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Balamurali Balaji's Blog – December 2013 Archive (6)

Happy New Year 2014

But years may go their way, yet the great principles of satya and ahimsa, truth and non-violence, are there to guide us. They are the silent stars keeping holy vigil above a tired and turbulent world. Like Gandhi, we may be firm in our conviction that the sun shines above the drifting…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on December 31, 2013 at 11:47 — No Comments

Guidelines for meditation

Guidelines for meditation

 

Here are some pointers on meditation taken from ancient scriptures such as Srimad Baghavad Gita.

 

Q: What is the proper procedure for meditation?

A: The environment, the body setup and the meditation process is explained below:

  • It is important to find a relatively quiet location where one’s mind is not easily distracted. A platform that is neither too low nor too high is recommended for…
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Added by Balamurali Balaji on December 27, 2013 at 9:56 — No Comments

Making the Mahatma a Christ - Christmas special

Delhi High Court orders woman to pray at Rajghat for a week to repent



Indo-Asian News Service

Updated: December 21, 2013 20:43 IST

Source: http://www.ndtv.com/article/cities/delhi-high-court-orders-woman-to-pray-at-rajghat-for-a-week-to-repent-sin-461528



The Delhi High Court, declining to pardon a woman who kept lying under oath about… Continue

Added by Balamurali Balaji on December 22, 2013 at 5:34 — No Comments

The practicality of nonviolence as told by Gandhi

The practicality of nonviolence as told by Gandhi

 

We must draw the distinction between living in the face of danger and living dangerously. A man who dares to live alone in a forest infested by wild beasts and wilder men without a gun and with God as his only help lives in the face of danger.

The people of a village near Bettia (now in the West Champaran district of Bihar), told me that they had…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on December 20, 2013 at 4:30 — No Comments

Gandhiji's favourite hymn (Bhajan Song)

Gandhiji's favourite hymn (Bhajan Song)

“Hari Thum Haro” is the devotional song composed by Meera Bai, the poet saint. This song is one of the favourite of Mahatma Gandhi.

Gandhiji once expressed the wish to…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on December 18, 2013 at 6:00 — No Comments

What is true follower-ship?

What is true follower-ship?

There are millions of followers for Mahatma Gandhi in the world. But, not all of them actually follow them. Some worship him as leader, while others see him as spiritual man. There has always been skepticism in understanding and following his footsteps. Actually, what is true followership? Is it all about…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on December 3, 2013 at 7:10 — No Comments

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