Category: Spirituality

It’s written in the Vedas

As modern India is waking up to the bane of aping the West blindly and the rise of lifestyle ailments, people are turning to ancient wisdom and tried-and-tested practices for physical and emotional healing. Navneet Mendiratta maps the reverse trend In her mid 30s, Rashima Suri begins her day with the oil pulling ritual to cleanse her mouth. No brushing her...

Health of Gross Body cannot be attained without addressing needs of Fine Body

 Pranav Pandya The human body made of five elements is a marvel of nature. Despite the vast knowledge, the scientists are not able to fully comprehend its marvels. Various aspects and systems are beyond the competence of Medical Science. The human brain, heart, kidney, liver, digestive system, spine, and many other parts work so efficiently which is not possible...

Self-Acceptance towards Spiritual Growth

 Neeraj Kumar Pande As life is a journey towards the unknown uncertainties and emotional insecurities naturally develop in the human mind. This explains how most of the times the individuals get excessively obsessed over possessing things. The tendency to acquire and accumulate becomes dominant and the real purpose of existence gets dissolved in the process. It remains an overriding...

Diwali calls for change of mindset

I wish the valued readers a very happy Diwali due next Wednesday. On this festive day, the devout have a meeting with Mother Goddess Lakshmi, the deity identified with sampada (wealth) in major part of the country. May your prayers bear desired fruits, I wish. But remember, nothing comes just to one’s asking. One would need to be well geared by...

Diwali – Dispelling the Darkness

 Bhagawati Saraswati Friday, 02 November 2018 | in Devbhoomi Uttarakhand– Lighting oil lamps are one of the most common daily rituals in Indian tradition. Whether in temples, in homes, in offices or simply in small shrines on a shelf in a dorm room, one will always find a small brass or silver lamp to be filled with oil and lit on...

India’s Daughter My tribute to Sister Nivedita

 Swami Nikhileshwarananda This October 28 marks the 151st birth anniversary of an extraordinary woman who, though born far away in an Irish-Scottish family, had completely identified herself with India, loving and serving the country in ways few have done. Sister Nivedita, as she came to be lovingly called, was born Margaret Noble, in 1867 in Dungannon, County Tyrone in...

Taking the bypass road

If our actions are aimed at material self-fulfillment instead of universal welfare, the only fruit that we can reap is constant anxiety, writes Radhanath Swami Man is a being whose mind is ever in free play. The mind generates its own independent and natural thoughts and charts its own course. It can be stubborn, wayward and uncontrollable as well (Gita 6.34)....

An Interfaith Dialogue from a Hindu Viewpoint

Hindu Dharma is Sanatan, eternal  Maria Wirth It is high time that we bring back truthfulness and sincerity into the religious discourse. Satya and Dharma need to be honored. We all know that it is wrong to kill, to deceive, etc. How do we know? Because we have a conscience which tells us what is right and what is...

An Interfaith Dialogue from a Hindu Viewpoint

 Maria Wirth Friday, 19 Oct 2018 | Devbhoomi Spiritual— Some months ago I attended an Interfaith Dialogue in Delhi. Hindus, Muslims, and Christians spoke, all were nice, smiling. But it was not a dialogue. It was a promotion for the Abrahamic religions. Christians praised Christianity, Muslims praised Islam, and Hindus praised Christianity and Islam. Why were Hindus extra careful...

Time to feel Oneness with those who are not ‘us’

Every religion of the world exhorts us to view the world as our family. Can we?  Bhagawati Saraswati  Friday, 19 October 2018 | in Devbhoomi Spiritual- If a loved one needs an expensive operation, we all, immediately and instinctively, would make whatever financial sacrifices are required to ensure that he/she could get that treatment. We would easily and effortlessly forsake...