Think about it . . .

The human body, which is composed of senses, organs, tissues, muscles, nerves, arteries, bones and various other things, is one of the most complex and wonderful creations and has always baffled even the most brilliant scientists.  Each of its constituents is a wonderful world by itself.  Let us take the example of the cell.  It […]

Mind and Brain

The mind does not act directly on the brain, but uses the subtle bodies as medium.  Before going deeper into the subject, let it be clear to the reader that the human being consists of seven layers or seven bodies, which are explained in more details in a previous volume of the “KNOW THYSELF” magazine.  […]

The Psychic Era

The dawn of human civilisation has known the stone-age man. Since then homo sapiens have not stopped evolving physically, mentally and technologically. The stone-age man knew only hunting for his food and reproducing his kind. Gradually as the population grew larger, they discovered food from plants, fruits, animals and other means of livelihood. During that […]

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 […]

“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 […]


Reincarnation is a subject that has baffled humanity since time immemorial.  What is reincarnation?  Reincarnation is based on the fact that man is composed of a body, a mind and a soul.  The body is ephemeral while the mind and the soul are eternal.  When the body passes away, the mind which is attached to […]