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In Sahyadri Hills, A Lesson in Humility

2021-11-14T18:06:01+05:30

I love travelling. Be it a tiny village, a drought-hit area, a deserted mountain top, a dense forest or even a monument in Egypt or China—I enjoy going to different places. On one occasion, I went to the Sahyadri Hills, a densely forested region in Karnataka. It had been drizzling the whole day. Though forests [...]

In Sahyadri Hills, A Lesson in Humility2021-11-14T18:06:01+05:30

On Human Foibles

2021-11-08T18:39:39+05:30

Many years ago, I was working as a Chief System Analyst. The job involved a lot of travelling for project work, sometimes to a small village, sometimes to a neighbouring city. Often, work compelled me to travel on holidays as well. One particular Friday, I was looking forward to the weekend. The coming Monday was [...]

On Human Foibles2021-11-08T18:39:39+05:30

Honesty Comes from the Heart

2021-10-31T22:22:22+05:30

One bright June morning three years ago, I was reading my Kannada newspaper as usual. It was the day the Secondary School Leaving Certificate results had been published. While columns of roll numbers filled the inside pages, the list of rank holders and their photographs took up almost the entire front page. I have a [...]

Honesty Comes from the Heart2021-10-31T22:22:22+05:30

Learning From Saints and Seers – Part 7

2021-10-04T18:16:15+05:30

Excerpts from the book ‘Ignited Minds‘ Written By A.P.J. Abdul Kalamji   SUMMARY Our spiritual wisdom has been our strength. We survived as a nation the onslaughts of invaders and the numbing effects of colonialism. We have also learnt to adjust to the rifts and divisions in our own society. But in the process of [...]

Learning From Saints and Seers – Part 72021-10-04T18:16:15+05:30

Learning From Saints and Seers – Part 6

2021-10-04T18:13:48+05:30

Excerpts from the book ‘Ignited Minds‘ Written By A.P.J. Abdul Kalamji   On one occasion, as I was leaving for Bangalore, I spoke to a friend of mine and told him that I would be talking to young people and whether he had any suggestions. He did not offer any suggestions as such, but offered [...]

Learning From Saints and Seers – Part 62021-10-04T18:13:48+05:30

Learning From Saints and Seers – Part 5

2021-10-04T18:00:09+05:30

Excerpts from the book ‘Ignited Minds‘ Written By A.P.J. Abdul Kalamji   On 3 February 2002, I had an extraordinary spiritual experience when I visited the Brahma Kumari Spiritual Academy at Mount Abu. The deity of the Brahma Kumaris, Shiva Baba, descended on one of the disciples, Dhadhi Gurzar. Before our eyes, her personality changed. [...]

Learning From Saints and Seers – Part 52021-10-04T18:00:09+05:30

Learning From Saints and Seers – Part 4

2021-09-30T00:27:51+05:30

Excerpts from the book ‘Ignited Minds‘ Written By A.P.J. Abdul Kalamji   I was at Christ College, Rajkot, getting ready for a function there when there was a call from Swami Nikhileswarananda of the Ramakrishna Mission. Swamiji requested me to visit his ashram and I had to agree. After the function at Christ College, I [...]

Learning From Saints and Seers – Part 42021-09-30T00:27:51+05:30

Learning From Saints and Seers – Part 3

2021-09-30T00:27:51+05:30

Excerpts from the book ‘Ignited Minds‘ Written By A.P.J. Abdul Kalamji   In September 2001, I visited the Dargah Sharif of Sufi mystic Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, better known as Gharib Nawaz, at Ajmer. Here, in AD 1256, at the age of 114, the saint entered his cell to pray in seclusion for six days, at [...]

Learning From Saints and Seers – Part 32021-09-30T00:27:51+05:30

Learning From Saints and Seers – Part 2

2021-09-30T00:27:51+05:30

Excerpts from the book ‘Ignited Minds‘ Written By A.P.J. Abdul Kalamji My journey started on 13 June 2001, when I met Pramukh Swami Maharaj of Swaminarayan Sanstha at Ahmedabad. My discussion with Swamiji on the fusion of science and spirituality, and the role it could play in national development, went on for an hour. I [...]

Learning From Saints and Seers – Part 22021-09-30T00:27:51+05:30
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