Meditation – Technique and Obstacles

“Meditation is the effortless abidance in the awareness of one’s true nature.” – Swami Tejomayananda Prerequisite for Meditation – Seeker’s mind We are often misguided by the belief that meditation amounts to the image of a Yogi sitting under a tree, clutching a Japa mala and reciting mantras. This is certainly one technique used to…

Mahashivaratri…the Most Auspicious Night

While Shiva dances, His matted locks hold the sacred river Ganga – the power and the source of all movement in life, with its waters that purify mankind; and the crescent moon delicate as a new-born baby with its promise of life in all its radiance and glory. What is perhaps most significant of all…

How to Prepare for Meditation – Q & A

Q. What is meditation and why should I meditate? A. Few of us would deny the need for integrating the various conflicting aspects of our personality. The conflict arises between our physical, mental, intellectual and Spiritual being. It arises when our desires clash with our duties. Meditation is the technique for achieving total harmony. It…

What is Love?

Love – the Basis of Hinduism Love is the very basis of Hinduism. If you know how to love you are a great Hindu. All great people have become great because of their love for others. They gained greatness because they learnt to love. Since love is the heart of Hinduism, we as children of…

Mother Saraswati: Goddess of Learning and Knowledge

It is a Vedic tradition that in India , from the very dawn of history, we have been respecting women to such an extent that our greatest scriptures are today called “Mother” Shruti. Thus, the Goddess of Learning is represented in Hinduism as a feminine deity and She is called Shri Saraswati—She who gives the…

How to Live a Perfect Life?

“When our hearts are full of love, life is a smiling valley of beauty and joy, romantic and divine.” – Swami Chinmayananda Q. If detachment is the key to happiness, do we not merely invite sorrow by taking on responsibilities and living as it is inevitable that we will become attached to friends, family, career,…

5 Ways to Beat Monday Blues

Are Mondays overwhelming for you too? Does the thought of Monday itself trigger feelings of stress, anxiety or sadness? Do you lack inspiration and motivation to kick-start the week? Well, don’t worry, we are here with five awesome ways to help you beat those dreadful Monday blues easily. 1. Seek Inspiration from Our Quotes Calendar:…

Life Lessons from Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga is a fierce warrior and a compassionate woman at the same time. Ever victorious, the nine manifestations of the Goddess have a story of their own. In this blog, let’s learn life lessons from this invincible Goddess: Durga is derived from the word Durgam, which means fearlessness. Goddess Durga teaches us to remain…

Swami Tapovan Maharaj – An Inspired Saint of India

From time to time, there are born in the sacred land of India, spiritual Masters surpassing all comparison. Swami Tapovan Maharaj was such a Master. Early Years Swami Tapovan Maharaj was born in 1886 in an aristocratic family. From a very tender age, he was not attracted to the materialistic life and expressed dissatisfaction with…

What is a Kasavu Saree?

Introduction to Kasavu Saree Kerala Saree, commonly known as the Kasavu saree, is the traditional wear for women in Kerala. These sarees can be further classified as Kerala Set-Saree, Set-Mundu, Neriyath, Kavani, Kasava etc. These are crafted mainly at Kuthampully of the Thrissur district in Kerala. Kasavu saree is crafted mainly by the Devanga Chettiar…