• Fri, Apr 20, 2018
  • How meditation can become an act of surrender

    Updated: Apr, 16, 201806:45 AM

    Once upon a time in Tibet there was a boy who wanted to fly. The story goes that one fine day he saw a big bird flying majestically in the sky, but as he looked more closely he realised it was a man...
    How meditation can become an act of surrender
    Finally, after many months of searching, he came face-to-face with him. He pleaded his case with eagerness to learn the art of flying and the teacher took him under his tutelage. As the years passed by, the boy dutifully served his teacher, until one fateful day on the full moon the teacher imparted to him the knowledge of how to fly like a bird. He asked the boy to put this knowledge into action by meditating at midnight. Then he added one caveat: “The only rule for the technique to work is that you are not allowed to think about monkeys.” Overjoyed with the knowledge, the boy left for home. As he walked, he thought to himself, “Why would I think of monkeys? I have never seen a monkey. I will not think about monkeys,” and in this way his train of thought continued. Later that night, when the boy sat in meditation, all his focus and...
  • The ‘4G’ for a great life The ‘4G’ for a great life
    Updated: Apr, 16, 201806:30 AM

    The New Year is considered one of the most auspicious days to begin something new. This day shouldn’t just be another day of celebration, but the beginning of a life where every day is a celebration.

  • Vishu ushers in season of hope and faith Vishu ushers in season of hope and faith
    Updated: Apr, 16, 201806:15 AM

    Keralites on Sunday celebrated the harvest festival of ‘Vishu’ with traditional fervour and gaiety.

  • Life’s Lessons: The parrot that wouldn’t fly Life’s Lessons: The parrot that wouldn’t fly
    Updated: Apr, 16, 201806:00 AM

    Once upon a time, a king had gone to visit neighbouring kingdoms. He was gifted a pair of macaw parrots by the king of the last kingdom he visited.

  • Beliefs, values and the power of experience Beliefs, values and the power of experience
    Updated: Apr, 09, 201806:45 AM

    It is important to understand how everything has its place in our lives. As children, our parents instil values in us and teach us about worshipping God in various ways.

  • Woman power is divine power Woman power is divine power
    Updated: Apr, 09, 201806:30 AM

    A question I am frequently asked is “Guruji, as a woman can I embrace spirituality successfully and experience Moksha the way men do”? Please realise, ‘Jeevan Sivananan’; the Divine exists as life...

  • Haryana plans to rev up religious tourism Haryana plans to rev up religious tourism
    Updated: Apr, 09, 201806:15 AM

    In order to boost religious tourism in Haryana, the government is making plans to woo tourists within the country and abroad by beefing up infrastructure in Kurukshetra.

  • Life’s Lessons: Choose your words wisely Life’s Lessons: Choose your words wisely
    Updated: Apr, 09, 201806:00 AM

    Once upon a time, an old man spread rumours that his neighbour was a thief. As a result, the young man was arrested. Days later, the young man was proven innocent. After being released, the man felt...

  • Of the ‘lack’ in life and ceaseless brooding Of the ‘lack’ in life and ceaseless brooding
    Updated: Apr, 02, 201807:30 AM

    We regularly witness how flocks of birds feed, move and journey together, and how those of the same kind assemble together. Our assembly is likewise. We aspire to soar majestically towards the Unknown...

  • Your body – The living temple of God Your body – The living temple of God
    Updated: Apr, 02, 201806:15 AM

    Today I will relate an incident to you, and one which has a profound learning for every one of us.