Diwali is..firecrackers...sweets...gifts family gatherings...so Indian Christmas + July 4th? Kind of! Diwali spiritually symbolizes the win of good over evil the victory of light over darkness. “Do you have to be Indian or Hindu to celebrate it? Not at all. Although Diwali’s origin is in the India Sub-Continent present day South Asia, anyone can celebrate... Continue Reading →
Growing up as Indian Americans here in a household that follows Santan Dharm, we hear the Ramayan almost everyday. Either our dads tell us, or we go to religious institutions, or we learn through Indian classical dance. You can say that the Ramayan is deeply engrained in our childhood, and we have heard the name... Continue Reading →
In my understanding, Dharma is doing the right thing as per context. In the context of life following your heart, and your divine path that is laid out for you, is you doing your Dharma.
Meri Sanskriti is Indian Culture awareness...so what is Indian Culture? I believe it's unity in diversity. "I believe that it’s the fact that we can all live under one roof and still be together. We can all be brothers and sisters from different backgrounds and still be united as one and respect each other and... Continue Reading →
"That is also a huge part of my mission at Meri Sanskriti, it's to help people to love themselves and embrace their uniqueness. Because when we stop judging and start loving that is when we are able to truly be the best version of ourselves, and shed everything that is not us INCLUDING excess weight"... Continue Reading →
Our emotions control everything. Emotions are literally the thermometer to our body, why do we do what we do? It’s usually an outcome of some emotion. If we are upset, we do certain things after we are upset, if we are sad, happy or whatever we do. If we are happy, we may choose to... Continue Reading →
So what is Maha-Shivratri?Probably something our parents celebrated that we never bothered about because it was "too religious" I know I've always heard about it, but never bothered to find out. And it's funny how answers come to you when you seek them. For the past one year I have intentionally decided to dive into... Continue Reading →
Ch 2 Verse 62 "dhyāyato viṣhayān puṁsaḥ saṅgas teṣhūpajāyate saṅgāt sañjāyate kāmaḥ kāmāt krodho ’bhijāyate" "While contemplating on the objects of the senses, one develops attachment to them. Attachment leads to desire, and from desire arises anger." “ God made desire, so why would it say desire is bad”. A question I had against the verses of desire in... Continue Reading →