Spirituality

These Swami Vivekananda’s quotes will inspire you to shape your destiny

These Swami Vivekananda’s quotes will inspire you to shape your destiny

These Swami Vivekananda’s quotes will inspire you to shape your destiny One of India’s most iconic and influential spiritual personalities – Swami Vivekananda – born as Narendranath Dutta, was a disciple of Ramakrishna Paramhamsa, an ardent devotee of Goddess Kali. Representing India at the Parliament of the World’s Religions on September 11, 1893 at the Art Institute of Chicago, Swami Vivekananda, began his speech by addressing the audience as “Sisters and brothers of America!” The audience present at the venue was pleasantly shocked as well as impressed. His words echoed compassion and universal brotherhood. He played a pivotal role in ...

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Wasting time is wasting God

Wasting time is wasting God

Wasting time is wasting God You should be established in the awareness that the Lord is ever present. You must also be prompted by the feeling that you are performing deeds for the pleasure of the Lord. This is the easiest way of achieving control of the mind. If you are prompted by feelings that your body belongs to the Lord, you will not sin with your body. On the other hand, all your efforts and endeavours will proceed towards Divinity. If you are saturated with the conviction that your energy belongs to God, you will not misuse it. Four-fold ...

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Can you try to name some assets that God owns?

Can you try to name some assets that God owns?

Can you try to name some assets that God owns? We all try and own some assets such as lands at prime locations, a beautiful home, trendy jewellery, expensive and posh cars, cool watches, stylish home decors etc. What do you think God owns? God’s assets are his innumerable divine qualities and his great character. Boundless compassion, causeless mercy, supreme knowledge, unbeatable valour, unquestionable authority, unimaginable affability and more! Just like we show off some of our assets at times, God also wants to show off his assets, i.e. all the divine qualities! Lucky us or else we would be ...

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Benefits of chanting Rudra Gayatri Mantra

Benefits of chanting Rudra Gayatri Mantra

Benefits of chanting Rudra Gayatri Mantra The Hindu holy month of Shravan is just around the corner. Devotees of Lord Shiva are gearing up to celebrate the month by taking part in Kanvar yatras, observing fast or by going on a pilgrimage. Devotees also head to Shiva Temples across the country, especially the Jyotirlinga sites. During the month of Shravan, devotees chant Mantras, do Abhishek and offer prayers to Lord Shiva either at home or at temples. Mondays are meant for worshipping Lord Shiva, also referred to as Shankar, Bholenath and Rudra. Monday or Somwar is very auspicious because it ...

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Spiritual Gurus And Saints of Hinduism

Spiritual Gurus And Saints of Hinduism

Spiritual Gurus And Saints of Hinduism India is a land of multiple religions. And these religions have been guided and guarded by the philosophies given by great saints and hermits. Here we have brought you information on some of the most influential sages and gurus. Take a look. Viswamitra Viswamitra was a king turned sage. He was the king Kaushika of Amavasu dynasty. He is one of those most revered 24 sages who knew the Gayatri Mantra. It is said that he went to meditate on the Himalayas and stayed there for 1000 years. There, Lord Indra is believed to ...

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Avoid Doing These Common Mistakes During Shravana Month

Avoid Doing These Common Mistakes During Shravana Month

Avoid Doing These Common Mistakes During Shravana Month The month of Shravana has started. The preparations for the month are in full swing and a lot of enthusiasm can be seen among the devotees in the temples of Shiva since he is the primary deity for the month. In fact, the whole month is dedicated to Shiva because of his major role in the Samudra Manthan that happened in this month. He had drunk the Halahal poison and saved the Universe. This month being the most auspicious time to please Shiva, the devotees try everything, including fasts, puja as well ...

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Lunar Eclipse July 27th – Singles Should Avoid Watching It!

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Lunar Eclipse July 27th – Singles Should Avoid Watching It! Another Lunar Eclipse of the year is going to be witnessed on July 27th, 2018. This will be the second one; the first being the one that occurred on January 31st, 2018. It will be the longest eclipse of the year. It will last for one hour and forty three minutes. The Moon will appear red or brown in colour during this time. Effects Of This Lunar Eclipse The eclipse can affect the regions around the Tropic of Cancer in various disastrous forms. There can be an earthquake, tsunami, volcano, ...

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Swami Vivekananda – One of India’s greatest spiritual gurus

Swami Vivekananda – One of India's greatest spiritual gurus

Swami Vivekananda – One of India’s greatest spiritual gurus Born as Narendranath Dutta, Swami Vivekananda was a disciple of one of Indian greatest spiritual gurus Ramakrishna Paramhansa. Interestingly, Vivekananda, who is now popular across the globe for his teachings and philosophies, had opposed his ‘Guru’ Ramakrishna’s views and his approach towards spirituality. In the beginning, Vivekananda dismissed Ramakrishna’s vision as “mere figments of imagination” and “hallucinations”. He opposed idol worship and did not appreciate the idea of Advaita Vedanta. But destiny had a different plan. Narendranath subsequently got attracted to Ramakrishna’s philosophies. And the day he learnt of the latter’s ...

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How does adultery affect a person’s spiritual growth?

How does adultery affect a person’s spiritual growth?

How does adultery affect a person’s spiritual growth? One thing that needs to be understood is that if there is no love in your heart, you are anyway an adulterer. Without love in your heart, for convenience or comfort if you have given yourself to any aspect of life – not necessarily a man or a woman – you are an adulterer. In that sense I am against adultery. But from the perspective of what is considered socially as adultery, it is individual choice. For every action that you perform there is a consequence. Most people are not willing to ...

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Total giving, total living

Total giving, total living

Total giving, total living One reason why the majority of humanity lives a mediocre life is because they are kanjoos about everything. They cannot smile fully or express themselves fully. When you are that kanjoos, life is also very kanjoos with you. It is not the imminent danger of you being swallowed by something which limits you. It is calculation. A stingy man’s calculations are unbounded – they just go on and on. If they get one fruit, they would like to cut it into a million pieces and give one piece to somebody. Cutting a fruit into a million ...

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