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Thought the index of Man’s Nature (A Thief Turned into a Saint.)

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

A thief related the way he once managed to break into the house of a rich man and steal away the jewellery of the house. He said that he came to know about the jewellery that this rich man had got recently into his house by some means. He went to break into the house, […]

Parable Of The Blessed Mouse

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Close to mountain-stream there was a dilapidated building full of rat-holes. A great number of rats dwelt in those rat-holes. They went out in search of food at night and they got plenty from the neighboring grocer’s shop. They stored the foodstuffs in the holes and dwelt in apparent peace. The mountain-stream suddenly swelled one […]

Parable Of The Professional Bargainer – Swami Sivananda

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

  After taking much toddy, a man went into a milk-stall and took some sweets and Pan (betel leaves). On coming out, he extolled the quality of milk sold in that stall, and said in an impressive way, .I have had just now a cup of milk in that shop. See, it has refreshed me […]

Abhaya Daanam

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

There will be many who do Suvarna, Go, Bhuu daanam; but it is rare to find one who has sarva-bhuuta-daya. One day, when Raghu maharaja was doing Tapas, a Viprottama approached him and asked for Sharanam. Seeing the Viprottama, who was trembling with fear, Raghu maharaja gave Abhayam and asked the reason for the fear. […]

Ghosha Yaatra from Mahabharata

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

    One who tries to spoil others will himself get spoilt. This was very true in case of Duryodhana. Right from childhood Duryodhana, Dusshaasana, Karna and Shakuni (Dushtachatushtayam) tried to harm the Paandavas in many many ways. This episode happened during the Vanavaasam of the Paandavas. Once Duryodhana, who didnt want to let Paandavas live […]

Hard work can do wonders

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

In Indian culture vairaagyam was always given ultimate importance. But careful, there is a very thin line that separates vairaagyam and laziness. In vairaagyam all karma is done but without expecting anything in return, without being involved in the materialistic aspects of karma. Bhagiratha, with his unparalleled effort to bring Ganga to earth, showed us […]

Importance of keeping one’s word

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

We all know that the pandavas left their kingdom for 13 long years for keeping up their word! Well, for Arjuna going away from the bhogas of a king, for the sake of truth, was not new. He did it once well before the aranyavaas. The story goes like this: The kalyaanam of pandavas with […]

The story of two brothers

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Once upon a time, there were two brothers Shankha and Likhita, who were Munis and used to live in their Aashramams on the banks of the river Baahudaa. One day, the younger brother, Likhita, went to the Shankha’s aashramam and on not finding his brother, sat under a mango tree. He started eating one of […]

The story of two yogis

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

A person who does anything that he does to utmost perfection, without being involved in its materialistic aspects and benifits is called a Yogi. However, since it is very difficult for a person to attain such a state, principled ways like vaanaprastham, sanyaasam have been suggested, to train a person to be dettached from the […]

What you gave is your only investment

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

What one gives to others is the only thing he gets. There is a famous sarcastic saying about misers which goes like this: “A miser is a greater donor than a Daata! Well, the reason is that a Daata will give away his things to others and may be uses a little portion of his […]