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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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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How Lord Buddha Suddenly Appeared Before Swami Vivekananda

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Lord Buddha was one of the great spiritual ideals of Swami Vivekananda (Swamiji), whom he worshiped with intense love and devotion, just as he did his guru Sri Ramakrishna. “Who was there ever like Him?” he once spoke of Buddha, his whole face aglow with inspiration. “The Lord ...

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How Sri Ramakrishna Saw Jesus Merge Into His Body

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The life of Sri Ramakrishna stands unique in the history of the world, because of all the God-realized teachers, he alone was the one, who through his intense spiritual practices, actually verified the fact that all religions are true and all ultimately lead to the same ocean of ...

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Does God Actually “EAT” the Food Offered? – Significance of Prasad

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“Does God actually eat the food offered?” This is a most interesting question, because in every temple in India, it is customary to make a small offering of sweets or other food, as a mark of our devotion and gratefulness towards whichever God or Goddess we are worshiping. ...

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The Mysterious Pelting of Stones Which Disturbed Swami Brahmananda

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The following 2 incidents have been taken from the life of Swami Brahmananda, one of the 16 monastic disciples of Sri Ramakrishna. Affectionately called as “Maharaj” by others, he was a divine soul, who had attained to the highest state of spiritual realization (Nirvikalpa Samadhi, or complete union ...

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