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On clothing…

The purposeThe purpose of clothing is to protect the body from an extreme atmosphere, to look presentable and to maintain modesty.Thus, Clothes are necessary, but fashion is a monster which we created and it is now eating us!What we wear may not tell everything about ourselves, but it says a lot about us.How does it … Continue reading On clothing…

Let’s talk. Period.

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Periods, A topic which has become more vocal nowadays and everyone are sharing their opinions and thoughts on it. I am writing this article because I think we need to establish a common ground between dharma aspect of periods and the current social aspect of it. I read an article on Periods in 'Aura-2017' edition … Continue reading Let’s talk. Period.

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In reply to Aryan Paladin’s comment : So does what you wear have an effect on modesty or not and is it wise to wear modest clothes or not? Aren’t men supposed to follow any rules? We have failed as a society, because even we allow nonsensical behavior.

Head coverings for women is not an integral part of Hindu culture. This is a foreign element introduced into Indian culture from invaders. It may have been adopted to protect Hindu ladies from lascivious Abrahamic attackers. Those conditions do not exist anymore so no need to tell women how to dress whether in temples or … Continue reading In reply to Aryan Paladin’s comment : So does what you wear have an effect on modesty or not and is it wise to wear modest clothes or not? Aren’t men supposed to follow any rules? We have failed as a society, because even we allow nonsensical behavior.

Has our technology become too strong for our morality? (The porn problem)

In five minutes, we can access more obscenity than what our ancestors could access in fifty years. And all that temptation is just a few clicks away on the devices that are constantly with us. Such is the moral challenge confronting us in today’s world of technological connectedness. Humanity’s moral muscles are utterly unprepared to … Continue reading Has our technology become too strong for our morality? (The porn problem)

Who is at fault = who is responsible?

Suppose while we are working from home, we see from a window our neighbor’s son playing with a ball. While following the ball, he runs out from the lawn onto the street. We realize that he might be in danger, but we neglect that possibility and continue our work. A few moments later, we hear … Continue reading Who is at fault = who is responsible?

The perks of learning a musical instrument!

Music has been a part of my life from a very young age. My family appreciated and enjoyed good music. My father listened to Micheal Jackson and knew the song "Beat it!" by heart. (I'm 26 and my father is 56). So back in those days, it was something that he listened to English songs, … Continue reading The perks of learning a musical instrument!

The importance and power of kindness…

"A few kind words can heal a person, and a few kind actions can heal the world..." The post is about a realization that I had just recently. In the beginning of my spiritual journey, I was a bit rigid about rules and I was judgemental towards people who were not following scriptural rules. Not … Continue reading The importance and power of kindness…

How lust distorts our value system…

Suppose a shopping mall were built to psychologically manipulate consumers to buy anything that attracted them, without considering its cost. While such a mall would be a sellers’ dream, it would be a buyers’ nightmare. While modern technology may not have come up with such a mall, Gita wisdom explains that it already exists — … Continue reading How lust distorts our value system…

A must-listen discourses for all the Swaminarayan devotees and everyone else …

The following is a lecture series by the foremost scholar and unanimously the most revered saint of Swaminarayan sect. It is based on Vedic wisdom and it refers to three main points.The nature of God. The interaction of God with the material world. Then characteristics of the person /saint possessing such knowledge of God. He … Continue reading A must-listen discourses for all the Swaminarayan devotees and everyone else …

The Power of kindness – Aap to mere bhai ho!

This is an incident from my childhood, I was in 6th grade when this happened. I lived in the outskirts of Mumbai(Virar) , but I travelled in the local train to Mumbai in my school, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Vidyalaya, Malad. My mother gave me five rupees everyday so that I could share a rickshaw to … Continue reading The Power of kindness – Aap to mere bhai ho!

Why imposing equality backfires?

Suppose a class teacher resolves to do away with all inequality in students’ marks. So they decide to average the marks of all the students and assign that score to everyone in the class. Will that lead to a good score for everyone? No. Far from it, everyone’s score will go down. Why? Because no … Continue reading Why imposing equality backfires?

Why all equalities are not equal

We live in an age that cherishes equality, and rightly so. In many ways, we have put behind several forms of discrimination that characterized large parts of our recorded human history. Yet while placing equality on a high pedestal, we may have overlooked that all forms of equality are not equally desirable. To understand, consider … Continue reading Why all equalities are not equal