Is Lord Rama Righteous? Clarifying 6 Ramayana Controversies

By |2018-08-12T17:19:22+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Read!|

By Vidagdha Madhav Das Lord Rama is famous as marayada purusottama, the personification of righteousness. So how can his actions be controversial? Are we missing the broader context that can enable us to see the righteousness hidden behind these commonly made allegations against Lord Rama? 1. Lord Rama abandoned his pregnant wife Sita simply [...]

About Bhagavad Gita: Frequently Asked Questions

By |2018-08-22T14:18:45+00:00March 21st, 2017|Categories: Read!|

By Vidagdha Madhav Das What is Bhagavad Gita? Bhagavad Gita, ‘The Song of God’, contains the teachings of Sri Krishna. In 700 beautiful verses, Sri Krishna presents the gist of the voluminous Vedas. If we had to choose a single book to represent the spiritual and cultural traditions of India, it would certainly be [...]

5 Gita-Based Questions to Ask Yourself when You Feel Let-Down in a Relationship.

By |2018-08-12T17:21:05+00:00February 25th, 2017|Categories: Read!|

In close relationships, even little gestures from the beloved bring great joy; it could be a simple smile, a gentle touch, or a kind word. But on the flip side, even insignificant things that come your way can cause great pain: an unintentional frown, a rough hug, or a neglectful silence. The trauma can be [...]

7 Quotes to Remember in Difficult Times

By |2018-08-12T17:21:39+00:00February 24th, 2017|Categories: Read!|

During difficult times, our mind is usually disturbed, our intelligence confused, and our ego hurt. Of these seven quotes from Radhanath Swami’s book The Journey Within, three are for the mind, two for the intelligence, and two for the ego. For the mind Mind has three functions: thinking, feeling and willing. Keep thoughts positive, be hopeful: Hope can nourish, [...]