Category: Spirituality

THE WAY TO BLESSEDNESS From The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda Volume-2

I shall tell you a story from the Vedas tonight. The Vedas are the sacred scriptures of the Hindus and are a vast collection of literature, of which the last part is called the Vedanta, meaning the end of the Vedas. It deals with the theories contained in them, and more especially the philosophy with which we are concerned....

Spirituality: A Myriad Perspective

Like most other aspects of life, spirituality has always remained a matter of subjective interpretation. Questions pertaining to morality, religion and spiritual wisdom have been an arcana to human mind since the genesis of humankind. An extremely intriguing and confounding question regarding spirituality is that whether the path of spiritual enlightenment can be treaded upon individually or with help...

Goal of life through the various goals of life

The title itself gives the clue. There can be only one Goal of life whereas there can be various Goals in life. In the different stages of life the human endeavor is to attain certain excellence in life. Now we have to consider the various Goals of life, their importance in life and the ultimate Goal of life for...

Excerpts from An Indian Pilgrim by Subhas Chandra Bose

Perhaps the most bitter struggle I had with myself was in the domain of sex- instinct. It required practically no effort on my part to decide that I would not adopt a career of self-preferment, but should devote my life to some noble cause. It required some effort to school myself, physically and mentally, for a life of service...

The path, the pilgrimage, the goal Yog, Yogi, Yogant

The purpose of Yoga, in general, and in this instance Kriya Yoga, in particular, we could say, is to comprehend ‘God’ in a final state called Samadhi. A God who is often said to be beyond comprehension! So how do we comprehend a God who is incomprehensible through the practice of Yoga? What seems like an impossible dichotomy to...

MOTHER GANGA: GRACE OF THE WATER—SHE FORGIVES

  The grace of water is that it keeps flowing. Stagnant water dies quickly. The nature of live, fresh, life-giving water is its movement. In that movement there is forgiveness. The trash I toss nonchalantly into Ganga here, in this moment, is replaced in the next moment by fresh, clean, unpolluted water. My trash has been carried downstream, and...

Mornings and evenings soak in music

Ongoing International Yoga Festival The ongoing International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan has doctors, musicians and academicians sharing their experiences with the participants. Mornings and evenings are soaked in music by noted musicians and percussionists. Indigenous and interfaith leaders present during the lecture series joined together in a collective pledge in Yoga as a union of religions and a...

Krishna is the Ultimate is the Ultimate

To learn the process of dovetailing everything in this world in pursuance of Lord Krishna is the greatest goal of life, writes Radhanath Swami The soul is starving, hungry, wants love and needs eternal connection with real pleasure. In this material world, we become attached to certain things and derive pleasure from it. But we suffer when those same things...

Imagination: Living with Hope, Joy and Creativity

    Vir Singh Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.––Albert Einstein Imagination is one of the most beautiful aspects of our life. It warms up our blood. It charges our nerves with enthusiasm and inquisitiveness. It brings us all ecstasies of our Universe. With the power of imagination, we elevate ourselves to the highest...

THE GRACE OF MOTHER GANGA – PROVIDER FOR ALL

    Bhagavati Saraswati Mother Ganga irrigates not only the hearts, minds and souls of Her one billion devotees around the world. She also irrigates the farms that feed more than one-third of India’s population. More than 450 million people receive the means for their very existence from Her waters. The Ganga Basin supports the greatest population density on...