Hari Om Do not panic The more vulnerable we feel, the more anxious we get. There is strong evidence that anxiety can dramatically weaken the immune system, making us even more vulnerable to the virus. To get out of the vicious loop, we need to deal positively with our anxiety. As recalled and reminded appropriately … Continue reading Spiritual Response to COVID-19
Hari Om What Is Karma? Karma means not only action, but also the result of an action. The consequence of an action is really not a separate thing. It is a part of the action, and cannot be divided from it. Breathing, thinking, talking, seeing, hearing, eating, etc., are Karmas. Thinking is mental Karma. Karma … Continue reading The Law of Karma and Rebirth
Hari Om Strictly avoid unnecessary talks, gossip and reference to details and questions about others and things not involved in our issues. This is in line with the Vedhanthic requirements for removing impurities from our minds. We should remember that when we hate or talk wrongly about others (even about people who may be wrong … Continue reading Vedanthic Guidelines from Distilled Wisdom for Self-Realization
Hari Om When we visit temples, priests inside the temple and beggars outside the Temple are constantly troubling us for some donations/ payments/ favours/ help/alms. Can we ignore them or what we should do? Answer: As per scriptures we will be troubled by people only when we have some karmic accounts to be settled with … Continue reading FAQ on Troubling Priests or Beggars at Temples
Hari Om ‘Pati’ is Lord Siva. It is the object of all the Vedas and the Agamas to explain the concepts of Lord (Pati), bound souls (Pasu) which really means cattle, and bondage (Pasa). Lord Siva is infinite, eternal, one without a second. He is changeless and indivisible. He is the embodiment of knowledge and … Continue reading Pati-Pasu-Pasa and Sadhana in Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy
Hari Om This world runs on well-established laws. There is no chaos. There is no such thing as accident or chance in life. Events occur in succession or order. There is perfect harmony. The child grows, attains boyhood and adolescence, begets children, decays and dies. The child becomes a father and the father brings forth … Continue reading As You Sow So Shall You Reap
Hari Om The way you think becomes your karma When Buddha was sitting with his disciples, one of them asked him "What is Karma?" Buddha responded saying, "Let me tell you a story..." A king was going around the kingdom on his elephant, touring the various spots. He stopped in front of a shop in … Continue reading Your thoughts are your karma!
Hari Om Once upon a time there was a man lost in the desert. 36 hours ago, the water in his bottle ran dry, and he was on his last feet. He knew he would surely perish if he didn't get some water soon. The man saw in front of him a shack. He thought … Continue reading A Moral Story about Life & Karma
Hari Om As per the scriptures and GF, there is absolutely no point in performing remedies or visiting temples for cure for our problems, diseases or sufferings when we do not consciously refrain from harmful, hurtful, violent and selfish activities and actions such as: - Keeping animals/birds in the name of ‘pets’, within cages/glass boxes … Continue reading FAQ: Guruji, I regularly visit temples, perform remedies through prayer, havens and charity, yet my problems remain and am not happy or peaceful. Why?