Significance Of Devi Stotra

What is the Significance Of Devi Stotra? Why Devi Stotra is important to be read during Navratri Durga Puja? (While leading everyone into meditation during the Navratri Pooja, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar elaborates on the meaning behind the Devi Stotra) Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Chetanety-Abhidiyate; Namastasye Namastasye Namastasye Namo Namaha. O Mother Divine! (You are […]

Lahiri Mahasaya’s Precious Quotes

Shyama Charan Lahiri was the 19th century Spiritual Guru, who is better known as Lahiri Mahasaya, and he was a disciple of Sri Mahavatar Babaji. He learned the Kriya Yoga concepts from Mahavatar Babaji in a Himalayan Cave, also popularly known as Babaji Cave. As per the advice of Babaji, he shared the Kriya Yoga […]

What do you do when people criticize your Guru, religious book or your belief?

What do you do when people criticize your Guru, religious book or your belief? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of Art of Living, explained it very well during a Satsang with his disciples. Just give a big smile. Tell them you smile at their ignorance. That one comment does more work than getting angry […]

Best Quotes of Swami Sivananda

Swami Sivananda (20th century AD) was a great Saint, noble man, and he was the key person for spreading the significance of Yoga, Meditation and Vedas amongst the masses. His birth name was Kuppuswami. Sivananda was born in a Town in Tirunelveli district, and before taking spirituality as his main profession, for some years, he […]

Golden Quotes of Paramahansa Yogananda

Paramahansa Yogananda (20th century Saint) was a great Yogi, philosopher, spiritual thinker and a great saint, who had satisfied the souls of several thousands of people, both Indians and Foreigners, through his wonderful speeches on spirituality. His famous life history book, ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’ is received good response from the readers, and in that, […]

Golden Quotes of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa & Swami Vivekananda

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, the great 19th century Saint and a staunch devotee of Kali Mata, was born in a village in the present day West Bengal to a pious Brahmin family. His birth name was Gadadhar. Though he had married Ma Sarada Devi, but he treated her like the holy mother Ma Kali Devi, and […]

Golden Quotes of Gautama Buddha

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Gautama Buddha, also known as Buddha was an avatara Purusha who lived before 2500 years. He was considered to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, and the purpose behind his incarnation is to deliver various good teachings to the people in order to enlighten their lives. Though he was born as a royal prince, yet […]

How to be Happy & Contented?

How to be Happy

How to be Happy & Contented?.. You are not happy? You are not contented now? This very moment; right now (Sri Sri snaps his finger)! Greed takes away the contentment. It is the, ‘I want more, I want more’, which makes you miserable, which makes you put so much effort! You should think that whatever […]

Spiritual Quotes of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was a 15th century saint who was considered as an incarnation of Radhakrishna by his disciples and followers. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu used a different method of worship of Lord Krishna, like singing his songs by the way of dancing and jumping and he used to walk for some distance with full of madness […]

Golden Quotes of Swaminarayan

Swaminarayan was a saint, yogi, an incarnation of Lord Krishna and he was the founder of the Swaminarayan Sect and his teachings are based on celibacy, Hindu Dharma and showing kindness on all things present in the earth. He has performed many miracles in his lifetime, and he still blesses his devotees from his temples. […]

Golden Quotes of Ramanujacharya

Ramanuja was a Vaishnavite saint and a social reformer. He was a staunch devotee of Lord Vishnu, and he was the main propagator of the Sri Vaishnavism philosophies. Through his tremendous efforts, the “VISHNU BHAKTI” was spread amongst the devotees throughout India. He was against caste discrimination and he treated all the people as alike […]

Golden Quotes of Ramana Maharshi

Ramana Maharshi was a 20th century saint, and he is still very popular among his devotees. His birth name was Venkataraman, and he was born in Tiruchuli at Tamil Nadu, and at his young age itself, he was keen in understanding about the truth behind the Inner-Self, and hence he traveled to the Holy Tiruvannamalai, […]

Teachings of Shirdi Saibaba

Sai Baba of Shirdi is a popular saint of Shirdi, and he is considered as an avatar of Lord Dattatreya. He is highly honoured and worshipped both by the Hindu and Muslim devotees. Similar to other saints, he also preached for universal brotherhood, and his teachings focused on charity, forgiveness, love and affection, maintenance of […]

Golden Quotes of Chandrasekharendra Saraswati

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Jagadguru Shri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Mahaswamigal also called fondly as Mahaperiyava or as Paramacharya by his devotees was the 20th century saint, and he served as the pontiff in the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. He was a sincere devotee of Lord Shiva and Ma Bala Tripura Sundari, and it is believed, that during the time of performance […]

Important Teachings of Guru Raghavendra Swamy

Guru Raghavendra is a holy saint of Mantralayam, and he showers his abundant grace on his devotees. Similar to other saints, Guru Raghavendra had also given nice teachings to us, which would help us to cross the ocean of life. He had given lot of advices through his teachings, and it acts as a spiritual […]

Purpose of Siddhis (Paranormal Powers)

What is the purpose of Siddhis (paranormal powers)? Siddhis are the paranormal powers that are mentioned in Scriptures and ancient books. Okay, when you want something, before the want arises if it is available to you, that is called siddhi. Suppose you want to get married and you don’t get anybody till you become 70, what do you […]

Few Minutes of Silence, A short moral story

There once was a farmer who discovered that he had lost his watch in the barn. It was no ordinary watch because it had sentimental value for him. After searching high and low in the hay for a long time, he gave up and enlisted the help of a group of children playing outside the […]

Character makes a Gentleman

Swami Vivekananda

As per the words of Swami Vivekananda, good character makes a person into a gentleman. Without having good character, we cannot shine brightly in this world. If we take the example of our ancient saints and sages like Vasishta, Atri, Guru Raghavendra and Shirdi Sai Baba, they have contained very good character, and hence they […]

How can we keep our faith in Gods & Goddesses if we follow Advaita philosophy?

How can we keep our faith in Gods & Goddesses if we follow Advaita philosophy? Advaita is knowing that everything is composed of and illumined by the same light (here referring to One Divinity or One supreme Consciousness). To worship and honor different Gods and Goddesses is similar to expressing the understanding that the one […]

Lord Ganesha, his two wives – Riddhi & Siddhi

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Lord Ganesha, his two wives – Riddhi & Siddhi, story and significance of Lord Ganesha and his two wives Riddhi and Siddhi.. Gurudev, yesterday you spoke at length about Lord Ganesha. It is said that Lord Ganesha has two wives or consorts: Riddhi and Siddhi. What is the significance behind this? In our country, we […]