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To know everything, hold onto nothing

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Speaking Tree By Andrew Cohen What would it be like to realise a condition where one had no fixed notions of self? The answer is, undistracted – by the notion of being anyone or anything in particular. Undistracted by the personality and its endless stream of ... More »

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Learning, detachment and sacred symbols

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Speaking Tree By Mukul Shri Goel The swan, lotus, turtle and peepal tree have been used as metaphors in Indian spirituality and have specific interrelated meanings for seekers. Understanding sacred symbols, can be useful for our progress in bhakti yoga, that i... More »

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The cause is that which pervades the effect

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Speaking Tree By Swami Swaroopananda What is the cause of the world; who is the Creator and what is our relationship with the Creator?  If there is an effect, there must be a cause. Likewise, what are you doing in Physics, Chemistry or Biology? Are you not try... More »

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Ethics in business and corporate leadership

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Speaking Tree By Jayanta Roy The impact of your employees’ ethical choices can be just as significant as the impact of your business decisions. Employees need to learn to recognise business ethics issues, the dilemmas and associated best practices to avoid per... More »

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Inhalation is birth and exhalation is death

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Speaking Tree By Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev A new year is when people often conduct life audits, and reflect on the inexorable march of time. What has this past year meant to you? Time can mean different things to different people. For some, the burden of time wei... More »

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Human will is like a chapel on the edge of hell

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Speaking Tree  By Ayushman Jamwal In The Matrix Revolutions, the power-crazed Agent Smith is about to end the Prophet Neo’s life, but remains puzzled as to why his adversary keeps fighting. After being beaten repeatedly, with no help in sight, Neo struggles to... More »

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Time to arise, awake, and master your life

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Speaking Tree By Satsang: Swami Sukhabodhananda Why do we forget what needs to be done? What is the solution to this? One of the most notable things in spiritual practice is self-remembering. We need to remember the teachings of enlightened masters and allow t... More »

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Reimagining wealth beyond money

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Speaking Tree By Ram Krishna Sinha Normally, in our day-to-day-life, we are preoccupied with or remain overly obsessed with wealth. There is nothing wrong or unethical about accumulation of wealth, if it is created lawfully and with noble  intentions. But the ... More »

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Good karma is key to health and happiness

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Speaking Tree By Brahma Kumari Dadi Janki We all desire to live a beautiful lifestyle where we don’t have to face negative situations, which could be a reflection of our past karmas. By past, we mean karmas performed in this birth and also karmas of many birth... More »

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Vivekananda fostered spiritual empowerment

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Speaking Tree By MN Kundu Towering socio-spiritual contribution of Swami Vivekananda can be viewed from several angles. But the most important one is his amazing agenda for human empowerment through awakening of joyous spiritual consciousness of confidence, st... More »

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Whatever your goals, try practising this

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Speaking Tree By Rajiv Vij Shankar, a businessman, was disturbed by his 19-year-old son Arjun’s sudden change in behaviour. Bright, driven and hardworking, Arjun was not only a top student, but also an accomplished guitarist and a member of the swim team. He w... More »

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Celebrate the season of hope and abundance

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Speaking Tree By Renuka Narayanan The festival of Pongal affirms the enduring charm of religious culture. Even rationalist Erode Venkatappa Ramasamy, called Periyar, knew that. One year he reportedly won the Tamil Nadu government prize for best temple maintena... More »