Speak From The Heart – Sanaatan Dharm Series

Speaking from the heart is an idiom, a statement that we have often heard; I have always wondered how can we do that? Its full meaning was always beyond me, beyond my understanding. How exactly do we speak from the heart? Its meaning has been understood by some as being truthful; by others as speaking your mind; and by yet others as being honest in your communication. Speaking of self, I never understood it, nor did

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Sanaatan Dharm Explained : My Personal Path; The Basics {Sanaatan Dharm Series}

I am an ardent student of the Ancient Literature of our Religion, Sanaatan Dharm. The following article is the next article in a series in an honest attempt to consolidate my readings in my mind, and represents a continuing hunt, a search and a struggle to understand. This article is basis 3.5 years of studying the following Sanaatan Dharm Literature repeatedly : The Shriymad Bhagwad Geeta, Ishavasya Upanishad, Mundak Upanishad, Mandukya Upanishad, Ken Upanishad, Kathh

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The Wonders of Silence {Sanaatan Dharm Series}

The Wonders of Silence… the sheer magic, the simply sublime beauty of total silence is an experience that needs to be felt, so that its compelling hypnotic pull can be understood… a state of mind combined with an external environment that is totally silent, not a sound … fully complemented by an equal silence in your subconscious, and a state when that small voice in your mind says not a single word… oh, the lovely

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Example of Scriptural Basis of Truth – Sanaatan Dharm Series

  सत्येन वायुरावाति सत्येनादित्यो रोचते दिवि सत्यं वाचः प्रतिष्ठा सत्ये सर्वं प्रतिष्ठितं तस्मात्सत्यं परमं वदन्ति ||   {Anuvaak 79, Mahanarayan Upanishad}     By Truth, the wind blows. By Truth the sun shines in the sky. Truth is the foundation of speech. Everything in practical life depends on truth. Therefore, they say Truth is the supreme means of liberation       These words above are from our scriptures; and this verse is just one

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Be the Sun, not the Sunflower!

Be the Sun, not the Sunflower!

  It’s often easy to rue the fact that no one comes forward to help us in times of need, to support us when we’re shaky, and to uplift us when we fall down. It only seems natural to ask for help, especially from people who we assume, could do the favour. No harm taking help when we need it, as long as we don’t make it a habit and become dependent.   The big

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SUCCESS: An Eternal Product of Truly Fulfilling Austerity When Routed from INNER Self to BEYOND Self

SUCCESS: An Eternal Product of Truly Fulfilling Austerity When Routed from INNER Self to BEYOND Self

SUCCESS, One of the Most Sorted Topics of the Human Race. Pick Up 100 Working People and Ask “WHO WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL?” And You will see almost everyone will raise their hand and say “I WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL”. You go on to Social Media and you will find thousands of Quotes and Articles shared by Millions of People on What is the Success, How to Become Successful and What Success can bring to

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Success: A Journey Towards Supreme Salvation

Success: A Journey Towards Supreme Salvation

What is Success? A very Common Question but with very Different Answers because Success varies from Individual to Individual. Success has Completely different Connotations and Meanings for Each and Everybody. When I thought about writing this article, the first question that came to my mind was, “Am I Successful Enough to Write on Success? What have I achieved that Can be termed as Success? Or should I write Plainly on Success? Or Should I give

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SUCCESS : One Word Which Owns Whole World

SUCCESS : One Word Which Owns Whole World

️️️️️️️️️️मंज़िले कभी दूर नही होती अगर हौसला बुलंद हो ।  रास्ता अपने आप बनता है अगर इरादे मजबूत हो ।। माना कि सफलता बहुत बलिदान के बाद मिलती है ।  पर निष्फलता भी तो कहाँ मुफ्त में मिलती है ।। क्या है ये सफलता का राज वो सबको पता है ।  पर जान बुजके सब अनजान बने घूम रहे है ।। – हिरेन पटेल ️️️️️️️️️️I believe that after reading these lines, You must have got

