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Draupadi, an ikon of a true Indian woman

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Draupadi, the daughter of King Drupada, appears from the yagnyaagni as a full grown, in the bloom of her youth. One can observe that it is always Paramaatma who takes birth and avataaras (“Paritraanaaya sadhunam …”). However, always Yoga-Maaya (or Shakti) never takes birth, she just appears. It is the same case with Sita devi, […]

Parable Of The Zamindar And His Agent – Sivananda

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

A big zamindar appointed an agent over his estates. The agent had been given vast powers over the estate. People were made to obey him and believe that the power to control them, to appoint them and dismiss them vested in the agent. Though the zamindar was watching the agent and his activities from a […]

Parable Of The Cheating Postmaster

Monday, September 30th, 2013

  A villager wrote to his son living in a town: .Please send me Rupees 10 every month for my expenses.. The village postmaster saw his opportunity in this and added one 0 to the figure and made it 100. The villager’s son went on sending Rs. 100 every month to his father; and the […]

Why Things are dear to us?

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

  (A Monkey with her Children in a Flood) There was a great flood, a great inundation of the river Ganges, and the river went on rising. On the branches of a tree were sitting several monkeys; there was a female monkey and some children of this female monkey. All these children came up to […]

Right Belief – Parable of Swami Rama Teertha

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

(Two Men in the Niagara) Two men were being carried down by the swift current of the Niagara. One of them found a big log and caught hold of it with the desire to be saved; the other man found a tiny rope, thrown down for their rescue by the people on the bank. Happily […]

Parable Of Water And Fire

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Once Fire met Water on the banks of the Ganga to settle an age-long dispute between them  as to which of them was powerful. Water asserted its prowess by quoting ample incidents in support of its ability to put down even big fires and told that Fire could not do anything to water save only […]

Parable Of The Elephant’s Bath – Swami Sivananda

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

A mahout took an elephant to the Ganga and gave it a nice bath for over an hour. He applied pounds of soap and scrubbed its whole body nicely. He was thoroughly satisfied. He took it out of the water and was driving it home. The moment the elephant reached the bank of the Ganga, […]

Peace of mind

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Once Buddha was walking from one town to another town with a few of his followers. This was in the initial days. While they were travelling, they happened to pass a lake. They stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, “I am thirsty. Do get me some water from that lake there.” The […]

Vinayam gives Vruddhi. Ahankaar Destroys.

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

The story of Nahusha, the son of Aayu and father of the Yayaati, clearly shows us what un-attainable high positions one can achieve as long as he has vinayam and what drastic downfall can happen if one has ahankaar. Nahusha was raised in his childhood by the great Brahmarshi Vasishta. Since he was unaffected by […]

Story of the great Parikshit maharaja

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Parikshit, the great Bhaagavatottama, was the son of veera Abhimanyu and Viraata’s daughter, Uttara and was the only successor of Pandavas (see Aswatthaama killing Upa-Paandavas story). He, while in maatru-garbham itself, used to examine carefully all directions (paritaH eekshate) for God! Krishna, the sthiti kaaraka, saved Parikshit in Uttara’s garbham, from the devastating Brahmaastra of […]