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Book – Read – Hinduism – Path of the Ancient Wisdom Online

Hinduism – Path of the Ancient Wisdom is a book written by Dr. Hiro Badlani. The book provides a good introduction to all the important aspects of Hinduism. There are 63 chapters. The book is currently available online and you can read all the chapters online for free.
You can read the book here – Hinduismpath
An excerpt from the book The Spiritual Teachings of the Vedas The Vedas contain a treasure trove of spiritual teachings in the form of mantras and slokas. The main philosophy of the Vedic teachings may be summarized in the interpretation of the following mantras and slokas:  Shanti Karanam: the hymns of peace. These hymns are included in all the Vedas. Among the hymns of Shanti Karanam, the Gayatri Mantra undoubtedly occupies a place of prestige.  Hindu sages invoked all the gods and especially the rising, effulgent sunrise savitra for granting the noble mind, the sacred gayatri. They observed the symbolic but spiritual bond between the early rising sun and the (spiritual) aug…

Sri Sri Ravishankar on – How to Tackle Negative Emotions?

We see that aggression seems to be a way of living, a way of moving forward, a way of success, and a source of pride in children. This, in a very subtle way, encourages violence. When aggression and violence are promoted in society, human values diminish. We need to counteract. A sense of shame has to be connected with anger and violence. We need to promote human values, especially love, compassion and a sense of belonging, loud and clear.
Basically in the teenage years there is considerable emotional turmoil and turbulence happening within. If teenagers do not find a way to express these emotions, they are stuck with them. These emotions ferment and become violence. Emotions are more in control of our life than our intellect, our thoughts, our concepts and ideas.
The important way to calm the negative emotions is by utilizing the breath to calm down emotions.
Creating a sense of belonging is another method to control emotions.
Increasing self esteem, smiling through criticism, deve…