of the time is spent in the office, the health or fitness factor at…

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Check the status of your Friendship!

A friend is one who stands to share your every touch of grief and care... And though your need be great or small, his strength is yours throughout it all... No matter what your dream may be... He prays your triumph soon to see... There is no…

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Mystical Wireless from the Battlefield to the Palace!

In the age of modern science and technology, often the legends recorded on the pages of epics and scriptures are seen from the lens of mysticism and impracticality. However, as a matter of fact, the writings in these repositories epitomise the real h…

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Come, join the Army of God!

"Truth always triumphs"- the evil knows that this is universally and eternally true. However, it still keeps on tryinf to defy these words. Evident in every age, this was true at the time of Zarathustra as well. Prior to his birth, the wick…

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What are we busy about?

Nowadays, mobiles or cell- phones have become  the need of society. They no longer fall in the category of luxurious items, rather have become a necessity. However, have you noticed a fact related to them. It is that 80% of the phone calls are m…

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Want to Secure Your Job?

It was time for a quarterly business review in our office. One by one, the members of our team were going to meet the manager in his cabin to discuss their performance during the last quarter. His cabin is right in front of my seat and I could clearl…

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Tattoo Making: Building your identity or Ruining It?

Hello Friends, welcome to this ever-trending talk show-‘Make way to stay’. Here is your host Elina Oberoi bringing today an exclusive subject or in fact, one of the trending topics of the contemporary times- ‘Tattoo Making’. N…

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Assess the Basis of Your Relationship

 There can be three basis supporting man-woman relationships: Physical and Emotional Basis Intellectual Basis Spiritual Basis Physical and Emotional Basis Physical Basis can be entirely based on just the physical intimacy betwe…

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Fear and Insecurity

'The only thing we have to fear is fear itself- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyses needed efforts to convert retreat into advance'. These were the words of the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his first inaugural…

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Hot Soups for Cool Winters!

Winters are here once again when everyone cuddles for finding warmth in everything. The hands crave for gloves; the feet want to remain nestled inside the cosy socks; the head demands a scarf and so on! In a nutshell, from top to bottom, we are overl…

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Who is the real inventor?

...The day was 28th December, 1928. Alexander Fleming reached his laboratory in the Saint Mary's Hospital in London. ...Fleming was visiting the laboratory after a long break. All of a sudden his sight fell on the Petri dishes kept on the slab. A…

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Are You Suffering From FOMO?

After working rigorously for so many days in the office, I decided to take a break and go for a vacation to Jaipur with my wife and parents. It was a pleasant morning when we started from Delhi and by the time we reached Jaipur, it was noon and prett…

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Endurance and Patience... Next to Impossible!!

How many times have we failed to keep our resolutions? When an ugly confrontation with a colleague or a family member or a friend or even a stranger saps off all the positive energy in us and leaves us exhausted, stressed and devastated- we make a pr…

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Miser or Wiser!

Once, a person was returning from the funeral session of his affluent uncle when someone asked him, “How much did the rich man leave behind?” A pat reply came, “Everything.”       This befits a rich,…

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Golden Lessons from flowers

Sometimes, moments of solace is all that we need to quench our inner thirst. No friend, no relative, no one close to us can help us curb the mental anguish we go through. In such moments, try looking at a flower and experience the peaceful vibes rele…

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How to achieve GREATNESS in Life?

Well, the answer to this question takes into account several aspects. What are they? Let's take a look one by one. We are citing below two stories, which talk about altogether different situations that occurred in two different time frames. But…

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This Time Let's Celebrate Diwali Differently!

Diwali-the Festival of Lights is the time when air speaks of goodness and prosperity and everyone cherishes the radiance of the joyous ambience. As we all know, the prime historical background of Diwali Celebrations is the victory of Lord Rama (the s…

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TALK LESS, Relax MORE

Take a piece of paper. Begin to write on it and fill it up. Now, again start writing on the same side of the paper, on the already written text, and write so much that there is no empty space left anywhere. Now, are you able to see what you had writt…

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Is Fear Dear To You?

