Thoughts on Education

Krishnamurti, a visionary, philosopher, speaker and writer, says that there are two instruments available to us: the instrument of knowledge that helps us acquire various skills and the instrument of intelligence that comes from keen…

Siddhar Charithiram: Karuvoorar

~ Venkatapathy and Sooryanarayan This is an ongoing series on the Siddhar Paramabarai of India. Siddha refers to perfected masters who have achieved a high degree of physical as well as spiritual perfection or enlightenment.…

Mahabharata: Adi Parva Part 4

One day Shantanu sees Satyavati and falls in love with her. He approaches her father, and her father lays down conditions which Shantanu is not ready to meet. And hence he comes back to his…

Prashnottara: Shanti Mantras

Om sahanaavavatu sahanaubhunaktu sahaveeryam karavaavahai Tejasvinaavadheethamastu maavidvishaavahaihi Om shanthi shanthi shanthihi Om Shri Gurubhyo Namaha Hari Hi Om   Why do we start with a Prayer? Vikasa (name of the retreat program) means progress. Now…

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,…

Kathalaya: Bhajagovindam Stories-5

  Bhajagovindam was composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya. In this composition, Adi Sankaracharya talks about the importance of devotion to God and how it can make our lives happy and fulfilling. In this series we…

Paati Vaithiyam: Swelling

Remedy#1 Cut ginger into pieces and mash it using pestle and mortar to extract the juice. Take the extracted ginger juice in a pan and heat on medium flame. Apply on swelling. It relieves pain…

Divine Humor: Sadhguru

Divine Humor : Parnika Issue 7   As narrated by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev So right now unfortunately our approach, what we call as science has become like this ‘How to use everything in the universe…