“Fire Test” For Sita – Ramayana

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Without wasting any more time, eager to meet Sita, Rama (with his company) reached Ashokvan. Sita had heard about the battle between Rama and Ravana, and was expectantly waiting for victorious Rama to reach her. Joyous end to her suffering and grief was in sight. The sorrow was to be replaced with the joy of […]

Return to Ayodhya – Ramayana

Monday, April 11th, 2011

As Rama, Laxmana, and Sita preapared to return to Ayodhya, there was joyous shouts of Victory to Rama, Veer Hanuman ki Jai — Victory to Hanuman. Gods from the Heaven poured flowers and garlands to celebrate and show their pleasure. A Divine Air Plane — Pushpaka — was sent for Rama and his company so […]

End Of The Ramayana Story

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Story of Rama should end here. A happy ending. But because of some inexplicable reasons this does not happen! The story continues to its most tragic end. As if the trials and tribulations – suffering of Sita was not enough, a new and queer situation develops. I am not inclined to proceed further, but as […]

Dharmavyadha – Mahabharata

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Many years ago, there lived a Brahmin by the name Kaushika. He was the only son of his parents. He was very inclined to spiritual studies. He wanted to study Vedas & gain spiritual powers. So he told his parents about his wish to leave for the jungle, where he would devote his time in […]

Learning Humility from Bayazid al-Bistami – A Sufi Story

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

There was a certain ascetic who was one of the great saints of Bestam. He had his own followers and admirers, and at the same time he was never absent from the circle of Bayazid al-Bistami (or Abu Yazid al-Bistami). He listened to all his discourses, and sat with his companions. One day he remarked […]

Krishna, the Widow and Her Cow

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Sometimes when we are in utter difficulty, the Grace of God acts in a very peculiar way. We feel that God becomes more cruel when we are in difficulties and sufferings. Let me illustrate this to you with a story. Sri Krishna and Arjuna once were guests of a widow. The widow had no children, […]

Once You Realise God, All The Cosmic Gods Become Yours

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

There was once a great seeker whose name was Gyandas. A few times he had experienced a vision of his family’s presiding deity, and this made him very happy. One day Gyandas and a group of seekers were praying together at the banks of the River Narmada. After some time a spiritual Master came and […]

It Is My Poverty-Life That Has Kept Me Spiritual

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

There was once a great Sanskrit scholar who specialised in logic. He lived a very simple life, and he did not care for money. His wife was also very simple. Both of them were very simple, pure and kind-hearted. Because he was such a great scholar, everybody had great admiration for him. His friends advised […]

Yudhishthira’s Worst Enemy

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

After the battle of Kurukshetra was over, one day Yudhishthira said to Krishna, “Krishna, we Pandavas have won. Needless to say, it is all your Grace. Otherwise, we could never have won. But you know, Krishna, in spite of our victory, something is bothering me. Do you know what it is? I have no peace […]

In God’s Eye Nobody Is Untouchable

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

There was once a cobbler whose name was Dipan. Dipan was extremely poor. He was a great devotee of the Lord Vishnu and he had the deepest adoration for all the cosmic gods and goddesses also. Dipan had a tiny shop where he sold shoes. During the day if there were no customers, he didn’t […]