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Four Pursuits of Human Life

I asked several students and professionals this question: “If I give you 10 lakh rupees to spend, how will you spend it?” I got several interesting answers: “Invest in stocks”, “Go on a vacation”, “Start a business”, “Give in charity”, … Continue reading

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Desire, Happiness, Sorrow

There was a village. Like in any village, everyone knew everyone else in this village. There was a young couple, who were in love with each other. They wanted to meet privately. They decided to meet at ten in the … Continue reading

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Essentials of Spiritual Life

Here is a list of essentials of spiritual life for people who are really serious about it. Spiritual life is the sustainable and practical way to be happy, joyous, peaceful and resilient to the ups and downs of life. Stop … Continue reading

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Bhakti according to the Bhagavad Gita

(This article is based on a talk that I gave at Ashirvad Inter-Religious Harmony Movement, Bangalore on 27-Apr-2014.) (An edited version of this article was published in December 2015 issue of Vedanta Kesari, a monthly magazine of Sri Ramakrishna Math, … Continue reading

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An interesting way of presenting Vedanta

All creatures seek happiness. Human beings have three ways to pursue happiness: by experiences, by actions and by knowledge. These roles are called – bhoktaa (experiencer), kartaa (doer) and jnaataa (knower), respectively. Most of us pursue happiness through experiences. We … Continue reading

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