Category Archive for: ‘Religion’

Discourse and Direction with The Real Embodiment of Bliss

Discourse and Direction with The Real Embodiment of Bliss

In this age where time moves faster than we can even feel it, we all look for a saviour, a sense of direction and someone who can give us answers to questions that we cannot handle. Religion and spirituality can help immensely, provided we have someone who can take us on the path hand in hand. There are several proponents …

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Bal Vikas

Festivals of India See how many you can guess correctly. 1. Which festival is also popularly called the “Festival of lights?” a. Onam b. Diwali c. Dussehra d. Guru Nanak Jayanti 2. This festival marks the birth of Lord Krishna. a. Karva Chauth b. Janmashtami c. Teej d. Navroz 3. Which festival is celebrated during the course of nine nights? …

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Solace for the Soul

Solace for the Soul

There are various ways in which we look for a chance to relax and escape the realities of life. When on vacation, we try and arrive at a change in location, mood and mindset. When we go to the movies, we look to leave behind our own lives and troubles and immerse ourselves in a world we know may not …

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Words to live by

Words to live by

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared” – Buddha Little did Buddha know that altruism, compassion, empathy – all the qualities that make us humans – would be in short supply hundreds of years later. Or maybe he knew how human …

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The Bhagavad Gita and Children

The Bhagavad Gita and Children

In the previous issue, we shared a poem written by a student of the Eklavya School, a small but very forward thinking and progressive school in Ahmedabad, India. Students were given an assignment to write poetry based on the Bhagavad Gita.         * Poem printed with permission. Discovery of Myself through Shrimad Bhagavad Gita By Parul Bhasoriya …

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The Bhagavad Gita and Children

The Bhagavad Gita and Children

Eklavya School, a small but very forward thinking and progressive school in Ahmedabad, India, gave students an assignment to write poetry based on the Bhagavad Gita.When Swamini Vimalananda, Director of Chinmaya International Residential School Coimbatore, found out about this project, she wrote a letter to the program manager of Eklavya School encouraging such a project. In the next three issues …

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The Bhagavad Gita’s Guide to Effective Parenting

The Bhagavad Gita’s Guide to Effective Parenting

The upbringing of a child is the most delicate, crucial responsibility of a parent. While routine parental responsibilities like feeding, providing for and educating a child can somewhat be taken for granted, the molding of personality and character is truly the prime duty of any parent. People often say that a child is a reflection of the effort and dedication …

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The American Satsang

The American Satsang

Author by Sarika Persaud In earlier issues, we featured winning essays of the Hindu American Foundation’s NextGen Essay Contest. This month, we share an essay by Sarika Persaud, a student at St. John’s University in New York and the second prize winner in the 18 – 22 year category. Though America is conventionally seen as a country whose ideals are …

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The Pursuit of Eternal Happiness Teachings From the Bhagwad Gita

The Pursuit of Eternal Happiness Teachings From the Bhagwad Gita

In the different yogas or chapters of the most exalted Hindu scripture, the Bhagwad Gita, Lord Krishna, a Vishnu incarnate, Himself extols the virtues and character that makes an individual transcend to the divine. In perhaps the most fitting end, He focuses on the attainment of eternal happiness, or the path to salvation. The eighteenth chapter of the Bhagwad Gita …

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Every day, my Hindu-ness makes me a better American

Every day, my Hindu-ness makes me a better American

HAF Finds NextGen Essay Contest Winners You can remove a Hindu from his homeland, but you cannot get Hinduism out of his soul. Hinduism and its philosophies have a great impact on everyone, and it is only a matter of when it dawns on you. The aim of the Hindu American Foundation is to help everyone connect with their inner …

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