Category Archive for: ‘Religion’

Reshaping Destiny with Swami Swaroopananda

Reshaping Destiny with Swami Swaroopananda

When Swami Swaroopananda stormed through Tampa and Miami ten years ago, over 1,500 listeners in the two cities were uplifted, mesmerized, and blown away by the treasure of wisdom and devotion found in his five-day Hanuman Chalisa talks. Chinmaya Mission is now pleased to welcome Swamiji back after a long hiatus. This year, the whirlwind of wisdom and self-unfoldment is …

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Celebrating Ramadan in the United States

Celebrating Ramadan in the United States

Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers. Celebrated during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, the fast is observed each day of the month from sunrise to sunset. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five Pillars of Islam, the Islamic belief that …

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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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