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Our Actions and Our Nature : Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta Series 5

This article, or rather  -series of thoughts – is based on The Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta, Chapter 15, verses 5-9 and Chapter 18 verses 56-60; while reading these, some realizations and thoughts came to my mind – on the nature of our interaction with the outside world, our responses, thoughts actions and reactions. Before I go ahead – let me document the first verse and its translation so that the base can be established for our

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Spices of life

How carefully this entire universe is made, how sensitively every aspect of it is crafted. We just need to throw ourselves into this process of life forgetting ourselves and then it takes charge of us and lead us to the destination. Spices…  Simple one aspect of this existence which creates wonders for the life around. Each spice has its own magic power or maybe everything in this universe has some magic powers. Every spice has

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Spiritual Nature of Relationships

Spiritual Nature of Relationships

  If you’re a believer in re-birth or karma, and believe things happen for a reason, you wouldn’t be surprised that the most important relationships you have around you – spouse, parents, kids, friends, relatives, and enemies too, may not be new to you per se. Chances are that they have been carried forward from a previous birth with perhaps an agenda too. If you don’t fancy the idea, then it is difficult to explain

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Me and my Travellator

Me and my Travellator

  Our journey begins the day we are born. My journey also began in the same way. I was born, I grew up… 1 yr old.. 2 yrs old… Life went on. When I was of 2 years I was in Indore ( M. P.)After which we shifted to Bombay, from then I have been in Mumbai( though this time Bombay became Mumbai.) From the journey of Bombay to Mumbai, I too had a huge

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Travel – The Best Therapy For Self Growth

Travel – The Best Therapy For Self Growth

  Travel can be the best therapy to discover your true self-provided it begins with the prime intention of learning and discovering the unknown territory. During the travel, exploring and learning about the external world become major activities of life. With a little determination, the same can also be applied to the inner space which is equally vast and unknown. Traveling throws an opportunity to raise the present level of awareness. It also gives an

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Knowledge of Karma Philosophy engenders ‘Spirituality’.

Knowledge of Karma Philosophy engenders ‘Spirituality’.

Whenever, we happen to face any chaotic situation or get encountered with any trauma in our lives, we start worrying.  We feel it is natural to get stressed in challenging situations.  We don’t feel good in such a distracted state of mind, as a result, negative commentary prevails our mind and goes on and on.  With no time, we become fretful and absurd in our behaviour.  No sooner, does it starts affecting our health and our relationships too.  We become

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Color your Soul this Holi

Color your Soul this Holi

Color your Soul this Holi   Holi is a festival of joy and a day of merrymaking with loved ones. Let us celebrate Holi in a different way this time by adding colors of forgiveness, gold, hope, freedom, acceptance and YOU.   Color of Forgiveness   Someone hurt you deeply in the past or you may be carrying the guilt of adding distress in someone’s life. Forgive yourself and the person who caused you trouble. This

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LIFE IS A SOJOURN !

LIFE IS A SOJOURN !

By PRATIBHA BADURKAR   Life is unpredictable! Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor..! The sudden death of veteran actor reveals uncertainty of life! The fragility of life is proved again…! Newspapers, social media, TV channels were flooded with comments like above after demise of renowned actress Sridevi. Ever since  I got the news of her death and received several messages on uncertainty or unpredictable nature of life; I am thinking, “Is life  really

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Erasing the past & generating a better future

Erasing the past & generating a better future

Travel through Time We need to forget our past which is generally of little significance except some lessons to be learned. Forgetting the past seems a rather arduous task to accomplish as it keeps projecting itself in the form of thoughts and feelings which are not very positive. Creating a bright future is the only motive in our lives for which we all work so hard throughout our life but still fall short of achieving

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Spirituality and Wisdom….

Spirituality and Wisdom….

