Enlightened Parenting, Non dual knowledge for Kids

The secret to ‘The Secret’

A few years ago, the movie ‘The Secret’ took the world by storm.  Everyone watched with fascination as the supposed secrets to getting what you want were revealed.  Many started doing what they had learnt in the hopes of getting materialist stuff that they desired.  Everyone had a plan.

But if we pause to look at it from a Vedanta standpoint, we know that Ishvara, the gunas and our vasanas are causing the thoughts to arise in us, and we are behaving accordingly. Which implies that we are ‘being thought’  ie we have little conrol or influence in this process. Continue reading “The secret to ‘The Secret’”

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When something we really, really want to do is adharmic…

I like to overindulge in sense pleasures.  My particular weakness is chocolate. What’s the big deal, right??  But I can’t stop at one square.  Now really, what difference does too much chocolate make?  What’s the big deal?  Well, at it’s core even that small defiance violates dharma and agitates my mind. It steels my freedom. Continue reading “When something we really, really want to do is adharmic…”

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My ‘Year of Not Yet’

As a jiva I am very familiar and comfortable with change.  I get awesome ideas, can’t help getting enthusiastic, then find myself gathering resources and turning them into reality.  Problem is … I’m a Panglosian -‘characterized by or given to extreme optimism, especially in the face of unrelieved hardship or adversity.’  It’s a happy way to live, but can bring unnecessary and unwanted drama and rajas into my life.  For this reason, I’ve declared this my ‘Year of No’.  Continue reading “My ‘Year of Not Yet’”