Who Is My Guru?

What better time to answer this question than around this time of Guru Purnima- an Indian festival dedicated to all teachers and gurus. It is celebrated in the month of June – July on a full moon day, when people pay their respects to their teachers and express their gratitude.

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Advertise Your Weakness!!

Every person has a fair share of strengths and weaknesses, but very few have the courage to talk about their weaknesses. It is understandably difficult to open up and admit to one’s faults and try to rectify them. Sometimes, we go through our entire life hiding our weaknesses, which most often is detrimental for our…

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Lessons Learned From The “DAISY”

Almost all us, at some time in our life, have been bothered by constant provocation and pestering by some people leading to absolutely infuriating situations hard to deal with. You will find yourself getting sucked into a vortex of negativity and frustration. So how does one deal with it? Either one has to give in or resort to helpless reasoning, which most times does not work.

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Life is a Illusion !! “Mirage”

In school while studying physics I learnt about optical illusions, which trick us into perceiving something differently than it actually exists. These illusions show us one thing in a picture, while someone else may see something entirely different in the same picture. There are many instances where we can see certain things, but on closer…

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Achiving Emotional Balance Through Spirituality..

Depression, sadness, anger, frustration, drug addiction and alcoholism all stem from an inability to effectively deal with life’s problems and an inability to express pent-up emotions. This is caused by our having too many wants and desires, and unrealistic expectations of comforts and pleasures, and an expected sense of gratification. To deal with emotions we…

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Spirituality Is Like Logging onto Internet..

It is very hard to give a simple definition of spirituality. I have been struggling to understand spirituality all my life and to find a simple way to describe it. Recently I was thinking about how the Internet has changed our lives and this parallel came to me: The entire universe is an intelligent creation…

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Spirituality Means Oneness with one and All.

It is very hard to give a simple definition of spirituality.   Everything in the universe: human beings, animals, plants, environments, planets, in fact all living or non living material objects – are a part of universal consciousness which is a constant flow of energy. Our life as human beings is a part of the…

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Why Do We Need Spirituality ?

The basic fact is that human beings want to be happy and do not want any pain or suffering. We all have different needs and desires, which if unfulfilled, can lead to a stressful situation. As we try to achieve these goals, many a times we find ourselves frustrated and helpless. This hampers the accomplishment…

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Spirituality is Available For All..

Everyone has needs and wants, and we are all striving to lead happy and fulfilling lives. We do what we can to achieve our goals, but sometimes even our best efforts are not enough. The brain is a powerful and impressive force, but it is also vulnerable and limited, and cannot solve every problem. This…

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Big Move From Mumbai To Bangalore….

  Twenty six years ago, I came to Mumbai with a dream in my eyes and ambition to become rich and famous. It is a city of dreams, where people come from all over India to fulfill their vision. Amidst constant stress and pressures of daily life, I envisioned people laughing, happy and joyful. I…

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The Positive Side of Terror Attacks..

  The recent attacks on the city of Mumbai, the financial capital of India has sent shockwaves around the world leaving one numb in the wake of violence, death and destruction. This inhuman act committed by a few misdirected elements has brought fear and sadness to millions around the world. There is feeling of helplessness,…

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Laughter Yoga During Difficult Times!!

  This is a very inspiring story from Nili. She is a laughter teacher who successfully runs laughter clubs in Israel. A great laugher, I call her a laughter blaster. This story is about how laughter helped her cope with extremely unfortunate and grievous times in 2006. Dear Madan, My brother David and my sister-in-law…

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Set Yourself Free With Forgiveness

This is an inspiring story about Tarzan Ren-yuan Lyu, a psychologist, who I met on my tour to Taiwan. He assisted me as a translator for my workshops and seminars. He also translated an article from my book about ‘Forgiveness’ and was so inspired that it led him to apologize to his uncle with whom…

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