• Persevere, Don’t Give Up: Some Quotes…

    There is one small statement that captures the human spirit… To Persevere Our willingness to endure can be the difference between Success and failure   “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” — Albert Einstein   “When you get to the end of the rope tie a knot and hang on.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt   “Being defeated is often […]

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  • Dealing with Negative Situations…

    When there is a negative situation that you cannot change, accept it and focus your thoughts and energy elsewhere. When there is a pain that will not go away, overwhelm it with an even greater amount of joy. Have the courage to change what you can, serenity to accept what you cannot change and the wisdom to know the difference.  Common sense in […]

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  • Miseries and Sufferings and the Law of Karma

    Nobody born in this world is immuned from negative experiences — failures, sorrows, miseries, old-age, disease and death. From Poorna Avataar (divine incarnation) to the most lowly one, everyone has gone through some or the other negative experiences. Prabhu Ramachandra-ji had to spend fourteen years in ‘vanvaas‘ (exile). People were after the life of Lord Krshna right from the […]

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  • Failures and Struggles of Successful People…

    We always hear the success stories but we rarely hear about the struggles and failures of the world’s most successful people. Here then, are 26 famous winners who started with a whimper.   1) Winston Churchill failed the sixth grade. He was defeated in every public office role he ran for. Then he became the British prime minister at the age of 62.   2) Thomas […]

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  • Patience and Perseverance

    In an Indian temple, when the priest had gone for lunch, the Idol of the Lord and the Stepping Stone were conversing. Stepping Stone: “What a good fate you have. We both were the same lump of rock for millions of years. The sculptor carved an idol out of you and everyone is worshiping you. And look at […]

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  • Dealing With Life Situations

    There are various ways to deal with literally any situation in life. Of course it depends on the person’s subtle understandings of the difference between the real nature of things, beings and our environment and the way it appears to a finite mind through the sense organs. Secondly, it also depends upon the person’s contemplative life. We will discuss two or three […]

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  • This Too Shall Pass!!

    Once a king called upon all of his wise men and asked them, “Is there a mantra or suggestion which works in every situation, in every circumstances, in every place, every time, in every joy, every sorrow, every defeat and every victory — one answer for all questions? Something, which can help me when none of you is available […]

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  • Complete Surrender: What it Really Means

    It is extremely important for us, especially saadhaka-s (spiritual seekers), that there is at least one altar in this world where we surrender ourselves totally in full devotion. It may be God, an Ishta Devataa (favourite deity), our Sadguru (Realised Master), a place of worship, a pilgrim centre, scriptures, an idol, an image, an object, even a piece of […]

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  • Happy Makara Sankraanti!!

    Sankraanti means to go from one place to another place (to change direction). It also means one meets another. The time when the sun changes direction from one constellation (of the zodiac) to another is known as Sankraanti. Transition of the Sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn during the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere (Uttaraayana) is known as Makara […]

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