Mice, cats, heights, insects, hospital, pearls… Guess, what is common in the entities listed above! Couldn’t? Ok, let’s expand a list somewhat more and perhaps then you will be able to crack the riddle. Mice, heights, cats, ins…

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Words Have Power!

‘Words are not simply the packets of alphabets sewn together that go out in the air and then disappear into vapour!’ True, indeed! Words have immense power! If they make their way to the heart of the listeners, they can bring a complete t…

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Revelations from Lord Krishna!

No matter from which angle you look at the famous painting of Mona Lisa by the ace painter Leonardo Da Vinci, you will find her smiling at you. Similar is the life of our dearest Lord, Lord Krishna. We may look at it from any angle; it only confers b…

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Beware of Trendy Viruses!

These days some viruses are spreading very fast and numerous people are falling in their traps. These viruses are quite trendy and can be suitably named as ‘T-viruses’. How strongly these viruses grab their victims can be estimated from t…

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Hey Diners! Check and Correct Your Styles!

Food and health are not separable. What you eat makes your physical being. But this time in health bytes we won’t discuss about what food you should eat so that you become healthy. That is to say we won’t take up the implication- Healthy …

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5 Reasons for not ignoring your friendship!

A survey was conducted in the year 1985, in which people were asked about the number of friends with whom they shared important matters of their life. When they analysed the scores, it was found that about 60% of the respondents listed the number as …

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Conversation Between The Tears!

The moment the baby comes out of the mother’s womb and steps in this world, it cries. The same baby, when becomes an adult and deals with the challenges of life, he cries. That adult, towards the end of life, when he meets the physical and ment…

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The Power to Choose!

Choice is a part of life! True! Not just that; it’s also the art of life! Every day, we are surrounded by options, which come to challenge our decision-making abilities. As per one of the studies by Cornell University, an adult makes about 70 d…

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Why Worship a Guru?

The spirit of the festival Diwali dwells in lighting diyas (earthen lamps), which symbolises the inner awakening or enlightenment. The spirit of the festival of colours i.e. Holi, lies in spreading harmony. The spirit of Christmas lies in sharing be …

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The Power of Love

One does not hesitate to even sacrifice his life for the sake of his beloved; he gets the courage to throw away all kinds of fears which otherwise tend to make him weak. What love can do, punishment and revenge cannot. However, today we have drastica…

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Innovative Ways to be Eco Friendly @ 360°

Innovation is a ubiquitous concept whose existence is not confined to boundaries. Essentially an intrinsic part of our daily lives, innovations have made their way in every nook and corner and have even left their imprint in the field of environment …

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Enjoy Stress!

The mention of the word 'Stress' itself spouts out feelings of pressure, tension, strain, etc. However, as per the Hungarian Scientist Hans Seyle, the first person to recognise the results of Chronic Stress- "Stress itself is neither goo…

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Selfie-ism: Setting apart the Real You

Selfie Selfie, Yes Papa, Day and Night, Yes Papa, Never at Rest, No Papa, What a Trend, Ha Ha Ha! Hey folks, this is your host PK- Peeps Knowledge, signing in to your feverish world of Selfies. Aha... Selfie vibes all around! Atmosphere brimm…

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Parental Influence on the Child's Career Choice

Parents play a role that is the most impactful and significant to the intellectual and emotional growth of their child. Beyond the nourishment of the body is the feeding of thoughts, values, lessons, conducts, and beliefs which the child directly or …

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Chanakya Sutras

Is there anything that spirituality has to offer to the corporate world? The two streams appear to be poles apart, isn’t it? But, in reality, it is not so. Classic management sutras are inherent in the words of the spiritual masters and great s…

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She is not ‘JUST’ a housewife!

“A middle-aged woman, elegantly dressed, stepped inside the Transport Office to get her driving license renewed. The man at the desk, while filling up the details in his software, asked, “Ma’am, are you working or are you ‘jus…

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ZZZZZZ… Sleeping Postures!

