FREE BOOK! Wanderings With Swami Vivekananda

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Supplement to: The Master As I Saw Him Wanderings with Swami Vivekananda, is a little book, that was formulated out of a series of essays, penned by Sister Nivedita, which first appeared in the Brahmavadin – a publication of the Ramakrishna Mission. The book narrates Sister Nivedita’s journey […]

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FREE BOOK! Spiritual Incidents from the Life of Swami Vivekananda

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“The Master as I Saw Him” is a wonderful book, famous for its chronicling of intense spiritual experiences from the life of Swami Vivekananda, as noted by his disciple Sister Nivedita. Among the many gripping anecdotes that occur in this book are: Lord Buddha manifesting before Vivekananda, as […]

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Why We Must Be Thankful for Difficult Times

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Many years ago, I came across a saying in a Chinese fortune cookie: “A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.” In those days, I was facing some difficult times and so these words bolstered my spirits considerably. Still later, I chanced upon the same wisdom, expressed in […]

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How to Increase Your Willpower? The Secret to Succeeding Like Never Before!

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The secret to achieving any kind of success lies in an indomitable will. Here by success is not just meant a narrow kind of business or academic success, but a much broader victory over the ills of life itself. For life is a difficult journey. Along the way […]

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2-Minute Spirituality – A Prayer to Elevate the Mind and Soul

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The goal of prayer is not to reduce ourselves to the position of a beggar, asking God to fulfill our trifling material wants and desires; but it is to elevate the mind and spirit, to build out our inner character and to cultivate an indomitable courage that allows […]

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The Incredible Powers of a Himalayan Yogi

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The following incident took place in the year 1942, prior to India’s independence from the British, when the then king of Kumaon, a Himalayan mountainous region of northern India, invited an army officer of the Western Command, L.P. Farrel for a picnic trip to the hills. The king […]

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5 Amazing Photos and Anecdotes from the Life of Swami Vivekananda

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Of all the photographs associated with the life of Swami Vivekananda, a few are especially memorable. Presented below is a collection of 5 cherished snapshots, along with some enlightening anecdotes from the life of this great teacher of Vedic spirituality. Swami Vivekananda Makes His Debut at the Parliament […]

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Understanding the Many Gods in Hinduism

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Why do Hindus worship so many Gods? Is Hinduism a polytheistic religion? Why is the cow sacred? Why is the river Ganges considered so holy? Why is the sun worshiped? These are some of the questions that naturally arise in most people’s minds when they look at Hinduism […]

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Why Does God Allow Rape and Other Heinous Crimes to be Committed?

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If He is so powerful why does He not do something to stop them? The Year 2013 arrived cloaked in grief and despair for India, as the country witnessed a young lady courageously battle, but ultimately lose her life to an act of brutal gang-rape and violence, perpetrated […]

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Why is Nature So Beautiful? Why Does It Fill Us With Joy and Peace?

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“Form, colour, scent and something else which is indefinable constitute the beauty of flowers.” – Sri Aurobindo Why is nature so beautiful? Why does a short walk amidst nature have such a calming influence on our mind? Why does the sight of flowers, butterflies and rainbows fill our […]

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