Archives for Life and Health

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Making Impossible Possible

Author: VenuGopal Acharya “Impossible is a word found in the dictionary of fools,” declared the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. While most popular lifestyle leaders encourage their followers to believe in this maxim, albeit to achieve a purely materialistic pursuit, a spiritual leader has a different approach to life: “Achieving the possible, ...
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Will the world really end in 2012?

There is a great deal of propaganda afoot that something dramatic will happen in 2012 and maybe the world will end… We have information from the Vedic scriptures about the nature of this material world. Very extensive information is given about the cycles this world goes through over and over again. ...
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Prasada: The Power of Sacred Food

Author: Stephen Knapp On the spiritual path those that are most inclined to lead a peaceful existence that respects the value of all life often adopts the vegetarian lifestyle. It is in accordance with the yogic principle of ahimsa, which is to observe nonviolence and abstain from injuring any being in ...
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Cereal Killer

What do you like for breakfast? Aloo paratha with dahi/lassi, kachori/samosa aloo tikki; or poha, puri bhaaji, khichadi, moori kismis chiwda; or idli sambar/chutney, dosai, vadai, pongal, bise bele bhaath the list goes on and on. If you are from India then you have very well understood that we have taken you ...
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Positive alternatives for youth

“What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within us, out into the world, miracles happen” - Henry David Thoreau Imagine this scenario The enemy is about to launch a fierce attack. Holding his rifle, our ...
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Good reasons for being vegetarian

There are so many good reasons for being vegetarian (health, animals, the environment) that a better question might be, 'Why NOT be vegetarian?' When you can easily... significantly improve your health, dramatically reduce your environmental footprint, and greatly lessen the suffering of animals ...we might ask instead, 'What's stopping you?' :) Of course, the decision about ...
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Gold Medal Happiness

High-tech training of Olympic athletes adds fuel to an old controversy: Are human beings just machines? Once every four years, human society is presented with the great spectacle called the Olympics, full of stirring images of human endeavour and achievement. In magazines and on television even on postage tamps everywhere are the exciting figures ...
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Are we devaluing sex by glamorizing it?

By Chaitanya Charan Das This article originally appeared in The Spiritual Scientist here Our contemporary culture constantly glamorizes sex through gaudy images permeated with sexual undertones and overtones. Due to this incessant glamorization of sex, most people live perpetually in a state of artificial sexual stimulation; sex tends to be a perennial ...
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