To live a healthy life, one needs to sleep properly and optimally because- Proper Sleep= Healthy Heart Proper Sleep= Reduced Stress Proper Sleep= Reduced Inflammation Proper Sleep= Perfect Mood Proper Sleep= Right Concentration …

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Does Life Exist in the Extra-Terrestrial World?

Throw a glance at the golden sky in the evening. It looks as if someone has spread a vast sheet, which has no beginning or an end! Under its protective shade, our Earth was born and brought up. From infancy to its growth to the topmost civilizations-…

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No Pink Slips in His Domain!

When are people hired in multi-national or global companies? When they prove themselves to be productive assets at the time of interview! When they showcase that they are the first-level enthusiasts, best-fit for the company! What next after recruitm…

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The Whys of God!

Why God give us pain in life? Suppose Mr. X purchases a new car. Now, once he drives away with his car from the showroom, is it the manufacturer of the car who should be held responsible for the way Mr. X drives it? Should the manufacturer be deeme…

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Dieting or Healthy Eating?

‘Size Zero’ is the need of the hour- this is the modern weight mantra of many people.  Probably, complying with the rule- ‘as is the demand, so is the supply’, we find the media flooded with programmes pertaining to healt…

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The Foundation Stone of CORPORATE Ethics

‘A’ stands for …...; ‘B’ stands for …..;  …… ‘Z’ stands for …… For a while, switch over to your childhood days and recall how these alphabets were taught to you. Som…

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God can be seen- A Hundred Per cent Yes!!

… Just examine it by yourself! How many of us are among those who remember God more than just busying ourselves in ritualistic practices? Except conducting rites and rituals, reading religious texts and going on pilgrimage to the holy places, …

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To my sis… with love!

Anchal had just received her driving license today. She was on the top of the world! The driving license was like her ticket to freedom! She could drive anywhere without being dependent on anybody else and she loved it! That day, after college, she…

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Be Thankful To HIM!

In a classroom, a teacher asked the children to list down the Seven Wonders of the World. All the students except one little girl had written down the present day wonders. The teacher was amazed when she came across the paper on which the small girl …

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Magical Code to Shoo Away FAILURES & DIFFICULTIES

“What is the difference between a ‘champion’ and an ‘average person’?”- This question was once asked to an English football player, Tom Hopkins. An apt and crisp reply came: “The single most important differe…

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Be Like the Honey Bees!

Kamal kadaa aani darduri naanuk eke chiyaa Dhari paraag seweeje bhramaraa year chikhlachi ure It’s a great statement by the God incarnate saint of Maharashtra, Shri Gyaneshwar, which says- a lotus flower and frog- both live in the same plac…

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Stay Organised, Stay Efficient

Not merely adhering to deadlines and actualizing tasks at the workplace signify a bright future for a working professional; it is a bundle of capabilities that trigger the professional’s flight to the pinnacle of accomplishment. What a good t…

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This is God Signing In!

It was a hot summer day. The priest had already closed the temple doors for the midday meal. As he was about to leave for home to have his lunch, he recalled some pending work that had not been done for a long time, but needed urgent attention then. …

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Do You Have The Three Magical Abilities?

It was one of the nights in peak winters. The chill was penetrating into every pore of existence. In that freezing cold, a man was walking down a busy lane, heading to his house after a long day at work. He had a feeling of contentment and was hummin…

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The Power of Spirituality

It’s the source of self-confidence and inner strength! It’s the sole owner of the jewel of perfect character! It has the power to bring a complete change in one’s perspective, thereby, resulting in a U-turn in one’s attitude t…

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Live-In Relationships

…Freedom got in the name of live-in relationships is equivalent to a wandering kite in the sky whose string is cut-off. On being disconnected with the string of discipline and social responsibility (as it is in the case of marriage), one doesn…

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Choose the Enterprise and your Role

If we draw a parallel between the modern day corporate world and Mahabharata, we will find there were two corporate houses involved in the fierce battle. One was the Pandava Enterprise and the other, the Kaurava Enterprise. … Let’s int…

