8 plus benefits of 6 x 5 work life

“I don’t have time for exercise, my job takes all the time,” One lady may be in her late 50s admitted this to an attendant at the Diabetes clinic. There are millions busy like her. Earning money has occupied so much space in our life that we do not have space for our health or anything else. We are living our lives as if earning … Continue reading 8 plus benefits of 6 x 5 work life

The Person, Many Books, & Lots of Inspiration

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 The Person, Many Books, & Lots of Inspiration

Kareena Kapoor’s Dietician for You

This is a health and happiness blog. Our readers might not need an introduction to Rujuta Diwekar or her books. Yet, for the benefit of those who might not know her, here is a bouquet of books from her. Rujuta Diwekar perhaps is the leading Dietician in India. Winner of the ‘Nutrition Award’ from Asian Institute of Gastroenterology,  Rujuta is amongst the most qualified and … Continue reading Kareena Kapoor’s Dietician for You

Are you a non-vegetarian without your knowledge?

“Humanity’s true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.” ― Milan Kundera For many of us, the answer to the title question is YES. We don’t know which food and cosmetic products contain animal products. For many of the Vegetarians, the approach is either; we don’t care as long as we are not eating direct Non-Veg food. … Continue reading Are you a non-vegetarian without your knowledge?

“Mind-blowing” Book, “Deep dive” in Jainism

“I read this book as a part of my studies in Eastern philosophy, in particular, Indian philosophy, and the only term I can come up with is “mind-blowing“. I considered myself an agnostic until I read this book… This book contains within the basis of the Jain religion, as well as many philosophical points which students of Eastern (and in particular Indian) philosophy and religion … Continue reading “Mind-blowing” Book, “Deep dive” in Jainism

How seven points Anekantavada brings Happiness?

Sushma Swaraj, Indian Minister of External Affairs recently said that Jainism’s principles of Anekantavada,  Aparigraha (non-hoarding) and Ahimsa (non-violence) offer a solution to the present-day problems the world is facing. She was referring to extremism, climate change, and inequality. When the Jains are celebrating their biggest festival of Paryushana,  today I am writing about one of the most important and fundamental principles of Jainism – … Continue reading How seven points Anekantavada brings Happiness?

Agas Ashram

The First Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram

Laghuraj Swami, a Jain monk and foremost devotee of Gandhiji’s Spiritual Guru and enlightened soul Shrimad Rajchandra (1867 – 1901, a disciple of Lord Mahavira) had set up Agas Ashram in 1920.  This was the first Ashram later named after Shrimad Rajchandra. Presently there are many such ashrams in India named after Shrimad Rajchandra. This ashram is spread over many acres. There is a Jain … Continue reading The First Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram

27 questions Gandhiji’s asked to his Spiritual Guru

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 27 questions Gandhiji’s asked to his Spiritual Guru

How we waste our Short life?

“Samayam Goyam Ma Pamay.” Lord Mahavira. (Meaning: Don’t waste a single moment, Mahavira advised to his senior most disciple Gautama) In his little book On the Shortness of Life, Seneca (A Roman Philosopher) writes a very powerful message for all of us. This could be quite awakening and life changing read. “Most human being complaints about the meanness of nature, because we are born for … Continue reading How we waste our Short life?

Tools of Titan, Tools for everyone

Tim Ferriss is a famous author of his best-selling book 4 hour work week. He is a blogger and his podcasts are very inspiring. He invites amazing guests for his Podcasts. He has interviewed 200 plus world class performers and his these interviews are downloaded more than 100 million. His latest Podcasts which you might be interested are: When to Quit – Lessons from World-Class Entrepreneurs, … Continue reading Tools of Titan, Tools for everyone

Stoicism to Jainism – What we know about Happiness is all wrong

“Virtue is sufficient for happiness.” In the World stuffed with billions of unhappy people, Stoicism provides simple definitions of happiness. In fact, not only happiness but provides a solution to most of the problems our World and individually we all are facing. Stoicism is a school of Hellenistic philosophy that flourished throughout the Roman and Greek world until the 3rd century AD. According to the teachings of Stoicism, as social beings, the path … Continue reading Stoicism to Jainism – What we know about Happiness is all wrong

Happiness, A billion dollar business model

When we are talking about the workplace Happiness, the book which perhaps stands first on the list is Delivering Happiness. The entrepreneur turned author Tony Hsieh (Pronounced “Shay”), who sold his business Zappos.com to Amazon for about a billion US $, is so much so into spreading happiness that he is now on a mission to spread happiness world over. He is propagating making happiness … Continue reading Happiness, A billion dollar business model

Why EQ matter more than IQ?

