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THE WAY TO BLESSEDNESS

From The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda Volume-II “You have understood that the man who lives in ignorance and enjoys, is not different from the brute beast. Yet there are many who, though steeped in ignorance, in the pride of their hearts, think that they are great sages and go round and round in many crooked ways, like the...

Transcending Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

How many of us know the Darwin’s theory of evolution? Probably everyone who has studied basic sciences. Who we are and what other species are today is a result of natural selection, as Darwin’s theory claims. Darwin’s theory, however, is limited by the fact that it took account of the factors affecting only terrestrial life. However, evolution is not...

KNOW THYSELF

It is but natural to enquire about the name, village, address, etc. of a person with whom one has to travel or whom one has to accompany for some time. This acquaintance gives freedom from worry and at the same time paves the way for depending on mutual help in emergencies. A total stranger looks suspicious. One’s own entity...

The Power of Himalayan Yogic Philosophy

I have heard and read about many famous international personalities such asSteve Jobs(co-founder of Apple) and Mark Zuckerberg(Chairman and CEO of Facebook).They went to the Himalayas in Uttarakhand to learn spirituality under the patronage of ashram gurus and yogis, soon after which they became very successful, renowned and wealthy personalities. I was embarrassed to know that foreigners understood the...

Seven Stars of Happiness

Our contemporary civilization and all the civilizations to come must be saturated with happiness. Happiness is an attribute of an environment that builds up with seven sources. These sources generate positive energies and combat entropy of the biosphere and evolve happiness, more happiness, and more happiness – putting the civilization on the path to an everlasting joy. Everlasting joy...

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...