Decisions and actions should be based on the 'Shastra', but should not be based on the emotions and impulses. What is 'Shastra'? 'Shastra' is the set of principles, and specialized knowledge in any particular area of practice (Wikipedia). Chaos happens when we put more faith in our emotions and impulses, instead of following the principles, rules, regulations and ethical conduct. And most of the time, under complex and demanding situations, decisions based on the gut-feelings and impulses are not rational.Read More
Non-violence, truthfulness, the absence of anger, self-sacrifice, peace, not blaming others, compassion, no attachment to sensory pleasures, modesty, and steady state of mind are the way to the prosperity.
Seems too ideal to be practical? Well, think about the creator of this universe, and his creations. We can count on the motion of the moon around the earth or the movement of the earth around the sun with the accuracy of seconds. Is it not ideal? Yes, it is ideal, and practical. Being creation of the Almighty, we must need to behave ideally, in perfect harmony, like the rest of his universal system. We must adhere to message passed to us by his messengers in every faith, religion, region, and language- the message of love and peace! I fear, if we fail to behave like rest of his creation, we may not remain his creation. Our anger, hatred, greed, and lust will ruin our holy existence! Be AWARE, Be AWAKE.
Distracting thoughts and words are not only bad for spiritual enlightenment but also detrimental to material goals. In fact, thoughts itself are the greatest distraction. Notably, in today’s informational overloaded word, we load our intellect with all kinds of absurd opinions-this is a real barrier between us and our true-self. There is a need of making ourselves immune from the external distractions by constantly witnessing our deep inner-self. Only after establishing a permanent connection with our true inner self, we could be enlightened and liberated.
As an ordinary man who is ambitious, explorer, seeker and responsible for raising his family; sometimes keeps him away from religion and philosophy. Instead, he/she gives weight to work alone. However, the path of Karma Yoga does not keep you away from your routine work but fortify and fulfill your aspirations by providing you the right mindset. Karma Yoga is the true essence of “work is worship”, and the bonus is eternal peace and abundance.Read More