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The Art of Giving

…An object appears white when it doesn’t retain anything with itself and reflects all; likewise, when we tread the path of giving, our personality shines bright like white colour. With exclusive incidents from history, we learnt that the…

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Keep Your Desire Alive…

…Schools, colleges and other professional institutes perform the duty of imparting knowledge in today’s world through well qualified teachers. But, a few centuries back, in India, aspiring students would go to a Gurukul to stay with thei…

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A Rejuvenating Dose for Office Lifestyle

What an awesome vacation! Miles away from the humdrum of life, you are basking in the company of your near and dear ones. Mesmerizing locales, soothing ambience, ecstatic moments… what else cold one want for an enriching experience? Suddenly…

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How is Your Nature?

Please answer the following questions in Yes/No: Do you repose trust in yourself? In difficult situations are you able to maintain your courage and patience? Do you have the guts to accept your mistakes and are willing to adopt corrective measu…

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Over-Thinking should be over forever!

Throw a glance at fig. A.  Oops!  In this total mess, are you able to find where these arrows are heading towards? Ok, if this graphic was to represent some aspect of our personality, what would that be… with so many arrows emergin…

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Sanskrit- The computer language of Vedic age!

Before reading the article, just pronounce "Pitra". Now say "Patar"! After this say "father"! Ok, now say "Padar". Now, repeat all these words together-Pitra! Pater! Father!Padar! Undoubtedly, you must have h…

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O Disciples! Set Your Efforts Right!

A Sufi mystic Junaid was once taking a morning walk in the garden. All of a sudden, a man came up to him and asked, "How long will it take me to reach the capital of this kingdom?" Junaid looked at the man and without replying he continued …

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Ganesha-The Computer God!

Eko vashi sarvabhootaantaraatmaa Ekam roopam bahudhaa yaha karoti… He alone is the divine authority, who dwells in all beings. The same divine authority creates multiple forms out of His one form and expresses and functions through them acco…

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Be Repulsive to Impulsive Decisions

Life is a journey from B (birth) to D (Death). And, in between B to D, there is an alphabet ‘C’ indicating the ‘Choices’ we make along the road of life. These choices are the manifestations of our decisions. However taking dec…

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The POWER of "WE"

The POWER of “WE” HAS THE POWER TO BRING REVOLUTIONS! For a machine to function properly, its every part works together in harmony and synchronization with every other part. Only then, these machines are able to produce the desired job.…

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Come Out of Your Comfort Zone

Listen to the conversation between two seeds that rested on the lap of mother earth side by side… The first seed: Hey! I am looking forward to those days when I will grow up into a plant smiling under the blue sky amongst my other friends bl…

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Medicinal Music

We often listen to music to feel good. But, do you know, listening to the right kind of music and in a proper way is medicinal, too. How? Let’s explore… Medicinal Music Fact #1 Music can lower the levels of … The number one …

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Don’t Restrict but Remove R Rated Movies

It is undeniable that the media casts an influence on the minds of everyone. However, influence on the minds of children is much greater. For, the young nurturing minds are still not mature to discriminate and do not have a clear understanding, but, …

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You Are God’s Unique Creation!

Do you have any complaints to be made to God for the way you are- your looks, your health, your job, your intelligence, your skills, etc. If a complaint box is placed, wherein you can drop your complaints for the w ay God has made you, perhaps it wil…

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The World of DREAMS (An enlightening elucidation on the Science of Dreams)

… The first category of dreams is the reflection of the activities of our daily life. The second category relates to the impressions of the past actions, which originate from the subconscious mind. The third category of dreams relates to the d…

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Vitamins of Personality

Hey kids, you all must be aware of the importance of vitamins for our body. Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, F, and K are vital for our diet because they allow our body to grow and develop; whereas, lack of vitamins can lead to various problems. … &h…

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Nuggets of Wisdom from Zen

The word ‘Zen’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Dhyana’. … Zen lays emphasis on the attainment of enlightenment through zazen (meditation) and interaction with an accomplished teacher; and, it de-emphasises mere kno…

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Fresh and Vibrant Environment in Our Hands

Pollution around us is playing havoc with the health of men, animals and plants alike. The need of the hour is to look for options in our (India’s) thousands of years old Vedic literature, and learn how our ancestors were able to preserve Mothe…

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MIRACLES… Beyond the Vistas of Science

… Miracles are feats which fall beyond the methodologies, instruments and experimental apparatuses of the existing scientific methods. However, their presence, their occurrence in itself is proof of their reality. … In fact, often the…

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Honesty- Is it still the best policy?

