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IMPORTANCE OF A GURU ACCORDING TO GURU NANAK

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

One day Govinda Singh asked his teacher Guru  Nanak about the importance of the Guru. “The better you become as a disciple, the better you will understand about the Guru,” replied Nanak. He then gave a jewel to him and asked him to take it to the market to get it priced by various people […]

KABIR SHOWS KAMAL TO BE A PERFECT DISCIPLE

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Some devotees came to Kabir one day and asked him, “Who is a true disciple?” Kabir called his son and foremost disciple, Kamal. “I have dropped my spindle while weaving. Bring me a lamp so that I can find it.” It was broad daylight yet Kamal brought a lamp without questioning. “Kamal, today many devotees […]

PURANPOLYA GETS EKNATH’S GRACE

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Gauba was an illiterate and voracious boy who loved a kind of sweet called puranpoli. He used to nag his poor, widowed mother for the sweets all of the time. Finally, out of disgust and desperation, she took him to the house of the great saint Eknath and requested him to look after the boy […]

DHAUMYA TESTS UPAMANYU AND ARUNI

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

The sage Dhaumya of Mahabharata fame was the high priest of the Pandavas. He had a big ashram and many disciples. Many children were sent there to study. Regular classes were held and most of the children were asked to attend. But there were two  who were entrusted with other jobs and did not attend […]

THE MOST PERFECT GURU AND MOST PERFECT DISCIPLE

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Once there was a man who searched the whole world to find a Perfect Guru. But, unfortunately he could not find one. All were either greedy, deceivers, fools or madmen. Finally he did find one who fulfilled all his expectations. A friend of his asked him, “What made you decide that he was perfect?” He […]

Ramayana Stories

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Story of Child Shravana Childhood of Rama Rama Marries Sita Rama To Become The King Queen Kaikeyi Sends Rama to Forest! Sita and Laxmana Decide To Go With Rama Rama Banished to Forest Story of Adivasi Chief Guha Story of Bharata – Ramayana Life In Forest and Story of Shurpankha Story of Shurpankha King Ravana […]

Story of Child Shravana

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Long ago, nobody knows when, in the ancient kingdom of Ayodhya, there ruled a powerful but noble and wise king, King Dasharatha. He belonged to the Raghu dynasty where “keeping promises was cherished as more important than life itself”. It was all too well known a fact that his forefathers had sacrificed their lives for […]

Childhood of Rama

Monday, April 11th, 2011

King Dasharatha had three wives, namely Kausalya, Sumitra, and Kaikeyi. The queens were beautiful, royal, graceful, and faithful to the king. Simplicity, selflessness, modesty, and willingness to sacrifice their everything for the king and the kingdom all such virtues, typical of Indian Womanhood, were embodied in them. They never complained about inconvenience, suffering, pain, and […]

Rama Marries Sita

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Years passed by. The princes reached adulthood, and as was customary, it was felt that they should marry. The search for appropriate brides led King Dasharatha to the state of Mithila where king Janaka had four beautiful daughters of marriageable age. Amongst these Sita was the perfection of purity, grace, modesty, and beauty. King Janaka […]

Rama To Become The King

Monday, April 11th, 2011

To add to the joy of wedding, King Dasharatha announced that Rama, his eldest son, would succeed him to the throne of Ayodhya. Everyone, including the queens, the ministers, and the citizens of Ayodhya were overjoyed with this news. The auspicious day for this noble ceremony was decided accordingly. Manthara Provokes Kaikeyi to Seek Throne […]