IITD Talk: The Path of Action

The role of action is very significant. Action-orientation can help youngsters in a big way. Decisive action is that, where you have decided this week, this needs to be done, you just, roll up your sleeves and get it done, then that is out of your mind space. That does not mean the overall goal is done. But, whatever needs […]

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Insights on Organic Farming

Our present practice of chemical based farming has caused great harm to the natural environment and to the human beings and other species. Due to the application of chemical fertilizers and toxic pesticides, the soil has become toxic and not only that, the toxins have found their way through the food chain into our stomach. Various kinds of diseases have […]

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Mahabharata : Adi Parva: Part 1

Sub-Parvas of the Adi Parva Welcome to the Adi Parva, the beginning of beginnings of the Mahabharata. Mahabharata was originally called ‘Jaya’. Jaya means success. ‘Tato Jayam Udhee Raye’ – that means, after bowing down to Nara and Narayana and Saraswati Devi, you should utter Jaya – success, because it leads to success. It leads to cleansing of sins. The […]

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Finding One’s True Passion

There is always this question among the youth, especially students: How do I find my true passion?. From my experience I can say that it evolves. Initially, a certain interest might rub off on you with someone you have interacted with. If you interact with a hundred people, there will be hundred different kinds of rub offs, especially if you […]

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How much Spirituality to Pursue? the Dosage Levels

We had visited Poomparai near Kodaikanal. Its a beautiful place with a very very spiritually significant Murugan temple consecrated by Bogar. We had lots of discussions and one of the questions asked was “How much spirituality should I pursue in my life?”. In fact this is so very important for people who enter the spiritual path, how much of spirituality […]

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Inner and Outer Instruments

In many of the sessions you mentioned the words Antah Karana and Bahir Karana? What are they? We look at ourselves in terms of instrumentation – Bahirkarana and Antahkarana. Baha means outer, and karana means instrument. When we say “I”, we look at instrumentation, because this body is an instrument for us to live this life. It is also called […]

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The Rod of Punishment

This story appears in Section 23 of the Shanti Parva (Mahabharatha). Yudhishthira’s Lament After the completion of the war, Yudhishthira was in great sorrow.  He was completely shaken by the loss of life and expresses his desire to renounce his kingdom and leave to the forest. Arjuna tries to console Yudhishthira and reminds him of the duties of a king. […]

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Focusing on Luxuries

The idea of luxury I have been asked “Why is it that most humans of this generation have a thirst for luxury?”. Well, it is not just about humans of this generation. It has been this way for a very long time. People have this thirst for luxury. What do we mean by luxury? Each person’s idea of luxury would […]

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