The world around us is full of corruption, crookedness, distortion, extortion, violence, wickedness, and a bagful of other negativities. Truth, responsibility, integrity, morality, sincerity and virtue seem to be sick and suffering. Everybody seems t…

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Spiritualising Modern Science

Human quest for knowledge is called science. The word science is derived from the Latin root ‘scio’ which means ‘I know’. The word Veda, derived from the Sanskrit word ‘vid’ meaning ‘to know’, may be pa…

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Samadhi- The Sovereign Science

In the recent past a subject was projected as a big suspense and mystery. That subject was- Samadhi. In reality, Samadhi is no suspense, but a deep meditative state, which transcends the realms of body, mind and intellect.  It is a subject, wh…

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Rise High & the Problems are Gone!

A passenger plane, destined for Europe, was supposed to be loaded with a box of venomous African snakes of various species. Late arrival of the plane from the previous trip and the pressure of timely take-off towards the next destination set platform…

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Mathematics of Relationships

An individual lives many relations in his life. In fact, one’s roles and relationships define a person. In a family, sometimes a person lives the role of a son; sometimes he is a father, sometimes a husband, and sometimes he is a brother. Outsi…

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What You Give = What You Get

How easy it is to open the mouth wide and utter bitter and harsh words! It takes no effort to hurt someone with your words and then walk away arrogantly! But, do you know such egoistic disposition is not taken kindly by Nature and it resents your har…

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That’s why Parents are so Special

… No one in this entire cosmos can replicate the plae of God and the embodiment of God (a true Spiritual Master) in our life.  But, it is also true that after their position, the only people whose place cannot be replaced in this universe…

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O My Young Sons! Let the World Salute You!

It is seen how the present-day youth has deviated from the ideals and principles characterising a real youth, thus assuming the image of a bane instead of a boon for the society. An attempt was made to trigger a serious contemplation in the youth to …

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Self-Actualisation: The New-Age Management Mantra

Rapid Developments in Information technology in today’s Digital Age are leading to a collective shift in human consciousness. The era of worldwide internet has not only enabled us to have better awareness about ourselves, but also about others …

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WWW (Watching While Eating) Syndrome!

While having lunch or dinner what is your favourite activity? Having a healthy discussion with the family Eating with concentration on the food Watching television We are sure, most of you must have answered in accordance with the sta…

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No excuse Please!

Here is a small test for you. Below are given some incomplete statements. You need to complete the statements innovatively, such that the reader is convinced as to why you are not able to accomplish what the first part of the sentence says: I am…

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Nature’s Fury in People’s Jury

So here we are with another case filed in the court. A catastrophe has struck the nation. Much chaos has been caused by this devastation. The blame game has started quite immediately. Some blame the government, some their near and dear ones. So many …

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What is Brahman?

The Taittiriya Upanishad includes an insightful dialogue between Bhrigu, the inquisitive student, and his father, Varuna, the enlightened teacher. Bhrigu approaches his father Varuna with a sincere urge to know about Brahman and requests him to teach…

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‘Size Zero’ Syndrome

Adversely Affecting Obsessive young Women The present-generation urban youth (especially the feminine) is increasingly dissatisfied with their figure, consequent to the blatant media images (in TV and films) portraying unnaturally thin, ‘size…

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Money vs. Character

Which of the two is the right alternative, the correct choice- the men with strong character and limited money or the men with a lot of money and poor character? A tussle seems to be going on between the two for ages. … People in general fol…

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Relationships: Real or Fake?

