By Swami Chinmayananda
Why do the walls of the hospitals hear more sincere prayers than the walls of temples or churches?
Why do airports see more affectionate kisses than wedding halls?
By Pujya Swami Chidananda Saraswati
So frequently in life we think, “Just one more year” and then I will simplify my life, minimizing luxuries. “Just one more year” and I will cut back on my time at the office to spend more time in spiritual pursuits. “Just one more year” and I will dedicate more time to ...Continue Reading
By Swami Chinmayananda
It is a psychological fact that when we are determined to achieve a goal, we develop faith in the goal and confidence in ourselves. The faith is what ultimately takes us to success. It is the law of life that as one thinks, so one becomes. ...Continue Reading
By Swami Swahananda
Life is not all sweetness, enjoyment, & success; it is drudgery, pain & failure too. And worry & apprehension about it eat into vitals of man’s life. With all the opportunities for enjoyment provided with advanced technology, man still lives in anxiety.
The most empirical ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
By Chamunda Swami
The word ‘Mantra’ is a Sanskrit word, made up of two root words. Man means ‘mind’ or thinking, tra means ‘to release or to free’. Therefore the meaning of mantra is to free the mind and thinking from the material sphere of consciousness, thus transcending the physical world.
A mantra is composed of sacred sound vibrations ...Continue Reading
There was a great devotee (bhakta) of Lord Sri Krishna in Nathdwaar in Rajasthan. He had a murthy of Krishna at home, who he would worship everyday with a lot of devotion. He would go to the market everyday, bring a garland for his Lord and offered it to Him with humility and love, without any expectation in return. This he did ...Continue Reading
Start by holding Krishna’s hand and bathing Him by pouring water over Him. Picture the water falling on all parts of His body and running down. All the while, call out to Him, ‘Krishna, Krishna!’ and visualize His divine form. Imagine doing ‘abhisheka’ (ceremonial bath) with Kamadhenu’s milk, honey, ghee, sandal paste (chandana) and rose water, one after the ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
GOPASTAMI AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE
Gopastami occurs on the eighth day of the bright fortnight in the month of Kartika. On this day lord Sri Krishna became a qualified cowherd. Before this day, he was a keeper of the calves. Krishna one day decided that he would take care of the cows and He was just 6 years old. Nand Baba and Yashodha Maiya were ...Continue Reading