Gaurav Yadav

The most ancient living teachings on spirituality

Upanishads contain the most ancient living teachings on spirituality

12 Jun 2022

What exactly is in the Vedas, the oldest texts in Hinduism?

Religious texts in Hinduism are classified into two broad categories—shruti and smriti

05 Jun 2022

Mahabharat anecdote for the week: Here is a lesson on self-control and the importance of kind words

 It is the worst kind of person who makes a harsh and wrathful speech, who pierces the vitals of others with wordy thorns, bears hell in his tongue

29 May 2022

Mahabharata anecdote of the week: Here’s a lesson on forgiveness

When the Pandavas started living in the forest after losing the gambling match, Draupadi once remarked to Yudhishthira that he should never forgive those responsible for their plight

08 May 2022

Mahabharat anecdote for the week: Here is our lesson on forgiveness from the Battle of Kurukshetra

Modern psychology defines forgiveness as a conscious decision to let go of resentment and the need for revenge

24 Apr 2022

Here is a snippet from the Mahabharat where Bhishma explains why dama (self-discipline) is the best dharma:

Yudhishthira went to Bhishma, who was lying on a bed of arrows, and asked him questions about dharma after the batle of Kurukshetra

17 Apr 2022

The three-filter test

All this barrage of noise coming at us from all directions can make us lose our bearing, waste our time, and ultimately frustrate us

03 Apr 2022

Epics for Children: Silence is Golden

The 30th President of the United States from 1923 to 1929, Calvin Coolidge, was given the nickname ‘Silent Cal’ because he was a man of few words and had a dry sense of humour.

27 Mar 2022

Mahabharata and the significance of teamwork

Mahabharata is roughly 10 times the length of the Greek epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey combined or about four times the length of the Ramayana

14 Feb 2022

What could be a significant sacrifice? A story from the Mahabharata explains:

The greatest sacrifice is not one where the giver can afford to give the biggest gift; it is the one where the giver can least afford to give whatever little they are giving

06 Feb 2022

What are the three gunas present in all beings and things of this world? What is their significance?

Sattva (purity), rajas (activity), and tamas (darkness) - These three gunas are like three threads that are intertwined together to make the fabric of this world

31 Jan 2022

There is no trade in love  

In Mahabharata, the five Pandavas and Draupadi had to go to the forest after Yudhishthira gambled with the Kauravas and lost his kingdom.

23 Jan 2022

Don’t be a frog in the well

We have all heard the story about a frog in the well. In our ancient texts, it is called Kupamanduka, where kupa means a well and manduka means a frog

09 Jan 2022

Nature is God

In Hinduism, there is a strong belief that God is present in everything. The five elements of nature—pancha tattvas (Water, Air, Fire, Earth and Space)—are worshipped

19 Dec 2021

Here are some tips on how to handle conflict properly

If we can learn to resolve conflict effectively, we might find our relationships becoming stronger

05 Dec 2021

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