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Who Is A Hindu?


Countless people across the world ask me : "Have you converted to Hinduism?" The question is understandable. After all, people don't often behold an American…


Added by Bijay Raut on March 2, 2015 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Answer 6 Questions to Reveal Your Life Purpose

Deep down inside, you know what you most love to do and how you can make your mark on the world. Get ready for some soul-searching. by Stephanie Wood

As a reader, you probably earn a good living but also define success as something more than money and the…


Added by Bijay Raut on December 25, 2014 at 11:17pm — No Comments

The Age of Loneliness is Killing Us

For the most social of creatures, the mammalian bee, there’s no such thing now as society. This will be our downfall.

What do we call this time? It’s not the information age: the collapse of popular education movements left a void filled by marketing and…


Added by Bijay Raut on November 21, 2014 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Why Hinduism isn’t an “ism” but a Way of Life

Sadhguru: The term and concept of Hinduism was coined only in recent times. Otherwise, there was really no such thing. The word “Hindu” essentially comes from the word Sindhu. Anyone who is born in the land of Sindhu is a Hindu. It is a cultural and geographic identity. It is like saying “I am an Indian” but it is a more ancient identity than…


Added by Bijay Raut on November 20, 2014 at 2:44am — 1 Comment

Learn Life from Your Child

Childhood is a time that we look back on with fondness – for the simple joys of life and freedom from responsibilities. But when we look at it deeply enough, are children really free? Or are they burdened by the expectations and impositions of the adults around them? Do we really have much to teach our children, or is there more we can learn from…


Added by Bijay Raut on November 17, 2014 at 7:43am — No Comments

Top 7 Myths about Yoga – Busted!

There is a lot of “yoga” happening in the world today that has very little to do with what yoga really is. Several myths about this ancient practice have long been masquerading as facts. It’s time we demystify yoga, in Sadhguru’s very own words.

Myth 1: Yoga comes from Hinduism

Sadhguru: Yoga is Hindu just the way…


Added by Bijay Raut on August 11, 2014 at 6:17pm — No Comments

20 Lifestyle Changes Required After You Reach 30

by Dr Janardhana Hebbar 

I am now 33 and a few health changes are more than evident already. High spicy foods have become less tolerable, so also the Sun, so also late night works. If we divide our lifespan into three, then the first one third is dominated by Kapha Dosha and…


Added by Bijay Raut on August 11, 2014 at 4:07am — No Comments

101 Habits for Positive Living

1. Smile all throughout the day. :)

2. Get in the sunshine, when possible, at least 15 minutes per day.

3. Surround yourself with loving, positive people – both in person and online.

4. Connect with Mother Earth – Disconnect to Reconnect

5. Talk with God…


Added by Bijay Raut on August 5, 2014 at 5:18am — No Comments

Why Was The Indian Caste System Created? by Sadhguru

"The caste system in India seems unfair and uncalled for – why divide people based on profession or birth? But was it always so? And is abolishing the caste system the answer to solving the problems associated with it today."


Sadhguru: The Indian caste system can be understood this way. There are four basic castes in what is called…


Added by Bijay Raut on August 5, 2014 at 5:07am — 1 Comment

Thich Nhat Hanh: Three Books on Mindfulness

The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

"In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness--being awake and…


Added by Bijay Raut on July 25, 2014 at 2:51am — 1 Comment

The Koshas: 5 Layers of Being

If you’re a typical health-conscious Yoga International reader, you've probably already exercised today. Whether you went for a brisk walk, played some tennis, or worked out at the gym, you recognize the importance of keeping your physical body in shape. But have you exercised your subtle body yet? Or your causal body? According to the yoga tradition, every one of us…


Added by Bijay Raut on July 9, 2014 at 3:15am — No Comments

Be in the Center, Be in the Spine - A Poem by Bijay Raut

Be in the Center,

Be in the Spine,

There is Everything,

From Worldly to Divine,

Live with Detachment,

Live with Joy,

Everything is God's Leela ("play"),

Detach and Enjoy!…


Added by Bijay Raut on April 12, 2014 at 9:41am — 1 Comment

Why Meditate?

During most of our waking life our minds are engaged in a continuous internal dialogue in which the meaning and emotional associations of one thought trigger the next. We hear a snippet of music and suddenly we’re thinking about the first time we heard that song with an old boyfriend or girlfriend and how that relationship ended. If we’re still holding emotional pain…


Added by Bijay Raut on March 23, 2014 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

"In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world."


"Arianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye -- the result of a fall brought on by…


Added by Bijay Raut on March 20, 2014 at 11:03pm — No Comments

10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Soon

by Marc Chernoff

You know how you can hear something a hundred times in a hundred different ways before it finally gets through to you?  The ten truths listed below fall firmly into that category – life lessons that many of us likely learned years ago, and have been reminded of ever since, but for whatever reason, haven’t fully…


Added by Bijay Raut on February 26, 2014 at 3:24am — No Comments

Does a Good Leader Have To Be Tough? - by Deepak Chopra

In modern business and government, leaders are expected to behave in a peculiar way. Success depends on adopting the model of warfare.

To describe someone as tough, ruthless, a winner in the battle for supremacy - these are compliments. We've become used to toughness as a desirable attribute for success. What's peculiar about…


Added by Bijay Raut on February 13, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy

Try one. Try them all. They work. Science says so.

It’s easy to think of happiness as a result, but…


Added by Bijay Raut on January 20, 2014 at 11:59pm — No Comments

Mindfulness: 5 Simple tricks to Stay Relaxed and Stay Alert

Most of us go through our lives generally thinking about the past or worried or anxious about what is to come in the future. In this we lose the very precious essence, which is, this very moment. Practice of Mindfulness basically teaches us how to live this moment and be aware of everything that is happening around us NOW.…


Added by Bijay Raut on January 19, 2014 at 12:57am — No Comments

Paramahansa Yogananda - Interview of a Yogi

by Ritu Khanna

An unusual 'interview' with the great master — Paramahansa Yogananda

American journalist Horace Greeley, editor of the New-York Tribune, interviewed Brigham Young, the…


Added by Bijay Raut on January 11, 2014 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

The ‘Busy’ Trap

by Tim Kreider, from Opinionator - The New York Times

If you live in America in the 21st century you’ve probably had to listen to a lot of people tell you how busy they are. It’s become the default response when you ask anyone how they’re doing: “Busy!” “So busy.” “Crazy busy.” It is, pretty obviously, a boast disguised as a complaint.…


Added by Bijay Raut on December 11, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

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