The Purpose of Life

The Purpose of Life

Introduction

Although not many of us question our existence and the purpose of our life, we ultimately reach a point where consciously or unconsciously we have to decide what we plan to do with it. As humans, we have been given only a limited time on this planet and almost all of us have the desire to do something meaningful out of it. For each individual, this ‘meaning’ might vary but everyone will have something that is their calling. Be it achieving monetary success, fame, family, spirituality etc. The importance of a purpose is therefore very high because we are not machines who just follow a certain code but are sentient beings with the ability to think about our actions unlike the animals which follow the instincts of the senses.

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Do Ghosts Exist?

Do Ghosts Exist?

Introduction

In this blog post we will discuss the ghostly beings, do they really exist Yes, would be the answer of many people across history and geography. Many people have experienced the ghostly and frightening beings .In our scientific times many of us may dismiss the idea of ghosts as unscientific folk fantasies. However many scientists too have taken idea of ghosts very seriously such as Alfred Wallace, Cofounder of theory of evolution and American Psychologist William James. Let me tell you my experience with ghosts!

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The Change of Heart

The Change of Heart

Introduction

When we look around our present society, we find there is a constant rise in violence, rape, murder, suicide, unemployment, drug addiction, divorce, corruption, mental stress and so on. The reason is very simple. The heart of the people is contaminated with lust, anger, greed, illusion, madness and envy. In order to have a pure atmosphere around us, we need a revolution to change our heart. The whole process of spiritual culture is aimed at changing the heart of the living being in the matter of his eternal relation with the Supreme Lord as subordinate servant, which is his constitutional position. The change of heart takes place when we associate with saintly persons, hear from them and live by the teachings of Bhagavad Gita imparted by them. 

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What is Sanatana Dharma?

What is Sanatana Dharma?

Introduction

Very often we come across the word ‘Sanatan Dharma’ and we connect it with some particular sect or religion but hardly do we take out time to understand the true meaning of ‘Sanatan Dharma’. It is very interesting to understand the true meaning of ‘Sanatan Dharma’. Such understanding if developed with faith and conviction can clear our misconceptions about the various religious systems and raise our consciousness beyond the boundaries of caste, color, creed and nation.

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Significance of Chandan yatra

Significance of Chandan yatra

Introduction

On the auspicious third day of the waxing moon in the month of Vaishaka, the festival of akshay tritiya, which is said to bestow all auspiciousness on any undertaking being started on this day,  is observed all over India, to commemorate various pastimes of the lord. This day also marks the beginning of Chandan yatra, in which the lord is smeared with sandalwood paste due to the scorching heat of the summer season. In this blog we will discuss the significance of Chandan Yatra

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Is it necessary to accept a spiritual master?

Is it necessary to accept a spiritual master?

Introduction

Often this question comes in the mind of a seeker of truth that whether it is necessary to accept a spiritual master? Can’t we understand spiritual subject matter on our own or by reading scriptures? Before understanding the necessity let us understand the role of spiritual master in our lives.

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Is learning Sanskrit necessary to understand Bhagavad Gita?

Is learning Sanskrit necessary to understand Bhagavad Gita?

Introduction

Is learning Sanskrit necessary to understand Bhagavad Gita? – Recently one student asked a question – whether one can learn Bhagavad-Gita, only by becoming a Sanskrit Scholar? I would like to make a statement on this question because this is a very pertinent question and it may resonate with your personal as well. Normally when I go and speak on Bhagavad-Gita in schools, colleges and universities, people normally ask this question should we learn Sanskrit before we can study Bhagavad-Gita?

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The Solution to Pollution

The Solution to Pollution

Introduction

The Solution to Pollution – From past 200 years environmental pollution has been major concern among the leaders of various nations and amongst scientists and environmentalists. Although various measures have been taken to control pollution still situation has gone worse due to the fact that the heads of the states and the intelligentsia have failed to detect the root cause of environmental degradation.

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How to rule in Kaliyuga?

How to rule in Kaliyuga?

Introduction

The Battle of Mahabharata concludes with the teachings of Srila Bhishmadev to the 5 pandavas including Yudhistira maharaja in the divine presence of Lord Sri Krishna. Srila Bhishmadeva spoke about various topics in a very commanding manner.  Srila Bhismhadeva clearly enunciated the duties of a king, the citizens of four divisions of society, women and devotees of Lord Krishna.

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