Why are Temples and Monasteries Built on Cliffs and Mountain Tops?

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Growing up in India, I have vivid memories of many a train journeys that my family undertook, to visit relatives who lived in towns all across India. As the train chugged through the countryside one would spot little white temples built on remote hill tops. At other times, […]

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What is the Difference between a Human Being and God?

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They say that God has made man in his image. So is there anything that differentiates a human being from God? The answer is a surprising one! – Ignorance. Ignorance is what separates man from God. Our souls are already a part of the divine consciousness of God, […]

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Beautiful Life Poem – Life is Short, Keep that in Mind and Rejoice

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Nothing lasts forever. It is this very fact that lends beauty to life. We treasure our joys and find the strength to lightly bear our sorrows, knowing this great truth. The garden of earth is kept eternally fresh and desirable because death is as much a part of […]

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Discover Your True Self – You are Not a Body but a Soul

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You are a Soul Infinite, Immortal and Perfect. Nearly 2,500 years ago, the great sages of the Upanishads proclaimed “Know thy own soul, for only then can you know God.” In other words, the path to God lies not through the outer world of matter but through our […]

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Believe in Yourself – Arise, Awake from this Hypnotism of Weakness!

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Rouse your sleeping soul. The power to achieve all lies within you! Almost the first words that the great Buddha uttered were — “Whatever you think, that you are, whatever you shall think, that you shall be.” That be true, do not teach yourself that you are weak, […]

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2-Minute Spirituality – What Can a Child Teach Us About Failure?

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When we watch a child take his first unsteady steps in the world, we see his countless failures; his successes are but a few. If we had to limit our observation to a narrow space of time, the sight would be rather cruel. But we find that in […]

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Do We Have a Soul? Three Powerful Truths that Point to its Existence

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There is a great battle raging on, between the practical man of science and the faithful man of religion – the battle over the existence of the soul. Often, this battle rages within our very own selves, and for good reason. Born in this great century of science […]

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2-Minute Spirituality – If You Met God Today, How Would You Introduce Yourself?

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Imagine if you had to go up and introduce yourself to God – how would you describe yourself? Would you say “God I am the person who works as a vice president in a big corporation, I drive an expensive car, I have a beautiful house on the […]

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Spiritual Courage – The Boldness which Believes in the Truth and Dares to Practice It

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If you wish to change the world, cultivate the boldness that does not quake, that does not budge one inch from the path of truth! There are two sorts of courage. One is the physical kind – the courage to jump into the mouth of danger. Tigers and […]

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Who is God? The Surprising Answer Behind the Origin of the Universe

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Who is God? – It will perhaps come as a surprise to many, that the goal of both science and spirituality is to reveal the answer to this very question! For to ask the question “Who is God” is to seek the answers to our very origins: “How […]

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