Significance of Deep Pooja on Full Moon, Pournami Deepa Puja

What is the significance of Deep Pooja on Full Moon day (Pournami Deepa Puja)? The importance of deepa pooja in the words of Sri Sri Ravishankar, Founder of Art of Living… The ancient tradition is either full moon or new moon is a celebration, and in a celebration we light a lot of lamps. This […]

The purpose of Human birth (Manava Janma Uddeshya)

This precious human life is in variably wasted by many because they go about without any aim. On the other hand, it is necessary for everyone to take a form decision to think good, act in a positive manner and do only noble deeds. While political activities many result in creating divisive tendencies, and scientific […]

How is Lord Krishna the greatest scientist?

How is Krishna the greatest scientist? Because He knows everything. Science means to know the thing correctly. A scientist is one who knows a subject matter thoroughly. Krishna knows everything. If I say that heat is the energy of Krishna, you cannot deny it, because it is not your energy. In your body there is […]

Count to 10 before you speak, says Gautama Buddha

buddha

If you react immediately to criticism then you’ll often react in a knee-jerk manner. And the words that come out may be overemotional, vicious and unnecessary. Count to at least 10 after someone has criticized you. Then respond. This simple way of calming yourself down and regaining some perspective can save you a lot of […]

Being Immortal

Matter changes in six phases: birth, growth, maintenance, production of by-products, dwindling, and death. But the life within matter, the spirit soul, is eternal; it goes through no such changes. Life appears to be developing and decaying, but actually it is simply passing through each of these six phases until the material body can no […]

Why we Hindus shave our head in Temples?

Shaving head in Hinduism

Why we Hindus shave our head in Temples? Devotees who visit the Tirupati temple donate their hair as offering at the shrine. Also, in India there is a tradition of shaving off one’s head when a dear one passes away. Why is this so, and what does shaving off one’s head have to do with […]

Role of Spiritual Leaders

Shankaracharya

Whether God-believers beckon the Almighty or not, He is ever present among them and is ready to extend His help and provide them with succor  He is aware of their needs and so, does not expect or ask them to call Him at every stage. Why then should people offer prayers and Worship Him, it is […]

Did Om originate from silence, or did silence originate from Om?

Om is the origin of everything. If it is called the origin of everything, how can Om originate from silence? Silence is absence of sound, but Om is beyond silence. All sounds come from silence, but Om is not a sound like all other sounds. Om is the very vibration of all existence, that is […]