Gender Equality Still!

The Consitution of India not only grants equality to women but also empowers the State to adopt measures of positive discrimination in favour of women for neutralizing the cumulative socio economic, education and political disadvantages faced by them. Inspite of such a powerful protection tool, yet we find women at the receiving end finding it hard to survive on their own. Why is it so that our society is still afflicted with the disease of ‘Gender Inequality’? The reason behind this is because since ages it was believed that the different characteristics, roles and status accorded to women and men in society are determined by sex, that they are natural and therefore not changeable. Hence, gender is seen closely related to the roles and behavior assigned to women and men based on their sexual differences. This is quite visible to all of us that how the birth of the son is celebrated & the birth of a daughter is filled with pain. While growing up boys are encouraged to be tough and outgoing; whereas girls are encouraged to be

2020-01-29T13:44:31+05:30January 22nd, 2020|Blog|

Meaning of ‘I’

Most of us identify ourselves with the body that we have acquired because we are unaware about the immortal entity called 'soul' which resides within us and functions through our body. As a result of this ignorance one letter that dominates our lives is – ‘I’. Even when we are thinking of something or someone it is linked to ‘I’ i.e to the needs, desires and feelings of the self in relation to objects and people. Since the body is made up of five elements it is lifeless without a soul. A dead body becomes hard and loses its softness as soon as a soul leaves it. Likewise, the big ‘I’ has no soul and a proud person is rigid in his opinions, beliefs and attitudes. Whereas the small ‘i’ has a dot above it. The dot symbolises the soul and its lower part may be seen as representing the body. So in that sense, the small ‘i’ connotes a complete human being i.e. the soul and the body.  In the true sense we only live when we are aware of the

2020-02-07T12:35:13+05:30January 22nd, 2020|Blog, English|

Pilgrimage for Self Transformation

It is a common belief in indian culture that pilgrimage  or tirtha as they call in hindi is a great religious endeavor and is essential for the true devotees of God and that it helps soul in liberation from the past sins. The very fact that people go on a pilgrimage shows that they have a desire to get some kind of religious experience from which they hope to benefit either in terms of getting rid of their sins or finding more peace or having other wishes fulfilled. But rarely does it bring about a permanent change in their life or in their way of thinking or behavior. And it’s a fact that no one would completely deny, coz once they are back from the pilgrimage, people resume their old ways of living and any uplifting or elevated experience that they have had on pilgrimage, remains just a temporary experience that may, at the most, be cherished by them all their life. Thus, it does not result in any elevation in their consciousness because most of us fail to understand a

2020-01-22T15:56:28+05:30January 22nd, 2020|Blog, English|

Why Women ?

India which is considered to be the oldest civilization in the world is full of paradoxes that can be seen and experienced by every citizen who calls himself/herself and indian as well as by those people who visit the country to experience its ancient culture. So deep rooted are these paradoxes that sometimes one wonders at the level of tolerance that Indians possess within them. Since time immemorial women have always been at the receiving end of all kinds of atrocities committed in the form of wars, terrorist attacks , domestic quarrels and most recently now extremism of male domination. You goto any part of the world, and you would find a lot of cases where women are exploited from the time they are born till the time they die. So, the question that arises here is that ‘ Why Women ?’. Why this hypocrisy ??? On one side women in Goddess form are worshipped by men & on other side the same men keep on exploiting them ?? Is this Justice ? Everyone who is living on this

2020-01-22T16:27:39+05:30January 17th, 2020|Blog|

Acceptance: Key to Reduce Emotional Suffering

We all experience pain in our day to day life coz its inevitable and it is a part of being human. Our pain might stem from losing a dear one, losing our job, a bad break up, a fatal accident or undergoing any other kind of trauma or situation. However, when we hide from facing or accepting the reality, we create suffering. Therefore it should be clearly understood that we are the sole creator of good and bad in our life and hence its futile to blame others by saying things like -- It’s not fair, why me? There is a deep instinct in most of us to fight the pain we experience deep within, however in most cases it backfires and we end up experiencing double pain. The reason behind this is our tendency to avoid and in some cases hide our pain or pretend that it isn’t present. A wise person would instead accept the reality and become light instead of getting heavy on mind because accepting simply means that you stop trying to deny your reality

2020-01-22T17:04:12+05:30January 15th, 2020|Blog|