Yuva Spot: Fate and Self-effort In this Yuva Spot, Adi ji explains what fate is and how self-effort helps us

(Extracted from talks at Vikasa, Rishikesh, December 2016) In the Mahabharata, Krishna beautifully tells Arjuna,”What is fate to human beings, is the purushartha of the devas.” What this means is, purushartha also means self-effort. You put in effort to achieve a goal, right? That is called effort-driven achievement. Now, fate or destiny means, it is set, “Okay, this is it. […]

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Yuva Spot : Expanding Our Dreamscape Adi ji discusses how we feel restricted by our own attitude and how there is a possibility to expand the mental scape.

(Extracted from talks at Vikasa, Rishikesh, December 2016) (Comparing Karna and Krishna from the Mahabharata) See for example, Karna is so very easy to relate with – “I have self-pity. I get bitter when people abuse me.” That is so very relatable. But Krishna shows a trajectory, a growth trajectory. That is very important. When you get into an organization, […]

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Yuva Spot : The advanced sciences of our civilization Adi discusses how the Indians Sciences were very advanced and were made practical for anybody to use. That is how education spread and that is why it is important to to share it with everyone now!

(Extracted from talks at Vikasa, Rishikesh, December 2016. A session on Indian astronomy) Astronomy is also called Jyotisha. Jyotisha is one of the Vedangas. Before the study of the Vedas, the Triveda, or the Chaturveda – Rig, Sama, Yajur, Atharva, one had to go through the study of the Vedangas. (Veda + Anga; Anga meaning “limbs”. Vedangas are considered the […]

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Yuva Spot: Preparing for Exams

Studying for exams, memory techniques and preparing for interviews (extracted from Vikasa 2016 – 27/12/16 session “Who am I?”) When we study, we gain knowledge. Let us say, we bring in a lot of information, and we have to crunch it, and answer from that. So how do you study? How do you connect all the four aspects of the […]

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Yuva Spot: Arjuna – An Ideal Student A Guru always sees more than just the skill of his student. He looks deeper into many aspects of his attitude and character. The quality of Arjuna was that he would do anything for his Guru. His Guru bhakti was very great. There are many episodes to illustrate why Arjuna is such an ideal student.

Why is Arjuna considered the ideal student? When a teacher sees a lot of students, actually he or she can recognize those students who stand out in certain qualities. And he or she will do whatever is in their capability to enhance those qualities, not just for their own benefit, but for the benefit of the whole world. Dronacharya clearly […]

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Yuva Spot: The Dosage of Spirituality We had visited Poomparai near Kodaikanal. It’s 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?”.

We had visited Poomparai near Kodaikanal. It’s 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 […]

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Yuva Spot: A Student’s True Wealth Vidyarthi means a person who's wealth is knowledge. Adi ji explains the true purpose of a student's life.

In most movies and TV serials’ portrayal of life in college, the students are shown to have a lot of free time, very little work and most of the time is spent partying, having fun with friends, going to the movies, enjoying different varieties of food, all kinds of entertainment and pleasures. But is this even remotely realistic? Watching these […]

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Yuva Spot: Transcending Limitations Many of us are extremely bored with the monotony of routine of everyday life. We might wonder why our life seems dull and boring. We are bored with the routine of college life, the lectures, the assignments, the food and the environment.This boredom leads to frustration, and, not knowing how to bring about a change in the way we function, many of us sink into lethargy and idleness.

Many of us are extremely bored with the monotony of routine of everyday life. We might wonder why our life seems dull and boring. We are bored with the routine of college life, the lectures, the assignments, the food and the environment.This boredom leads to frustration, and, not knowing how to bring about a change in the way we function, […]

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