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What is the significance of Guru Purnima? A powerful lesson from Mahabharata

Wondering what is the significance of Guru Purnima? To offer gratitude to one's Guru is the highest form of worship. World over, Guru Purnima is observed as a most sacred day that marks one's devotion and gratitude to the Guru, the spiritual Master, Guide and God. Hinduism places utmost reverence to the 'Guru-Shishya' relationship. [READ: Gayatri Mantra - Why Chant it]

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Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, whose 'Autobiography of a Yogi' inspired millions of seekers worldwide to embrace the spiritual path with sincerity, reminds every seeker on the path: "Humility comes from seeing GOD as the Doer, not yourself. Humility lies in the heart. Whatever you may be doing, tell yourself constantly - 'God is doing all this through me.' "

A most powerful lesson from the Mahabharata serves as a gentle reminder of the importance of a Guru in a student's life. Drawn from the following Vedic mantra, there is a beautiful story that Swami has shared w…
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How to invest in yourself and why it is so powerful to own your happiness

Wondering how to invest in yourself and why it is important and powerful? Well, we are in July already, wow! This reminds me that I have already passed the first six months of the year and probably not been aware of my progress. Now, I feel the need to pause and take a look back at the last six months. Here's a brief look and I urge you to think about how you have fared in the last six months too! 


FOLLOW MY PINTEREST BOARDS

Family First! As a mother, the most important thing for me is to be involved and committed to my thirteen year old son. Given that I am a working mother, this is not easy to manage. As my teen steps into the turbulent teen years, I want to walk with him every step of the way.  
This summer, for instance, I wanted my son to savour an unusual experience of participating in a spiritual camp at the Chinmaya Mission in New Delhi. 
After much persuasion, my son agreed to attend the summer camp and he found himself enjoying the summer camp so much that he didn't want …

Love's Journey, Swami's Blessings

I was born a dreamer. A nomad in my heart and in my soul, one who wandered between worlds and words with a curiosity to discover more realms beyond the mundane and the ordinary. While doing so, I was also breaking traditions and conventions without a backward glance.The only one who can persuade me to see things differently is SWAMI. 
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At 18 years, I fell deeply in love. Today, with Swami's grace, I am marking my seventeenth wedding anniversary with the same person whose every smile and conversation made me feel 'this is my world forever.' 
We began our life together with just the blessings of our parents and our loved ones and most importantly, Swami's abundant love and blessings.
Till we got married, our lives had been fairly simple and closely protected. We had never taken the responsibility of managing money as our parents were always super protective about us and providing for our every need, as is the case with most middle class families in I…