Yuva Spot: Fate and Self-effort In this Yuva…

(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…

Yuva Spot : Expanding Our Dreamscape Adi ji…

(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…

Yuva Spot : The advanced sciences of our…

(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…

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,…

Yuva Spot: Arjuna – An Ideal Student A…

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…

Yuva Spot: How to Study for Long Hours

  How do I study for long periods of time? Having this question is very good because that means there is a desire, a thirst for knowledge which is very important. Now we equate knowledge…

Yuva Spot: Finding One’s Passion How do we…

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…

Yuva Spot: The Dosage of Spirituality We had…

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…