Bhagavad Gita

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The Magic Wand of Gratitude

The full moon in the month of Ashadha is celebrated as Guru Purnima. It is an occasion to be grateful for the wisdom that life has offered. When you see how wisdom has transformed your life, it's natural to feel grateful for all that has come your way. Gratitude is an inner feeling; it's not an action. It has to arise from within in recognition of the love that the Creation is pouring on you every moment.
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How To Be Happy, Forever: The 5 Ds

Why does happiness so often elude our grasp? Many of us long for happiness, perhaps not realising that this longing actually acts as a barrier to our goal. It is like standing with one's mouth open towards the skies waiting for the rains to quench one's thirst. Here I have summed up in five "Ds" the essence of the wisdom from some profound teachings of the world such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Tao Te Ching.