What does the Bhagavad Gita say about a person with a neurological disorder?


By Sunil Kumar The Bhagavad Gita is a conversation between Lord Shri Krishna and Arjuna; an attempt to show the path of dharma and an exhortation to Arjuna to do his duty in the Mahabharata war. That is the literal …

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Litfest: Day 3


By Sunil Kumar Finally; concluding my account of the 6th TOI Mumbai Litfest I went to(2017) and the Sunday(Dec 17) in general. After a delightful, spiritually uplifting lecture by an ISKCON Prabhu; I decided to take an UBERPool to the …

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Sunday Salvation


By Sunil Kumar As I ventured into the “Soulful Sunday” class; taking stock of my weekly moods that vary between bouts of patriotism; Spanish soap operas, Smallville and the daily social network trawling which yields both brickbats, bouquets and gems. …

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Bhagavad Gita 2.13 and 4.9


By Sunil Kumar A discussion on two shlokas from the Bhagavad Gita; First 2.13 dehino ‘smin yathā dehe kaumāraṁ yauvanaṁ jarā tathā dehāntara-prāptir dhīras tatra na muhyati [Bg. 2.13] Note the use of the diacritical marks(showed to use emphasis) dehinah—of …

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Who won the Mahabharata war really?


By Sunil Kumar The Mahabharata war was won by the Pandavas; but symbolically; it’s only dharma vs. adharma, the whole thrust of the Bhagavad Gita. Lord Krishna knew that the Kurus were destined for annihilation; and it was supposed to …

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What is written in the Vedas?


By Sunil Kumar The Vedas are among the earliest literary compilations on the planet; and were probably composed on the banks of the Saraswati river. There are 4 Vedas and 108 Upanishads currently.(1180 originally). They have been regarded as “apaurusheya”(revelations, …

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What is the meaning of the verse 2.29 from the Bhagavad Gita?


By Sunil Kumar This verse is attempting to describe the different notions about the soul; depending on the nature of men. Broadly, most Indic philosophy and the Bhagavad Gita describe men to be under the influence of the three gunas; …

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Beyond The Taj: Development In The Rustic Heart Of India


By Sunil Kumar The Taj Mahal is one of the most potent symbols of India around the world. It conjures up an idyllic vista; of an endlessly mysterious land; a timeless civilization. Was this a monument to love; or an …

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The Tao Of Nature


By Sunil Kumar “Wu Wei” in Taoism is equated with effortless action; or following the stream of consciousness. In simple words; non-action in action; not coveting any goal; a concept similar to the Bhagavad Gita. View image | gettyimages.com But …

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