Monthly Archives: June 2013

Remembering Raja Ram Mohan Roy

Raja Ram Mohan Roy was a humanist in truest sense. Hailing form the state of Bengal ¬†during the British rule in India, Ram Mohan worked towards implementing several epoch making reforms in India. He closely worked with the East India … Continue reading

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Being Centered to the Self

Not even through deep knowledge can the Self be reached, unless evil ways are abandoned, and there is rest in the senses, concentration in the mind, and peace in one’s heart. When the wise man rests his mind in contemplation … Continue reading

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Remembering Swami Vivekananda

This year marks the completion of 150 years of the birth of Swami Vivekananda (Narendranath Dutta). Swamiji played a pivotal role not just in the destiny of India but of the western world too. His speech at the World Parliament … Continue reading

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Honoring Feminine Inspiration

When I look at her, I am awed. Her beauty, her lusciousness, her smile, her eyes full of love; she makes my life worth living. When I look at her, I am repulsed. Her ugliness, her resistance, her anger, her … Continue reading

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The Journey to being a Vegetarian

Hailing from a Bengali family, I was born with fish in the mouth. Food always used to be the most important aspect of life, as it is for most Bengalis. I used to live for food. It would be more … Continue reading

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Rabindranath Tagore – A sage, a mystic

Rabindranath Tagore¬†(1861-1941) was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore, a leader of the Brahmo Samaj, which was a new religious sect in nineteenth-century Bengal, started by Raja Ram Mohan Roy during late 18th century in Bengal, which attempted a revival … Continue reading

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My Journey becoming a vegetarian

The following article is a reminiscence of the conversations I had with myself, in my journey from eating animal food, to being a strict vegetarian, to again yielding to animal food, and then again restoring back on a vegetarian diet. … Continue reading

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