When we talk about relationships, the first line of support and the most immediate help in difficult times is expected from friends. … They are there to support you only during the sunny days of your life. … Out of all the relatives, th…

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Bones- The Iron Pillars of our Body!

What will happen to a building whose iron pillars are not strong and robust? Definitely that building will collapse even with the attack of mild storms. The same is true for the human body with weak bones. - Nearly four times as many men and three …

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The Dynamics of God Realisation - An ‘Experience’ Without the ‘Experiencer’

From time immemorial, the concept (or reality) of God has baffled the human mind, but the human consciousness continues to dwell on the concept, or the reality called “God.” For those who have already experienced it, God is the only &lsqu…

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Caffeine Jitters -Time to ponder for Habitual Coffee and Tea Drinkers!

The overworked, sleep-deprived, and stress-laden urban world is leading to increasing caffeinated life. On the positive side, caffeine being a central nervous system stimulant, helps elevate mood, fight fatigue, create more energy, and boost the mi…

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O Son, O Father, O Husband, O Brother...

A woman essays herself in various roles. For a son, she becomes an ocean of love. For a father, she becomes a 'true son' who is always there as a support when he becomes old. For a husband, she is life partner who stands by him through all up…

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Pearls of Discipleship from Shri Ramakrishna

Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa was on his way to visit one of his household disciples. A devoted disciple accompanied him. When they were moving through a lane, a fisher woman crossed the road in front of them, carrying a basketful of fish on her head.&…

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“An ideal Couple”!

An “ideal couple” once came to Gautama Buddha and asked, “Lord, we married after being acquainted from childhood and there has never been a cloud on our happiness. Please tell us if we can marry in the next life?” The Buddha g…

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The Boss vs. The Guru

A boss sticks around ‘I’ and works towards maximizing personal success, but Guru’s ‘I’ comprises of entire mankind and He works towards maximizing collective success. -  A boss may hold grudges, anger or jeal…

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Questions and Revelations!

Q. Revered Gurudev, when some accident or mishap is going to happen in our lives or an ill-boding event is about to confront us, you, with your benign grace, give us a hint beforehand and alert us. However, I have experienced that your hints are ofte…

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Good Morning!!!

How would you feel if every morning someone asks you to get up and leave the comfort zone of your bed? We guess, probably you would wish the person to have a snooze option, which you can hit at and sleep more! … Whereas, opposite to the &lsq…

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Are we the PUPPETS or the ARCHITECTS of our fate??

Why does it happen that some honest person gets trapped in the web of scandals and is punished, while the defaulter continues to live a happy life? What justification can be accounted for a vibrant youth getting crashed in a road accident on his way …

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A Message to the Atheists!

…  Two top learned individuals met in Kashipuri. One was Charvak Brahaspati, the famous atheist of India. The second one was Acharya Sureshwar, the learned disciple of Adi Shankaracharya. The purpose of their meeting was to have a fa…

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ChitChat.com!

 Hello everyone, Let me introduce myself through my qualities. Let’s see if you can identify who I am? I have no respect for the truth. I prosper at every level of society. I am nobody’s friend. I am always in the headlines and hea…

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Want an Exchange Offer?

It is said in one verse of Kathopanishad that if one realizes God before his human body perishes, then it’s fine. Otherwise, the soul is forced to enter into a torturous journey of taking different forms in different realms for many years toget…

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Making a Difference!

A lot of things that are happening around in today’s world leave us happy and discontent. Corruption, violence, crookedness, extortion and immorality are common features of what we refer to as modern society. Everyone craves for a better world.…

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From I-ness to I-less!

“I, Shivam and Smith went to attend a discourse.” As per grammar rules, this sentence is incorrect. Can you figure out the error? Grammatically, whenever one has to refer to other people and also one’s own self, then the rule is to …

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High Heels = Low Health

This fashion-conscious young generation likes to be in sync with the times. But, this may lead them to slip out in staying in sync with their health. … They are particular about the food they eat; they check the purity of water they drink; and…

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The Story of the Seed

Lying dormant under the depth of earth was a tiny seed. Unaware of who it was? What was the purpose of its life? Sleeping under the covers of earth was all that life mean to it. In that chilly weather, the cosy cover of earth was all that one would n…

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Meditation-Improved Mental Focus and Attention Span

People are well aware of the benefits of toning the physical body. But for some reasons, biased or unbiased, the prospects of working out at the mental gym to sharpen our minds is still greeted with great skepticism. An increasing number of research …

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Is This World Real?

