Do not focus primarily on the negative

It’s extremely seductive, when sharing with others about your workday, to focus primarily on the negative. A fairly typical response to the question, “How was your day?” is, “I had a really tough one.” If you elaborate, it’s likely that you’ll focus on how little time you had, the tough issues and conflicts, problems, difficult […]

Understanding the Source of Everything

Generally, a person with a philosophical mind is inquisitive to know what is the origin of all creations. At night he looks into the sky and naturally wonders what are the stars, how they are situated, who lives there, and so on. All these inquiries are quite natural for a human being, because he has […]

How to choose the better Candidate to serve us as MLA or MP ?

How to choose the better candidate to serve us as MLA or MP or any other people’s representative? “How should we find out that who is better candidate, as we find all of them the same?” This is a doubt raised by a disciple in Satsang of Sri Sri Ravishankar. Let’s read the reply of […]

What to do when I have too many negative thoughts?

What to do when I have too many negative thoughts? There are several reasons to it. When your bowel movements are not good, if you are constipated, there you get too many negative thoughts. So purification of the body is a must. When your digestion is good, then mind is clear too. Second, you should […]

Grandfather’s Table, A Moral Story

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson.  The old man’s hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together at the table.  But the elderly grandfather’s shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor.  When […]

Does God really exist? If yes, then how can we experience the God?

Does God really exist? If yes, then how can we experience Him? Let’s read the reply of Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji to the question raised by a disciple during a Satsang. I have come to tell you that God exists and He is in you. I have come to tell you this. Don’t try to […]

Is Vairagya possible?

Is Vairagya possible? When and how can we achieve complete control on the five senses? Is total vairagya possible? Your experience and maturity shows. You don’t have to exercise control. You didn’t have to exercise any control to let go of cotton candies or lollipops. As you grew up, your interest in lollipops vanished. In young […]

Practice those qualities which you believe in – Personality Development Quote

Here is the spiritual and moral story provided by Hare Krishna Movement. If kindness, patience, honesty, and generosity are qualities that you believe in, you make every effort to practice those qualities at work. Treat people with kindness and respect. If someone is late or makes a mistake, you try to be patient. Even if […]

Get Permanent Life, No more changing apartment

We are not proprietor of this body. We are occupier. Just like a rented house: the proprietor and the tenant are different. So I am the spirit soul. I am not proprietor; I am simply occupier. The proprietor is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is giving me a particular apartment according to my capacity […]

How spiritual leaders (Gurus) train disciples (Shishyas)

Anyone can overcome the hurdles in life if he is able to condition in his mind. The chief concern of spiritual leaders will be to train their disciples to cultivate detachment by impressing on them that problems have to be faced, and what God has ordained shall take place, though a few may try to […]

How Yoga Can Transform Your Life

Life always moves towards perfection. Just like how water flows down and fire goes up, the nature of life is to move towards perfection, to move towards something bigger and something higher. Often people say that the mind is wavering, but the mind is not wavering. The mind is the wave. It is moving towards […]

How to bring balance between Rural and Urban India

India today has two parts, one is Rural India and the other is Urban India. How to bring a balance between these two? Rural India has its unique qualities that needs to be preserved, and the self-esteem of the people needs to be kept intact. Usually the self-esteem of the rural people go down and they […]

Characteristics of an Intelligent Man

A small child walking with his father goes on inquiring constantly. He asks his father so many odd things, and the father has to satisfy him with proper answers. When I was a young father in my householder life, I was over flooded with hundreds of questions from my second son, who was my constant […]

Do not live in imagined future

If you want to be a happier, less-stressed person, there is no better place to start than with becoming aware of “anticipatory thinking,” or an imagined future. Essentially, this type of thinking involves imagining how much better your life will be when certain conditions are met – or how stressful, or difficult something is going […]

Learn to say NO without guilt

One of the ways that many of us get ourselves into trouble is that we commit to too many things; we fail to say no. Saying no without guilt is not selfish – it’s a protective necessity. If someone said to you, “Can I have the air you breathe?” you’d probably question their sanity. You […]

The Emperor’s Seed: How an emperor chosen his Successor

An emperor in the Far East was growing old and knew it was time to choose his successor.  Instead of choosing one of his assistants or his children, he decided something different. He called young people in the kingdom together one day.  He said, “It is time for me to step down and choose the […]

Put yourself in the shoes of the person you are asking or seeking help

I’ve written or called hundreds of people during my career who have never written back or returned my call. I’ve learned that people are often overwhelmed and overcommitted, and therefore unable or unwilling to help me. Instead of feeling defeated, I try to focus instead on how grateful I am that many other people have […]

God helps those who help themselves, says Lord Krishna

Krishna says that He provides for His devotees by giving them what they lack and preserving what they have. People are very fond of saying that God helps those who help themselves, but they do not understand that helping yourself means putting yourself under Krishna’s protection. If one thinks, “Oh, I can help myself. I […]

Keeping in constant touch with Krishna

Even after the destruction of this body, consciousness is not destroyed. Rather, consciousness is transferred to another type of body and again makes us aware of the material conception of life. That is also described in the Bhagavad-gita. At the time of death, if our consciousness is pure, we can be sure that our next […]