Women! Who says you cannot do it - 1

Recently I was sitting with a group of friends, and we were discussing the gory state of our country – number of rapes, crimes against women happen and that with each passing day this has become a common day phenomena. We talked and I went into a very deep thought – this needs to be fixe…

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Attaining Access to Sixth Sense

Those of you, who have read The Bhagvat Gita, not in a ritualistic fashion but with a view to comprehend the eternal verities, will understand better the truth hidden underneath the word ‘Sixth Sense’. Some psychologists prefer to call it ‘clairvoyance’ or ‘claira…

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Kim Dharmam?

What is the etymological meaning of the word ‘Dharma’? It is derived from the root ‘dhri’, which implies- to imbibe or assimilate something. ‘Dhaarnaad dharmam iti aahuhu’- That which is imbibed within our being is dharma. Saints have illustrated it by saying that Religion is vigour and vitality- the life force within all beings. It is the vital force which sustains life. Dharma is an inherent attribute of each and every existence. That is why it is called…

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To be In Meditation (2)

There is a firmament within, in which the sun, the moon, and the stars are seen. meditation is a voyage, an incessant exploration of the Universal Truth, which lies in the vast skies of the inner world. We must bathe in its glory. We must pursue diligently every aspect of that Truth, the ignorance o…

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To be In Meditation (1)

Each personality has his or her preference for living, eating, working, etc. meditation does not escape the idiosyncrasies of each individual. It is broken into various fragments and every person is inclined to one or the other. Often, we see that religion and meditation are bifurcated, and the other times, we see that they are conjoined. By distinguishing religion from meditation, people choose to segregate God from personal meditation for sound body and mind. For some people, the “hassle…

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Zero - A mystical representation of Consciousness

In the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, sage Yajnavalkya was asked by his pupils to explain the nature of Brahman, Universal Consciousness. The sage replied: "Neti Neti - neither This nor That - such is Brahman." This definition sounds enigmatic. But within this mysterious concept lies the prof…

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Significance of the mantra Asto ma satgmay

A very popular mantra, Asto ma sadgamay, is an ancient Sanskrit prayer quoted in Brihad-aranayka Upanishad, one of the earliest of the Upanishads (8th-7th century BC). Let?s look at the mantra closely. Asto ma sadgamay, Tamso ma jyotirgamay, Mrityorm?amritam gamay. Translation: From unrea…

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I am stress free! I am positive! I am fresh all day!

I am stress free I am positive I am fresh all day Because I do ‘pranayam’ everyday A good job, a handsome package, elite circle of friends, up-market wardrobe, latest gadgets and a high end lifestyle – all these put together also don’t make me hold on to my ha…

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