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Kali in the Kitchen!

I watch in trepidation as Ma stalks the kitchen. She’s picked up the sickle, not a good sign. I know better than to stand in her way or try and dissuade her, she’ll calm down eventually, work out that it’s not the right time. But today, I can’t help but worry. There’s something different in the way she’s holding her weapon. I move away, I know there’s nothing I can do for the time being,

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Why is the Buddha Smiling?

Our lives are filled with events and experiences. Some of these bring us happiness and some sadness. There are periods of great turmoil, CYCLES of success, cycles of failure, periods of illness, periods of great vitality and excitement. Then there are events of great joy such as birth of a child or realization of a life long cherished dream. There are also dreams, which never get realized in our lifetime. We are tossed up and

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Contentment Is Gain
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Contentment is Great Gain

There once lived a King, who, despite his luxurious lifestyle, was neither happy nor content. One day, he found one of his servants, chirpy and singing happily while he worked. This fascinated the King; why was he, the Supreme Ruler of the Land, unhappy and gloomy, while a servant had so much joy. The King asked the servant, ‘Why are you so happy?’ The man replied, ‘Your Majesty, my family and I don’t need too

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Science of Karma versus Science of God!

‘Karma is everything’ versus ‘Everything is done by god’! These two notions have always puzzled me. Since childhood I have heard from my grandparents and similar elder clan that ‘Bhagwan ki marzi ke bina to ek pata (leaf) bhi nahi hil sakta’. Agreeing to this, I mumbled, ‘It makes sense, since he is our creator and we idolize him so dearly daily.’ But then I started hearing the voices of another clan which emphasized in

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