April 1, 2002

Transformation and Transcendence – Part 2

Another agent of transformation of ego-consciousness is the ideal. An ideal is a psychological phenomenon, which serves as a model of perfection and stimulates goal-oriented activity in the soul. Ideals are of two types, subjective and objective.
March 1, 2002

Transformation and Transcendence – Part 1

Abraham Maslow, a pioneer in humanistic psychology, has narrated a beautiful anecdote about a small American-Indian boy:
February 1, 2002

The Undivided Life – Part 2

The removal of the distinction between the sacred and the secular does not at all mean the removal of the distinction between morality and immorality, between virtue and vice, between truth and falsehood. There is a universal moral law known as dharma governing both the sacred and secular aspects of human life. The compelling power of yajna itself is derived from this law, and any violation of it will destroy the sacrificial nature of life and will bring its own retribution sooner or later.
January 1, 2002

The Undivided Life – Part 1

If we want to succeed in any enterprise we must give undivided attention to it. Undivided attention means an undivided life, the consecration of one’s whole life. The goal we aim at may be immediately attainable or it may take several years; in either case, as long as the goal remains unrealized we have to give our whole life to it.
December 1, 2001

The Beautitudes

“These things I have spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full,” Christ said as recorded in the Gospel of St. John. “This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you.” The teachings of Christ are imbued with this feeling of joy and love for God and all humankind.