Cleaning the Senses: The Eyes

Early every morning since before my birth, my mother goes to greet the sun. In every house, every land, she would find him—either from the verandah, atop the roof or outside on the grounds, yard or driveway. She would utter the mantra that greets the sun,om jaba-kusum shanka-shan kashyapeyammaha-dhyutim dhanta-warim sarvo-papagnapranatoshmi diva-karam ||Salutations to that, red as a hibiscus flower turning to white, pure as the saint Kashyapa, To that which is grand in shimmering brightness, which takes darkness away and annihilates all sins.  I give pranam to He [...]

Effective and Meaningful Slow Life

An effective and meaningful slow life. The most ironical thing about our modern lives is that while technology is inventing new gadgets aiming to save our time, mankind is becoming busier every day. Our lives are becoming more fast-paced and hectic than ever. Obviously, it doesn't have to be this way. Let's rebel against a hectic lifestyle and slow-down to enjoy the ultimate gift to mankind—life. A slower paced life means making time to enjoy your mornings, instead of rushing off to work in frenzy. Instead of always being [...]

Aging Gracefully

Aging is a natural process. Aging with grace is all about attitude. Having a positive attitude about what age can bring and looking forward to some of the good things like: wisdom, resilience, inner strength, and a mature perspective are some of the perks of seniority.The universe around us is aging. It is a law of nature. Aging is a beautiful natural process just like plants and trees. If we nourish our plants/trees well in a favorable, non-polluted environment they grow well and look healthy.To age gracefully, we must [...]