“The world that we live in is an illusion.”- One can find this assertion appearing very prominently in our scriptures and being propounded by the saints and sages of the past. However, in the present era of science, logics, facts and prac…

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A to Z of weight loss

Want to lose weight? Then, learn and practice this A…B…C; the problem of ‘Weight Gain’ will bid adieu… A.      Avoid Alcohol: If you booze, then forget about losing weight. Why? Because…

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A Mothers Fight Against Death!

With sorrow and tears in her eyes, the mother watched her sick child lying in the cradle, getting paler by the day. A knock on the door distracted her. As she opened the door with half sleepy eyes, she saw an old man wrapped up in a horse cloth which…

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A Message to the Soldiers of the Spiritual Army!

Sadly, the current state of the world presents before us a similar gloomy picture as was once predicted by the saint Maharishi Punarvasu. Today, we see a world, which is characterized by killings, hatred jealousy, and violence! Peace seems to have ex…

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A true scientist cannot be an atheist!

Ques. Revered Master, Shrinivas Ramanujan was a great mathematician. But I have also heard that he was a spiritualist as well. A great mathematician and avowed interest in spirituality- does it not sound contradictory? Please throw light on this, Gur…

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Tight Jeans- A health Hazard!

Skinny jeans have become increasingly popular and can be seen everywhere, more so in the urban world. The trendy, fashion fad thought to be giving a ‘cool-looking’ appearance by today’s youth appeared innocuous and wouldn’t ha…

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Thank God for struggles in life!

There are a very few of us who have a tendency to endure the difficult situations in life, without blaming something or someone else for them. Otherwise, in most cases, it is observed that whenever anything unexpected or unwanted happens, we start bl…

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Death- A Comma, Not a Full Stop!

Death has always been a puzzling riddle for the human mind. Science defines death as an event that represents the permanent cessation of all biological functions which sustain a living organism. It talks about clinical death characterized by no breat…

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Mood Swings and Their Influence!

On top of the world at one time, panicky and dull in the other moment… Sometimes composed and harmonized, at other times baffled and disintegrated... Does it indicate your mood-graph? You will find that the pattern of your mood-dots is err…

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Dilemma & How To Overcome It!

Overcome It!   Dilemma is the situation when one finds oneself in a fix– what to do, what not to do. It is a position where each of the two alternatives (or all the feasible courses) makes a person land up in a state of indecision lea…

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Come, Let's Enjoy the Silence!

In the hall of our mind, the tussle of thought currents goes on unabated. The mind remains busy at all times. hout a break, day and night, what will be the result? To speak in scientific terms, heat will generate in all its parts due to friction. …

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Hatred-The Killer Vice

The word 'hatred' finds its place in the dictionary of most of us. Whether we reveal it openly or not, but in our hearts we do bear hatred for someone or the other, for some or the other reason. This vice called hatred seeks someone to be hat…

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A Journey Within

not in a distant land, but in a territory nearest to me; nearer than even my flesh." Yes! I am talking about the inner cosmos that lies and spreads wide within us– neither in our physical set-up nor in our biological or genetic make-up…

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Our Limited Sight vs. the Limitless Lord Divine!

The present age is the age of science. It's an era where blind faith, blind beliefs, imaginations and unsubstantiated convictions have no place! Everything is tested, verified, and proved. Taking recourse to such arguments, some atheists deny t…

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Return Gift of Kanha's Birthday

  The infant crimson rays spread out and enclosed the horizon and beyond… The mowing of the cows, the chirping of the birds, the raving of the Yamuna waves- all began to resonate in chorus to compose a divine music. Life rejuvenated …

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Making Of A Disciple

Doku was the son of a swordsman. But, he couldn't win his father's confidence of being a good swordsman. Gripped by the feelings of humiliation and anger, he left his father's place in search of someone who could make him perfect in the a…

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Power of Words- Can Make or Break!

