how to live

How to Live? Lessons from Ancient Humans

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari is considered one of the most read-worthy books of recent times. How we loved thousands of years ago is worth knowing. How much we humans have sacrificed for the development is mind-boggling. The author has detailed human history of the last millions of years. The author narrates how we humans have sacrificed due to thinking. He writes,” In Homo-Sapiens (the … Continue reading How to Live? Lessons from Ancient Humans

Alexanders Wisdom

Do You Know the 3 Death Time Wisdom of Alexander, the Great?

Sudden Birth Sudden Death We all are clueless about it. Life in-between spent in constant unrest, fear, pursuing unfulfilled desires, and accumulation of material things. In the process we earn grudges, animosity, indulging in process dishonesty, selfishness, and insensitive living. By pursuing the endless agenda of the mortal body, our Immortal Soul adds bundles of New karmas. When the death comes, all our material accumulation … Continue reading Do You Know the 3 Death Time Wisdom of Alexander, the Great?

Hope Suicide

Why & How to Sustain Severe Mental and Physical Pain?

Mental health is a grossly ignored subject. We visit the doctor for slightest physical pain and disorder but we do not think to go to a psychiatrist even if we are suffering the most horrendous mental health issue. The reasons are mainly two: We don’t know we are suffering from a mental health issue Going to a doctor for a mental health issue is a … Continue reading Why & How to Sustain Severe Mental and Physical Pain?

The Professional

A Book Every One Needs to Read to Upgrade Professional Life

Books are our best friends. This week when the Unlock India 1.0 is taking shape, let us meet one of our friends. This book would help you to better deal with your personal and professional life. “Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.“ Vera Nazarian Today we bring to you a book titled The … Continue reading A Book Every One Needs to Read to Upgrade Professional Life

Living in Present

Focus On The Present, You Are Never Going to Live in the Future

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so, wants nothing.” Seneca Life happens at present. The future was always uncertain, though we assumed it to be certain. Now we have come to terms with the reality … Continue reading Focus On The Present, You Are Never Going to Live in the Future

Free Will Vs Destiny

How Is Your Free Will Shaping Your Destiny?

In Ramayana, Lord Rama went after the golden deer, knowing fully well, deer can’t be golden. In Mahabharata, Yudhishthira played gambling with Duryodhana and lost everything including their wife Draupadi. It is said that Lord Krishna at one stage before the Mahabharata war, showed to Arjuna a scene of the 18th day of the war, where all Kauvaras was shown dead. Lord Rama and Lord … Continue reading How Is Your Free Will Shaping Your Destiny?

Mental Health

One Habit of A Happy Person — Shrink Your Circle of Concern

In one of the talk-shows legendary comic Hindi poet Surendra Sharma said the secret of his happy married life is that all minor decisions are taken by his wife and in all major issues he never listens to his wife and what he says is final. Then he went on to define minor decisions as what should he wears, how much should he spends daily menu in the house, etc. etc, and … Continue reading One Habit of A Happy Person — Shrink Your Circle of Concern

Lock down Activity

What To Do When You Don’t Have To Do Anything?

We never thought we are going to die. But now we are thinking we are also mortal and subject to death. Death not at a distant future but it could be in the immediate future. Thanks to Corona Virus – Covid 19 disease, we are in this situation. This thought should bring a huge shift in our minds about how we see life and how … Continue reading What To Do When You Don’t Have To Do Anything?

Yoga Vasistha

Why You Need to Know What Lord Rama Learned From his Spiritual Guru?

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 Why You Need to Know What Lord Rama Learned From his Spiritual Guru?

Post Pandemic world

Self-Renewal Is Mandatory In The Post Pandemic World. How To Do It?

Post pandemic (corona/ Covid 18) world won’t be the same. Everyone would be required to reimagine their role, way of working, and means to survive. I am happy to update my post written in Sep last year for the benefit readers. It is vital and a must-read for all. Today I read a Tweet by Adam Grant which reads; Efficiency comes from making progress on … Continue reading Self-Renewal Is Mandatory In The Post Pandemic World. How To Do It?

Benefits of Reading Books

Why Should You Read Daily? 13 Powerful Benefits of Reading Books

“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

Locked Down Time

How to Live With Minimalism in the Locked Down Time?

