From the Womb to the Tomb

The Universe is nearly infinite in grandeur.  The human life is next to nothing compared to the life cycle and vastness of this wonder-filled existence.  Our life begins from the womb and ends in the tomb.  Could there be more to what our lives are between womb and tomb?  If yes, then Solomon is absolutely […]

From Mud to Full-bloom Lotus

Man is a seed.  He eternally was a seed, a potential.  Now he is in the mud of worldly illusion.  He is in the middle of conflict.  Here everything is vanity, ephemeral, yet all this is his karma bhumi, his dharma kshetra.  In other words, it is from here that his journey towards becoming a […]

Build your house on the rocks

  When I was quite young, I learnt a song whose meaning was a mystery to me. It goes like this: “The foolish man built his house upon the sand And the rain came falling down The rain came down and the flood came up And the house upon the sand fell down. The wise […]

That too shall pass away

Once a king happened to quench the thirst of a wandering monk.  The monk, who thought to repay for this service, gave the king a ring and told him to look inside it if he ever happened to be in a very difficult moment.  As it was bound to happen by destiny, the king one […]

Psychological Slavery

Man is by nature curious. This is not a negative aspect of his being but a virtue that has given birth to the most complex technological development. Curiosity is a capacity of the mind that one day will lead him to ponder over the realities of man, God and the Universe. Thus he will attain […]

“Man… Know thyself”

For almost a decade, His Holiness Swami Paramananda has been continuously uttering with unfatiguable vigour and force these three simple words, beautiful yet portent with the loftiest spiritual message – that of exhorting man to find release from ignorance.  It is the same ignorance which blinded Arjuna’s intellect, creating in him attachment and aversion and […]

The Aura

We may have read in books or heard directly from the experience of others about the field of light that surrounds the human body.  Pictures of saints, gods and prophets depict a golden light at the back of their head.  The Transfiguration of Jesus as described in the Bible, the glorious light that was emanating […]