The Importance of Protecting Mother Earth and Conserving Water

How often do you think about conserving water? How often do you think about your everyday routine affects the planet? If you are like most people, you might not think about these two things at all. But we are entering an age on this planet, where it is very likely that fresh water is going to become even scarcer than it already is, if we do not take the steps needed to protect our planet and the water that we and all living things so desperately need.

Are Conserving Water and Protecting the Planet That Important?

You likely use water in some form every single day. At the very least, you need to drink it to survive. However, water is used for cleaning and sanitizing our dishes and clothes, as well as our bodies, it is used in cooking and for growing gardens and making our yards beautiful. Continue reading →

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Helping Heroes Fly Act – Thanking Real Heroes of the Nation

A country can never thank his national heroes, army and soldiers who sacrifice their family, change their lifestyles and in the end sacrifice their lives for their country. A soldier is the most controlled and faithful person in a nation. A soldier follows the orders of his superiors. He stands heroically before his enemies.

The term ‘soldier’ gives us a selfless feeling. He always strives for the safety and security of others. They make sure that we sleep in peace, when they are wide awake. Whenever the country is in a crisis, we see soldiers on their toes. During a flood we see soldiers giving a helping hand. When there is an epidemic it is the soldiers who will be in the forefront providing people with food and necessities and even the necessary medicines.

Wounded soldiers arrive for the opening of The Center for the Intrepid in Fort Sam Houston, TX, Jan. 29, 2007. The dedication ceremony for the Center for the Intrepid -- a $50 million, 65000 square foot, state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation center -- and two new Fisher Houses for hospitalized military members' families. Dept. of Defense photo by Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen (released)

Some of the soldiers come back home after a war, injured, paralyzed and disabled. Such veterans deserve all the respect and love we can give to them. These veterans are the true pride of the country.

The soldiers of USA have been through a lot. From seeing 9/11, to dealing with Taliban to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Also, the recent bombings in our cities Boston and Texas have terrorized the nation and calls for the army to take everything in control. Continue reading →

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The Atma

I come from a family with salt in their veins (well on my dad’s side anyway, my mother’s I know nothing about). As far back as our family’s remembrance goes every branch of my one sided tree holds some sea faring adventure that could be brought to life around the dinner table: Stories of sunsets, storms and foreign lands, Stories of the brilliance of nature, the madness of man and the magical expanse of the ocean. It was soon to be no different for me.


It was the eve of my journey and exactly one year since my dad died. I had just finished my university degree, a bachelor of marine science,which I had promised my dad I would complete. The first of the spring time northerly winds were just beginning to blow heralding the time for my departure. Continue reading →

Learn the Secrets of Success from Top Business Leaders

Success is drawn out of a very thin line between believing oneself and quitting. Success, in fact, is a huge phenomenon which is not easily quantifiable on few criteria. A solid reflection of success always flares up from the life of successful entrepreneurs. With a dynamic nature of their work, it isn’t exaggerated if said; they are the most vulnerable group of people in the debate of success and failure. Their gains are either very large or their losses are enormous. However, the making of a successful business leader is very unlike undergoing a course of merit and guaranteeing you a job. It’s much bigger than that. Each step, each day, bring a plethora of learning and practical experience for you. Business leaders and their biographies are such an inspiration for the whole world that anyone can learn a lot out of them. In our endeavor to understand secrets of success of business leaders, let’s analyze three famous business barons of the world and their respective beliefs.

Warren Buffet and His Secrets

Warren Buffet, an investor, whose fortune is worth $70 billion today, started his journey from the ground level. In 1950, he was worth less than $10,000, but he always knew, that’s not his worth. This man of distant vision kept his investments working for him. One can easily say, it is luck, but then even luck is got to be lucky to click on so many occasions for someone to succeed. The credit of Warren Buffet’s success is clearly owed to his business secrets and beliefs that have been part of a journey of most famous business leader. Continue reading →

Swallowed By The TV

I am staying at an elderly relative’s place. She keeps busy with crafts and Italian classes, cross word puzzles, and electronic jigsaws and patience games to exercise the brain and pass the time. She has an active social life, does tai chi and gardens, reads and goes to movies with friends. And watches TV. My next door neighbor, a still older woman, widowed, is visited regularly by her large and attentive family. She no longer is up to gardening, and her social circle has been more than decimated by the grim reaper. When she is alone at home, which is most of the time, she watches TV.


I used to live in a block of flats on a surf beach on the Sunshine Coast of Australia. In the flat below us lived an old retired couple. From what they described, and as evidenced by their few mementos, they used to have a busy life, with hobbies such gardening, painting and sewing. The husband still would go for short walks along the waterfront, but his wife was semi crippled. Continue reading →

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We experience it in the world around us, and in our own lives; the “ups” and “downs”, “goods” and “bads”. Sometimes we welcome it, though most times it comes unexpectedly and can be quite overwhelming.

But should we be affected by all this change, however stressful it may sometimes be? Should we let ourselves be taken around on an endless roller-coaster ride?


Well of course not!

So how can we go about undisturbed by the circus of life?

The answer lies in the Bhagavad-Gita As It Is, an ancient Vedic scripture with the knowledge of our essence, purpose, and function.

