On the OUTSIDE, sorrow arrives like this:
- Insulted by others
- Enemy pretending to be a friend
- Far away from your family
- Your friends have abandoned you
- Being ignored by others
- You have no recognition inspite of having all qualities
- No means of livelihood
- Others who have received your kindness don’t acknowledge
- Qualities remain unrecognized
On the INSIDE, sorrow arrives like this:
- You don’t feel worthy of what you have
- Your family doesn’t approve your life
- Your family has an eye on your property
- Unethical way of living
- Your wife is cheating, or people are antagonistic
- You depend on others for your survival
- Seeing others who’re achieving more than you
- You are not able to pacify other’s anger
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About Sanatana Dharma
* This is the story of king Rishabha who was a "jivanmuktah". A jivanmuktah is one who sees God everywhere, all the time and because of this vision, remains happy at all times. How does one become a jivanmuktah? By doing the right thing all the time. The story...
* Part II: Find the Part II HERE. * Why do we perform karma? Because we have been taught that working hard will give us the desired results so that we can be happy. And isn't that what everyone wants? Upadesa Sara Verse2: Kriti mahodadhou patana...
* Part I: Find the Part I HERE. * Decision making is based on two faculties. The mind and the intellect. The mind, in this context is defined as the faculty in us that takes decisions based on our likes and dislikes. And the intellect is the one...
* Part I: Why Practice Meditation: Find it HERE. * How To Purify The Mind: The philosophy of Vedanta teaches us that perfection is our true nature. But, if we're inherently perfect why don't we feel that way at all times. As we have discussed,...
* The question that often arises about meditation is why meditate? For that we have to understand the essence of Vedanta: Aham Brahmasmi - My nature is infinite. If that is true, how can we prove it? We often use identification theory to understand the world...
* When we look at him for advice, help or direction for our problems, we hear Bhagwan say, "Sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja: "Give up all other duties and surrender unto Me." This is Chapter 18, Verse 66 of the Gita. He says, "yoga-kshemam...
* According to the sages - the Sanat Kumaras, the six ferocious sharks of the mind are Lust, Anger, Greed, Pride, Delusion and Jealousy. How to get rid of these sharks of the mind and senses? 1. Lust - (Desire, Craving, Yearning). Get rid of the first shark of...
* The Chariot Metaphor: To understand the glory of Gita is to understand the glory of the self. When we imbibe the meaning of the Gita, we begin the journey from traveling from the Jeevatma to the Paramatma and recognize that they are one and the same. Since...
* Mind Vs. The Intellect: Our mind is our instrument of thinking. It is a seat to emotions like: love, compassion, anger, greed etc. The mind brings us desires, intentions, imagination and ideas. It uses sense organs to feel happiness via external stimuli. What...
* Dussehra indicates as the word suggests, DASA-PAPA-HARA, the end or liquidation of ten sins. The ten sins are attributed to the 10 sense-organs through which the mind contacts and gains knowledge of the phenomenal world, and also reacts to the stimuli...
* Half Saree And Dhoti Ceremony: This a ritual practiced by many societies in south India. Coming of age generally signifies a boy or a girl is mature enough to understand his responsibility towards family and society. Dhoti Ceremony is an Indian Hindu ceremony...
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