Ramana and the Untouchable Family: By K.S.S. (Ramanadasa)

Bhagavan with Lakshmi

When Bhagavan Ramana was living at Skandasramam, I was once alone with him, sitting on the steps leading up to the Asramam. A man came to the gate with his family and stopped there and called out to me.

I went to see what this man wanted. The man asked me to go and ask the Swami (Bhagavan Ramana) whether he and his family could approach Bhagavan and receive his Darshan (Darshan means to be in presence of the Divine or a great saint).

I was surprised at the request and asked the man, “Why do you ask permission?”

He replied, “We are Untouchables.” Continue reading

How Simple and Natural Food Changes Your Life: by Dr. Damiana Corca

After a two-month break from my writing, here I am, ready to share with you brand new ideas and thoughts. On a more personal note, my husband and I have recently moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee and we are excited to let you know that we will open the Elite HealthPlex Clinic here in Chattanooga, late this fall.

This article was inspired by the mountains and rich nature where our farm is located. Next spring is going to be a full and busy one for me, as I plan to have a relatively big garden, enough to grow most of the vegetables that one needs for a self-sustainable life. The following thoughts are just what I needed to reinforce this decision – the desire for fresh, organic, healthy food.

Food can bring delightful tastes and much pleasure but it can also govern and control your life. Nothing wrong with enjoying food but mind you, when highly processed food is part of your diet, addiction follows fast. Continue reading

The Rainy Season in Ramcharitmanas: By Aparna Sharma

Monsoon in India is like Gods brought down on earth- lending color and life to this land both in the realm of life, and in the realm of its emotional and religious ethos. The first monsoon showers breathing life and love into the parched earth and the waters reflecting the clouds and the sky above – all these reflect life, in its sheer fullness, reflected on life, so that life may know itself more fully. Continue reading