Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes & Poems on Life, Love & Death

Here are some of the best quotes and poems from the famed 13th-Century Sufi mystic, Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi, on life, love, death, friendship and more. Read more

101 Famous Nelson Mandela Quotes to Inspire & Motivate

Nelson Mandela is one of the heroes of the modern age. An icon of freedom and the epitome of forgiveness and statesmanship, he is a larger then a life figure in today’s world. Here are a few wonderful quotes from this eloquent and charismatic man who led South Africa through its freedom struggle and first years as a democratic nation. The Best Nelson Mandela Quotes We are not anti-white, we are against white supremacy. […] We have condemned racialism no… Read more

101 Inspiring Swami Vivekananda Quotes to Fire Your Spirit

Before we get to Swami Vivekanada’s quotes, lets learn a little about him. Swami Vivekananda is one of India’s most inspiring human beings. He wrote extensively about a range of subjects that dealt with the human predicament. He was one of the wisest men of the last few centuries and is widely credited with revitalizing Indian nationalism and the Hindu way of life, with the guidance of his Guru, the mystic Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Here are 101 inspirational Swami Vivekananda quotes… Read more

Isha Hatha Yoga Review

Hatha Yoga Introductory Program Hatha Yoga stems from a deep understanding of the mechanics of the body, and uses yogic postures, or yogasanas, to enable the system to sustain higher dimensions of energy. By practicing this profound science, one can change and enhance the way they think, feel, and experience life. Isha’s Hatha Yoga program offers a comprehensive set of yogasanas which require no special physical agility or previous experience of yoga. It is a very subtle process of changing… Read more

A Brief History of Indian Classical Music

Divine Truth, artistically represented to perception and feeling, forms the center of the whole world of art. Truth however, as is often said, is half concealed and half revealed and hence needs closer acquaintance and association, before its full beauty is revealed. The artist in man feels it, is inspired by it, and feels happy and elevated in conveying to others the golden touch of Art. When this process resolves itself into a well ordered and accomplished fact, art makes… Read more

Indian Art & Myth

Indian art has the capacity ot make the impossible seem possible. When Valmiki described the heroism of the monkey chief, Hanuman, he made him carry the hill Gandha- madana and jump over the ocean’ But we are not surprised at it. The way in which Valmiki was preparing our mind made it possible for him to represent the ten-faced and twenty-handed demon of tyranny, Ravana, and the feats of the super-heroic Hanuman, and did not in the least interfere with… Read more

Indian Railways in Pre-Independence India

I thought I’d continue yesterday’s post and write about the railways before India’s independence. As opposed to today when a majority of military light equipment is shifted by air, back then, the railways did the bulk of the job. This is why the British invested heavily in maintaining and extending the railways. There were only three Traffic Districts with head quarters at Madras, Madura and Podanur with the following jurisdiction :— (i) Madras Egmore is the Headquarters of the District… Read more

Aircraft Travel in India

Having come across a post somewhere about aircraft travel in India, I thought I would share this article I came across in a 1937 travel guide in India, on how airways have improved in the last century or so. Enjoy! Indian National Airways, Ltd., with and a daily service between Calcutta and Decca. headquarters at Delhi commenced operating in These services were closed owing to lack of regular services were established between support in 1935. In December 1934 Indian National… Read more

Mahashivratri at Isha Yoga Center

Mahashivarathri is celebrated at Isha Yoga Center each February/March. The special nature of the day and the night of Mahashivarathri presents us with a unique opportunity to make use of the forces of nature for our well-being. Also in the yogic lore this night celebrates the Grace of Shiva, who is considered the Adi Guru (the very first Guru) from whom the yogic tradition originates. The planetary positions on this night are such that there is a powerful natural upsurge… Read more

Mahashivratri – Celebrating the Great Night of Shiva

Mahashivratri is a day when the planetary positions are aligned such that there is a natural upwards pull in the energy of human being. Read more

The 7 Chakras and Their Significance

There is too much of chakra talk going on everywhere. Especially in the West, wherever you go, there are “wheel alignment centers” where they “align” your chakras and this and that. From yoga studios to chiropractics, everybody is talking about it these days. That has become the fashion. There are 114 chakras in the body. There are many more, these are the major ones. You can see them as 114 junction boxes or confluence of nadis. These junctions are always… Read more

Be Still And Know | Osho Ebooks PDF

PDF Download Discourses given in Pune, India, from September 1 to 10, 1979 In this very special series of questions and answers Osho talks on the death and enlightenment of his own father, which occurred at that time. He also shines his unique light on subjects as diverse as science and meditation, personality and essence, homosexuality, witnessing, and silence. Quotes App You may also be interested in the Spiritual Quote of the Day Android App, which includes quotes from Osho,… Read more

A Sudden Clash Of Thunder | Osho Ebooks PDF

PDF Download According to Osho, laughter is the very essence of Zen. While the theme of these talks is that meditation – watching, remaining alert and awareness – is the path to self-realization, Osho encourages us first to “be happy and meditation will follow.” Quotes App You may also be interested in the Spiritual Quote of the Day Android App, which includes quotes from Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda, Gautama Buddha and many more great beings. Read more