The call of compassion

"Jeena uska jeena hai, jo auro ko jiwan deta hai” (only a life of service to others is worthwhile). This beautiful verse from a popular 70s Bollywood song is the essence of Narayanan Krishnan’s life. A chef by profession, Narayanan gave up a high paying job opportunity in Switzerland to help India’s homeless and abandoned. In 2002, the sight of a poor man consuming hi

Breaking the wall

October 2015 By Anil Bhatnagar We become a minority not when we speak a different language, eat different food, are more or less intelligent, more or less educated, rich or poor or when our beliefs are different. Rather we become a minority when our ego begins to identify itself with these apparent differences, ignoring the vast oneness underneath these differen

A long chain of Goodness

December 2014 By Roshan Shah Roshan Shah finds an ingenious and compassionate solution to the vexing problem of loaning money to supplicants Neither a borrower nor a lender be For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry  (Poloniu

Love, not duty

By Rashida Jiwani September 2014 A few years ago, I was attending a satsang in the Yoga Institute, in Santa Cruz. A young woman asked, “My children want to go down to play in the garden with me in the evening. My mother-in-law wants me to go to the temple with her at the same time. I don’t know what I should do.” The dean asked her, &ld

Personal Growth

Realizing what is truly important to us is a major step towards achieving personal growth and success. We can only promote something that we believe in. While there are many parameters, we need t

What is compassion

By Latika Kalantri August 2013 A disciple learns the meaning of compassion from a master A young disciple asked his master, ‘Master, what is compassion?’