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The Four Stages of Sadhana

The Four Stages of Sadhana

All human beings want freedom from suffering here and now. Is this possible? Everyone is fully engrossed in physical longings, the cause of suffering in this world. It is difficult to detach oneself from them and get liberated. When you develop intense desire and exclusive love for and complete surrender to Parama Purusha, the supreme […]

IIT Delhi Student Invents Mobile Sized Device to Test Haemoglobin

IIT Delhi Student Invents Mobile Sized Device to Test Haemoglobin

A student of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, Ambar Srivastava, has developed a mobile phone-size haemoglobin metre dubbed the TrueHb Hemometer – the first case of an innovation from the institute’s biomedical engineering department actually getting “productized”. The device, which has been validated by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for […]

Navaratri: The Nine Divine Nights!

Navaratri:  The Nine Divine Nights!

“Nava-ratri” literally means “nine nights.” This festival is observed twice a year, once in the beginning of summer and again at the onset of winter. Day Event Date Sharad Navratri 2015 Day 1 Ghatasthapana, Shailputri Puja October 13, 2015 Sharad Navratri 2015 Day 2 Chandra Darshan October 14, 2015 Sharad Navratri 2015 Day 3 Brahmacharini […]

Save Indian Secularism from “Secularists”

Save Indian Secularism from “Secularists”

In 2005, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appointed the Sachar committee to study the social and economic condition of India’s Muslim community. In 2006, the Prime Minister said that minorities have the “first claim on India’s resources”. In the same year, the government tried to conduct a survey on the religious affiliations of India’s soldiers. In […]

Achamana: The Purification Ritual

Achamana:  The Purification Ritual

ओं शन्नो देवीरभिष्टये आपो भवन्तु पीतये शंयोरभि स्रवन्तु नः OM shanno deviirabhistaye aapo bhavantu piitaye shañyorabhi sravantu naha  O God! O Illuminator of All! Grace us with the fulfillment of our proper end. May we drink the life-giving waters. May they always flow to us in peace. Achamana begins with praising God as the Illuminator […]

Vasanta Navaratri

Vasanta Navaratri

Navaratri (“nava” + “ratri”) literally means “nine nights.” This ritual is observed twice a year, in spring and in autumn. “Vasanta Navaratri” or Spring Navaratri is nine days of fast and worship that Hindus undertake during spring every year. Swami Sivananda retells the legend behind this 9-day springtime ritual during which the devout Hindu seeks the […]

Happy Hindu New Year!!!

Happy Hindu New Year!!!

The Hindu New Year begins on March 21 this year. Just like the first rays of the sun touch a distant sky, the New Year ushers in a new hope, encourages a fresh start, in more ways than one…as the sun rises on March 21 morning, the first page of the Hindu new calendar opens… It’s New Year Once […]

Radiate Cheer

Radiate Cheer

“Beginning with the early dawn, I will radiate my cheer to everyone I meet today. I will be the mental sunshine for all who cross my path this day. – Paramahansa Yogananda

Common Sense…

Common Sense…

Common sense shows that human life is short-lived and that it is best to make of our brief sojourn on this Earth something that is useful to onself and others. ~ Dalai Lama

Silence….

Silence….

From silence you come, to silence you go. Enter your inner space and know where you come from. The eternal silence awaits you with endless patience. ~ Author Unknown

Creation, God and Atoms

Creation, God and Atoms

According to the Vaishesika thinkers, all composite objects of the universe are composed of the atoms of earth, water, air and fire. Hence, the view of the Vaishesika concerning creation is called atomism or paramanuvada. Atomism Postulates the cycle of creation and destruction of the non-eternal or temporary substances of the universe. The eternal categories […]

The Immigrant Dream: A Struggle To Survive

The Immigrant Dream: A Struggle To Survive

My memories are foggy. As an 8-year-old, I hazily see my dad getting up at 5 am, waking me up with the alarm. 
”He’s probably getting some food,” I think in my confused state, and head back to sleep. Later my mom wakes me up, gets me ready, feeds me breakfast, and walks me to […]

Compassion = Love + Meditation

Compassion = Love + Meditation

Buddha has defined compassion as love plus meditation. When your love is not just a desire for the other, when your love is not only a need, when your love is a sharing, when your love is not that of a beggar but an emperor, when your  love is not asking for something in return but […]

Rani Chennamma: First Woman Warrior To Fight Against The British

Rani Chennamma:  First Woman Warrior To Fight Against The British

Rani Chennamma  (October 23, 1778 – February 21, 1829) was the Queen of Kittur in Karnataka, southern India. In her youth she received training in horse riding, sword fighting and archery. She became queen of her native kingdom and married Raja Mallasarja, of the Desai family, and had one son; after her son’s death in 1824 […]

Does Maya Really Mean Illusion ?

Does Maya Really Mean Illusion ?

Maya means the positive and negative in the world remains constant. When a part of Infinity comes in the spherical space of Time, Space and Causation, it has negative and positive. Remove the network they are all one. In meditation we go beyond this finite network. Hence Universe is finite. Almost all of you have […]

Strength is What We Want

Strength is What We Want

Strength, strength it is that we want so much in this life, for what we call sin and sorrow have all one cause,  and that is our weakness. With weakness comes ignorance, and with ignorance comes misery. ~ Swami Vivekananda

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