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Deciding between Right and Wrong according to Bhagavad Gita

We have two faculties which influence our decisions. In any given situation, we will have various options for action. We will have to choose one. One faculty, called manas, evaluates the various options based on likes and dislikes. Another faculty, … Continue reading

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Positive Thinking

Often being optimistic is considered as positive thinking. But positive thinking does not end there. Over the years, I have learned that there are a lot many other ways in which one needs to have positive thinking. When I was … Continue reading

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Essence of Self-help Books

Self-help books are those that tell you how to be a better person. These focus more on inner development than on external material success. This is the core topic of the scriptures of many religions of the world and the … Continue reading

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Essential Bhagavad Gita

(An edited version of this article was published in the November 2018 issue of Vedanta Kesari, the monthly magazine published from Ramakrishna Math, Chennai.) Bhagavad Gita provides a philosophy and a way of life based on the philosophy. It summarizes … Continue reading

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Relationship Management – The Gita Way

There are several relationships that we are involved in. The Gita classifies them as three types: – Relationship with one’s own body and mind (internal) – Outgoing relationships (expression) – Incoming relationships (experience) Gita guides us on what should be … Continue reading

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