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  1. What Is Surrender and How to Surrender?

      “Surrender does not mean running away from responsibilities, it is a sense of assurance in you that yes, things are going to be well. The Meaning of Surrender A desire comes into your heart. You don’t know where it comes from, but it comes. And unless an ...
  2. The 3 Types of Karma

    The 3 Types of Karma No event or action can happen without a cause. There needs to be a cause for every result. So every effect has a cause and this cause is Karma. Many people think Karma is fate. Karma is not just fate. The literal meaning of Karma is “ ...
  3. Karma and Reincarnation

    The Meaning of Karma The most commonly used word that is misunderstood is “Karma“. The literal meaning of Karma is action. Action could be latent, could be in the form of a tendency, and it could be something that happens in the future. These are the thre ...
  4. How to Overcome Inner Conflict

    A Great Warrior The term great warrior refers to someone with valor and is usually used for people who fight battles and attain victory over their enemies. However, one who sits still and follows the path of ‘ahimsa’ or non-violence totally, is also refer ...
  5. 5 Things You Need to Know About Stress

    There is a beautiful human being inside everyone. What makes one different is the stress that covers the beauty. When the stress is gone, we become our original selves. In this article, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar speaks on the 5 things we need to know a ...
  6. Here is Why You Must Not Judge or Blame

    Recognize Your Tendency to Judge and Blame We all have this tendency – we judge ourselves too much, or we judge others. Either you start blaming yourself, or you blame somebody else. Either you find you are not right, or you find that someone else is not ...
  7. Significance of Holi – The Festival of Colors

    What is Holi? In India, this is the last full moon of the year (as per the Lunar Calendar). Holi is celebrated on the last full moon of the year. The next full moon will be the New Year. So, before that last full moon, the tradition is to just take all th ...
  8. How to Overcome Feelings of Hurt

    If you have wisdom, you don’t have to go through pain to learn. We go through pain because we lack wisdom. But remember that you will come out of pain or hurt at some time or the other. It is important for one to have a larger context to life. When you ha ...
  9. What Are Signs of Intelligence?

    Buddha means the enlightened, and also the super intelligent. Buddhi in Sanskrit means intelligence, and there are four signs of intelligence. 1 Alertness The first sign of intelligence is being alert. You can’t say that I am intelligent but I am a little ...
  10. Significance of Raksha Bandhan

    Today is Raksha Bandhan (a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters) and Shravan Upakarma (ritual conducted once a year when people change their Upanayana thread). Do you know what Upakarma is? It is the day of changin ...