Swami Brahmavidananda Saraswati

Stories By Swami Brahmavidananda Saraswati

Guiding Light: Celebration of Dharma

Guiding Light: Celebration of Dharma

We are right in the middle of celebrating the Vasanta Navaratri. One of the two Navaratris, the other Navaratri culminating in Dusshera a...Read More

Guiding Light: The last lap

Guiding Light: The last lap

Just when we thought we had won the fight against Covid–19, we let our guard down. The virus raised its head again and we are bang in the...Read More

Guiding Light: The primary function of a government

Guiding Light: The primary function of a government

It is interesting to see the dance of democracy happening in the country right now. Socialistic parties want to turn the country into a w...Read More

Guiding Light: Activism

Guiding Light: Activism

Today, if we look at the media it appears that everyone wants to be a social activist. People post about environmental issues blaming the...Read More

Guiding Light: Teens and the lockdown

Guiding Light: Teens and the lockdown

As adults working from home for about a year, it is frustrating. Kids are frustrated that they cannot go to school. But I think the one g...Read More

Guiding Light: Know thyself

Guiding Light: Know thyself

Most of the scriptures in the world speak of ‘knowing yourself’. This has a great value in psychology too. Similarly, in management, effo...Read More

Guiding Light: An insight into activism

Guiding Light: An insight into activism

Activists have a role to play in society, whether the brand of activism is destructive in tearing down an outdated structure in the socie...Read More

Guiding Light: What is love?

Guiding Light: What is love?

All love is beautiful and a need for human beings. The way we love can lead to our growth as a spiritual being or our downfall into someo...Read More

Guiding Light: India – Past and present

Guiding Light: India – Past and present

One hears a lot of talk about how India is a young nation, which got its independence as late as 1947 and we became a republic in 1950. T...Read More

Guiding Light: One simple strategy to reduce global warming

Guiding Light: One simple strategy to reduce global warming

I received an interesting forward from an environmental activist talking about global warming and the resulting problems – more pandemics...Read More

Guiding Light: Significance of Harvest Festivals

Guiding Light: Significance of Harvest Festivals

Once there was a young man who fell into difficult times. He joined the queue in a neighbouring ashram where free food was being distribu...Read More

Guiding Light: The real celebrations of the new year

Guiding Light: The real celebrations of the new year

By now most of us would have had a great celebration welcoming the new year albeit a bit subdued or private. But, when does the old year-...Read More

Guiding Light: Don't forget the lessons of 2020

Guiding Light: Don't forget the lessons of 2020

Here's wishing you all a very happy, prosperous and safe New Year. As we move into the new year let us also look back at the lessons lear...Read More

Gita Jayanti: Celebrating the holy book

Gita Jayanti: Celebrating the holy book

25th Dec is celebrated the world over as Christmas. However, this year 25th Dec 2020 has an added glory. It is also Gita Jayanti accordin...Read More

Guiding Light: Insight into Swamy Ayyappa

Guiding Light: Insight into Swamy Ayyappa

A strange thing will be noticed in most of the southern states of India or even of some of the South Indians settled in other Indian stat...Read More

Guiding Light: Dissent in a democracy

Guiding Light: Dissent in a democracy

In our constitution, there is a beautiful right given to the citizen. It is called the ‘Right to the right of rights’. This means if the ...Read More

Guiding Light: Spirituality in pandemic times

Guiding Light: Spirituality in pandemic times

Spirituality became a buzzword during the lockdown but how much of it is for real and because of people looking for solace? If the pandem...Read More

Guiding Light: Deepavali – Looking back

Guiding Light: Deepavali – Looking back

I am happy to see that in most places Deepavali was celebrated with very little use of crackers. There are different opinions about this ...Read More

Guiding Light: The Celebration of Dhanteras

Guiding Light: The Celebration of Dhanteras

Many people are of the mistaken belief that Dhanteras is about the celebration of wealth. Dhan is the short form for Dhanvantari, God of ...Read More

Guiding Light: Communication – 5

Guiding Light: Communication – 5

Continuing in the ‘communication’ series, the theme of the fourth principle is Communication with integrity. Say what you do and do what ...Read More

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