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  • Philophonetics – Counselling 1

    The name Philophonetics was coined in 1986. The literal meaning of the word is the ‘love of sounds’. Its broad meaning, however, is the ‘conscious relationship to one’s experience through Sensing, Movement, Visualizations and Sounds of human speech’.

  • Loving Ourselves

    In creating healthy, loving relationships with others, we need to come to terms with that part of ourselves that we feel uncomfortable with. We may have some parts of ourselves that we have disowned or denied, or stuck away in some obscure corner of our psyche because we just can’t stand to hang out with the uneasy feelings they generate. It is when we can’t love ourselves that we look for someone

  • An Accurate Code

    What happens when a computer program is created by a programmer who makes inaccurate assumptions? The program will contain errors — bugs. It won’t function optimally, and it may even crash. Your own mental software works the same way. When your beliefs about reality are inaccurate, you will experience bugs. Occasionally your mental software may crash.

  • Hymn to Silence and Surrender – 1

    There are not many truths, there is one truth, and that truth is Silence. All truths come from Silence. All truths exist as Silence. All truths return to Silence. So there is only one truth, and it is Silence. Silence is behind every holy thought, behind every holy word, behind every holy act. All holiness is Silent.

  • Paradise Lost Will Be Regained

    Jiddu Krishnamurthy had once said, “Do you know what it means to be sensitive? It means surely to have a tender feeling for things, to see an animal suffering and do something about it; to remove a stone from the path because so many bare feet would walk over it. To be sensitive is to feel for people, for birds, for flowers, for trees, not because they are yours but just because

  • A Question of Belief

    M.R. Kopmeyer once said, “Just how do you know that you are capable of receiving the things, you believe you will get? Well, according to the Universal Natural Law, you will get specifically what you believe in, and not from a mere opinion or generality.”

  • You Get What You Focus On

    The brain can’t process negatives. For example, if I say: “Don’t think of a white elephant,” you will automatically think of a white elephant and visualize it in your mind. If someone buys an expensive pair of glasses and if he is worried about breaking them, it is very likely that he will. If it is a new shirt and you start worrying that you are going to spill some sauce on

  • Igniting Your Engine

    In 1859, a French tight-rope walker named Charles Blondin ran a small advertisement in the New York Times stating that on a particular he would cross the Niagara Falls on a tight rope. In case, you have not visited the Niagara Falls it may be hard to appreciate the enormity of Blondin’s venture. The Niagara Falls are 1100 feet across, which is nearly four football fields in length. The falls are 167

  • Endings Make Beginnings

    There are two ways of gathering knowledge. The first kind of knowledge is gained by reading books, listening to lectures, from the media and listening to others in general. These are external inputs. The second method is through our own effort. This is called ‘Personal Experience’.  Both are essential for our growth. When such knowledge is used and utilized it leads to success and happiness. Life is a building process. What we

  • Who Is Running Your Life?

    Probably, you are running your own life. Some people have a funny way of surrendering their rights and asking others to run their lives. You don’t have to let other people run your life.

  • Be Determined to Win

    One day I was standing in the waiting room outside the minister’s office. I wanted to see him for some work. I hadn’t taken an appointment. His secretary accosted me and said that the minister was very busy and I could not see him. The secretary was doing his job and I could not argue with him because he was protecting his boss from time-wasters.

  • The Bhakti Age

    What according to you is the meaning of Bhakti? Your answer would be that Bhakti is to love God. How do you show your love for God? In the same manner as you love your mother? In the same way you love your brother or is it just as you love your spouse?

  • Dreaming With God

    Once there was a man who died and found himself in a beautiful place surrounded by every conceivable comfort. A white-jacketed attendant came to him and said, “You may have anything you choose, any food, any pleasure, any kind of entertainment.”

  • What You Expect, You Get

    You have to understand that you get what you deserve and not what you desire. You are your own fortune-teller. You are your own astrologer. You are your own numerologist. Successful people are those who have the attitude of confidence and expectation. Unsuccessful people who have a negative attitude cause situations to work as they expect it to be.

  • The Inner Teacher

    Mankind throughout the ages has produced what we call the ‘holy ones’. The holy ones set out the rules by which we can live our lives and reach a higher state of existence utilizing the dormant potential lying untapped within us. There are tomes and volumes on the subject of quest for enlightenment; but how do these holy ones, philosophers, prophets and sons of God, receive this information which they pass on

  • Qualities Of The Divine

    Verse 2, Chapter XVI of the Bhagawad Gita enumerates eleven qualities of the Divine.
    1.Ahimsa i.e. harmlessness, non violence, not thinking ill of others, taking care not to offend another in thought, word or deed. A person who observes ahimsa will never try to inflict pain or suffering on other people.

  • Napolean Hill, Contender to champion, guiding lights, Peace of Mind, T.G.L. Iyer

    Precious Resource

    Our ability to think is our most precious resource. We have complete control on our ability to decide. We also have complete control on our ability to choose our own thoughts. These are areas where we have complete control. We are where we are and what we are because of our own thoughts, decisions and actions. Nature is impartial. It does not care whether we adopt good models or we adopt bad

  • Inculcate Virtues

    One does not become excellent primarily by focussing on and avoiding what is wrong and bad. One becomes excellent by focussing on and pursuing what is right and good. Our primary goal as moral beings is not just to say no to vice but to say yes to virtue. G.K. Chesterton said: “Virtue is not the absence of vice or the avoidance of moral danger; virtue is a vivid and separate thing.”

  • Acceptance

    Columnist Ann Landers defines success as follows: “If you have a good reputation; if you are right more often than you are wrong; if your children respect you, if your grandchildren are glad to see you; if your friends can rely on you and you can count on them in times of trouble; if you can face God and say I have done my best, then you are a success. If you