The road to freedom - Editors' note

By Suma Vaughese Dear reader, The ego is, of course, Public Enemy No. 1 of all seekers. It is only after you progress a while on the path, that you realise that even this antagonism has been put there by the ego, and that it has nothing to do with the Self we are trying to trace. The ego is synonymous with the mind and with thoughts/feelings. As long as we are identified with our mind or thoughts, the ego acts through

Exit false, enter true

By Suma Varughese In order to realise our real Self, we need to free ourselves of the illusory self otherwise known as the ego. How does one do that? Suma Varughese explores the plethora of techniques available Last Sunday, I had just completed holding a workshop on writing. I was going home with a young friend who had been kind enough to help me. Basking as I was in the satisfaction of having finally got the structure

The right time

By Suma Varughese If we can align ourselves to life’s timings, and allow our dreams to ripen at their own pace instead of imposing deadlines, we will experience an abundance of God’s grace, says Suma Varughese   To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven, A time to be born, a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted. Ecclesisastes 3, 1-2 What a

The invisible hand

By Jamuna Rangachari The helping hand of the Divine is always there with us. We only need to be receptive and grateful to its presence, says Jamuna Rangachari All through our life, God takes care of us, and shows his presence in the most inexplicable ways. We may never see his hand, but can notice it in events that we call coincidences, serendipity or miracles. Actually, such events happen all the time. We only need to

Lust for life

By Pradeep Krishnan Pradeep Krishnan, meets Sri Atmananda who believes that spirituality is about experiencing life fully by experiencing yourself fully I have always had a passion for meeting gurus, since they help me to have more clarity in my spiritual quest. Recently, when I came to know that Sri Atmananda, a Hyderabad-based New-Age guru, was holding spiritual sessions in Thiruvananthapuram, I decided to join them. At the

Reboot yourself with yoga

By Saraswati Vasudevan A few simple breathing techniques coupled with yoga, can flush out tiredness and infuse new energy into the body, says Saraswati Vasudevan Tiredness is of the mind, not the body,” a colleague once told me. That’s quite true – even without physical exertion, we could get tired just by thinking! Negative thoughts are heavy, compulsive and pervasive, leading to weak memory, poor decision-making