Someone has rightly said, “First weigh, then say.” If you really wish to know what can go wrong if the words are not gauged before their application, just throw a glance at the following sentences: Here are the extracts of some lea…

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I am proud to be an Indian!

Yeh Mera India; I love my India… It is a leading hi-tech hub in Northern California, United States involving world’s best engineers and top-notch venture capitalists. Every 4 out of its 10 start-ups are run by Indians! …

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Spiritually Engineered

It's a common belief that religion is a resort for the ones who are mental couch potatoes or timid – lacking the courage to face and fight the struggle for existence. Or, that it is supposed to be an escape for the blind-believers who canno…

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Don't Blame HIM... He Never Betrays...

He always left me and stood six steps away every time I called out for him… ...When I was a little baby my father made me stand; he securely held my finger in his hand, and inspired me to walk – 'Move, move… Don't be …

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Whom Man Loves the Most?

It was Tuesday afternoon. Around 1:30 p.m., after his noon meal, Mr. Joseph was slumping into his office chair. Suddenly, the phone rang. Mr. Joseph extended his hand for the receiver, and in his very usual tone, he said, "Hello!" But the m…

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A Safari to the Mysterious Animal Kingdom

A Safari to the Mysterious Animal Kingdom   Ever heard of any in-out relationship between Eyes and Stomach? A CROCODILE has a peculiar digestive system. The moment anything enters into its stomach, tears start dripping out from its eyes! …

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The Greatest Austerity lies in mind Control

Austerity! Penance! What is the real import of these terms? If you go for their established meanings, you will be able to gather the whole gamut of terminologies which all together can be put in a set form, as: AUSTERITY = {Sternness of manner, Res…

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Raise the biggest question

The small boy, Narendra, loved to climb the trees. He often used to go to the park nearby with his friends and oscillate on the thick, fruit-laden branches of the mango trees. The Gardener liked Narendra immensely and had a close intimacy with him. H…

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The Examination: The Battle Of Wits With Battalion Of Books!

Oh! This examination fever! Just two months to go! And, Syllabus - as big as Mount Everest! What about those subjects which I have not even touched? I have been neglecting them throughout the year. Oh, my God! What do I do now? What will happen to me…

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Realise the Golden Buddha in you!

Question: I am a college student. My problem is that jokes of my friends often pinch me. Their fun seeps into my heart and thereafter I brood over it for days together, fret and fume… Please tell me what do I do? Answer: On the one hand, …

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See God- Where? How? Why?

Most of us know it too well that abiding peace lies in the lotus feet of the Almighty; even then we are disturbed! Why? Very often, we beseech Him and somewhere deep within we have a constant quest to know Him. But even then we don't find Him and…

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How Can I Develop My Personality?

Problem: You know well, how difficult is the 'job' of job-hunting these days. Interview first, group discussion next, etc. etc. You need to go through so many tough rounds one after the other. Despite knowing the answers to most of the questi…

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Jo Brahmaande Soyye Pinde - Quantam Theory

Holy texts form an immortal and unfathomable store-house of wisdom. Depicted in them is not just raw information but tested knowledge. Conclusive proof is available that Vedas, the most ancient texts of India, possess knowledge of both the outer and …

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My Divine Experience - A New Lease Of Life

I, Ariza, the resident of U.K., am a Persian Muslim. I was blessed with the Divine Eye, the Eye of the soul, when I was initiated into Brahm Gyan (True Knowledge), by the grace of His Holiness Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji (Founder And Head, Divya Jyoti J…

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Route map to meet god

Here is a quick guide to reach the most beautiful and most wonderful place in the world! Just follow the directions shown, and you will find that you have landed in the beatific resort of your inner world, to meet your True Companion- the Lord! So, g…

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