Spirituality

Lord Rama be role model for rulers!

We look up to Sri Rama as an ideal human being and an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Why did HE send Sita Devi into the forests when she was pregnant, a woman who believed in HIM to take care of her for her entire life? Is it fair that he reacts so much to a mere comment from a single person in his kingdom? Is it fair that Sri Rama sent Sita Devi away into forests? Sri Rama is a Chakravarthi, a ruler. A ruler’s duty does not begin and end at a specific point in a day. His primary ...

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Navratri Musings!

A study done by this writer as part of her work included interacting with kids aged 6-10 years regarding their dreams and aspirations. One of the probes included asking the kids what they would like to become when they grew up…while the answers given by boys varied from ‘pilot / scientist/ prime minister/ soldier/ Virat Kohli/ businessman’ etc. the answers given by girls were uniquely one dimensional. All girls wanted to be ‘Miss India/ Miss Universe/ film actress’. Another question asked was regarding the qualities these kids aspire to have. The boys admired qualities like ‘bravery, courage, enterprise, hard work’…whereas ...

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The Fascinating Legends of Navratri

Navratri is the festival of frolic and devotion celebrated in an overwhelming way by the devotees all across the country to pay their respect to the most powerful female energy in the form of nine incarnations of Maa Durga. The nine-day festival, portraying the triumph of good over evil, is rejoiced in different parts of the country in their own unique ways depending on variegated legends and folklore passed on from generation-to-generation. These numerous interesting tales are bewildering and miraculous, promising your thirst for knowledge and desire for more. So we thought of imparting these amusing legends of Navratri on ...

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Logic of Spirituality!

Charms of technology have enthralled the public almost as a danseuse will. If we carefully look back on the history of the world, it is clear we are the saddest generation of humanity. But why? The caveman had his laughter and was happy. The modern days of rat race show improvements only on the outside surface. In the absence of a set of values for ourselves how can there be happiness for human living? The over-development of one cell to the exclusion of others is called cancer in medical terms. The faster development of one facet of civilization irrespective of ...

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Depression makes you cynical

Depression makes you cynical

Depression makes you cynical We need to understand what depression is. Now, what is a “low”? What is it that happens within you? Fundamentally, you expected something to happen and it did not happen. You expected somebody or something to be your way or the world or the destiny to be your way, and it did not happen. In other words, you are simply against what is happening; that’s all. Maybe you are against a person, maybe you are against a whole situation, maybe you are against life itself. Accordingly, the depression will run deeper and deeper. Why are you ...

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Shiva Purana is all-encompassing

Shiva Purana is all-encompassing

Shiva Purana is all-encompassing This vast emptiness that we refer to as Shiva is a boundless non-entity – eternal and always. But since human perception is limited to form, we created many wonderful forms for Shiva in the tradition and culture. The enigmatic, non-perceivable Ishwara; the auspicious Shambho; disarmingly naïve Bhola; Dakshinamurthy, the great master and teacher of the Vedas, Shastras and Tantras; the easily forgiving Ashutosh; Bhairava, the one tainted with the very blood of the creator; Achaleshwara, the absolute stillness; the most dynamic of dancers, Nataraja – as many aspects as there are to life, that many aspects ...

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Reality is simply the loss of ego

Reality is simply the loss of ego

Reality is simply the loss of ego Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside, when it is inside. It is false to speak of realisation. What is there to realise? The real is as it is always. We are not creating anything new or achieving something which we did not have before. The illustration given in books is this. We dig a well and create a huge pit. The space in the pit or well has not been created by us. We have just removed the earth which was ...

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The message of Raksha Bandhan

The message of Raksha Bandhan

The message of Raksha Bandhan The festival of Raksha Bandhan commemorates the pure loving relationship between brothers and sisters. When purity is upheld in any relationship it turns into a power of protection. Today it is a sad truth that even though brothers vow to protect the honour of their sisters, many women fall prey to the lust of men. It is not possible for a brother to protect his sister all the time. If the brother is younger, physically ill or staying far away how can he protect his sister? If we think about it – everyone, including males, ...

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What does Narayana signify?

What does Narayana signify

What does Narayana signify? We are all given a name by our parents or well-wishers at the time of the birth. What about God? How did he get all the names that we all refer him by? God was not given a name! But he earned many names based on what he is, what he does, what he did when he took several avatarasetc. Our names may not reflect what we are, but his names reflect all that he is. In fact, if someone calls themselves as God – how do we know if they are saying the truth? How ...

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TTD to supply its publications to all state libraries

TTD to supply its publications to all state libraries

TTD to supply its publications to all state libraries To enhance spiritual fervour among the people of the state, TTD Executive Officer (EO) Anil Kumar Singhal directed Tirupati JEO P Bhaskar to provide TTD publications free of cost to all the libraries in the state. The EO held a review meeting with senior officials in his chamber at the Administrative Building here on Monday. The EO asked JEO to come out with an action plan to implement the same soon. He directed to keep a proposal for the same to discuss in the board meeting. The EO also instructed the ...

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