Category: Spirituality

Similarities between Religious & Scientific Thinking

It is energy that is playing a significant role in the context of every living or non-living object of the universe. The theories of science have delved into the formation of atoms and inside the atoms: the protons, neutrons, and electrons. Everything we see today is considered the product of an event that the scientists call the Big Bang,...

Happiness & Peace in Everyday Life

Everyone wishes to have happiness and peace. It is surprising that in so many countries where I visit to lecture, this is the most wanted topic though these countries have all the so-called material to be happy. They have beautiful landscapes with mountains, lakes, beaches and greenery all around with excellent roads, trains and air connections. Outwardly people look...

The Path of Love & Devotion Towards Spirituality

Of the various emotions emanating in the human mind, love and trust are the most potential. While an unconditional love and belief in one self leads to happiness, inner healing and well being, love for others helps in inculcating kindness and generosity in a person. The more love we harbour in our hearts towards the people around us, the more...

Let Human Species be Benevolent to All Living Beings

Our wonderful living planet along with different heavenly bodies in the cosmos is undergoing evolution, as claimed by Professor Vir Singh in his new theory “Fertilising the Universe”. If we see a pizza as an evolution, Darwin’s theory of evolution seems to represent only a slice of it. His theory of natural selection keeps evolution confined only to earth....

Happiness is a Subject, not just Object, of Life

“It is inevitable for human nature that a man should wish and seek for happiness, that is, satisfaction with his condition, with certainty of the continuance with this satisfaction,” says Immanuel Kant (1724–1804), a celebrated German philosopher in the Age of Enlightenment. Satisfaction with human condition stupendously expresses itself with happiness, physical as well as moral. What is the...

Planting a tree a day keeps climate change away

Planting a tree is not just an ordinary act. It is a spiritual karma through which we let the sun’s energy flow through life. A tree is not just a form of life. It is the central symbol of the living planet, a symbol of happiness, a symbol of a sustainable future. Now when the living planet is suffering...

The Importance of Detachment in Spirituality

 In the path of life accepting just whatever comes along,be it pleasant or challenging, is really important. In all our roles as social beings, fulfilling our responsibilities to the fullest is something we cannot escape from. Being involved in duties and relationships with others in the  family and larger society, causes us to develop deep attachments with people and...

Alternate Paths to Spiritual Awakening

Moral values and beliefs are unique to every individual and to the social group to which he or she belongs. A person’s moral sense of right and wrong stems from the inherent value system in which that individual grows up. This in fact defines the essential difference between religion and spirituality. While religion instills a strong judgement of ethical...

Happiness as a Matter of Culture

  Is the politics a dominant factor of happiness? Is happiness a state matter? The English philosopher and Enlightenment thinker John Locke (1632–1704) says that all human action is guided by the “removal of pain as the first and necessary step towards happiness” and that the perfection of human nature “lies in a careful and constant pursuit of true...

Kailash-Mansarovar spiritual yatra starts

Summer is the time when all spiritual journeys in Uttarakhand get underway. Though the Char Dham Yatra is the most well-known, there are others which are also of great significance and attract many pilgrims  from various parts of the country and the world. The Hemkund Sahib Yatra will begin on June 1 this year and go upto October 10...