Author: M. Shri

Changes in my spiritual life

Changes in my spiritual life

I am sharing a guest post that I wrote for The White Hindu blog at Patheos. When Ms. Ambaa Choate, who writes The White Hindu blog at Patheos, suggested that I write about the...

Navadha Bhakti — The Nine Forms of Devotion

Bhakti Yoga focuses on forming a relationship of trust with God. It is about surrendering our self to God. The ultimate aim of this yoga is to gain eternal proximity with God. On this...

Learning, detachment, and sacred symbols

The swan, the lotus, the turtle, and the peepal tree (sacred fig) have been repeatedly used as metaphors in Indian spirituality and have specific interrelated meanings for seekers of God. Understanding what they stand...

When Shiva drank the world’s poison

The traditional story of the samudra-manthan describes how the asuras and gods once worked together to churn the great ocean under the guidance of God. This churning may have preceded the birth of human...

Hinduism: Learning our way towards God

Hinduism: Its God-centered approach towards living by Dr. Mukul Shri Goel Because Hinduism never necessitates participation, its flavour of devotion is decided by followers. Hinduism is like the galaxy, which offers a variety of...

Sita-Rama

Lord Rama is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. According to some devotional saints, he is the Supreme God, from whom Vishnu originates. Goddess Sita is the shakti (energy) and spouse of Rama; she...

Misconceptions about Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti Yoga: Will it spoil my career? by Dr. Mukul Shri Goel The InfoTech revolution has brought most existing cultures and religious groups into contact with each other. In the context of spirituality, higher...

Ramayana: Rama’s acceptance of Lava and Kusha

Rama’s acceptance of Lava and Kusha by Dr. Mukul Shri Goel Rama waits for a few years before accepting his twin sons, Lava and Kusha, who are brought up by Devi Sita in the...

Spirituality in Indian Instrumental Music

Spirituality in Indian Instrumental Music

Indian Instrumental Music: A Connection to God by Dr. Mukul Shri Goel The string instrument veena, the primordial percussion instrument damaru, and the wind instrument flute form a special trinity among Indian musical instruments....

Indian Spirituality: Following our dreams

Why would you follow your dreams in the 21st century? by Dr. Mukul Shri Goel As everyone around us is busy exhibiting his or her professional success pretentiously, we are becoming more and more...