Reading this post will enable your life to become happy and not just the new year 2020. “The greatest burden a child must bear is the unlived life of its parents.” Carl Jung, the famed Swiss psychologist. Parents imposed upon their children what they could not do. Instead, start living an unlived life. Free your child from the burden of your unlived life. Let them … Continue reading No Happy New Year Without Living an Unlived Life
Yoga takes us from substance to subtle. Patanjali 8 limb Yoga starts with Yama and ends with Samadhi. What is Samadhi? Samadhi is not becoming one with who you are, i.e. the soul. It is knowing who you are i.e. the soul different from the body. Yama is about our social conduct. Niyama is our personal conduct. Asana we all know is about the container of the … Continue reading Do Not Settle at the Base Camp, Aim for the Summit of Yoga
Many people like to retire early and many do not like to retire till death. The single most important condition to retire at 40 is to have a desire to retire at 40. Many people who have enough to survive for a couple of generations are not retiring at 70. They keep working and work for money until their body says no. Some people are so … Continue reading How Much of Your Valuable Life You Want to Use for Earning Money?
Everybody is striving for happiness every day and every moment, yet we have a whole lot of unhappy people. There seem to a basic lack of understanding about what happiness really is. Our desire for more is the culprit which keeps us unhappy. This post cover some of the aspects of happiness and how your approach needs to change to become happy instantly, forever. You are supposed to be happy but you … Continue reading Why Are You Not Happy? How to Become One?
“If you look at healthcare today, it’s all about disease. It’s not about understanding wellness at all.” Leroy Hood You have all material wealth and luxuries; you are fit but yet do you feel happy? Many rich people and celebrities are falling under this category. But this feeling of lowness and unhappiness is not limited to rich and famous, it is across society. Depression and … Continue reading Your Well-being Matters & It’s An Urgent Need Than You Think
Today is Children’s Day. India is celebrating its 1st Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday as Children’s day. Most of the readers are beyond their so-called childhood age. Does that mean the children’s day is not relevant for us? A BIG NO. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw This is absolutely relevant for all … Continue reading This Is What Adults Can Do On Children’s Day
We all are going to die one day. This is an undeniable truth, whether we like it or not. In a civilized society, there is a tradition to have a prayer meeting after someone dies. The purpose is to pay homage to the person. Everyone known to the deceased person assembles and pay their homage. Learning can and shall happen from anywhere. I happen to … Continue reading Are You Ready for Your Prayer Meeting?
Do you know the precious wealth you possess? Many people are ignorant about the priceless wealth they possess. If you are also one of them, read on to know more. Do you determine your wealth only by monetary measurement? If your answer is yes, you need to quickly redefine your definition of wealth. Wealth has many dimensions. Henry David Thoreau, an American Poet, and Philosopher have stated, ”Wealth is … Continue reading Do You Know You are Wealthy Without Your Knowledge?
“I wanted to figure out why I was so busy, but I couldn’t find the time to do it.” Todd Stocker We, Human beings are very busy people. Busyness is considered a great virtue. We have no time to do exercise. We don’t mind the invasion of diseases. We have no time to know about a healthy diet. We don’t mind our body suffer at the … Continue reading Do You Know Your Busyness is Wasting Your Short Life?
Today I read a Tweet by Adam Grant which reads; Efficiency comes from making progress on your to-do list. Growth comes from moving forward on your to-be list. Don’t just set targets for the tasks you need to complete. Set goals for the kind of person you want to become. We are so obsessed and consumed by the to-do list that we have never made our to be list. … Continue reading How to Remain New You Forever?
Do you know the characteristics of a happy family? Do you know the advantage a happy family enjoys? Read on to know more. Being happy and active is about being vibrant. We see many people around us who are cynical. Their body language speaks their state of the mind before they actually speak. Mostly these people are unwelcome wherever they go. They spread negativism wherever … Continue reading 11 Characteristics of a Happy Family You Need to Know
Aparigraha is one of the 5 Yamas described in Patanjali Yoga Sutras. The other 4 Yamas are Non-violence, Truthfulness, Non-stealing, and Continence. Most of us know and try to practice the last four Yamas but Aparigraha has mostly escaped our attention. According to Patanjali Yogasutras, ”With the constancy of aparigraha, a spiritual illumination of the how and why of motives and birth emerges.” Aparigraha is one … Continue reading 10 Powerful Benefits of Aparigraha for a Meaningful Life
We, Indians are in celebration mode since Independence Day. All the major festivals are following one after the other. We had Onam, Raksha Bandhan, Parsi New Year, and Eid earlier last month, then Janmashtami this month followed by Paryushana and Ganesh festival thereafter. October and November bring Navratri and Diwali. The year will end with Christmas. In the new year January we will celebrate Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Republic Day and finally in March Holi. Today I … Continue reading How Forgiving Can Uplift Your Spirit & Makes You Serene
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced Fit India Movement. This is absolutely necessary and much-delayed movement. You Need to Know Why Practicing Jainism Can Propels Health & Peace? Health and Fitness are not only about going to the Gym or doing exercise or having the right diet. Everything will go haywire if your mental and emotional balance is lost. Our health and fitness are more … Continue reading Do You Know Practicing Jainism Can Boost Health & Peace?
