We appreciate good stories and are shocked by nasty ones. We quickly distinguish between chalk and cheese just by looking at things superficial. We forget that nothing happens without a reason.
This section would take an in-depth look at the good, bad and ugly of various news pieces that come our way. It would also explore the reasons that lead to ultimate joy as well as provide a closer look at qualities that elevate a human being to a stage of divine joy.
Swami Chaitanya Keerti Generally, I am not so keen about meeting politicians, as I do not feel so much at ease in their presence. But it was a very different experience meeting with Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee the Prime Minister of India in the year 2000. I found him to...read more
Humility is a forgotten value in today’s word. Our obsession with the image we have to project of ourselves is so strong that we have stopped questioning the validity of appearances and endlessly seek better ways to appear.read more
This is part of the good life for Indians today. Forget the rantings, screaming and ruckus of the politicians, forget the erratic changes of governments, forget the rumpus in the legislatures, Indians continue to improve, indeed raise, their living standards and styles, during the last twenty years.read more
Tension means hurry, fear, doubt. Tension means a constant effort to protect to be secure, to be safe. Tension means preparing for the tomorrow now or for the after life, afraid that tomorrow you will not be able to face the reality, so you have to prepare.read more
The ability to recognise such fleeting expressions has been associated with an unusual capacity for empathy and insight. The six micro emotions put forward are universal, biologically determined, and expressed facially the same way worldwide.read more
More over, when we compare the activity levels of the left and right prefrontal cortexes of subjects at rest – that is, in a neutral state of mind – we find that the relation between them varies considerably from one person to the next and quit faithfully reflects their temperament.read more
The enlightened Mystic, J Krishnamurti says in the Book of Life: Can the mind be free from the past, free from thought—not from the good or bad thought? How do I find out? I can only find out by seeing what the mind is occupied withread more
In every instance, envy is the product of a wound to self importance and the fruit of an illusion. Whats more, envy and jealousy are absurd for who ever feels them, Since unless he resorts to violence, he is their only victim.read more
For 300 years, Americans have been huffing and puffing after happiness but have not yet found it because it is a pursuit and not a goal. And today, most poor nations follow USA in this exhausting pursuit that brings material wealth thought to be happiness.read more
Love happens only when you are mature. You become capable of loving only when you are a grown-up. When you know that love is not a need but an overflow: being-love or gift-love, then you give without any conditions. The first kind, the so-called love, derives from a...read more