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The Bhagwad Gita and management science  

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Speaking Tree By Swami Swaroopananda   Whether you are seeking enlightenment, facing a moral dilemma or you are the managing director of a multinational corporation working for success, the Bhagwad Gita can guide you effectively in achieving your objectives. T... More »

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Stay cool in good and bad times  

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Speaking Tree By Arup Mitra   Who is a sthita pragya? It means one whose pragya, scholarship, is stable; one who does not get affected by praise or negative comments, as he is aware of the transitory nature of both…. via TOI Blog More »

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The fine art of dying gracefully  

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Speaking Tree By Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev   People ask me, “If death is inevitable, why should i spend time and energy preparing for it?” Don’t forget that what you refer to as death is a unique happening. Almost everything else in your… via TOI Blog... More »

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Altruism and love are curative medicines  

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Speaking Tree The XIV Dalai Lama   In Tibet, we say that many illnesses can be cured by the one medicine, of love and compassion, the ultimate source of human happiness, and the need for them lies at the very core of our being.   In my view, the practice of co... More »

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Personality, essence and self-realisation  

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Speaking Tree Satsang: Swami Sukhabodhananda    Dirty water may not be drinkable but it may be used to douse a fire. So do not discard anything as a total waste. An ant can bite the foot of a tall man but a tall man cannot bite the foot of an ant. So everythin... More »

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Just exhale with the sound, Oooooo!

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Speaking Tree By Osho When you go to sleep tonight and every night following tonight, before going to sleep put off the light, sit on your bed, close your eyes and exhale deeply through the mouth with the sound ‘O – Ooooo.’ Go on exhaling with the sound O, as ... More »

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Childhood, a period of purity, joy & beauty  

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Speaking Tree By Ezekiel Isaac Malekar   Children are regarded as the hope of the future, in every society. In Judaism, children are seen as a divine trust and guarantors of the future. Psalm 127 verse 3 declares, “Children are an inheritance from the Lord.” J... More »

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Devotion is longing for the Supreme  

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Speaking Tree By Shri Shri Anandamurti   The word bhakti, devotion, means worship. For worship, both the person who worships and the one who is worshipped must be present. Hence, as long as there remains a difference between the devotee and God, there is the o... More »

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Guru Nanak and the faith of affirmation 

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Speaking Tree By Kulbir Kaur  Guru Nanak propounded the spiritual philosophy of affirmation and discouraged the negation of life. He asserts that the Supreme Being, Akal-Purakh, is to be found in one’s own heart and liberation is to be realised in the world it... More »

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Welfare of all is ultimate humanism

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Speaking Tree By Gurdeep Singh As human beings, from birth till death, we are fighting a battle for survival, for life is so demanding and complex that very many of us don’t even realise till the very end, the purpose of being here. We often wonder, what am i ... More »

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Repurpose yourself gracefully and be content

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Speaking Tree By Pulkit Sharma Recently, a 74-year-old woman in India gave birth to twins using assisted reproductive techniques, putting the spotlight on our contemporary collective fantasy of beating the age clock. Most of us wish to stay young forever and w... More »