Category Archive for: ‘Religion’

MY SIX WEEK WITH DIDI MAA SADHVI RITAMBHARA

MY SIX WEEK WITH DIDI MAA SADHVI RITAMBHARA

Her speeches are soul stirring and so eloquent that many men and women in the audience weep openly and make no attempts to hide their tears. I accompanied Didi Maa to Florida, New York, New Jersey, the United Kingdom and Belgium. Our itinerary included several lectures at varied venues, visits to private homes and celebrating important Hindu festivals of Rakshabandhan …

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What does Spirituality mean to me?

What does Spirituality mean to me?

“Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don’t know it.” “Having been born and raised in a Christian home, you would think I had it all figured out, but my biggest problem was guilt, in spite of all that I heard in churches.” As I have considered the question of what spirituality means to me, I thought about …

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How to Raise a Religious Child

Throughout much of India, a baby’s birth is celebrated with rites of welcome and blessing–songs, drums, happy distribution of sweets, auspicious unguents, gifts for infant and mother, preparation of horoscopes, and inscriptions in the genealogist’s record books. In general, children are deeply desired and welcomed, their presence regarded as a blessing on the household. Babies are often treated like small …

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The Relevance of Mahavir’s Values in Modern Times

The Relevance of Mahavir’s Values in Modern Times

Jainism is a magnificent treasure temple of Philosophy, Mathematics, Astronomy, Geography, History and Science it self. There cannot be a need to equate it with Science. Science is making steppingstone in the fields of several mysteries the world is keeping secret However Jainism have probably all the answers to them. Jainism is a magnificent treasure temple of Philosophy, Mathematics, Astronomy, …

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Advice

Bhagavad Gita and Management Dear Asha, I am 25 years old and just finished my graduate studies. I have been dating my boyfriend for about 5 years now and I recently told my parents about him. The reason I waited to tell them was because they always said I needed to finish my education before I ‘settled’ down, plus like …

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Bhagavad Gita and Management

Bhagavad Gita and Management

Introduction One of the greatest contributions of India to the world is Holy Gita. Arjuna got mentally depressed when he saw his relatives with whom he has to fight. The Bhagavad Gita is preached in the battle field Kurukshetra by Lord Krishna to Arjuna as a counseling to do his duty while multitudes of men stood by waiting . It …

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Alasinga Perumal

Alasinga Perumal

He inspired Vivekananda to visit America “I cannot express my obligations to you Alasinga and all my Ma dras friends for the most unselfish and heroic work you did for me… for it is you young men who have done all… I am only a figurehead” Thus wrote Swami Vivekanada in 1893 from the United States in the full flush …

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Advice

Dear Asha, I have been married for 10 years, my husband is Christian (from South India) and I am Hindu (also from South India). We both value our religion very much but we are having a hard time teaching our children both religions. One Sunday we go to temple and then next we go to church. – Confused about Religion, …

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Words to Live by

Words to Live by

Bold and Beautiful Facing everything and avoiding nothing is the ultimate spiritual practice. It requires tremendous courage, unusual sincerity and a powerful commitment. Most of all, facing everything and avoiding nothing in every moment demands that we have a very big heart. Why? Because it means that we always want to know the truth, and that we are willing to …

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Friendship

Words to Live By

Friendship We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves: we encou-rage each other in mediocrity I m always longing to be with men more excellent than myself. – Charles Lamb Your friend is the one who knows all about you, and still likes you. – Elbert Hubbard A faithful friend is an image of God. – French proverb Who …

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