Self-improvement

Principles of Growth & Spiritual Perception

In the sacred Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna asks us to understand that we are nimitta matram; we have only an instrumental role to play in life, which is one of the most important principles of growth. We are only instruments in God’s unfolding plans. You say your son is yours, but can you claim exclusive ownership over him? Our…

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IS ALMIGHTY GOD IN OUR HEARTS?

IS ALMIGHTY GOD IN OUR HEARTS? Swami Sukhabodhananda One fine day, Almighty God wished to enjoy his creation and descended on the earth. Those devotees, who recognized Him, clamored around Him like beggars and pestered almighty god for favors. ‘Please give me lots of jewels! Please give me plenty of money!’ They chased Him with requests. God ran from…

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Existence and Being

Existence and Being is a art. A mother was hurt and shocked to hear her son telling lies. So, she took the boy aside and told him about the perils of telling lies. She told him that, “When you tell a lie, a black man with red eyes, having a horn on his head will drag you from your bed…

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See Distinctions And Not Divisions

We take care of health, wealth, our family and clothing but including friends to this list is smart as friends are one’s greatest assets. see distinctions and not divisions. For it is said, “A friend in need is a friend indeed”. To connect to people through the heart makes more friends. One’s sorrow can be shared to a friend, and…

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Accepting differences in relationships

Over the years, I have seen that one of the major reasons for trouble in marriages is the belief some couples carry, that they should have no difference of opinion whatsoever! How can a two people born and brought up in different circumstances, have the same opinion concerning multiple issues in the family?! Be it the decision on how to…

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Right Thinking Leads to Right Action

A student goes to the master and requests him to give the final message. The master says, “Go to the next monastery and get your final message from that master”. The student to his surprise finds the Master of the next monastery to be a watchman. When the student requested the Master watchman to teach him, the Master said, “I…

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GOD, GRATITUDE AND GIVING

One fine day, God wished to enjoy his creations and descended on the earth. The devotees who recognized Him, clamored around Him like beggars and pestered Him for favors. “Please give me lots of jewels! Please give me plenty of money!” They chased after Him with requests. God ran from place to place to escape this nuisance. He went to…

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REVOLUTIONIZING THE RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships are always mend to be Revolutionizing, Let’s take this short story as an example. There was once a very noble, but a very short-tempered king. This king had a witty court jester who had the freedom to mock even the king in humor. One day, when the king was in one of his foul moods, the jester made a…

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what the world needs?

What the world needs? people need you around. You’re an integral part of this world and make it a better place by doing what you love, rather than settling for less. I ask them, “Why would anyone care at all?” These trying times are why we need you to do better. The world is a harsh and challenging place,…

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What are you accepting into your mind?

Is blindly accepting other’s words, the root cause of all upsets in life? What do we do when someone expresses their anger towards us or speaks to us in a belittling way? The answer to this question can be found in this incident from the life of the Buddha. Once Buddha went to beg with his disciple Ananda. When they…

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Prasanna Trust: Serving the Poor

Serving the marginalized and the poorest of the poor irrespective of class, creed, religion, colour or caste since 1982.