Death: A Transition

by Swami Bhaskarananda As we grow from childhood to adulthood we become transformed almost beyond recognition physically and mentally. In our childhood, we have many childish aspirations, joys, sorrows and conflicts—all of which at the time seem to be very … Continue reading

Posted: October 6th, 2010

The Hindu Concept of Peace

by Swami Bhaskarananda The rulers think that punishing the peace-breakers will bring peace. The oppressed think that eliminating the oppressors will ensure peace. The nations think that destroying or subduing the enemy nations will create peace. But the wise say … Continue reading

Posted: September 13th, 2010

Advaita – The Way to Freedom

By Swami Bhaskarananda In ancient times some thinkers of India wanted to arrive at one truth that could explain this manifold creation. A very small number of those thinkers were somehow able to transform their minds into what we may … Continue reading

Posted: September 13th, 2010

Why We Should Meditate

by Swami Bhaskarananda Over the years many people have come and said to me, “I don’t have any power of concentration.” But there is no valid basis for such thinking. Everyone, even a child, can concentrate. While watching cartoons, children … Continue reading

Posted: September 13th, 2010

Ritualistic Worship and Its Utility

By Swami Bhaskarananda THE HINDU CONCEPT OF GOD God is one. Besides being one, God is formless, infinite, eternal, changeless and the only source of consciousness. God is beyond time, space and causation, and yet God permeates every thing and … Continue reading

Posted: September 13th, 2010

How to Overcome Stress

By Swami Bhaskarananda Mental stress can be caused by the anticipation of unwanted events. Worry, anxiety and fear are states of mental apprehension. The disaster has not come, yet its apprehension causes mental stress. When disaster strikes, we are no … Continue reading

Posted: September 13th, 2010

Hindu Concept of Reincarnation

By Swami Bhaskarananda The idea of reincarnation in Hinduism is perhaps as old as Hinduism itself. To students of religion reincarnation is a theological doctrine. Most Hindus consider it a fact. The evidence in support of reincarnation comes from two … Continue reading

Posted: September 13th, 2010

The Hindu Way of Life

By Swami Bhaskarananda Some scholars have called Hinduism a way of life. Should we suppose that Hinduism is unique in being a way of life, while other religions are not? Most religions with their codes of conduct and scriptural injunctions … Continue reading

Posted: September 13th, 2010