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Ritu Sharma is a philosophy scholar, a writer and an educationist.

Karma Sutra: How is ‘spirituality’ different from ‘religion’?
Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Spirituality is the execution of the ethical ideas established by our religion. The understanding of these ideas endorsed by our religion transforms us into humble creatures, and this conquest of our ego/sublimation of our ego is the aim of all religions. 

Karma Sutra: Declutter your life, and just see the magic happen
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Why is it that in spite of being surrounded by objects that provide us with security, worth and fulfilment, we find ourselves feeling insecure, inadequate and unfulfilled in life? To understand this, first we need to reflect on our relationship with things.

Karma Sutra: There are two types of knowledge; which will you pursue?
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

The actions we perform to fulfil our desires create our destiny. And as is our desire, so is our destiny. However, in the process of fulfilling our destiny we make demands on life which it cannot fulfil.

Karma Sutra: Understanding Shraadh, and the land of the dead
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Irrespective of how we feel about it, the truth remains - we all must die, some day. There is no escaping this inevitable truth for which no cure has been discovered by the rational human mind.

Happy Krishna Janmashtami 2017: 10 lessons we can learn from Krishna’s life
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

So effective is the wisdom imparted in the Bhagwad Gita - when a desolate and dejected Arjuna refuses to fight the battle at Kurukshetra - that it is known as the fifth Veda. Here are 10 things about Krishna that make him a devotee’s complete God.

Karma Sutra: Seasons change, and so do life’s phases
Sun, Aug 06, 2017

The phases of our life can easily be classified into favourable or unfavourable. The nature of our problems and the source of our unhappiness or contentment may vary but what remains constant is its cyclical nature. And yet, when we are passing through a phase, favourable or unfavourable, we assume it to be permanent.

Karma Sutra: ‘Be a Light Unto Yourself’
Wed, May 31, 2017

Our mind is our world and we carry that world wherever we go or whoever we turn to.

To face life’s challenges, I look back at my childhood memories; here’s why
Sun, Apr 30, 2017

Since childhood is an important part of our memory, as adults (parents in particular) it is our duty to provide warm and happy memories for our children to cherish and live by in life.

Karma Sutra: India’s daughters — the long and hard fight
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

We must remember that demons co-exist with humans in society, but that doesn't mean they should be dealt the same hand.

Karma Sutra: The age of disenchantment
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

Be it fame or fortune, power or possessions, it does nothing to quench the thirst we start out with.

Karma Sutra: The Relationship Matrix
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

A relationship flourishes as long as there is a balance between ‘give and take’ - whether the exchange is tangible (material) or intangible (emotional) in nature is irrelevant.

Karma Sutra: The difference between Knowing and Becoming, Learned and Wise
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

The human mind is capable of two kinds of knowledge - the higher knowledge, which is traditionally associated with religion and the lower knowledge, which is associated with various sciences.

Karma Sutra: How Chhath Puja is different from other types of sun worship
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

The Chhath puja is performed in reverence to the Sun.

Karma Sutra: What must Sita’s Diwali have been like?
Sun, Oct 30, 2016

Sita, after being told that she should have killed herself rather than stay under the roof of another man and that her presence was no source of joy, rather she was a grit in the eye of her beloved, what must her Diwali, her homecoming be like?

Karma Sutra: The culture of peace, family and upbringing
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Just as clothes don’t make a man; our fancy fittings don’t make our family background.

Karma Sutra: Harnessing the power to discipline our emotions
Tue, Oct 11, 2016

As humans, we are driven by our emotions. Our emotions surface out of our bloated sense of self, our ego. They make us greedy, angry, envious and ambitious.

Karma Sutra: Durga, the slayer of Mahishasura, the buffalo demon
Sat, Oct 01, 2016

The goddess led a battle against Mahishasura and eventually killed him with the trident (given to her by Shiva), thus fulfilling the prophecy that he would meet his end at the hands of a woman.

Karma Sutra: The several phases of our life, and the constant movement
Mon, Sep 26, 2016

Our life comes to us in phases. These phases give us some stability and a semblance of the present. But at the end, we must keep moving on.

Karma Sutra: Cultivating our innate mental tendencies
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Our nature controls how we experience the world and also how we express ourselves in the world. Which is why, our mental heredity is just as important as our physical heredity, if not more.

Karma Sutra: Why do we complicate our simple life and interfere with happiness?
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

When we sublimate our ego, we are able to recognise our connectedness to the whole, rather than seeing ourselves as a separate entity.

Karma Sutra: The legend behind Lord Ganesha – the conqueror of obstacles
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

In Hinduism, Ganesh is also known as Vighnaharta - conqueror of obstacles and thus it is customary to take his blessings before initiating any new project.

Karma Sutra: In pursuit of happiness, not reactions
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

When we find joy, in the very process of realising our potential, the outcome is magical which is beyond the verdict and validation of the world.

Karma Sutra: The supremacy of the divine energy
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Since our consciousness is designed to forget the events of our past lives, when we suffer in the hands of fate in our present lifetime, it seems rather unfair.

Karma Sutra: The cosmic prison of ego
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

If we can really be brave and have the courage to reflect and admit our mistakes, we are sure to make progress in life.

Karma Sutra: When we do good with the expectation of a return, we’re contaminating our actions
Mon, Aug 08, 2016

Existence reads our intentions, rather than our actions. It rewards us or deprives us in accordance with our intentions.

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