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What is the goal of Spirituality?

What is the goal of Spirituality?

The moment we hear the term ‘Spirituality’, our mind starts conjuring up ideas that we or our society has fed into us. For some of us it comes across like a finer version of religion, for some it is breaking away from the ritualistic clutches of religion and therefore all about challenging it. Some say […]

What is Truth? Why do we fail to see it?

What is Truth? Why do we fail to see it?

    There is a Sufi proverb, “It’s not about what you call it. It’s about what it is.” Caught in our belief systems, conditioning and Missing the objectivity, what we manage to see is not the actual reality (Truth) but rather a psychological reality or our image of the reality (a limited and contaminated […]

That less aspirational, much needed Spiritual Journey.

That less aspirational, much needed Spiritual Journey.

Modern man with all the material progress at his disposal, to help him live a rich, easy and secure life, is finding it difficult to manage the stress, unfulfillment and perpetual sense of insecurity, his lifestyle brings along, as a baggage. If he listens to his ‘heart’, which looks for peace, fulfillment, connection and ignores […]

Ego: The enemy within

Ego: The enemy within

Once there lived a rich man in a desert region. This man loved gardening and had a very strong liking for exotic flowers and plants. Whenever he would get a chance to visit remote geographies for business trips, he would make it a point to carry some plants for his lawn. On his return, he […]

What is our biggest challenge?

What is our biggest challenge?

We have evolved to a level where we have become more psychological than physiological existence. Our well-being and efficiency heavily depends on our ‘Being’ (state) and not so much on ‘Doing’ (action). If we are balanced and joyful, we act very differently from when we are disturbed and agitated mentally, in two quite similar trigger […]

Why we don’t benefit from reading scriptures?

Why we don’t benefit from reading scriptures?

  Humans, as decoded over the ages by the social exemplars, philosophers and saints, have the tendency to learn by reflecting upon stories. All scriptures and spiritual texts are trying to teach us employing this formula of transformation through reflection. Earliest form of spiritual content known to us, were folklores in form of songs that can be […]

What is the goal of Spirituality?

What is the goal of Spirituality?

Consciousness expansion is not some fancy concept created by some unproductive ancient freaks sitting in isolation in a cave; it is the way to realize your highest human potential. Going by definition ‘spirituality is a set of activities aimed at cultivating the intuitive capacity’ or ultra-cognitive abilities, which effectively boost our level of ‘consciousness’ and […]

The Transformative power of Love (Ishq)

The Transformative power of Love (Ishq)

‘Ishq'(Love) is the most oft repeated word in Sufi circles. It is so common a word that it sounds like a cliche whenever somebody mentions it. This article is an attempt to explore and dig deeper to understand ‘Ishq’ a little better. Saints have been hinting at this from time to time using different words […]

It’s ‘Me & My Conditionings

It’s ‘Me & My Conditionings

‘You read 1000 books and never find time to read yourself, You rush to temple and mosque but never enter your mind.’ said a saint of Punjab, nearly 250 years ago. This couplet stands more true in today’s scenario than at that time. Today we are flooded with content; both online and offline, day in […]

Does Spirituality have a place in modern times?

Does Spirituality have a place in modern times?

Look around yourself, and at yourself. Don’t you find most of us edgy, over-entertained, stressed and always in a hurry, these days? We start our day weighed down by the stress of the previous day. We eat faster than we should and fail to register the taste of the filling of the sandwich we eat […]