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Why the Supermen of India never return?


The fictional Superman of America may return on screen, but the real supermen of India never return. India – the land of mysticism has always had people with amazing supernatural powers. They are the very people who had powers to levitate, be invisible, reduce their body to the size of an atom, fulfill whatever they desired, walked above water without getting wet etc. They could practically do anything but chose to ignore their powers and even renounce them. Be it the past or the present, these supermen of India never bothered to openly publicize their powers. Unlike the fictional American Superman who returns, these real supermen of India never return to change the world. Why is that?

Why some Gurus perform miracles?


Some gurus perform miracles while other Gurus show their ‘namaskars to chamatkars’? Are miracles the only proof that the Divine exists? Given our heritage of Indian Gurus and their mind-boggling siddhis (powers), here is a little probe on the role of miracles in the realm of faith.

Dinner with Mahatma Gandhi….anyone?

Gandhi's Autograph

2nd October is Gandhi Jayanti when India marks the birth of the father of the nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi – who spearheaded the country’s Freedom Movement for Independence from British Rule.

The Irish daughter of Mother India

Sister Nivedita

Of the many disciples of the great Guru Swami Vivekananda, there were a few from outside India who became famous and did some phenomenal work in the spiritual upliftment and education of the masses. Sister Nivedita from Ireland was one such famous devotee and disciple of Swami Vivekananda and that too during his times. Her 143rd birth anniversary falls this month on the 28th Oct 2010.

Why is Sant Kabir one of India’s most quoted mystic?

Sant kabir

26th June is Sant Kabir’s birth anniversary. Why is Sant Kabir so significant to seekers of truth? What is his message? Why were the great learned pundits of his times baffled by Kabir though he was unschooled? Why he is one of India’s most quoted mystic? What is his contribution to Sikhism?

Gautam Buddha ~ India’s gift to the world


This week on 27th May was Buddha Purnima – the birth anniversary of the great Prophet from India – Gautam Buddha. Buddha meaning ‘the Enlightened One’. Most of us know about the life story of the prince Gautam who became the prophet of compassion and founder of Buddhism and its best to know the real teachings that will benefit us rather than legendary story. Gautam Buddha is said to be born around 563 BCE and passed away around 483 BCE, most modern scholars agree on these dates.

The First Global Indian Monk

Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda ~ one of most admired spiritual genius of India is regarded by Indians as the patriot saint of modern India, a Vedantic Guru with global impact, a nation builder, a source of wisdom, dynamism and spiritual power. About this great monk, India’s Nobel Laureate and Poet Rabindranath Tagore had said, “If you want to know India, study Vivekananda. In him everything is positive and nothing negative”.

A freedom fighter with a life divine

Sri Aurobindo

India produced a multifaceted freedom fighter who was also an intellectual, linguist, yogi, poet, scholar, philosopher and a great spiritual leader. Who was this great personality?

Who made laughing sacred?

osho smiling

Very few spiritual teachers diverge from ancient techniques to guide the masses. But one Guru was different and contemporary. Though many of his teachings and methods were ‘heterodox’, they have made head way as mainstream spiritual practices in the modern world.

Why is Tagore still important?


Last week on 7th May it was the 150th birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941). Tagore as we know him was a Bengali poet, philosopher, artist, playwright, composer and novelist. Just late last year we even saw the inauguration of a Tagore library here in Auckland at the Mahatma Gandhi centre.

Why Shivaji Maharaj matters?


What Napoleon is to France and Julius Ceaser is to Rome, Shivaji Maharaj is to India. 19th February is Shivaji Maharaj’s birth anniversary. For those looking for inspiration, his life story has plenty to offer even today, to bring about change – within and without, against all odds. 

Remembering Osho, one of India’s most brilliant minds


OSHO has been one of the most provocative and inspiring spiritual teachers the world has ever known. He was known for his contemporary contribution to inner transformation and the influence of his teachings continues to grow even today, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every corner of the world.”

The teacher of teachers


An American scholar Jacques Barzun once said ‘Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition’. And as the adage goes, ‘Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions‘, the Indian tradition has always respected teachers and Gurus. While the teachers and Gurus are both inspiring, the teacher in the general sense teaches a subject and the Guru in the Indian sense unveils the ignorance for wisdom to dawn.

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