The Gita for Children

The Gita, that's part of the Indian epic Mahabharata, with its profound philosophical teachings, can be simplified and adapted to make it more accessible and enjoyable for children. Here are some key concepts from the ancient scripture that can be presented in a child-friendly manner: Duty and righteousness: Explain to them the pure and true … Continue reading The Gita for Children

Happiness as Explained in the Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most ancient religious scriptures of the world and it provides a scope for deep thinking and perspective of life. It’s the most comprehensive scripture on happiness. What’s the purpose of our life? What do we want to achieve? What is it that we crave? It’s happiness. We may be keen on … Continue reading Happiness as Explained in the Bhagavad Gita

Understanding Death the Vedic Way

Though the ordinary human looks upon death with dread and sadness, those who’ve gone before know it as a wondrous experience of peace and freedom. Every one of us is going to die someday, so there’s no use in being afraid of death. You don’t feel unhappy at the vision of losing awareness of your … Continue reading Understanding Death the Vedic Way

Non-Violence: The Half Truth

The phrase अहिंसा परमो धर्म, largely popularized by Mahatma Gandhi is repeated by many across the world to emphasize non-violence. The phrase was first used in the epic Mahabharata and means non-violence is the ultimate duty. But, this is the half-truth. The full phrase is: अहिंसा परमो धर्म: |धर्म हिंसा तथिव च | The second line means so too is … Continue reading Non-Violence: The Half Truth