English as well as Marathi language translation of one of the most recited hymn of Lord Shri Rama, which is originally written in the Sanskrit language

I was in my second grade of the elementary school, where they had the tradition of teaching the divine hymn (stotra) — one stanza every morning before the start of the classes.

For one week, we would recite the same stanza every morning, and the next week, learn the next…


Pasāyadānaपसायदान — Written by Saint Dnyaneshwara at the age of 16, in the year 1290

Every country has a national anthem. Every religion has their scriptures and their own Gods (or in some cases the founder of the religion) they worship.

Have you ever wondered whether there is one prayer which goes beyond the boundaries of the religions, cultures, nations and continents and applies to…


Meaning of the Guru Ashtakam written by Adi Shankaracharya

गुरु म्हणजे प्रत्यक्ष परमेश्वराचा अवतार, जो सगुण अवस्थेमध्ये आपल्या जवळ राहून सर्व प्रकारचे मार्गदर्शन करतो आणि आपल्याला बुद्धी, विद्या, कौशल्य आणि ज्ञान प्रदान करतो.

Guru represents the incarnation of the Supreme God.

श्लोक क्रमांक — १

शरीरं सुरुपं तथा वा कलत्रं ।
यशश्चारू चित्रं धनं मेरुतुल्यम् ।।
मनश्चेन्न लग्नं गुरोरंघ्रिपद्मे ।
ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं…


Atharvashirsha means firmness of the intellect

The Ganapati Atharvashirsa — गणपति अथर्वशीर्ष — is a Sanskrit text and a minor Upanishad of Hinduism. It is a late Upanishadic text dedicated to Ganesha, the deity representing intellect and learning and most famous as the one who removes all the obstacles. …


Atharvashirsha means firmness of the intellect

The Ganapati Atharvashirsa — गणपति अथर्वशीर्ष — is a Sanskrit text and a minor Upanishad of Hinduism. It is a late Upanishadic text dedicated to Ganesha, the deity representing intellect and learning and most famous as the one who removes all the obstacles. …


Think LinkedIn, but use differently

Majority of us use LinkedIn to keep in touch with our network of colleagues. All we do is to have our first level contacts with whom we connect. The network gets bigger and bigger as we look at second, third levels and beyond.

The key is that we are only…


Don’t believe it, right?

Math is fun.

You will say, “What?”

Let me show an example.

How many of you remember what is parabola? Huh?

Some of you will say it is a curve with the equation: y=4a(x squared).

Right.

So boring.

But we all love the use of parabola in real life.

You…


Be where you are; otherwise you mill miss your life — Buddha

Live in the present. We hear that always.

But do we understand it?

Many say, do meditation, do yoga, do exercise, enjoy every moment.

These do help.

But, few situations in life teach us what it really means.

There is a very famous Bollywood song in the Hindi language —…


It will apply to majority of the fields, if not all

Everyone wants to be an expert. But very few, who are “lucky” are able to build the expertise.

Well, at least that’s what others feel about most experts — that somehow they got lucky.

Nobody has patience now-a-days.

Small tweets, 30 second videos.

Scrolling on Facebook at a tremendous speed…

Shashi Kulkarni

I love to share from the experience gained over the years, and I am sure you will find it useful. I call it heartfelt sharing, with love.

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