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Original Varna Shastra in Sanatana Dharma Vs Today’s Caste System

Sanatana Dharma

The common belief among Hindus in India that one is born into a certain caste is not only flawed but is also not supported by any of the scriptures. The caste system in India has degenerated into a system falsely recognizing men born in Brahmin families as Brahmins even though they do not exhibit any qualities of a Brahmin, who are generally the intellectuals whose duty in life is to seek and share knowledge without taking rewards for it. The…

Why did Lord Rama send Sita Devi in Exile?

Refer to this news on a man in India filing case against Lord Rama for sending Sita Devi in exile seeking, “court’s intervention for lodging of case against Lord Rama and his brother Laxmana, alleging that they had banished Devi (goddess) Sita Devi to a life in exile in a forest without any suitable justification for doing so.” It is funny that so many Hindus do not know their own religion and epics!  Or I wonder, if there is a…

Powerful, Life Changing Quotes from Osho – Part 3 On Marriage, Love and Sex

I previously shared some of my favorite quotes from Osho which you can find it here, here and here… Osho has a profound way of explaining even the most complex human conditions in the very simplistic way ever possible! The following comment by Boston Club, Japan summarises it all: “Now that religion has become just a formality, and the burning messages of the buddhas who have been on earth degraded to mere formal faith, the message of Osho, who has…

Powerful, Life Changing Quotes from Osho – Part 2

being alive

I previously shared some of the most inspiring quotes from Osho which you can find it here and here. Osho, as we all know, was one of the most popular and influential Indian spiritual gurus. He could also be one of the rarest human beings who examined almost all other faiths and became a huge proponent of embracing our authenticity, uniqueness and individuality and most of all, to be truly alive. I grew up reading Osho and was always inspired…

Njanappana – The Fountain of Wisdom [Part 8] – The Prominence of Kali Yuga

Nama Japam

This is the 8th part of Njanappana series. Please read Part 1 , Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 and Part 7 if you have not yet… Njanappana- Malayalam Lyrics Njanappana- English Transliteration Njanappana- Meaning in English Njanappana- Comments in English Part 8: കലികാലമഹിമ (The Prominence of Kali Yuga) – Part 2 അതില്‍ വന്നൊരു പുല്ലായിട്ടെങ്കിലും ഇതുകാലം ജനിച്ചുകൊണ്ടീടുവാന്‍ യോഗ്യത വരുത്തീടുവാന്‍ തക്കൊരു ഭാഗ്യംപോരാതെ പോയല്ലോ ദൈവമേ! ഭാരതഖണ്ടത്തിന്ഗല്‍ പിറന്നൊരു മാനുഷര്‍ക്കും കലിക്കും നമസ്‌ക്കാരം എന്നെല്ലാം പുകഴ്ത്തീടുന്നു മറ്റുള്ളോര്‍ എന്നതെന്തിനു നാം പറഞ്ഞീടുന്നു? കാലമിന്നു കലിയുഗമല്ലയോ?…

Njanappana – The Fountain of Wisdom [Part 7] – The Prominence of Kali Yuga

kali yuga

This is the 7th part of Njanappana series. Please read Part 1 , Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6 if you have not yet… 1. Njanappana- Malayalam Lyrics 2. Njanappana- English Transliteration 3. Njanappana- Meaning in English 4. Njanappana- Comments in English Part 7: കലികാലമഹിമ (The Prominence of Kali Yuga) – Part 1 യുഗം നാലിലും നല്ലൂ കലിയുഗം സുഖമേതന്നെ മുക്തിവരുത്തുവാന്‍. കൃഷ്ണ! കൃഷ്ണ! മുകുന്ദ! ജനാര്‍ദ്ദന! കൃഷ്ണ! ഗോവിന്ദ! രാമ! എന്നിങ്ങനെ തിരുനാമസംഗീര്‍ത്തനമെന്നിയേ മറ്റില്ലേതുമേ യത്‌നമറിഞ്ഞാലും. അതു ചിന്തിച്ചു മറ്റുള്ള ലോകങ്ങള്‍ പതിമൂന്നിലുമുള്ള…

Ten Commandments and More Life Changing Quotes from Osho

In one of the earlier posts, I shared some of my favorite quotes from Osho. Osho always had immense respect for individuality and uniqueness and believed that meditation does not necessarily have to be all about sitting quietly under a tree or a on hill chanting Om…, but, in his own words, “…there is a special door [to the temple of godliness] only for you and nobody else. That is existences’ love for you, it’s respect for you…but the basic…

Powerful, Life Changing Quotes from Osho

osho, rajneesh

On Love On Life On Trust On Meditation and Awareness On Creativity Osho was one of the most popular, yet controversial spiritual masters from India. He was born in a small village called Kuchwada in Madhya Pradesh on 11 December 1931. His name was Rajneesh Mohan Chandra Jain who was often an independent and rebellious as a child who questioned all social, religious and philosophical beliefs. According to Washington Post, “Osho advocated meditation for everyone, but his technique was revolutionary,…

The Birth and Childhood of Sri Ramana Maharshi – Part 2: Reaching Arunachala

Sri Ramana Maharshi

This is the second part of the series of posts on Shri Ramana Maharshi. After leaving a farewell note to his brother, the little Ramana left his house and headed to Thindivanam railway station, as mentioned in the first part of this series here. He bought train ticket to Thindivanam and was left with just 3 anna (1/16 of one Rupee). Neither the big crowd in the train cab or their noise did not affect the boy. The train stopped…

Njanappana – The Fountain of Wisdom [Part 6] – The Beauty of Mother Earth

This is the 6th part of Njanappana series. Please read the Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5 if you have not yet… Njanappana- Malayalam Lyrics Njanappana- English Transliteration Njanappana- Meaning in English Njanappana- Comments in English Part 6: ഭാരതമഹിമ (The Greatness of Bharat / Bhārata) കര്‍മ്മങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് വിളഭൂമിയകിയ ജന്മദേശമീഭൂമിയറിഞ്ഞാലും കര്‍മ്മനാശം വരുത്തേണമെങ്കിലും ചെമ്മേ മറ്റെങ്ങും സാധിയാ നിര്‍ണ്ണയം ഭക്തന്മാര്‍ക്കും മുമുക്ഷുജനങ്ങള്‍ക്കും സക്തരായ വിഷയിജനങ്ങള്‍ക്കും ഇച്ഛിച്ചീടുന്നതൊക്കെക്കൊടുത്തീടും വിശ്വമാതാവു ഭൂമി ശിവ ശിവ! വിശ്വനാഥന്റെ മൂലപ്രകൃതിതാന്‍ പ്രത്യക്ഷേണ വിളങ്ങുന്നു ഭൂമിയായ് അവനീതല പാലനത്തിന്നല്ലോ അവതാരങ്ങളും പലതോര്‍ക്കുമ്പോള്‍ അതുകൊണ്ടു വിശേഷിച്ചും ഭൂലോകം…