The opportunity to go on a pilgrimage with our Guru A little while ago, we were invited to join a group on a pilgrimage called Chota Char Dham. If I had Suraj’s support, I was pretty eager to be part of it. I didn’t think that such an opportunity would arise Read more
I suspect you might be thinking “What a strange thing to ask! Of course I’ve listened before!” Defining listening Listening can be defined as “to pay attention to someone or something in order to hear what is being said, sung, played, etc.” but what do I mean by truly listening? Background noise When Read more
Observations that have left me feeling confused, lost and without hope How can you be so gentle and yet so harsh? Why are you assertive at times but weak when it matters? How can you switch from being talkative and engaging to silent and guarded? What makes you alternate between Read more
What happened before Duryodhana tried to disrobe Draupadi The Pandavs and the Kauravs were two families who were related. Both fathers of these families were brothers. Draupadi was the daughter-in-law in the Pandav clan and Duryodhana was one of the many sons in the Kaurav family. Duryodhan and his brothers were Read more
Do we need to experience something directly to have faith in it? I was listening to something yesterday, when it dawned on me that many of us have believe in the existence of things that we may not have directly heard, seen, touched, smelt or tasted. Although we lack the direct Read more
I’ve been feeling unhappy recently and I want to change that! Do you ever feel the need to protect yourself from negativity?
Grieving the loss of happiness I recently returned from a 5 week trip to India where I pretty much focused on myself. It was all about self improvement. I felt happier, more content, I experienced longer periods of peacefulness, I was compassionate in different ways, and more. I knew it would Read more
Spending time in Sayla A few years ago, I spent just over 2 months in the Shree Raj Saubhag Satsang Mandal Ashram in Sayla, India. It was the first time I’d stayed beyond 2 weeks. I left London with mixed feelings about the trip, because it was clear that some people thought Read more