“Be in the world but not of the world” This proverb though looks straight but has a deep meaning of Wisdom within. The nobleman called it a magic talisman, of Spirituality. Being materialistic is good but being devoid of such needs is far better good! Wisdom and Spirituality are interdependent on each-other as nobleman says.  “One hour of teaching is better than a whole night of prayer.” Be in the company of good people and

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Spirituality

Spirituality

  In the present era the word  “Spirituality” is being used more frequently, Let’s understand what it means the word  Spirit refers to the “Soul” as opposed to the physical body as it is the spirit or the Soul that sustains the body. To understand spirituality, In a simpler sense Spirituality It means awareness, Why is Spirituality required in the present Era? The answer to this is Man’s level of Awareness has reduced or rather

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Shambala- The Heavenly Kingdom

Shambala- The Heavenly Kingdom

Shambala– The Heavenly Kingdom Shambala or Gyanganj or Shangri-La, as it may be called is a mythical kingdom in Himalayas. It means “The source of happiness. “ It is the land of immortals. It is said to be located somewhere deep in the range of Himalayas. Some people dismiss it as a folktale because they can’t locate it in google and the places that don’t exist in google don’t exist for them. If google can’t

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SPIRITUALITY AND RELATIONSHIPS

SPIRITUALITY AND RELATIONSHIPS

SPIRITUALITY AND RELATIONSHIPS   Spirituality is all about a sense of connect. A sense of connect with the self, with people around us, and with the universe. It is the pinnacle of relationships. Spirituality is a very holistic concept. It looks after not only how people are doing emotionally; it looks after their physical and ethical aspects as well. We get a very good idea of the positive impact of spiritual training when we look

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Secret of living a happy life!!!

Secret of living a happy life!!!

We all love to be credited for our work. It gives us a high. But along with it comes a great responsibility to reach the hearts of every human who needs US. We are in an era where human mind has enriched so much and developed from a microchip to an airplane for our comfort zones. Hence playing with the  nature. Today all good souls are in a constant conflict in their mind.  Should we

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Creating Power, Ensuring Success and leading a Happy Life

Creating Power, Ensuring Success  and leading a Happy Life

  In my dictionary being spiritual is defined as accepting the fact that there is one Supreme Being above all who is omnipresent managing our balance sheet of karma.One needs to understand that any form of mystic reading rests on the channelizing of energies used by the reader and with the help of a cosmic connection. Tarot cards offer an insight into everything including spirituality, provided the right mindset and the right application are involved.  It is

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Solitude or Isolation – An opportunity to explore your existence!

Solitude or Isolation – An opportunity to explore your existence!

“Solitude” as the term signifies itself is the state or situation of being alone.  Isolation in other words means living without family or friends.  In both the cases, a person is ought to live a loneliness life. However, the only difference between the two is that the first one is a choice and the other one is forced by the circumstances.  In ancient times, people who wanted to explore their existence and to get themselves enlightened,

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My thoughts!

My thoughts!

An urge to hide hurts, In the silence of monument valley! Secret openings had been bricked up within, That’s the ancient pride ever in race. Dissected by the pebbles, the flow gets torn here and there, A puddle of disappointment! between the breakfast and dinner time, mirthless smiles still slithered away, as the pride approached, Few drops of water naked in sunshine, a milky thread falls from the mountain. Breaths die mechanically in a vacuum,

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ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

Attitude of Gratitude Today, while driving towards my office I got stuck in a terrible traffic jam. While waiting for the never-ending pile of cars to move ahead, I was getting anxious for I knew that I will be late again and will have to give yet another explanation to my forever smirking boss. Sitting in the car and getting irritated, I happen to look left at the footpath and there I saw a child

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Life, And Death… The Unending Circle

Life, And Death… The Unending Circle

This is a small peice of introspective thought I wrote 2 years ago… still think about it; do let me know what you feel!   Another year… Another Month… and Another Day… Yet another tragedy strikes close to me and my family, leaving us behind…leaving my mind in a turmoil, with questions and observations crashing through my mind as I attempt to come to terms with the larger questions relating to the purpose of life,

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