Emotional intelligence is the ability to sense, understand, and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions as a source of human energy, information, connection, and influence.  -Robert K. Cooper, PhD When Daniel Goleman’s the books titled Emotional Intelligence and Working with Emotional Intelligence was first published in 1995 and 1998 respectively, Emotional Intelligence was considered a very relevant subject. We all learned how high IQ … Continue reading Why EQ matter more than IQ?

How to feel Happy, instantly and always

“If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us.” ― Richard Carlson Our Happiness has a million of obstacles. We get irritated, upset, tense, and anxious, worrisome for various reasons during the day. It could be small or big, but our concerns are endless and we are tangled in one of the other concerns ignoring the chance to become happy. We are looking … Continue reading How to feel Happy, instantly and always

5 Top bloggers I follow and benefited from

Yes, these are my top 5 bloggers as far as my journey as a blogger is concerned since 2010. I am sure anyone who follows them would not deny their consistent high-value content creation capability which benefits the readers. They not only are the champions of the online world, but the content they create is life changing. Seth Godin: From the early days of my blogging … Continue reading 5 Top bloggers I follow and benefited from

Know Virat Kohli’s Yoga Inspiration

Yes, Indian Cricket Captain is known for his aggression also knows how to calm down when required. He tweets; “I love this book. A must read for all those who are brave enough to let their thoughts and ideologies be challenged.” ‘He is referring to a book is a famous Yoga book by an Indian Yogi Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda. The goodreads.com … Continue reading Know Virat Kohli’s Yoga Inspiration

Singapore Cruise – Vegetarians beware !

Royal Caribbean Cruise from Singapore was our first Cruise experience. We were on the cruise for 3 days.  In Singapore, Cruise starts from two port centers – Harbourfront, which is also a Metro Station (MRT) for Sentosa and Universal Studio,  and Marina Bay Port. Our Cruise was from Marina Bay Port. There are many travel options to reach the Cruise center like Bus, MRT and … Continue reading Singapore Cruise – Vegetarians beware !

Singapore

Our visit to beautiful Singapore

Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia, is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population. Singapore gained independence as the Republic of Singapore (remaining within the Commonwealth of Nations) on 9 August 1965 with Lee Kuan Yew as the prime minister and Yusof bin Ishak as the president. Singapore has a total area of 719.1 sq KM and the population of 5.6 mn … Continue reading Our visit to beautiful Singapore

Seth Godin

Linchpin – Why everyone should read?

“A genius looks at something that others are stuck on and gets the word unstuck.” Seth Godin in Linchpin. Reading books is a major key to success. This was the title of a blog post I recently read. I would twist a bit: Reading GOOD books can change the life forever. The mega-rich and successful like Bill Gates and Elon Musk devote extraordinary amounts of their … Continue reading Linchpin – Why everyone should read?

Delhi – Limited

Delhi – The Capital City  Arrival of Delhi – Sansad MargWe the couple in action. Rashtrapati Bhavan – Distant View  The reception area of Rashtrapati Bhavan. All ex-Presidents of India Shopping at Rashtrapati Bhavan – The Mug Rashtrapati Bhavan – Entrance Entering the famous Chandani Chowk Area The Lassi with toppings Kulfi in the Making   Golgappa – Pani puri – Puchka. No Indian can … Continue reading Delhi – Limited

Quiet

Are you an Introvert? Quiet is for you.

