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Being Comfortable With Yourself

Being Comfortable With Yourself

All our unhappiness comes from our our inability to be alone. The truth is, even if you can feel one with everybody, you are not a part of anybody. Truly happy is that person who is alone and yet feels complete by himself. If you have to tread the unknown, you have to go alone. […]

Yoga Nidra Techniques

Yoga Nidra Techniques

Yoga Nidra is one of the most powerful methods, not only for inducing deep relaxation in a minimum amount of time, but also for reawakening the degenerated brain nuclei and centres. One hour of yoga nidra is equal to four hours of sleep. The practice of yoga nidra is not only for those who are […]

Five Capsules of Vedanta Indian Philosophy

Five Capsules of Vedanta Indian Philosophy

1. I am of the nature of eternal and all pervading Consciousness. 2. I am the only source of permanent peace, security and happiness 3. By mere presence, I give life to the material body, and through the body, I experience the material Universe. 4. I am not affected by anything that takes place in […]

12 Indians Who Made It Big Abroad

12 Indians Who Made It Big Abroad

Bangalore: Success comes to those people who continuously thrive to work hard with dedication and determination. For some people, achieving success does not only confine to their own home ground but also outside their motherland. As such, many Indians are making their mark in various countries across the globe with their outstanding performance in diverse […]

Hindu Temple and the Structure of Human Body

Hindu Temple and the Structure of Human Body

“Everything is governed by one law. A human being is a microcosmos, i.e. the laws prevailing in the cosmos also operate in the minutest space of the human being.” Hindu Temples take their cue from the structure of Human body. The vast Hindu canonical literature on Agamic texts, Devalaya Vastu (Temple Vastu astrology) and sacred geography describe the temple […]

Chyawanprash – Ayurvedic Wonder for Overall Health

Chyawanprash – Ayurvedic Wonder for Overall Health

Chyawanprash is the greatest Rasayana. It helps cure infertility, helps grow the fetus in the womb the right way, promotes estrangement of old age, helps old people prolong their lifetime. Chyawanprash cures cough, wheezing, voice loss, chest disease, heart disease, diseases of the genitourinary system, prevents disorders of spermatogenesis (sperm production) and the monthly flow. […]

Bodhi Dharma, The Great Buddhist Teacher

Bodhi Dharma, The Great Buddhist Teacher

Over one thousand five hundred years ago in China, there lived an emperor named Wu. He was a great patron of Buddhism and he dearly wanted a great Buddhist teacher from India to come and spread the message of Buddhism. He set in motion elaborate work to see that Buddhism spread to the people of his […]

Medicinal Plants of India

Medicinal Plants of India

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has been promoting a movement for “Saving Plants for Saving Lives”. This is because of the growing understanding of the pivotal role medicinal plants play in providing herbal remedies to health maladies. India is the home of several important traditional systems of health care like Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani. All […]

Kalka Shimla Railway Line

Kalka Shimla Railway Line

The Kalka Shimla railway line is a great achievement of human ingenuity. It provides a completely unique view of the Shivalik hills and the towns it passes by. This piece of heritage needs to be preserved and cared for. There are many stories related to this track including ghosts, suicides and giant snakes. Read on […]

The Charmed Ring

A merchant started his son in life with three hundred rupees, and bade him go to another country and try his luck in trade. The son took the money and departed. He had not gone far before he came across some herdsmen quarrelling over a dog, that some of them wished to kill. “Please do […]

The Heliodorus Column

The Heliodorus Column

An archaeological discovery proves that there were western followers of Vedic principles twenty-two centuries ago. Heliodorus was a Greek ambassador to India in the second century B.C. Few details are known about the diplomatic relations between the Greeks and the Indians in those days, and still less is know about Heliodorus. But that the column […]

Choose your guru carefully

Choose your guru carefully

A young boy had been observing for quite some time a medicine man who claimed to cure snakebites. He was greatly influenced by the medicine man’s fame and wealth. So the boy went to him and requested that he be told about the secret of snakebite cure. The Guru (medicine man) told him to become […]

Not So Known History of Maharaja Prithviraj Chauhan

Not So Known History of Maharaja Prithviraj Chauhan

A rope is left hanging on the way to the tomb of GhoriThe tomb of Ghori, an Afgan ruler, is pretty strange. Right next to the main tomb (Ghori’s grave), is another smaller tomb, at the center of which, a rope is left hanging from the roof, till shoulder height. Visitors generally perform a ritual […]

The 3 Ayurvedic Doshas & Overeating

The 3 Ayurvedic Doshas & Overeating

The three humors are responsible for the functioning of the human organism according to the Ayurveda. When the three doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha reside undisturbed in their proper organs and tissues, the organism is supported by them and is in balance. When disturbed, they cause disease and deterioration of the body. Of all of […]

What is Sanatana Dharma?

What is Sanatana Dharma?

The practitioners of the ancient faith whose origins can be traced to the Vedas believed that their religion was eternal, with its roots in heaven, and originated directly from God in the very beginning of creation. Therefore they preferred to call it the eternal religion (sanatana dharma), a name, which many Hindus still prefer to […]

Temples and Idols in this age of reasoning

Temples and Idols in this age of reasoning

The Indian terms for temple are mandir, ambalam, koil or kovil, deool, devasthaanam, devaalaya etc depending on the regional language. The commonly used word ‘Mandir’ comes from the Sanskrut root ‘Mandaté’, which means to be filled with transcendent emotion, to delight or to shine. Temples in the age of reasoning In Sanaatana dharma (Hinduism), GOD […]

The Rain of Dharma

The Rain of Dharma

And those on whom the rain of the Dharma falls, the living beings – in other words ourselves – grow. But we each grow in accordance with our own individual nature. When the rain falls on a palm tree, the palm tree grows into a bigger palm tree. When the rain falls on a flwer, […]

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