The full moon day in the month of May, also known as purnima or poornima marks Buddha Purnima. But this is no ordinary purnima, as it is observed worldwide as the day that Gautam Buddha achieved full enlightenment after years of meditation under the Bodhi tree.
The Purnima (Full Moon) day in the month of Ashadha (July-August) is known as Guru Purnima. Oh Guru, you are father, mother, brother, friend, knowledge and wealth. The ideal Guru is a facilitator and encourages the disciple to go and seek beyond that which is taught by the Guru. But what are the qualities of an ideal Guru? Read more…
The full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashaad (July-August) is considered extremely auspicious and is observed as a day to pay homage to, and celebrate the presence of the divine Gurus or teachers in our lives. It is an occasion to meditate on the Guru and also provides a unique opportunity for new […]
Every once in a while, when the digital stimulus from the virtual world (email, social networking, websites and more) becomes excessive, and I start feeling a little overwhelmed by it all, I make a conscious decision to “unplug” myself from all of it for a little while.
One such occurrence happened a few days back, after a particularly long day at work, followed by my participation in some twitter ‘chats’ on ‘leadership’ and ‘social media’ that went late into the night.
I woke up the next day, and decided that I needed a break. So, I posted this message on twitter.
It is said that satsang, the company or association of like-minded people, is one key element of helping you along your spiritual path. So, when I received an invitation to attend a satsang with Amma Sri Karunamayi in my town, I could not pass up the opportunity for my third visit with her in three years. Little was I to realize that I would walk away from the session with an entirely unique perspective on the Ramayana and the role of the main characters – Lord Rama, Sita Devi and Lord Hanuman.