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”—Mahatma Gandhi (One of the quotes from the book, Quiet) Today you are reading about the book titled Quiet.  This book has more than 5000 reviews on the Amazon site and 88% of the readers have rated the book with either 5 or 4 stars.  I have not seen any book that enjoys so much popularity. (The … Continue reading Are you an Introvert? Quiet is for you.

Bahubali

Bahubali, The Original

When Bahubali mania is gripping the country, it is the time to know about the original Bahubali, the historic character. The literal meaning of the word Bahubali is a person with strong arms. Bahubali was the son of the first Jain Tirthankara Adinath/Rishabhdev. He was the younger brother of Chakravartin King Bharata. According to Jains and Hindu Puranas, Bharata, another name of the country India … Continue reading Bahubali, The Original

Ladakh Hills

The Unmissable Jewel of India – Ladakh

Ladakh is not about writing, it’s about seeing and experiencing. Northeastern part of Indian state Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh has snow, desert, mountains, rivers, Northeastern part of Indian state Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh has snow, desert, mountains, rivers, lakes and even highest motorable road in the world known as Khardung La.  This is at 18300 feet above sea level. Welcome to explore Ladakh. Road work … Continue reading The Unmissable Jewel of India – Ladakh

Beautiful Konkan – The Scenic Ganapatipule

This was a beautiful road journey of about 350 km from Mumbai to Ganpatipule in Konkan region in Maharashtra.  Roads from Mahad onward towards Ganapatipule are awesome.         View from Vasishtha Point en route from Mumbai to Ganapatipule near Chiplun. See passing of Konkan railway train. Museum worth visiting @ Ganapatipule Ganapatipule Ratnagiri Coastal Road. View from Coastal Road. ‘Waterfall on Koyna Dam Road (via Chiplun) Complete fog-out. … Continue reading Beautiful Konkan – The Scenic Ganapatipule

How to Improve the Quality of Life With Aparigraha?

Aparigraha is one of the 5 Yamas described in Patanjali Yoga Sutras. The other 4 Yamas are Non-violence, Truthfulness, Non-stealing, and Continence. Yama is the first limb of 8 limb Patanjali Yoga Sutra. Most of us know and try to practice the last four Yamas but Aparigrah has mostly escaped our attention. According to Patanjali Yogasutras, ” With constancy of aparigraha, a spiritual illumination of … Continue reading How to Improve the Quality of Life With Aparigraha?

The Real Math of Body & Soul

“Who are you?” “I am Jay Kapoor,“ said Jay. “What is the difference between you the Jay Kapoor and Jay Kapoor’s dead body? A dead body is wearing the same clothes, have the same heart, lungs & liver etc. But living Jay is able to do all activities including thinking and dead Jay can’t do anything.” Jay said, “ Dead body has no Soul and … Continue reading The Real Math of Body & Soul

Nirjara – How to Get Rid of Karma?

Jainism defines distinctly the theory of Karma. According to Tattavartha Sutra, the following definitions are important to understand the theory of Karma. Attracting of Karma is Ashrav (+) Stopping of Karma is Sanwar ( = ) and Shedding of Karma is known as Nirjara ( -). In the previous post, we saw 57 ways a soul can avoid attracting of new Karma. Today we will discuss Nirjara. But before we discuss Nirjara … Continue reading Nirjara – How to Get Rid of Karma?

How Can A Soul Avoid Attracting New Karma?

In the previous post on the subject, Five Ways Soul attracts new Karma we have seen how a soul attracts new Karma. However, by now we know complete annihilation of Karma is Moksha. Therefore, an attraction of new Karma means an extension of cycles of life and death. Knowing how to stop attracting new Karma and shedding of existing Karma is extremely critical & I would say the most … Continue reading How Can A Soul Avoid Attracting New Karma?

Ashrav – Why You Need to Know How A Soul Attracts New Karma?

In the previous post Laws of Karma -2 – Physics we have read what actually the Karma is and characteristics of Karma. We have also read why knowing about karma is the most important thing in the post The Laws of Karma – 1 – Basics. Now in this post, we will see why a soul attracts Karma which makes the soul its bondage. Just to re-emphasise the … Continue reading Ashrav – Why You Need to Know How A Soul Attracts New Karma?