Success without Stress
In modern society there is a constant pressure to achieve, and a lot of competition to be in the top bracket of achievers. In such a pressure-filled environment, the desire to acquire, consume and conform can be overwhelming.
Performing in the Storm
The beautiful Indian epic The Ramayana is replete with illustrations of how one can act amidst a storm. Under the rule of King Dasharatha, the city of Ayodhya – which literally translates as the land of ‘no conflict’– was the perfect place to live.
Love’s labour can never be lost
So long as we live, we cannot avoid action. And obviously, each one of us seeks a sense of joy, happiness or fulfilment as a result of our actions. Hence, a proper understanding of the nature of action is necessary for us to be able to obtain the desired results from our actions.
Why do we not succeed in all our endeavours? Because we cannot sustain a positive thought that "It can be done". If we can, it will happen.
The importance of teamwork
In all endeavours, success depends totally on ‘Teamwork’.
A little fear can do you some good
All of our emotions are given to us for our benefit. In fact, everything in this world is there for our benefit only. It is how we use or misuse the objects of the world that will bring about positive and happy results, or negative and miserable results.
You can just refuse to be miserable
Anxiety is an emotion that we all experience. Anxiety, as well as all the other emotions, can actually be turned around to our advantage. When we use the right amount, in the right place, at the right time, for the right thing, then these feelings can have a positive effect. When we use the wrong amount, at the wrong place, at the wrong time, for the wrong reasons, they become negative.
Humility does not mean keeping your head bowed down or being a scared mouse. It is not false modesty either, secretly feeling pleased with oneself whilst showily claiming, “Oh, I didn’t do anything, I didn’t do anything."
Tips for joyful living
Once we choose our course in life, there is no point in complaining about situations, difficulties or problems that we may have to face. A householder's life has its ups and downs. Conflicts in the mind arise due to dual and contradictory purpose in life.
You and Yours (on parenting)
The question of how to live the values of life is not a new one faced only in modern times. It is as old as our scriptures. This is a weakness that every person faces in his life - the contradiction between his knowledge and his living.