BhagavadGita Motivates to Mind the Mind

Our Mind or Manas is a wonderful thing as long we can control it! Mind is often compared with a monkey (Mana Markatah), which is constantly jumping from tree to tree / hopping from a branch to another on a tree. Like this monkey's behavior, mind tends to switch between various thoughts. It is the … Continue reading BhagavadGita Motivates to Mind the Mind

BhagavadGita’s Tips to Tame Temptations

Temptation basically means, "an urge to do something that is wrong / unwise." A more relatable example would be (especially now that we are in holiday season and the New Year is approaching and people getting ready for New Year Resolutions!! :-)) a strong urge to eat a favorite pastry / sweet / dish loaded … Continue reading BhagavadGita’s Tips to Tame Temptations

BhagavadGita’s Pointers to Procure Peace

Peace isn't just freedom from war and violence. If we look more closely, we are constantly battling various emotions / thoughts within our mind. We are on a perpetual hunt for peace and happiness. When the mind and senses aren't in our control, we can be easily disturbed by anything / anyone around us. When … Continue reading BhagavadGita’s Pointers to Procure Peace

BhagavadGita Motivates to Master Merciful Characteristic

Let us start this blog with a question: What is forgiveness? Psychologists define forgiveness as "A conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness." If we take the time to either introspect or observe people around … Continue reading BhagavadGita Motivates to Master Merciful Characteristic

BhagavadGita Emphasizes the Need to Curb the Greed

What is Greed? Dictionary meaning of Greed is: "intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food." It makes one forget about principles and values of life. Greed is not merely caring about money and possessions, but caring too much about them. The greedy person is too attached to his / her things, … Continue reading BhagavadGita Emphasizes the Need to Curb the Greed

BhagavadGita’s Tips to Face Fear

The dictionary meaning of fear is: A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid. Fear is closely related to the emotion anxiety, which occurs as the result of threats that are perceived to be uncontrollable or unavoidable. Fear can … Continue reading BhagavadGita’s Tips to Face Fear

BhagavadGita’s Solution for Dealing with Envy

Envy is a negative feeling or emotion that one could experience over something he / she doesn't have. It could be about a material possession like a house / vehicle / money. Envy (Matsarya in Samskrita) is also considered to be one of the Six Enemies of the mind. This has increased even more with … Continue reading BhagavadGita’s Solution for Dealing with Envy

Divine Love

February 14 is celebrated as Valentine's Day all over the world. Even though the common perception is that this day is for lovers, there are so many different relationships that can be celebrated on this day e.g., love for parents, siblings, nieces, nephews, children, and grandchildren and so on. I had written about Bhakti / … Continue reading Divine Love

Bhakti Bhavana & Its Types

Before I start this blog-post, let me tell you what prompted me to write it.On February 09, 2020, "Guru Ravidas Jayanthi' event popped up on my mobile's Calendar App. This rang a bell in my mind; my Yoga Guru at SVYASA Yoga University, Smt. Rashmi Bapat, while teaching us Narada Bhakti Sutras (NBS) course had … Continue reading Bhakti Bhavana & Its Types