Spiritually Yours

Spiritually yours brings to you small stories from Hinduism that portray the best and blindest of faith. In Hinduism, there is a story behind every story. Every superstition has a logic. Everything is for a reason. And if you can’t find a reason, then there is a reason for that too.  

These stories in many ways represent our own lives. You may have heard these stories before but they can be heard over and over again, each time adding a new meaning. They can be contested for a contradictory version. And each story comes with a lesson or two to learn.

It makes for an interesting journey.

Entries
  • Nature is attacking its own creator. One of the most striking images is of river Ganga embracing an idol of its beholder, Lord Shiva. Photo: Lord Shiva

    India river Ganga embraces Lord Shiva: When a river fights back

    Nature is attacking its own creator. One of the most striking images is of river Ganga embracing an idol of its beholder, Lord Shiva. Published 9:14 p.m. June 27, 2013 - Comments

     
  • My father told me that the shopkeeper sells 'funeral related things'. What I called 'pyre groceries'!

    Hindu tradition, everyday life and being closer to God

    My father told me that the shopkeeper sells 'funeral related things'. What I called 'pyre groceries'! Published 8:56 p.m. April 15, 2013 - Comments

     
  • Queen Draupadi provides an example of strength and independence for women.

    India rape tragedy reminds women to follow the example of Queen Draupadi

    Queen Draupadi provides an example of strength and independence for women. Published 9:40 p.m. January 15, 2013 - Comments

     
  • Listen to that brief signal from God before each deed. Find answers to our dilemmas within.

    Ravana and the struggle between good and evil

    Listen to that brief signal from God before each deed. Find answers to our dilemmas within. Published 10:53 a.m. December 25, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Is spirituality a matter of convenience?

    Spirituality of convenience

    Is spirituality a matter of convenience? Published 1:40 p.m. December 9, 2012 - Comments

     
  • As I was browsing through updates on my Facebook page today, I suddenly wondered: If I die, who will update my Facebook page?

    Who will update Facebook when I die?

    As I was browsing through updates on my Facebook page today, I suddenly wondered: If I die, who will update my Facebook page? Published 8:45 a.m. November 5, 2012 - Comments

     
  • If you ever notice, ‘Kabir’ is a rare example of a name used by Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims equally. That is because, one, all have an equal claim on him, and more importantly, because, all relate to him and want him to be theirs.

    Spirituality has no religion

    If you ever notice, ‘Kabir’ is a rare example of a name used by Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims equally. That is because, one, all have an equal claim on him, and more importantly, because, all relate to him and want him to be theirs. Published 7:24 p.m. October 18, 2012 - Comments

     
  • You don't have to necessarily die for your parents, but make sure you live for them.

    Love thy parents

    You don't have to necessarily die for your parents, but make sure you live for them. Published 8:06 p.m. October 15, 2012 - Comments

     
  • This spirit of climbing up the ladder remains with us throughout our lives. Sometimes, in a positive competitive manner and sometimes in a negative manner.

    Life is a game of Chutes and Ladders

    This spirit of climbing up the ladder remains with us throughout our lives. Sometimes, in a positive competitive manner and sometimes in a negative manner. Published 8:41 a.m. October 7, 2012 - Comments

     
  • This is a real-life story. All the incidents narrated regarding Mira are true for those who have faith, and mere gossip for those who don’t!

    The story of Mira: Poison of faith

    This is a real-life story. All the incidents narrated regarding Mira are true for those who have faith, and mere gossip for those who don’t! Published 11:59 a.m. September 18, 2012 - Comments

     
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Manu Arya

Manu Arya

If I knew the answer to ‘who am I’ I would not have had the need to write this bio. But until I do, I can just say that for me, everything in life hangs by a thread of faith ...

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If I knew the answer to ‘who am I’ I would not have had the need to write this bio. But until I do, I can just say that for me, everything in life hangs by a thread of faith and destiny. Add a pinch of hard work to that, and you’ll have your choice of life served on a platter to you!

It’s magic to be born and brought up in India of today. A society that offers a blend of traditional with the modern, mystic with logic, religion with secularism, and science with faith; India is the place to be! For several years, people from across the world have knocked at India’s doors whenever they needed a bit of soul-searching. But today’s soul-searching comes with a twist! While India is no more just a land of snake-charmers and elephants, it continues to offer its vibrant culture, traditions and history to the world in a modernized, re-packaged manner.  I welcome you to join me in my journey of soul-searching in the current times. I can guarantee you that even if we get lost, we’ll get somewhere!

 

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