Upanishads are the concluding portion of the Vedas and are therefore rightly called ‘Vedanta’. Ten or eleven Upanisads out of a 108 are regarded as important and authentic. Passionate yearning for knowledge, restless striving after truth and a ceaseless search for reality have found a most touching expression in them. The word ‘Upanishad’ is derived […]
We took some time out at Happy Ho to curate this hand picked selection of heart warming books to start your day with. Maybe it’s time you dropped that newspaper and picked up a novel! A Man Called Ove (Fredrik Backman) A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when […]
Nandita Kochar Born and raised in Calcutta originally as Narendra Nath Datta, Swami Vivekananda played an extremely important role in the spiritual and philosophical enlightenment of the Indian masses. He led the spread of the Vedanta philosophy in the West and even established Ramakrishna mission, an organisation named after his Guru that dedicated itself to […]
As children, we were dependent on others for our emotional fulfillment. As adults, we have a choice – to live with the neglected wounds or to attend to them before they turn into scars. So here’s a list of things you can say to your inner child in order to kickstart the healing! 1. I […]
A Bodhisattva is literally a living being (sattva) who aspires to be enlightened (bodhi) and in the process carries out altruistic practices. Compassion, an empathic action of sharing someone else’s feelings, is a key characteristic of a bodhisattva.
Here’s a list of lessons you can learn from the life of the Blue God or the Destroyer – Lord Shiva. Never Tolerate Evil Shiva is known for his intolerance for evil and for his need to destroy it in a fair and just manner. He always took a stand against injustice. Practice Self-Control In […]
Each time I’d make a fuss about drinking the milk offered to me at the breakfast table, my mother would exclaim how there are children on the streets who have to spend an entire day empty stomach. The three year old Nandita never understood this correlation and she fails to understand it even as a […]
A stands for the activating event that seems to trigger an emotion B stands for the belief system that underlies the way in which a person appraises the event C stands for the emotional and behavioral consequences of that appraisal D is the key to changing maladaptive emotions and behaviours: disputing or challenging an erroneous […]