TEDx Talk: Cognitive Impact of Yoga In this TEDx talk, Shri. Adinarayanan narrates the cognitive capabilities of Bhishma and how Yoga when practiced by us can enhance not just our physical and emotional capabilities but can immensely benefit our cognition.

Ellarkum Vanakkam! One thing after another All of us want to be successful, and want to become great persons. The new age definition of greatness is in terms of being capable of handling cognitive load, with a heart. It so happens that, during our 10th standard, we are told,”Do your 10th standard well.” And that life will be good. Right? […]

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Prashnottara : Karma and Freedom Adinarayanan ji answers questions on what entangles us and how we can liberate ourselves

(Extracted from talks at Vikasa, Rishikesh, December 2016) Q: Can you talk about how karma gets generated and also how one gets liberated from karma? See let’s take a simple example. You are a child, let’s say, we have been children. We play with toys. It generates karma right? Action means karma, that is all. So you do things, with […]

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Rituals and Traditions

Q) What is the significance of rituals and puja in the Indian tradition? Now! Ritual has become a bad word. It is also being used by the current generation to mock the previous one. Not taking to any rituals is a cool thing now. When we trace it back, a simple example, the embryo formation in the womb is something […]

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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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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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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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Running After Money

Why does everyone run behind money? I would say its your choice. You run behind money, it’s okay! There is nothing wrong with that. If you know it is problematic but still you feel stuck then yes! it is a problem and it needs to be addressed. If you look at the principles its always important to understand from first […]

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Following your Heart

Now many youth face this apparent problem: their heart pulls them in a certain direction but their resources, their “ATMs (Anytime Machines)” called fathers want them to go in another direction. For example, many engineering graduates don’t want to become engineers but their “Anytime Machines” – fathers, mothers and well-wishers – want them to become engineers and hence the youth […]

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