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Fasting and Autophagy : Ancient Wisdom and Scientific Research Intersect

A few days back, we were having a conversation at the Heartfulness Meditation Center in New Jersey, USA, about the significance of various rituals and customs that have been observed in society since time immemorial. Many of these rituals are followed with rigor and discipline, which is a good thing. What makes them more joyful and impactful, though, is knowing the true significance of the principles behind them. Our conversation touched upon various topics, like the reasons for adorning the red...

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Let Love Shine Supreme

Message, 28th September 2016, New York, USA I would like to draw your attention to certain trees. There are trees that grow tall, sturdy and strong, like mahogany, oak and acacia: you cannot cut them easily. Compare them to chikoo and mango, which are very tender and their wood is not strong, yet they yield the most beautiful fruits. In nature, this tenderness is required to bring about sweetness in life. The sturdier trees with hard wood do not have praiseworthy...

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Birthday of Lord Ganesha

Dear Friends, Warm wishes to you all on this happy and auspicious occasion when Hindus celebrate the birthday of Lord Ganesha. But we neither need to be Hindu nor religious to appreciate the story of his wonderful life and what he represents. In Hindu homes, this festival is usually filled with immense joy. There is often a retelling of the story of Lord Ganesha, as well as special food, decorations, music and offerings. For children, Ganesha is a magical, mythological being, and...

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Through the ages, so much has been written about the spiritual seeker – ranging from yoga journals and self help books to religious scriptures and deep and insightful literature from legendary philosophers. The seeker’s journey has been charted out and explained in great detail. Guidance from various sources is available to those who are looking for enlightenment, or simply a better way to live their life.  Seekers sometimes undertake long, arduous journeys from all corners of the world to find...

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God Is Not For Sale

Do you believe in God? Many of us grow up believing in God. If you ask young children on the street, they will say, “Yes, I believe there is a God.”

If you ask one of them why, she’ll say, “Because my parents said so,” or “Because my grandmother says so.” If you go to the grandmother and ask the same question, she will say, “Of course God exists. How could you even ask such a question?”

 But you must ask yourself these questions. Actually, in many ways an atheist is more honest — he does not believe because he has not had the experience. If you believe in God, what is your proof to back up this belief?

What Your Breathing Tells You

In the last post, we discussed the importance of healthy sleep cycles. There are also other natural daily cycles in the human body that we can easily observe. Being in tune with Nature is an important part of wellness and all-round good health — physical, mental and spiritual. So here we explore a cycle that guides us on the best times during the day to meditate, do physical activity, mental activity and rest.