The Need of the Age – Swami Saradananda

THE NEED OF THE AGE 1. The power and progress of man in modern times Even the simplest person can see how far, with the help of education, wealth and self-effort, mankind is progressing at present in every field. It seems as if man refuses to set a limit to his advance in any department … Continue reading The Need of the Age – Swami Saradananda


Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa’s Eight Aphorisms

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa’s Eight Aphorisms 1. God verily exists. He alone is the Truth. 2. It is possible to see Him, nay, even to talk with Him. 3. To see Him, to realise Him, is the goal of life. 4. By seeing him, by realizing him, everything is achieved, everything is gained. 5. For this, … Continue reading Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa’s Eight Aphorisms

Facets of the Prophet-Mystic

Facets of the Prophet-Mystic SATISH K KAPOOR Originally published as Chapter Nineteen in the book JOY OF SPIRITUALITY – In the Light of Sri Ramakrishna’s Life and Message, A Vedanta Kesari Presentation, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai, 2012 pp.218-232 (Note: Retyped from the original book for spreading the word among interested friends and not with a … Continue reading Facets of the Prophet-Mystic

Elusive Happiness : Catch it and Keep

ELUSIVE HAPPINESS, CATCH IT AND KEEP Happiness consists in making the mightiest efforts to reduce your desires and needs, and in cultivating the ability to meet those needs at will, always trying to smile, both outwardly and inwardly, in spite of every predicament. Be silent and calm every night for at least ten minutes (longer … Continue reading Elusive Happiness : Catch it and Keep

Willpower – The Power of Enlightenment

“Agni, the all-seeing, who lies hidden in fire sticks, like a child well guarded in the womb, who is worshipped day by day by awakened souls, and by those who offer oblations in sacrificial fire–he is the immortal Self” (Katha Upanishad 2:1:8) According to the researches of Sri Aurobindo, in the Vedas and upanishad Agni … Continue reading Willpower – The Power of Enlightenment

The Unperceived World of Thought

The Unperceived World of Thought We are accustomed to perceiving and responding primarily to gross manifestations that can be picked up by the senses. For the most part, we remain unaware of the subtle forces around us. Yet every thought we think sets up a particular subtle vibration. Do you know that because of this … Continue reading The Unperceived World of Thought