Did Ancient Rishis Kill Animals For Their Skin?

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Whenever we read any Amar Chitra Katha comic or other stories about ancient India, we often come across pictures where the rishis are shown meditating while seated on the skins of animals. So does this imply that the nature loving ancient sages of India, actually killed wild animals? […]

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VIDEO – Why Hinduism Champions Vegetarianism as an Aid to Samadhi

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One of the defining features of India that sets it apart from all other nations of the world, is that for thousands of years, a large majority of its people have been vegetarian. But why was this so? In this video we examine 2 extraordinary spiritual reasons why […]

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PHOTOS – Tree Under Which Swami Vivekananda Meditated & More…

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12 Memorable Photos from Swami Vivekananda’s stay at Ridgely Manor in the United States, including – 1) The tree under which he meditated; 2) The couch he slept on; 3) The table he ate ice cream at & many more… During the years Swami Vivekananda spent teaching Vedanta […]

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Is Watching Pornography a Sin? – Hidden Realities About the Porn Industry

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Is watching pornography a sin? A young man recently sent me an email with this question, and his question is so pertinent for our times, that I thought I’d expand the answer into a post. So…Is Watching Pornography a Sin? Yes it most certainly is, because this action […]

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Power of Brahmacharya | Is Sexual Abstinence Old-Fashioned or the Sensible Thing to Do? (Part 1)

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These days “unrestrained sex” has become the motto of the Indian media. “Sexual freedom” is being promoted as a mantra on almost all major media platforms ranging from Bollywood movies, to TV serials, to newspapers. All are busy encouraging the youth to break out of tradition, to become […]

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Power of Brahmacharya | When Swami Vivekananda Memorized 10 Volumes of an Encyclopaedia (Part 2)

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READ PART 1 HERE >> Power of Brahmacharya – Is Sexual Abstinence Old-Fashioned or the Sensible Thing to Do? In this post are presented 2 beautiful stories from the life of Swami Vivekananda, which capture his tremendous power of memory attained through the practice of brahmacharya. Story #1 […]

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The #1 Secret to a Happy Marriage

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The following story has been taken from the Hindi writings of Pandit Shriram Sharma (Vangmay # 50 pages 2.56-2.57). It is presented here in an adapted and translated form. A married youth once approached Saint Kabir with a deeply troubled heart. All was not well with his marriage. […]

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Reincarnation | The 1 “Thing” that Accompanies the Soul After Death (VIDEO)

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We are all familiar with the saying – “Empty handed we are born into this world, and empty handed we shall return.” The process of life and death is such that we cannot take even a grain of sand out of this world, when we depart. However, while […]

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Part 2: How to Deal With Bullying and Harassment?

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In the previous post, we learnt from Swami Vivekananda that the best way to handle insults is to remain detached and to not react. In this way our mind stays established in inner peace and its conserved energies can then be directed towards attaining loftier goals. Now the […]

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Part 1: How to Deal With Insults and Slander?

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We live in acrimonious times. All around us we see people trying to rise up by pulling another down. Personal success at the expense of the other seems to be the mantra of today. Everywhere we look this saga is being played out. We see it in the […]

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