Tag: God

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  • On Being Unimportant~II

    On Being Unimportant~II

    It is advisable for us to create a permanent source of importance for us, something which makes us immune to such temporary ups and downs in our fortunes. Such permanent importance can come only by continual investment in our relationships and in the development of uplifting qualities in our personality which eventually lead us to the growth of our eternal consciousness which moves with us from one life to another and also stays with us in the finer realms after our death.

    December 24, 2018
  • On Being Unimportant~I

    On Being Unimportant~I

    We should not feel depressed or down in the dumps during such occasional periods of lull or so-called unimportance. These are, actually, God's way of making us stronger to face bigger challenges of life. In fact, every position or situation is nothing but a facilitating stage for learning the right lessons for improving one's Karma for one's upward spiritual evolution. After all, the greatest of celebrities, the most famous or the most powerful movers and shakers of the world are also soon forgotten.

    December 23, 2018
  • Swamiji’s correspondence~II

    Swamiji’s correspondence~II

    Swami Vivekananda compares ‘truth to a corrosive substance of infinite power‘ which ‘burns its way in wherever it falls‘. He says, ‘Fear is the greatest sin my religion teaches. Sister, the way is long, the time is short, evening is approaching. I have to go home soon. I have no time to give my manners a finish.‘ A believer in Christian Science, Mary had no difficulty to perpetuate a free and facile communication with Vivekananda ~ a protagonist of the Vedanta ~ and prolifically so. Gems of wisdom are studded all over the letters of Swami Vivekananda to her.

    December 15, 2018
  • The Believer

    The Believer

    LR was a deeply religious man. He certainly didn’t have the aspect of a pious person. He was a flamboyant guy, who wore tailored suits, sported expensive watches and drove the latest Porsche.

    December 10, 2018
  • The sweetness of surrender

    The sweetness of surrender

    I do not remember when I first heard the phrase “sweet surrender”, but my first reaction was that it was an oxymoron. How can surrender be sweet? Surrender implies defeat and hence a feeling of disappointment and bitterness has to be associated with it. Later I realized that my belief was true only if surrender …

    September 27, 2018
  • Death and After~II

    Death and After~II

    We may ask how the graces emanating from feeding the Brahmin reach our ancestors wherever they may be. If human ingenuity can ensure so many scientific marvels, a superhuman agency can definitely accomplish the same for transferring the blessings. We should not forget that the subtle body (Soul, Mind and Intellect as eternal consciousness) exists …

    August 23, 2018
  • Rishi and the Yogi~II

    Rishi and the Yogi~II

    The great American philosopher, Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817- May 6, 1862), met Ralph Waldo Emerson for the first time when Emerson gave his lecture “The American Scholar” to a crowded house at Harvard in 1837. Emerson’s talk moved Thoreau so profoundly that he introduced himself to Emerson and the two became good friends. …

    August 20, 2018
  • The Personal God

    The Personal God

    Treading on the dolorous path of quotidian existence and the attendant vicissitudes of life, the human being after protracted travails and suffering in one or many births, attains perfection already immanent in him. This is the dominant belief in the philosophy of Hinduism. To attain this perfection is of necessity an unrelenting effort, pre-eminently through …

    May 19, 2018
  • Floral petitions

    Floral petitions

    Our tradition of offering flowers to god at temples and homes beats all logic. One can understand the desire to decorate the puja room. But raiding neighbours’ gardens and leaving flower trees in the park completely denuded, only to appease god, is definitely not done. On the other hand, if one were to regularly buy …

    May 6, 2018
  • Are light and God the same?

    Are light and God the same?

    Most of my physicist friends are either atheist or agnostic. The reasons are not difficult to understand. As famous physicists like Stephen Hawking have declared, science and, physics in particular, can explain everything about how this universe was created and functions based on the laws of physics and the concept of God is not really …

    April 8, 2018
  • Into the mind of God

    Into the mind of God

    A week after his demise at the age of 76, here’s the foreword to Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time, written by another celebrated astronomer.

    March 21, 2018
  • Folk song, a ‘means to reach out to God’

    Folk song, a ‘means to reach out to God’

    “Folk song is not for entertainment only; it is an appeal, a prayer to God, to reach out to Him,” said Rathindranath Roy, a folk artist from Bangladesh. Mr Roy, the son of Haralal Roy, another Bhawaiya artist in Bangladesh, was speaking during a one-day international seminar on ‘Transformation of Folk Songs: Ekush” organised by …

    February 21, 2018
  • Insult to India’s image if we talk of moral police in 2018: RGV

    Insult to India’s image if we talk of moral police in 2018: RGV

    Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who has shot a film “God, Sex and Truth” with American porn star Mia Malkova, says talking of moral policing in 2018 is an insult to the image of a secular country like India. Excerpts from an interview: Q. Your new muse seems to be Mia Malkova? A. She’s a brilliantly …

    January 25, 2018
  • RGV booked for obscenity a day before ‘GST’ release

    RGV booked for obscenity a day before ‘GST’ release

    A day before the release of his controversial movie God, Sex and Truth with American porn star Mia Malkova, Hyderabad police booked filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma for obscenity on a complaint by a social activist. A case under section 67 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 was booked against him for publishing or transmitting obscene material …

    January 25, 2018
  • Now, BJP demands ban on Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘God, Sex, and Truth’

    Now, BJP demands ban on Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘God, Sex, and Truth’

    Ram Gopal Varma’s upcoming film ‘God, Sex and Truth’ is now under fire after the release of its trailer. Amid all the chaos due to protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, RGV’s film is now been targeted. BJP Mahila Morcha has now started protesting against the film. They have demanded a ban on the film …

    January 20, 2018
  • The new society

    The new society

    Swami Vivekananda upheld the spirit of man as one who is always victorious. He cared for the society that never fails to fathom and respond to its problems and priorities, promises and perfection. A vibrant visionary and positive thinker, he was one of the most powerful exponents of radical thought and experiments to put in …

    January 16, 2018
  • Rinpoche begins spiritual training

    Rinpoche begins spiritual training

    The 19-year-long rigorous study of Buddhism has begun for the incarnation of the Bakula Rinpoche with his “Chos-zhuk” (monastic enrolment ceremony) in the Drepung Loseling monastery at Mundgod in Karnataka. The enrolment ceremony of the 11-year-old Stanzin Nawang Jigme Wangchuk was attended by a large number of Buddhists from Ladakh and elsewhere in the country. …

    January 15, 2018