Category Archives: Spirituality & Well Being

The religious, spiritual & social significance of NAVRATRI

The religious, spiritual & social significance of NAVRATRI The excitement all over India is palpable, while we are getting set to celebrate the auspicious Navratri festival after a gap of two years. There are Navratri Mandaps, Pujo Pandals, and Mata -ki-Chowkis being set-up in all their glory. Navratri is a time when Hindus celebrate the goddess […]

Forcing A Smile Can Backfire

If you have been following the rule of “Keep smiling” then may be it’s the time you re-think and do a little less of that all time grinning. The researchers have found that smiling frequently may actually make people feel worse if they’re faking it. That is smiling while not feeling like smiling at all. […]

PitruPaksh (पितृ पक्ष), a Hindu way of paying obeisance to ancestors

“PitruPaksha (पितृ पक्ष) “fortnight of the ancestors” is a 16–lunar day period in the Hindu calendar when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors , especially through food offerings. The period is also known as Pitri Paksha/Pitr-Paksha, PitriPokkho, Sorah Shraddha (“sixteen shraddhas”), Kanagat, Jitiya, Mahalaya, Apara Paksha and akhadpak, PitruPandharavda or pitrupaksh. “During this time, Hindus pay tribute to their ancestors for the reponse of their souls. […]

Self-Love, The Alpha and Omega of Our Spiritual Journey

Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari We are eternal seekers and searchers, like the musk deer moving around the forest to find the source of the most enchanting fragrance, only to know at last that the source of fragrance is its own naval. Like the musk deer, we search all over, all the time, consciously or unconsciously, till the […]

World needs Krishna’s flute

The whole world appears to be in turmoil. No country in the world is living without fear of war.  US, UK, Japan, North Korea, India, Pakistan, China, Russia, ISIS affected countries, Israel, Turkey and several more.  Each has both internal and external conflicts. So much so peace and happiness loving  countries such as Bhutan and […]

The Buddha Full Moon Zen Meditation

In such a space of deep relaxation–he disappeared as an ego and became one with cosmic consciousness, as the mystic saint Kabir describes: Bund Samani Samund Me, So Kat Heri Jaye. The drop disappeared into the ocean. Siddhartha Gautama became the Buddha, the awakened one.

When meditation is perfect you are awake in sleep as well

“And, one thing more,” Ananda said. “You never change your posture, your remain in the same posture. Wherever you put your hand in the beginning, you keep it there the whole night. You never change it. It seems that deep down you are keeping absolutely alert.”