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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 – …

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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.         …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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