These days Jains are celebrating Paryushana across the world. They call it King of all Parva i.e. auspicious days. Jains increase their spiritual intensities during these days. There is inquisitiveness about Jainism among the non-Jains. Many Jains also do not know the right Jainism. Therefore many diverse views are expressed and diverse beliefs are believed by the followers. Jainism is pure science, the science of … Continue reading Know the Crux of Jainism to Awaken Your Soul
V.G. Siddhartha, MD of CCD, committed suicide. Many others especially students and entrepreneurs are also committing suicide every year. They are not as vulnerable as poor farmers in the village deprived of all resources and commits suicide due to the hardship of existence. Many people commit suicide as they are not able to deal with the vagaries of life, be it a failure, high debt, … Continue reading Before it’s Too Late, What You Need to Know About Your Emotional Health?
In my last post, I wrote about the essence of Patanjali Yoga. In this post, I wish to introduce one of the profound Indian scriptures Yoga Vasistha Ramayana. After touring the country, young Rama becomes disheartened experiencing the apparent reality of the world. King Dasaratha, the father of Rama, expresses his concern to Guru Vasistha about Rama’s dejection. Guru Vasistha consoles the king by telling him that Rama’s dis-passion … Continue reading An Enlightening book to read If You are Spiritually Inclined
“Those who are wise won’t be busy, and those who are too busy can’t be wise.” Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living We are very busy and workaholic people. We are known for our work commitments. We don’t mind suffering from blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, acidity/gastritis (both brings multiple disorders, including Ulcers), and even cancer but work and commitment first. We skip meals, we eat at … Continue reading 14 Ayurvedic Eating Practices You Need to know for Healthy Living
International Yoga Day and Swami Ramdev both have contributed to the massive awareness about the Yoga. As the practitioner come closer to the Yoga inquisitiveness about Yoga is awakened. Along with perfecting Asana and Pranayama, the practitioner also should go deeper into the other limbs of Yoga. There are 8 limbs of Patanjali Yoga Sutras, these 8 limbs are explained in detail these 4 chapters … Continue reading The Essence of Patanjali Yoga You Need to Know
The war of art is one of the most inspirational books for artists. You could be an artist (we all are artists) of any field. This book is a must-read. Steven Pressfield is a renowned author. This small book can change your life. It will inspire you to keep pursuing your dream. It will save you from abandoning your dream. All your reasons and justifications to … Continue reading Death is Certain, Are You Living the Life You Wanted to Live?
You have a good job, happy family, reasonable financial stability. You have invested in stocks, mutual funds, life insurance policies, health insurance policies. You have taken care of all your financial risks. Now what? Are you enjoying the freedom you get from a risk-free life? In spite of having a reasonably stable and financially secured life, you don’t know how to spend your free time. The irony … Continue reading Do You Know Pursuing a Hobby can Make Your Life Interesting?
We all wish Happy New Year to everyone every year. This is just our autonomous system in action. We don’t do anything to make it a happy year either for the self or for the others. Action must be taken, the course of the life must be altered and the dream must be pursued. Then and then the New Year and life ahead will become … Continue reading A Powerful Life Changing & Best Selling Book
“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.” Mark Twain At present, I am reading 3 books. On Writing Well by William Zinsser (2nd Time), Palkhiwala, the Court Room Genius by Soli Sorabjee, and A Practical Approach to the science of Ayurveda by Acharya Balkrishna, (2nd time). I keep referring to Tools of Titan by Tim Ferriss. There is a famous … Continue reading Why Should You Read Daily? 13 Powerful Benefits of Reading Books
Jains all over the world are celebrating Paryushana during this week (19 Aug to 26 Aug). This is the king of all festivals for Jains. Paryushana means “abiding and coming together”. It is a time when the Jains take on vows of study and do penance to extinguish Karmas. Paryushana concludes with seeking forgiveness for the transgressions of the previous year. The last day of the Paryushana … Continue reading Answers to 27 Questions Mahatma Gandhi Asked His Spiritual Guru
We all do many things in the name of Yoga. Those of you who think they are doing Yoga do not know what the Yoga is. I have the audacity to make the statement in spite of not knowing what all you know about Yoga. There are some common misconceptions about Yoga; Yoga is assumed to be a physical activity – Asana. Yoga is considered a … Continue reading Practicing Yoga, the Dev Aanad Way
The 2nd limb of Patanjali Yogasutra is Nimaya i.e. Rules. You will observe at the end of this post that Yoga is not what we have believed it to be i.e. health and fitness activity. It is much beyond the limited health purpose. Sage Patanjali in his 2nd stanza of Patanjali Yoga Sutra in Samadhi Pada writes, Yogah Cittavriti Nirodhah Which means Yoga is the … Continue reading 5 Yoga Rules You Need To Know for A Successful Practice
Rajat Gupta, Ex CEO of Mckinsey who was in US prison for two years in his recent interview said.” Prison is a time for reflection. You have a great deal of time for reflection…. In a way, it was an interesting experience. I am going to improve my self physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I walked 10 miles a day, did exercises, I made friends, … Continue reading Time is Not Money, Time is Life You Need to Live
“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most artistic materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only!” Mark Twain, American Writer, India is a land of multiple experiences. Its expanse of experience is so large that no … Continue reading Is India the Best Tourist Destination in the World?
It is not our ignorance but assuming wrong as right is the issue we are facing. “The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it’s that they know so many things that just aren’t so.” Mark Twain We live and die with many misconceptions. Once assumed we are not ready to change our misconceptions. We go to any extent to defend … Continue reading You Need Get Rid of 4 Misconceptions to a Live Good Life
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller. We only live once and yet most of the people are busy living for someone else. Most of the people live only to earn money till they die. Most of the people do not dare to live their dream. At the end of life, most of them repent “I wish I could have… “ An … Continue reading This Is Why Most People Give Up On Their Dreams