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Divinity lies within us all

Divinity lies within us all

According to an old Hindu legend, there was a time when all human beings were gods, but they abused their divinity. So, Brahma, the chief god, decided to take the divinity away from them and hide it somewhere they could never find it. Brahma called a council of the gods to help him decide where [...]

April 24, 2014 HHR Hindu Wisdom 0

Shape Shifting World of Maya

Shape Shifting World of Maya

The Hindu tradition asserts that nothing is more difficult or more important than waking up to the illusory nature of ordinary appearances, which makes true seem false and false seem true. The name for this distortion of perception is Maya, beautifully illustrated in the following story, in which Krishna, an incarnation of God(s), gives his [...]

December 14, 2013 HHR Hindu Wisdom 0

God Helps those Who Helps Themselves

God Helps those Who Helps Themselves

A devotee of Hanuman was once driving a cartload of grain to the market. On the way, one wheel got stuck and the cart could not be drawn forward. The cart slanted too, and a few bags fell on the ground. The devotee sat on the cart and started praying to Hanuman. He completed chanting [...]

September 20, 2013 HHR Archives, Hindu Wisdom 0

Devotion of the Squirrel

Devotion of the Squirrel

When in order to reach Lanka, Lord Rama was getting a bridge built over the Indian Ocean, millions of members of the monkey army were gathering large stones and mountains for the construction. When the monkeys were busy constructing the bridge, a little squirrel busied itself in carrying small pebbles to the site of construction. [...]

June 9, 2013 HHR Hindu Wisdom 1

Lord Indra’s Jeweled Net of Synchronicity

Lord Indra’s Jeweled Net of Synchronicity

“Throughout the universe there’s a network of wires stretching to infinity. The horizontal wires are placed in space; the vertical in time. Everywhere where these wires cross each other, there’s an individual. And every individual is a crystal bead. The big light of an Absolute Being enlightens and penetrates each crystal bead. And every crystal [...]

January 3, 2013 HHR Hindu Wisdom 0

Battle of the Ego: Goddess Durga and Mahishasura

Battle of the Ego: Goddess Durga and Mahishasura

The following is a brief adaptation of the story as appears in the Devi-Mahatyma. It is adapted in a way so as to lift the veil of the spiritual symbolism employed in the story: The Devas, such as Self-discipline, Universal Love, Selfless Service and Courage were being routed by the most fearsome demon they had [...]

October 15, 2012 Rajesh Patel Hindu Wisdom, Shakti Unveiled : The Dawn of the Goddess 2

Lessons In Karma : Lord Garuda and the Tiny Bird

Lessons In Karma : Lord Garuda and the Tiny Bird

High in the reaches of Mount Kailash is the abode of Lord Shiva. One evening Lord Vishnu, came to see Shiva. He left behind at the entrance Garuda, the half-man, half-eagle composite, who served as his vehicle. Garuda sat alone, marveling at the natural splendor of the place. Suddenly his eyes fell on a beautiful [...]

October 13, 2012 HHR Hindu Wisdom 0

Dharmic Words of Power

Dharmic Words of Power

The Essence of Hinduism This is the sum of all true righteousness: deal with others as thou wouldst thyself be dealt by. Do nothing to thy neighbour that thou wouldst not have him do to thee hereafter. (Mahabharata) Gambling Gambling will make one lose these five: Riches, food, fame, learning and clothes.(Tirukkural) Pursuit of wealth [...]

September 28, 2012 HHR Archives, Hindu Wisdom 0

Lord Ganesha And The Fruit Of Self Realization

Lord Ganesha And The Fruit Of Self Realization

The fruit of self realization is for the one who is centered. A popular Hindu story about Lord Ganesha conveys the truth. Saint Narada once handed over a mango to Shiva and Parvati. He said that it was a special mango which would bestow eternal wisdom on whoever savours it. There was also a hitch [...]

September 20, 2012 HHR Hindu Wisdom 0

Siddhi and Riddhi – The Wives of Lord Ganesha

Siddhi and Riddhi – The Wives of Lord Ganesha

In some Hindu cultures, Hindu God Ganesh is considered to be a bachelor. But there are some cultures in which he is a family man. Siddhi and Riddhi are the wives of Hindu God Ganesha. There is an interesting story which narrates how Ganesh Got Married. As Ganesha had an elephant-head no girl was ready [...]

September 19, 2012 HHR Hindu Wisdom 0