• Investment vs Expenditure

    The money that we spend can be seen as either an investment or just expenditure; time spent can be an investment or wasted; food used can be a nutritional investment or a plain old expense.  In a world that is continually pushing us to ‘invest’, in a number of things, from our health to the stock market, how do we choose what is best?  What determines whether money is leaving our purse and wallet as an investment or as an expense?

  • To Beg or Not to Beg?

    One thing we should note about begging, is that there is an element of wanting things to come easily and freely.  But we should know by now that nothing in life is free.  Everything has a price tag, and perhaps we can’t see the tag today, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have to pay for it.

  • Intro to Audio Stories – The Three Backpacks

    Don’t take the karmic load of others otherwise you will die with their karmic burdens and not have time to settle your own before you die. It is good to be nice and kind, but then it has to be balanced with wisdom and self-respect.

  • Love the Life You Live!

    Love the Life You Live! Are you living the life you want?  Or are you waiting for it to happen… suddenly… one fine day? And is it that you have to ‘get’ to the life you want before you can start loving it?  Or is it perhaps that you learn to love your life right Continue reading »

  • Spiritual Intelligence versus Just Cleverness

    Isn’t this true for many things in life.  We can all rush in there and get what we want.  But the big question for the spiritually intelligent person will be: Is this kind of behaviour giving happiness, or giving sorrow to someone?  Is it an act of kindness or an act of ego?  For those who have such a tender heart to care, they will exercise patience, tolerance and fairness. 

  • Trust: The Foundation of a Healthy World

    Trust: The Foundation of a Healthy World “Without communication, there is no relationship. Without respect, there is no love. Without trust there’s no reason to continue.” Let’s begin with this beautiful story. One day a man went out to buy some fruits in his town in India.  He noticed that on the stall there was Continue reading »

  • Inner Power is the Need of the Hour

    Very often we want to make grand changes in our life, so that our lives can become happier and more fulfilling.  We believe working hard and increasing ‘da dough’ in the bank account will make us more secure.  Or getting that plastic surgery will make us more desirable!  Perhaps, moving away from difficult relationships will get us that sweet peace of mind.  But is that always really the solution?

  • Imbibing Virtues

    As you go about your day today, why not try to be like a sponge absorbing virtue.  Specifically look for a virtue, something positive, in everything that you see and do today.  It will be like a game of ‘spot the virtue.’  Even when it seems to be going wrong, there must be a hidden benefit.  Yes, there has to be!  This is the first and easy way.  Secondly as you meet and connect with people, look for a definitive quality in them, make it a game in your mind, as though you are trying to find a diamond in the haystack! 

  • Healing Our Feelings

    When those thoughts are not transformed into positive, then those negative thoughts will only come to haunt us later in the form of sickness or ill health.  This may seem obvious to many of us. But do we truly realize just how important it is to create the right type of thoughts and feelings in our mind?  We need to consciously choose to steer the mind away from the creation, or even influence of any negative thoughts or feelings.

  • The Drama of Life – Living in Character

    If the world is a stage, and the sun, the moon and the stars are the lights, then we are all actors on the world stage.   How well we act depends on how well we have learnt our lines, know our roles and play our parts.  Our job is not to fix other actors and their scripts, or to change the set, character or costume, our job is to do our best at acting out our own role!