There it states that we are not these material bodies which are ever-changing and growing, eventually dying, but in fact, we are the constant, eternal, individual spirit soul in the body. Just as we cover our bodies with different layers of clothes, we the spirit souls in these bodies, are covered by the mind, and the physical material body.

As the embodied soul continually passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. The self-realized soul is not bewildered by such a change.” – Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, text 13.

So knowing that we are not the body, that we are the constant person among all this change and movement, we can be more at ease. In the Vedic scriptures, there is a phrase to help us remember this: “Aham brahmasmi”, “I am spirit, not matter.” To know who you are in essence, position and function, please click here.

Whether things are going our way or not, we can always think back to this phrase and be at peace.

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American Independence Day & Importance of Democracy

Independence came to full swing in the nineteenth century post World War II, bringing an end to colonialism. Every nation wants to form a state which is governed by its own people without being controlled and influenced by external forces.

In United States of America, feeling of nationalism took birth in the seventeenth century, also known as American Revolution.“Taxation without representation!” was the battle cry in America’s 13 colonies, which were forced to pay taxes to England’s King George III despite having no representation in the British Parliament. As frustration prevailed nationalistic feelings arose among the people of United States which rejected the aristocracy of the Great Britain. Drafted and signed by “Thomas Jefferson” United States declared independence on July 4, 1776.


In America 4th July is a public holiday and celebrated with extreme patriotism. Flags are displayed outside houses and office buildings, emphasizing on traditional political freedom struggle. Public events are held; political leaders come up with national’s speeches accompanied with patriotic music such as “God Bless America” and national anthem. Not to forget about the fireworks that marks the start of this Day. The Statue of Liberty is a national monument that is associated with Independence Day.

The Amazing Tulsi Gabbard rightly advocates that we should not forget the selfless sacrifice and invaluable service by the American soldiers. She further adds we should be grateful and salute their spirit to serve others. Tulsi has really taken this into her heart and is not failing to appreciate the soldier’s contribution in achieving America’s Independence. A competent Tulsi Gabbard has such a personality to serve and sacrifice for the society and this is evident from her military career and social efforts she has made for the betterment of the Hawaiians. A true Hawaiian Tulsi has been an example of solidarity, energy and sacrifice. All these create inquisitiveness as how the all rounder Tulsi manages to do so many things at one time and how she is so inspired in times of need. Recently Tulsi tied the knot with her dear friend Abraham and took vows amidst a magnificent beachfront location.

Though we all celebrate this day with great enthusiasm, we must know about the significance of this day. The declaration of independence by United States led them as a role model for other nations who were experiencing the same bitter taste of colonialism. The statement can be supported by the fact that soon after United States got independence, France also revolted against King Louis XVI to gain their independence.

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Modi & Tulsi Gabbard Meet – Bhagavad Gita glorified by all Spiritual Master & Guru

A meeting to remember – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Meets US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.

With news of Narendra Modi’s US visit all over the news and media world, this meeting of two promising visionaries – Modi and Tulsi Gabbard is really a notable event in history. On one hand, Narendra Modi, a great example of definitive leadership and on the other hand Tulsi Gabbard a wonderful example of sacrifice & self-less service. Their achievements and successes are not unknown to the whole world.

Their spirit to serve the society has made them famous and respectable. Mr Modi laying his initial foundation stone of success in Gujarat state in India and gradually spreading this momentum to the whole of India. He follows the principle of Mahatma Gandhi and puts his best efforts to the development of the poor in terms of economic reforms and overall growth. He inspires and has succeeded in making the development and progress of the nation as people’s own movement. On the other hand, Tulsi started her journey from his beautiful homeland, Hawaii; she has dedicated her life to serving others. She has served the state legislature at a very young age, served the military, stood for social issues, inspires for local development of small businesses. She is a sincere follower of the spiritual teachings of Bhagavad Gita, which is accepted as the crest jewel of all scriptures by all spiritual master or guru. Lord Krishna the Guru & Spiritual Master of Warrior Arjuna spoke this wonderful transcendental literature for the benefit of the mankind. Her magnanimity and true efforts for the people of Hawaii has been recognized and she is the first female war veteran to be elected to Congress.

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India & US – The Journey so far

India emerged from the post-colonial era as the largest independent democracy in the world. One in seven people born in this world are born in India—actually, the number’s a little more than one in seven. India has nuclear weapons. India has the largest potential consumer base. Despite all of these, India is often overshadowed in discussions of US foreign policy. President Barack Obama’s foreign policy has been characterized as a “pivot to Asia,” which focuses on the administration’s focus on East Asia, but ignores the future of India-US relations.

Almost immediately after Indian independence, talks between American and Indian leaders commenced. President Truman was the first to receive Indian President Nehru, and President Eisenhower was the first US President to visit newly independent India. Like many relationships cultivated in WWII and the years immediately after, it didn’t take long for the US-Indian relationship to get sucked into Cold War tensions. When President Carter enacts the Nuclear Nonproliferation Act, aimed at containing the spread of nuclear weapons, particularly to prevent them from spreading to communist countries, India refuses to comply, and tensions reach an all-time high. The source of those tensions, mainly India’s nuclear development and plans, continued to plague US-Indian relations. Despite those tensions, though, meetings between heads of state continued. In the early years of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, India and the United States signed a new Defense Framework for counterterrorism efforts.

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