Author: Dr. Krishna Hota

Do you Love God? – VII

Follow your heart. And if your heart takes you open-eyed to Him, why should you close your eyes? You can look at His glorious, illuminated beautiful face, His kind soft glittering eyes, feel His gracious love, and say, “O God! Please accept my Love. I Love you.” Listening to God is called “meditation”. As you […]

You Cannot Change your Fate – VI

Are we a puppet in the hand of Bhagya? We have nothing to do, except to execute whatever is written for us by Him? And we are helpless? It is not like that also; because you do not know what He has written for you, He may have given you multiple choices also, He may […]

Work is Yours, Result is reserved by Him – V

In the fifth part of the Goodness Guide, Krishna says that God allows each one of the freedoms over all our actions, good or evil. The choice to choose the path that one seeks for is that of the individual. However, the results of all our karmas (deeds) are as per God’s will. Those awakened among us can […]

You can see God -IV

It is obvious that you may not be able to see God, but He is always watching you! He is in His divine abode; still, He is watching you sitting in your inner conscience as Antaryami, He is seeing you sitting in inner spirit of your family and friends; He is watching you being with your neighbors, and […]

Why is Secularism Misunderstood in India?

The political meaning of secularism is a separation of religion and state, popularly known as separation of the State power and the Church. Secularism is formed and adopted in western countries and America after a long debate, discussion and action of at least 400 years. In the starting, in the seventeenth century, it meant to transfer church properties […]

You are Awakening to Divinity – III

The spiritual journey is not easy; as you get ready to your spiritual journey in your inner self you’ll face many challenges, especially from this materialistic life; many people who are not yet ready for this divine path will try to pull you back! Why? Because they want you to be with them, the way they enjoy the […]

Love Your Inner God! – II

You must know that, whoever you are and whatever is your occupation, in your inner self a smiling tune always rings for you, that says: “I love you, dear child!” Yes, you are deeply loved by Iswar. You are loved by God, and you have all the rights to love God/ Ishwar/Allah as you may call Him. And […]

Do Good without Fear! – I

The path to goodness is strewn with thorns. Krishna presents a seven-part series on the Goodness Guide, beginning this week. It needs more strength to do good than to do bad work. Unfortunately, in our society, there are more people united with narrow self-interests. They form solid networks, they stand together to defend themselves and attack good doers. […]

Srimad Bhagavat Gita Speaks of Universal Equality

Lord Krishna spoke on unity and equality of all creations and all creatures of this universe. In Gita, there are numerous Shloka, especially 116 shlokas that clearly explains the equality of all beings. He says nothing is separated or alone, and everything is linked with each other; all are strung on Him just like gems are strung on […]

How Daily Worship Enhances our Personality!

Daily worship is a wonderful training of the body and mind. When a person communicates with God or the Supreme Being, (s)he connects with the inner self. Worship enhances and strengthens the personality. Krishna tells us about the rituals of worship and prayer, in this write-up, exclusively for Different Truths. Worship is universal. People of all religions and […]

Manava Dharma Espouses Tolerance, Fraternity and Sharing to help Manage Biodiversity -VII

Krishna tells us how the essence of Hindu culture is full of hidden treasures of sanskara (practices) that are good and green. There are loaded messages of equality, love and respect for all creatures. These help save and protect all life forms in nature. Today, we are facing the crisis of climate change and global warming. Effective biodiversity […]

Conserving Nature and the Flora are Integral to the Hindu Mind: Managing Biodiversity- V

Hindus have traditionally respected Nature: trees, rocks, sea, river, air and soil, the earth, planets, sun, moon, the natural habitat as divine. Many plants and trees like Tusli, Bel, Vat, Peepul, etc. are considered Holy. Fragrant flowers hold a special place in the worship of deities. Gods and Goddesses are assigned particular colours and flowers. Krishna tells us […]

Control Pests and Insects the Nonviolent Way: Managing Bio-Diversity – IV

Respect for all life forms are central to the Hindu consciousness. There are prescribed nonviolent ways of controlling pests and insects. Further, there are customs to protect animals. Special days and months are assigned for the people to abstain from non-vegetarian food. These help protect and propagate fish in Sravan, save other life forms. It helps to maintain […]

Folklores and Beliefs Help Preserve Animals, Birds and Insects: Managing Biodiversity- III

The sages and seers of ancient India recognised the importance of animals. While laying down the mores of social codes, they ensured that ‘brotherhood’ status be given to animals and other creatures. And instead of sermonising about love all and share the planet with all creatures, they integrated this concept with daily mishmash life of the people in […]

Hindu Temples are Haven and Home for Animals: Managing Biodiversity- II

Mapping the Hindu consciousness, Krishna elucidates how Hindu temples are haven and natural homes for large numbers of animals. In the first part that appeared last week, she told us how birds and animals have been a part of the Hindu iconography. In this column, she tells us that the reverence for the animal world is not just […]

God Manifests in all Creations: Managing Biodiversity with Reverent Love for Nature – I

The universality of the Hindu consciousness is immense. The Supreme Being is in the inner psyche of all creatures. God is present in all things big and small – the living and the inert (read non-living). Man is not the best creation, sitting on the top of the ecological pyramid. There is equality in all living beings. As […]

Raja Festival of Odisha: A Wonderful way to Celebrate Girlhood

The legacy of the fertility cult continues in Odhisa. Dr Krishna tells us about Rajo* Mauja, a celebration of menstruation, that’s celebrated in mid-June. It celebrates girlhood, Mother Earth and Godess Laxmi. Special pithas (sweet dishes) are prepared and the girl-child is pampered for three days. Here’s an exclusive report exclusively in Different Truths. As a part […]