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The Best Place
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The Best Place

Have you noticed that we are forever searching for a place in our hearts, in others’ hearts and lives, a place that gives us happiness? We want to matter, we want to belong to[...]

Gayatri Sadhana
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Gayatri Sadhana

There was this person in Canada – and I am telling you his real-life story, which I witnessed over a period of time. When I first met him in India, he was a devout[...]

Why do Good People Suffer?
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Why do Good People Suffer?

I remember as a child two books I enjoyed reading were Hitopdesha and Panchtantra, the Indian versions of Aesop’s Fables if you will, written some 2000 years ago. I was looking for a particular[...]

Eat That Frog
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Eat That Frog

Mark Twain once said, “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” Though, it’s debatable whether he actually said something like[...]

Two Pillars of Top Health
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Two Pillars of Top Health

A few days back a reader, Saurabh Anand, wrote a question in Swaminar, a feature in the Black Lotus app where any user can ask me a question, view others’ queries and see my responses in[...]

Kindness Matters
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Kindness Matters

The ministers were singing glories of their king, Krishnadevaraya, who was the emperor of Vijaynagara. The king was swelling in joy and pride. After all, it was his able rulership that the prisons were[...]