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?
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?
These days Jains are celebrating Paryushan 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 In This Paryushan, Know the Crux of Jainism to Awaken Your Soul
“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
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
“The number one problem in today’s generation and the economy is the lack of financial literacy.” Alan Greenspan Alan Greenspan is not true for personal finance but he is also right for entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs whose success is determined by financial performance many times do not understand the nitty-gritty of finance. According to a recent survey by the National Financial Educators Council Americans squandered $280 billion last year due to poor financial understanding,. … Continue reading Not Knowing Financial Ratios Can be Fatal for Your Business
“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
“Preparedness is the calm before, during and after the storm.” Anonymous Preparedness to deal with the cyclone Fani saved many lives in Orrisa. The Government machinery acted with alacrity. They evacuated around a million people. UN agency took note of India’s Met department’s sharp accuracy of early warning. They appreciated India’s Zero Casualty approach. Disaster Management or Emergency Management in India is off late picking … Continue reading What You Need to Know to Manage Medical Emergency?
A good Financial Planning also takes care of wealth distribution to the next generation. You invest in a life insurance policy to protect your family member after your death. You make a WILL to make their lives easy after your death. You also make a WILL to distribute wealth in a fair way. You make a WILL to express all your wish about your wealth. “When you do … Continue reading Why You Need to Make a Will?
We all suffer from I know everything and I should have been asked mindset. You meet such people regularly. Perhaps you yourself is one such person without your knowledge. Piet Hein, a Danish scientist, put it stunningly, “Those who always know what’s best are a universal pest.” The real wisdom lies in what the great philosopher Socrates had said, “The only true wisdom is in … Continue reading Why You Need to Know Wisdom and Ignorance from Sage Patanjali
“I am living proof that if you catch prostate cancer early, it can be reduced to a temporary inconvenience, and you can go back to a normal life.” Norman Schwarzkopf Prostate Health-Related Facts: Indian Journal Of Urology reports; Prostate cancer is primarily a disease of the elderly with more than three-quarters of the cases occurring in men above 65 years of age. This disease has … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Prostate Health
In Mahabharata, Abhimanyu died as he did not know the complete strategy to break the Chakravyuh. Knowing what you need to know in its entirety is very important. Most of us Practice Yoga but are oblivion of its 8 limbs. We all are aware of Asana and Pranayama. These are 3rd and 4th limbs of Yoga. But knowing 1st two limbs is important. Unless the … Continue reading Do You Know Practicing Yama Can Transform Your Life?
Life after Husband, Financial Literacy for Women & Agenda for Men Do you know you can do nothing after your death? “No one here gets out alive.” Jim Morrison Therefore, financial planning for your death must start when you are alive. It may sound unkind, but death is the ultimate future of every living being. If you plan better it is good for your spouse, … Continue reading Life after Husband, Financial Literacy for Women & Agenda for Men
“It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.” Aristotle The entire country is shocked with Pulwama incident. Social media and Whats app are full of wraths against the perpetrators and respect for the killed soldiers. But the irony is we have left nationalism to our armed forces. They are dying for the country. This is the highest … Continue reading 42 Things You Can Do to Love Your Country – India
Amritsar a city known for its history and geography. Yes, the Jallianwala massacre by the British Govt took place here. This is a border town and shares its border with Pakistan – the famous Wagha Border. The pious Golden Temple is the crown of the city which is also famous for its large markets and of-course mouth watering Punjabi food. This was our 4th visit … Continue reading Amritsar – Always Once More
“Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Mark Twain From Kumbha Mela, Prayagraj, we arrived at Varanasi in the early evening by Sarnath Express. It was a 4 hours journey. After settling in our guest house, we took a cycle rickshaw to the famous Dasaswamegh Ghat. The idea was … Continue reading Visit to the Ancient City of India – Varanasi (Kashi – Benaras)
One of the most read posts on this blog is 7 Health Benefits of Chauvihar. Since the day it was posted in Feb 2018, it has more than 1100 views. This statistic inspired me to write about the other principles of Jainism which could be of interest and benefit to the readers. Here I present 7 Principles of Jainism. I am sure the readers will … Continue reading 7 Jainism Concepts You Can Use for a Better Life