Stay above the storms of the heart

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By Sri Swami Chinmayananda

The mind  (or the heart in this context) is the faculty which takes the decision compelled by the impulses and instincts, likes and dislikes, emotions and sentiments, amidst doubts and confusions.  The head, or the intellect, is the faculty which takes decisions based on the righteous ways of living.  Make your wise intellect the caption ...

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The Supreme ’embodied’ – Lord Krishna

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By Swami Chinmayananda

Sage Vyasa, wrote the glories of  the Supreme Lord who walked on this earth, called Sri Krishna.  The sage wanted to gain two purposes:

Firstly, to provide a fascinating story that captivated the mind with the vivid play of the “Unseen Hand” – that molds and shapes human affairs, thoughts, situations and happenings, achievements and failures.  In our ...

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What is Prayer..

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By Sri Chinmayananda

Most of us are inspired to pray only at the time of emotional upheaval, when failure, success, or deep fears overwhelm us.  At those times in our lives, something is stirred up in man’s heart; Faith in a greater being or power, is born and prayer follows.  Prayer is thus the deepest impulse of the ...

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Why do we find fault in others?

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By Swami Chinmayananda

All of us, without exception, have been blessed with one great ability in abundance; that is to find fault with others!  Why is it that we generally show greater interest in others’ weaknesses than in their goodness?  It is because our egos find great joy in proving themselves better than all ...

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Mind at Meditation

 

 

By Swami Chinmayananda

When the transience of life is understood in all its depth and significance, material possessions are viewed merely as gifts granted for temporary enjoyment.  One who does not have the right knowledge (of Truth), sees not even though he looks. He sees nothing but his own projections, his own thoughts. ( Continue Reading

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Overcome the Ego

 

 By  Swami Chinmayananda

 

There is only one thing that the infinitely compassionate Lord demands from us – the surrender of our ego. To do the rest i.e giving us the strength, knowledge, fearlessness, dynamism, peace, dexterity, success etc is His responsibility.

Once a world famous painter came out with a unique painting: Jesus holding a lantern on one hand and knocking at a door. Someone objected, “Sir, you forgot to fix ...

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Place of Worship

By Swami Tejomayananda

 

Many of us say if God is all-pervading, why do we need temples, churches or any place for worship.  The need is based on the individual.  If you can calculate mathematical formulae mentally, then you have no need of a calculator, pencil or paper.  In the same way, if a person can walk on his own ...

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