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?
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
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?
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 (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?
“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
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?
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
“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
“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
“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
Upper classes are a nation’s past; the middle class is its future. Ayn Rand The irony is middle-class earners are busy earning money and aspiring to become rich. In the process, they just ignore the very process to enhance their financial wellbeing. We were not taught financial literacy in school. It takes a lot of work and time to change your thinking and to become financially … Continue reading Money Basics Middle Class Needs to Master for a Good 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
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
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?
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
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?
“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?
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?
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 … 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?
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?
When you opt for Cake against Ice-cream, you have sacrificed the experience of eating ice cream. When you opt for Watching TV over outing, you have sacrificed an enjoyable outing experience. Every day and in several matters, we choose one over the other choice. The choice we sacrifice in favour of the choice we make is the opportunity lost. This is why it is called Opportunity cost. This is … Continue reading You Need to Know This Important Concept For Better Decision Making
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 Do You Know, Knowing the Self is the 1st Step on the Moksha Path?