Caution: This could be a life-changing read. But the post-Corona world would be any way different.  “Often it is those who live quietly, modestly, and contentedly with a simple life who are the happiest.”  Joshua Becker The biggest obstacle to our happiness is our wrong definition of happiness. If we define something wrong then we will struggle for it, but never will be able to achieve … Continue reading How to Live With Minimalism in the Locked Down Time?

Post Corona World

The Post Corona World – A Post from 15th Aug 2020

The whole world fought and united against the Corona Virus during the 1st half of this year. Now in this post-Corona World, we all have many lessons and thoughts to ponder over. These lessons are for all, the Govts, the society, and the individuals. “It is from the level of calamities, not that of every-day life, that we learn impressive and useful lessons.”  William Makepeace … Continue reading The Post Corona World – A Post from 15th Aug 2020

You Will See it When You Believe It

Stop Worrying, Everything is Balanced & Perfect in the Universe

“Everything is perfect in the universe – even your desire to improve it.” Wayne Dyer Attachment is undesirable and how to achieve detachment, free will vs everything is destined, we are formless souls with a body not the body (form) with a soul. Usually, these kinds of matters we read in Indian religious books and scriptures like Bhagavat Gita, Yogavasistha, Tattavartha Sutra, Ashtavakra Gita, Upanishads, … Continue reading Stop Worrying, Everything is Balanced & Perfect in the Universe

Obituary of my Father

An Obituary of My Father Who Died at the Age of 84

“A boy’s first hero is his dad.” Loss of parents is tantamount to living on the Earth without Earthing. This is why it is called Earth Shattering. Our foundation in this world is our parents. When they are no more, we feel groundless. This is more so grave when the association is of more than 50 years. On the 9th of this month, I experienced … Continue reading An Obituary of My Father Who Died at the Age of 84

Body & Soul

Knowing the Self is the Beginning of Endless Cycles of Life & Death

Recently I saw the following quote on Facebook. This means; when one knows the Self, one knows the universe, whatever else one knows is useless if one doesn’t know the self. Here knowing the self is not about self as a body as we usually assume. It is about the soul which is invisible and most difficult to know. Our identification with the body is … Continue reading Knowing the Self is the Beginning of Endless Cycles of Life & Death

Statue of Unity

A Road Journey from Mumbai to the Statue of Unity

“That’s why I love road trips, dude. It’s like doing something without actually doing anything.” – John Green “You can be writing every day. When you go on a road trip, the trip itself becomes part of the story.” ― Steve Rushin The journey started on Tuesday at 7.30 in the morning by Skoda Fabia. We were joined by a friend couple Poonam and Dharmesh. The excitement … Continue reading A Road Journey from Mumbai to the Statue of Unity

Happy New Year 2020

No Happy New Year Without Living an Unlived Life

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

Patanjali Yoga

Do Not Settle at the Base Camp, Aim for the Summit of Yoga

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

How to be happy

Why Are You Not Happy? How to Become One?

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?

Wellbeing

Your Well-being Matters & It’s An Urgent Need Than You Think

“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

Children's Day

This Is What Adults Can Do On Children’s Day

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

Pyayer Meet

Are You Ready for Your Prayer Meeting?

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?

Wealthy

Do You Know You are Wealthy Without Your Knowledge?

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?

Wealthy

Do You Know You are Wealthy Without Your Knowledge

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 … Continue reading Do You Know You are Wealthy Without Your Knowledge

Early Retirement

Why Do You Need To Go To The Work Tomorrow?

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 Why Do You Need To Go To The Work Tomorrow?

Do You Know Your Busyness is Wasting Your Short Life?

“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?

Art of Spending Money

Do You Know The Art of Spending Money?

Do you want to create wealth? Do you find it difficult to control your spending? Are you looking for ideas to spend less and save more? Read on this post. Here we have shared 8 ideas to spend less and save more. The wealth is created by investing what you save. What you save is the difference between what you earn and what you spend. Therefore the … Continue reading Do You Know The Art of Spending Money?

Happy Family

11 Characteristics of a Happy Family You Need to Know

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 Minimalism

10 Powerful Benefits of Aparigraha for a Meaningful Life

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