Weekly Blossoms

What a great fortune!

All of us who are in satsang are fortunate and blessed indeed! The world is very large with crores of jivas (souls). But our life is totally different from that of others. What is the reason for
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Total Faith!

Faith and total faith in what we do alone results in success of any endeavor or profession. Sri Kanchi Maha Periava graced a lovely story to illustrate this point! In a town there lived a famous
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My Cuppa – not yet?’

“My cuppa – not yet?” Anand – a teenager took a trip to Artisan village to shop in a beautiful antique store to celebrate his 16th birthday. He loved pottery, and especially teacups.
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Bhaja Govindam

Thinking about the glories of Bhagavan is blissful; Speaking it out is more blissful indeed! Once when Sage Narada Maharishi was in Dwaraka, Bhagavan Sri Krishna’s father – Vasudeva
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Food For Thought

When we eat food offered to us by someone, our mind is affected by the good or bad conduct of that person. Bheeshma was lying on the bed of arrows awaiting the right time to shirk his body. The
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Satsang and Fear of the Good

God is a great rasika (one who enjoys beauty)! God has created this world with great relish – taking loving care of every single detail! Look around… How beautiful is the parrot! How beautiful is
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The Native Place

If people ask me, “What is your native place?” I would say, “Cuddalore.” And you would all say the name of some other towns and cities. But all of us have another true “native” place.
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‘If only I had…

“If only I had…” This is a sure recipe for personal disaster. Even if the intention is noble, these words and thoughts lead one directly to sorrow and inaction. One should not lament about
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AH!-a-bit remains!

Mahans who are capable of seeing God and speaking to Him can also lead us to God, if we so desire. This is the truth. Only Mahans can bestow Jnana, Bhakti and Vairagya on us. No one else can! It is
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Greater than even God!

What is the greatest thing in the world? Is it the huge mountains, the ocean, the sun, the moon, the planets or the innumerable stars? Or is it any of the numerous creatures and animals that inhabit
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Life is a lyric!

“Be thrifty but do not be a miser.” “Be bold but do not be a ruffian.” These are popular sayings of Swami Gnanananda. In the same vein, let’s say someone asks, “Can you narrate the
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The Hidden Secret!

Once there lived a Mahatma on the banks of the holy Ganga. He was one of the fewest saints of the highest order living at that time and as bees are drawn to pure nectar, genuine spiritual seekers
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