Ganesha is said to be the remover of obstacles, which he is most energized to accomplish on Ganesh Chaturthi. Sri Ganesha is one of the oldest and most revered Hindu deities, as well as the most distinctive. His head of an elephant, enigmatic stories and rich symbolism make him recognised worldwide. But what is the
If there is any single figure who represents India, its yogic spirituality, vibrant culture and great history, it is Shri Krishna. This is not any easy choice as India is also the land of Buddha, Rama, Shankara and other sages of the highest order.
Many religions honour their founder or great teacher in various ways. Hindu dharma is perhaps unique in honouring the guru or spiritual master as a principle in itself beyond any particular personality, philosophy or revelation.The true guru is a position of spiritual guidance, the illuminating presence of a higher awareness. The guru is not limited to any physical person, however exalted he or she may be.
India’s great gift of higher knowledge to the world that remains at the cutting edge of science, spirituality and psychology today. There has been much discussion about the nature of Hinduism as it is a religion and culture not easy to understand for the modern person or for western education. The vastness and complexity of
Dharma is not a matter of dogma, but of doing the best possible in any given situation, however difficult. The Bhagavad Gita remains the book that can be best described as India’s national book. For thousands of years, up to the present, the Gita has been the most popular, commonly read, widely translated and commented
Swami Vivekananda taught us how to realize the universal consciousness beyond time and space within our own minds and hearts. Modern India rests upon the inspiration that Swami Vivekananda awakened over a hundred years ago. His life and teachings became the spirit that infused the country’s independence movement and proclamation of self-rule, not only at
Ananda is one of the key terms of Yoga and Vedanta, and like many of these often misunderstood. Ananda is
Memory is the dominant function of the mind and forms the basis of our identity in life. Yet if we
Most of us spend several hours on the day on a computer, tablet or smart phone. Though often necessary for
Ojas is the ultimate resort of strength, patience and endurance for body and mind. Ojas is cultivated in Ayurveda for
The inner cosmos has its own structure as does the outer cosmos. Each reflects the other. In fact, one
Can we develop the inner Consciousness to master our powerful new information technology? Or will it come to rule over