The Successful Headmaster

Hefty, tall and bespectacled, wearing spotless double “veshti” (a two-fold long loincloth worn by elderly men in India) and a crisply ironed white bush shirt, its length reaching down to his knees, a large-size shirt pocket containing papers and a Parker fountain pen, properly buttoned shirt holes tied to each other with a thread, a…

To Be or Not To Be?

Everything, including us, is subject to change. This is the intrinsic characteristic of Nature. One of the characteristics which changes is human behavior, in response to the circumstances and need of the situation. One can expand it starting from the need of a newborn child to the requirement of a grown-up person in the surroundings…

Unified Coherence Vs Divisive Divergence

Every human being is possessive in nature. The feeling of this is mine, that is mine, it belongs to me, I inherited this, etc. is very common and cannot be avoided. But, when we translate this human feeling to worldly things and human relations or associations, an element of individual encirclement automatically comes about. Thus,…

Women’s Rights- No dole or concession!

Yes, I say why at all “give” rights to women? And rights for what? Have the women not been doing their kitchen chores for centuries? Have they not been cleaning up the house and preparing food for the entire household? Have they not done everything at the beck and call of the male members? Have…

Is Living an Art or Science?

We hear more often the terms like the art of living, spiritual living, living for the present, purposeful living, and so many other terms attached to living. So the question arises as to what is living? All of us live, with or without the above terms. Adding some adjectives to life does not mean that…

The Missing Ball

This is an interesting conversation among a few boys, aged around ten years, on one evening just in front of an apartment building, where they were playing around with a tennis ball. While throwing around the ball here and there and catching them, the ball rolled over somewhere and went missing. Each boy made his…

Supreme Power

Spread out so vast and spread out so wide, in the thinking and approach that you have. Imagine that the Creator is in you, prompting and encouraging the creativity in you. Nothing stops you from reaching the goals that seem far-reaching, with your determination and steadfastness once you’re charged with Supreme energy! Wanna be a…

The D Company

The ‘D’ word definitely sends out a chill. But it is certainly not referring to any underworld group here. I mean by the word ‘D’, the devotion or devotee (an individual who seeks something) and the ‘company’ referring to the context of association or assimilation. In simple words the much-complicated concept of  “Sath Sangha”. Now,…

Wish, Desires and Attachment

There have been many discussions on desires and attachment, and many eloquence has been delved deep into these concepts. So what I am going to say is nothing new or any new addition to the existing knowledge. However, since it is a wish to share my thoughts, I am expressing what I personally felt about…

The Family Life

The family life, or what is called as the householder’s life, when executed sincerely and honestly, is considered as devotional service to the Supreme Being. There cannot be any other example of this story from our mythology. Saint Narada was not very happy with himself when he found that the average householders do not pray…

Do we need Godmen to reach God?

Before one goes into the role of what Godmen play in one’s life, one needs to go into the various aspects of what actually one means by God and why at all one should reach God. So, the emphasis shifts really towards, what is God? The concept of God varies from person to person and…

Life Interwoven with Thoughts

Thoughts come like waves in the ocean. Human thoughts travel very fast, in fact, faster than sound and light. The moment we imagine things, we reach there. We can reach anywhere with multitudes of thoughts. However, there is what is called our real self. It is like an ocean. No thoughts reach there. It is…

Is Simplicity the best form of life?

Simplicity is the best form of life. But it should not be so simple as to make other people believe that simplicity can be taken for granted. Once there lived a snake in a small village under a banyan tree. The snake was very proud of its poisonous capacity. Sometimes it used to bite people…

Do we really care for anything?

Generally talking about our society, we find, with exceptions apart, we do not care for anything seriously. Talking casually, telling things without meaning them, passing comments even without knowing the subject, assuming knowledge on subjects where one has no competence, bragging about oneself and one’s own qualities, undermining others even without knowing their worth, and…