Diwali is not a mere “Festival”, it is a Spiritual Possibility… a Shift!

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Existence lies both, in the Gross and the Subtly profound.  In Matter and the Quantum.When Vibration happens in the subtle, matter and life as we know it happens.  Science points to both the realms.  Most of us cannot experience it as a human experience.  Because... and just because we have lived in the ignorance of any other realm of existence - at least consciously - other than the Gross, the subtle.. the profound never confronts us.  When one moves from the possibility of one realm to … [Read more...]

Krishna’s game of Chess and Lesson of Charity to the King

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Ambalapuzha Shree Krishna Temple – a simple temple structure dates back to the 15th century barely 10 km from AlleppeyLegend has it that there was a king who loved the game of chess. One day, a sage challenged him to a game on the condition that if the king lost he would have to pay in rice.This was no simple wager, the rice had to be given like this: 1 grain for the first square, 2 for the next, 4 for the third and so on. The king didn't think much of this price and played - and lost. N … [Read more...]

Krishna and Sudama: Sudama’s gift was greater

Questioner : You say that persons like krishna don’t make friends nor do they make foes. Then how is it that he as a king comes running down to the gate of his palace to receive sudama, his poor old friend of childhood days and gives him all the wealth of the world in return for a handful of rice that his poor friend has brought as his present to him? Please shed some light on this special friendship between Krishna and Sudama.Osho : It is not a special kind of friendship, it is just a f … [Read more...]

The Greatest Warrior in Mahabharat that no one has heard of: Barbarik

The Greatest warrior in Mahabharat War that is not remembered.  At least I hadn't heard of him.  But the story is absolutely fascinating! Barbarik is the grandson of Bheema, and son of Ghatotkacha. He is worshipped as Khatushyamji in Rajasthan. Read Quote of Vikram Bhat's answer to Hinduism: What are some lesser known/interesting facts about Mahabharata? on Quora … [Read more...]

When a 19-year old Indian kid got a personally hand-written letter from The Steven Spielberg!

Sometimes, for those who have a dream and the dreams include a hero - a living hero sometimes - such dreams come true.  Krishna Shenoi is "a nineteen year old Indian kid who enjoys making movies, books, art and other stuff like that..".  He made one small film on Steven Spielberg, which he called " animated tribute to my hero, filmmaker Steven Spielberg".And then one day he got this letter, one that he would have hardly imagined would come by his way. Dear Krishna, Steven saw your animated tri … [Read more...]

Bhagwad Gita is not a Message. Not a book. It is a Process.

Unlike popular belief and suggestions by the great "thinkers" and intellectuals, Bhagwad Gita is not a message.  It is certainly not a book.  It is a process.  A process of raising consciousness.If it was a book, it would have been very easy.  Krishna would have thrust the book into Arjun's hands at night and asked him to read and come prepared to fight the Mahabharat in the morning.  Why fret?  Why spend time in "Viraat Roop" etc?If it was a message, then Sanjay heard it first hand.  Dhri … [Read more...]

Meera and Krishna: All are women except He.

There is a beautiful story about a great woman mystic of India, Meera. She was really a mad devotee, a mad BHAKTA, in tremendous love and ecstasy with God. She was a queen, but she started dancing on the streets. The family disowned her. The family tried to poison her — the family itself — because it was a disgrace for the royal family.The husband was feeling embarrassed, very much embarrassed, and particularly so in those days. And the story belongs to one of the most traditional parts of thi … [Read more...]


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