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  • The Bhishma way or the Jatayu way?

    No two people react to the same situation in a similar way. Here are examples of two legendary personalities who were faced with very similar situations, but their responses were diagonally apart.  It…

  • Garden of delights

    When the mystic came down from the mountain, he was accosted by the atheist who said, sarcastically, “What did you bring us from that garden of delights you were in?” The mystic…

  • The inventor of fire

    After many years of labour, an inventor discovered the art of making fire. He took his tools to the snow-clad northern regions and initiated a tribe into the art – and the…

  • The applauding angel

    An ancient legend has it that when God was creating the world, he was approached by four angels. The first one asked, “How are you doing it?” The second, “Why are you…

  • The prayer of the frog

    When Brother Bruno was at prayer one night, he was disturbed by the croaking of a bullfrog. All his attempts to disregard the sound failed, so he shouted from his window, “Quiet!…

  • The saint

    There once lived a man so godly that even the angels rejoiced at the sight of him. But, in spite of his great holiness, he had no notion that he was holy.…

  • Does the Ganges wash away our sins?

    …Jagadguru Shankaracharya Abhinava Vidyateertha Mahaswami of Sringeri Sarada Peetham has often spoken of the efficacy of bathing in the Gaṅgā as a means of purification (Source: Exalting Elucidations, page 52). He has…

  • A true devotee’s faith

    “Once, while going to Kamarpukur, I was overtaken by a storm. I was in the middle of a big meadow. The place was haunted by robbers. I began to repeat the names…