“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?
India is celebrating one of the biggest festivals Dussera also known as Vijayadashmi. The festival is known for the victory of good over the evils. This is also known as a Lord Rama’s victory over Demon Ravana. There are several beliefs, but all across India, this is perhaps the 2nd most celebrated festival after Diwali. The apt book to introduce today is The story of … Continue reading Mahatma Gandhi – The Person, Many Books, & Lots of Inspiration
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
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?
Today I am happy to share a story by my niece Dr. Devanshi Shah. On our request, she wrote especially for the readers of this Blog. It is a heart-warming experience sharing by her but it also raises many questions about the society and our dealing with the elders. It also should awaken your mind to set the right priority for your life. Because at … Continue reading Want to Live Longer? A Post About the Old Age You Need to Read
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
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
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
The Stories: Recently I saw a balance sheet of an entrepreneur whose business is doing a turnover of about US $ 15 mn and good profit. However, his personal Balance Sheet did not reflect any substantial investment other than his house. The loan of another entrepreneur known to me become NPA. He was making a reasonable profit for many years. However, he did not have any investments outside his … Continue reading 4 Personal Reasons Why Do Entrepreneurs Need to Save
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
“Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt.” Benjamin Franklin Are you living in debt? Here is a post which explores a possibility to live without debt. Debt has become a part of our life. For anything and everything in life, the loan is available. If not formal borrowing, your credit card will always keep you in debt. Having a loan means buying … Continue reading A Glimpse of a Debt Free Life You Want to Live
“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
For many Indians, Kumbha Mela is for the Sadhus and Babas. The crowd is horrifying. This is a place where many people get lost. It’s a terrible experience. All of these are myths. The reality is – Kumbha Mela is a mesmerising experience. If you avoid 6 Shahi Snan days, the crowd is quite reasonable. This is a live demonstration of the diversity of India. One must visit Kumbha Mela if one wants to have an exotic India experience. … Continue reading India on a Platter – 3 Days at Kumbha Mela – Mesmerising Experience
During the last month, I attended two funerals. Two people known to me suddenly left the world. People were discussing about the suddenness of the death. But isn’t the death sudden in most of the cases? We all spend our lives as if we are born only to earn money and acquire things. We spend our life in fulfilling the desire for material things, satisfying … Continue reading Why a Thought of Death Should Awaken You to the Life?
One more new year and one more time for the new year resolutions. In reality, you don’t need more resolutions, what you need is a new way to live. “Jonathan Seagull discovered that boredom and fear and anger are the reasons that a gull’s life is so short, and with those gone from his thought, he lived a long fine life indeed.” Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull Here I … Continue reading How to Create Better Version of Yourself in the New Year 2019?