God is the basic and ultimate element of the cosmos. It is considered that almighty God prevails everywhere. Each and every pore of the cosmos is pervaded by the cosmic matter. Thus, God is basic and subtle element and is considered as formless. Since, God has created this beautiful universe, God has formed aspect too. Continue Reading
Holi is celebrated during the spring season in India and is among the biggest Hindu festivals, especially in the northern region. It falls on the first day of krishnapaksh(dark fortnight) of Phalgun month according to the Hindu calendar, which coincides with February or March of the Western calendar. On the previous day — purnima or full Moon day — devotees observe Holika Dahan by setting alight large bonfires to signify the burning of evil. In different parts of India, Holi is called by different names. In West Bengal and Odisha, it is observed as Dol Jatra. Continue Reading
A real instance from the life of Lord Buddha can be cited as the perfect epitome for getting the knowledge of topic in more deeper aspects. Once Buddha was walking from one town to another with a few of his followers. While they were travelling they happened to pass a lake. They stopped there. Buddha told one of his disciples “I am thirsty. Get me some water from the lake there”. The disciple walked up to the lake. When he reached it, he noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water. And right at that moment, a bullock cart started crossing through the lake. As a result, the water became very muddy, very turbid. The disciple thought, “How can I give this muddy water to Buddha” So he came back and told Buddha, “ The water in the lake is very muddy . I do not think it is fit to drink .” They waited for half an hour there. Again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake and get him some water to drink . The disciple obediently went back to the lake .This time he found that the lake had absolutely clear water in it . The mud had settled down and the water above looked fit to drink . So, he collected some water in a pot and brought it to Buddha. Continue Reading
This is the misfortune of our society that it neither forgives nor gives a chance to repent. To err is human. If we do not give a man the chance to repent, how would he improve? For example, does a thief who has already been punished by the law not have the right to be forgiven? Continue Reading
Peace, perseverance and equable vision are the jewellery of the saints; their most precious ornament is the submission to the will of God. The true devotee views others with the vision bestowed by the true master and listens with the divine ears granted by the true master. Continue Reading
Before we ponder into this intriguing topic, it’s of utmost importance to analyze the matter of overwhelming curiosity. As science has thick blanket of mathematical calculations, underneath this lies a thick blanket of mathematical calculations. As mentioned in the holy bible pertaining Adam and Eve. How they started their life by eating the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge. Adam started differentiating between himself and the material world. Possessing an increased awareness, Adam and eve learned how to adapt to the environment, and how to exploit the resources of nature. Subsequent generations also developed skills of hunting and farming. The next leap was the emergence of metal tools, about 5000 years ago. Which proved to be crucial step in the development of industry? If we think back to the era of Greco Romans, a civilization from which the western world derived the basic structure on which modern science has made such a gigantic progress. Henceforth, the wise began to philosophies about the existence of man, and this gave birth to modern science.
- Two goats were coming from opposite directions, wanting to cross a stream by walking over a fallen tree connecting the two banks. As they moved and faced each other in the middle of the stream, both quarreled and stuck their horns at each other. Eventually both fell into the stream and died. Both were adamant to cross the stream first, but they lost their lives. Continue Reading
- There is utter darkness everywhere during “Amavasya “the darkest night of the month. A person who is moving about forlorn sees a ray of light at a remote distance in a cottage. Although the light is dim, it has lot of values in terms of guiding the person to proceed in the right direction. Similarly, an enlightened person may illuminate the path of several others. He should never consider his contribution as insignificant. Continue Reading
In this age of information technology, it has become a widespread phenomenon to remain busy in the offices and other bread earning sources. The weekday edition of the New York Times contains more information than the average person was exposed to during the entire lifetime in seventeenth century England. The time required to spend to get entertainment or to relax has become less with more time spending in front of the computers and in the offices. The simple act of sitting in a wooden park and listening to the wind move through the leaves fills with a sense of quiet and peace. Communicating with the nature is also an excellent way to unlock your creativity and generate new ideas. Continue Reading
O’God! From untruth, lead me to Light
From death, lead me to Immortality Peace, Peace, Peace.
(Bridhardanyaka Upanishad 1:3-28.)
God is the Supreme Light. The same Divine Light manifests itself in the human form as the True Master.
Baba Avtar Singh Nirankari said in one of his Sermons: “A blind can neither see himself nor the sighted ones; But a sighted person can see both – the blind as well as the sighted.” Continue Reading