Schools of Indian Philosophy 3: Beliefs of Early Vedic Period

Aryans came from Central Asia and settled in India during the late Bronze Age. They spread to the eastern parts of India by the beginning of the Iron Age. Aryans were a nomadic pastoral community when they reached India. They were less civilized compared to the Indus people when they settled in the Punjab region….

The Tree of Life

“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men,…

Happiness

Happiness is important in our lives- it makes life enjoyable and fills it with love & laughter. We should appreciate and thank God for happiness in our lives. Our outlook in life is of prime significance if we wish to receive happiness. It is on us to find joy in small moments by taking a…

Love…or Is it?

“Let us all remember- We are dust, and unto dust, we shall return!” With that the priest concluded the funeral service and the body was laid to rest, never to be heard from again. The cause of death- major blows to the head, leading to a broken cranium and intense bleeding. Gina had met the…

Miracles are Small Bundle of Unexpected Surprises!

Do you believe in miracles? Miracles are like small surprises that we all expect in our lives. Sometimes, we do not believe in miracles because of the circumstances we face. Life is full of ups and downs, it is like a puzzle that cannot be solved easily. There are times in our lives when we…

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,…

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,…

Behind Enemy Lines

Eight-year-old Leo was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday School. “Well, Mom, Our teacher told us how God sent Moses BEHIND ENEMY LINES on a rescue mission to lead the Israelite’s out of Egypt. When he got to Red sea, he had his army build a pontoon bridge and all the people…

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…

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…

Make living Simple

We do many things in life – from morning till night. Even in the night, we dream. So we go on doing something or the other. When not doing, or while doing things, we do think a lot, sometimes intentionally and some other times naturally. At times, the flow of thoughts is such that suddenly…

Changing Times

More often than not we get into the feeling that the times have changed. Times changed either for the better or for the worst, depending upon the experience of the person in his own situation. An introspection into this thought is worthwhile as to what one means by the change. In fact, nothing has changed…