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Cultivating Inner Peace & Calmness

Whether one is new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, the one feeling that is experienced and acknowledged by a lot of people is a feeling of peace and calmness within. The challenge thereafter is mostly to retain this feeling especially when we navigate through the often unpredictable ups and downs of life. Before my conscious spiritual journey began in … Read More

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How Meditation Changed My Life

In the summer of 2017, I came across Steve Jobs, the authorized, self-titled biography by Walter Isaacson. Up until that time, I had never read a book that big. The size of the book was formidable but to my surprise, Jobs’ life and Isaacson’s writing were quite captivating. Not only did I read the entire book but I also later … Read More

Meaningful Relationships

I recall those days, as a teenager when the word “relationship” meant the boy-girl romantic, starry-eyed couple. Moving a few years ahead as a young adult, it still held the “romantic couple” thing, although more grounded in reality. As I rode the roller-coaster of life, the meaning of relationships slowly unfolded with family, dear friends, teachers, guides, colleagues, helping staff, … Read More

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The Sun is Listening

What I’m going to share here is a very personal very blessed experience and a realisation of the truth that everything around us is conscious. One day, during the latest Coronavirus upsurge, I developed some symptoms that led me to suspect I was infected with the virus. I decided to self-isolate for a fortnight. The weather was moderate and staying … Read More

The Reasons I Need a Guru

Having a guru is the greatest blessing in the three worlds — causal, astral, physical.  - Adi Shankaracharya The concept of a guru or teacher was well established in my mind throughout my childhood. In India, every teacher is called a guru — whether one teaches painting or the path to finding God. At the age of four, I wanted to learn dance and was … Read More

Many Prayers Make a Miracle

“You are not responsible for anyone’s karma,” Dr Ushaganpathi said, in my online consultancy, when my COVID situation was worsening. “Shailesh, you need to destress and rest your body and mind enough so that it works more efficiently to heal your infection.” It was my 8th day of infection, my doctor sounded a bit worried so she counselled me over … Read More

How To Use Your Devices For Spiritual Growth

There are good chances you’re reading this on your smartphone or your laptop. But if we don’t pay attention, these very devices that help us search for spiritual knowledge can become an instrument of Satanic forces that cost us our attunement and devotion. Since these devices pervade our lives more and more, we need to learn how to use them … Read More

Divine Friendships lead to Spiritual Victory

It is often quite hard to live in a community full of people, or let’s say, be in an organization where we work with others. All of us are in some way different from each other, and yet are the same because we are on the spiritual path, whether in the cities, countryside, or elsewhere. Every soul is evolving. And … Read More

Benefits Of Energization Exercises

In 1916 that Paramhansa Yogananda introduced the Yogoda exercises – meaning, that which gives harmony or equilibrium at all levels- body, mind & soul. The teenaged boys in the Ranchi school of Paramhansa Yogananda were greatly benefitted from them. They learned to recharge their body batteries by daily practicing them, and by learning to engage their Willpower and Concentration. When … Read More

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My healing experience
– Covid times 2021

In mid-April ’21 we got to know that my father who is 85+ is covid positive. Initial few days, he was administered medicines & oxygen etc at home only under the doctors prescription. In a few days, his condition deteriorated and the oxygen concentrator of 5L capacity was not enough! He was to be admitted to a hospital …at a … Read More