Space is Timeless!

Space is Timeless!

In a Zen story, a student approaches a teacher.   The teacher at the time was standing near a big bell, which looked quite ancient. The student asked, “How old is this bell?” The teacher said, “Perhaps 500 years.” Then after a pause, and...
The Sandals that Made History

The Sandals that Made History

Here is a sterling example how Gandhi was able to transform his arch opponent, General Smuts, during his time in South Africa. His work there finished, Gandhi left South Africa with his family in July 1914. Before he departed, he sent General Smuts a pair of sandals...
Calculus of Happiness

Calculus of Happiness

Analysis of Bliss Ānanda Mīmāṁsā in Taittirīya Upaniṣad In book two (Ananda Vallī), anuvāka eight of Taittirīya Upaniṣad, a wisdom text dealing with Self-knowledge, we come across a most detailed analysis, mīmāṁsā, of different levels of bliss, ānanda,...
Greed not. Be content!

Greed not. Be content!

Greed adds nothing to what we have; it only makes us more empty. In greed, we miss what we have; in contentment, we enjoy what we have. An impartial survey of our own experience and a little reflection dictate that without contentment, we will not be happy even if we...
The Knowledge that Liberates!

The Knowledge that Liberates!

भज गोविन्दं भजगोविन्दं भजगोविन्दं गोविन्दं भजमूढमते ।सम्प्राप्ते सन्निहिते काले नहि नहि रक्षति डुकृञ्करणे ॥ १॥ bhaja govindaṁ bhajagovindaṁ bhajagovindaṁ govindaṁ bhajamūḍhamate |samprāpte sannihite kale nahi nahi rakṣati ḍukṛñkaraṇe  ||1|| Seek/attain the knowledge...
The fundamental human problem

The fundamental human problem

  Vedānta teaches us that the fundamental human problem is the lack of self-knowledge and the resultant extrovertedness of our search for happiness and the mistaken way we relate to the world. In all our quests, we approach people, objects, and situations...

7 Habits Videos

Affirmations! 7 Habits of Highly Fulfilled People Freedom Artist and Entrepreneur, Paulina Krajewski, has posted short videos of Seven habits of highly fulfilled people on YouTube: 1st Habit: Pure Motivation:   2nd Habit: Gratitude: 3rd Habit: Generosity: 4th...
The Calculus of Know-Do-Be.

The Calculus of Know-Do-Be.

  To know is to be; to be is to do and to do is to be fulfilled ~ Fulfillment of self-knowledge, flowering in acting for the good of all. We must first know, then do, and finally be the change that we aspire to inspire in others. This knowing-doing-being...

Carpe Diem

The Latin phrase ‘Carpe Diem‘ means “seize the day” or “enjoy the moment.” It really means enjoy the day today. Live a meaningful life today, and do not worry. No need to worry when you find joy and contentment through meaning and...

The Way to Enlightenment?!

Student: Do humans have free will? Teacher: What free will do you have in sleep? Student: What is the way to self-awakening? Teacher: What path do you need to reach yourself? Student: So, we do not need any spiritual practice, sādhanā? Teacher: Quite the contrary!...

Translations/Creative Works Published

Listings and Web-links Satinder Dhiman, trans. (2014). Prashnōttarī (Santvānī). Answers to questions asked by spiritual aspirants to the founder-saint of ‘Mānav Sevā Sangh,’ Sant Pravar Brahmaleen Pujaypād Swāmī Shrī Sharnānandjī Mahārāj.  ...
The Magic of Gandhi

The Magic of Gandhi

Gandhi’s advice to a fellow seeker, given five months before his death: I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man [woman] whom you may...
Tat Tvam Asi

Tat Tvam Asi

Once many years ago, I had a “chance” meeting with an Indian saint. He asked, in broken English, “Been India?” Since I had been in India for a number of years, the best, most easily demonstrable answer was to wobble my head in the...
The Poetry of Life

The Poetry of Life

“तुलसी” ममता राम सौं, समता सब संसार राग ना रोष ना दोष दुःख, दास भये भव पार ~दोहावली 94 O Tulsi! Develop love for the Divine, and equanimity towards the world; Unattached, anger-free, unsullied, and without sorrow; the poor in spirit cross the ocean of...