Vedanta Blog

  • New Year New You

    New Year, New You — 12 Values for a Happier You

    There is something strangely compelling about the change in calendar year that makes us stop and think about what we’re doing with our lives. It’s as if it grants us a clean slate, an opportunity to take stock, to start afresh and live anew. January 1st just feels like the right time to bite the […]

  • Meditation

    How Meditation Can Work for You

    Editor’s note: In this article, “meditation” in inverted commas refers to the various types of “meditation” practiced today. Meditation without inverted commas refers to the ancient, traditional method of meditation, as taught in Vedanta, thousands of years before the advent of Buddhism. Worry, anxiety, stress and depression have sky-rocketed in Western society over the last […]

  • Reset and Destress

    Reset and Destress

    You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is taking a step back and observing things with logic and reason. True power is restraint. If words control you, then everyone can control you. Use your power of discernment and allow things to pass. […]

  • No Stress

    No Stress

    Nothing in the world can cause you stress, except yourself. ― A. Parthasarathy In an advanced world, where everything is created for our comfort and convenience, it’s a  paradox to find people suffering from stress. Yet stress has become so common today that people have accepted it as a “normal” part of life, but there is […]

  • Vedanta Self Management — Relationships

    The Best Relationship Advice Ever

    When Jazz (pictured above) returned to Perth after ten days at the Vedanta Academy with fiancé Scott (pictured above), she said that Swamiji gave them the best relationship advice they have ever had. He said: Jazz, when you see qualities or behaviours you don’t like in Scott, and want him to change, the best thing […]

  • Law of Karma

    Karma Yoga Reduces Anxiety

    “When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.” — Rumi Life is full of challenges, both big and small. Sometimes, just getting to work on a Monday morning can be challenging enough. Then, there’s getting through the working week. Other times we’re confronted with such extreme adversity that […]

  • Karma Yoga is the Key to Success and Happiness

    Karma yoga (Calmer yoga) is one of three ancient, spiritual practices that reduces worry, anxiety, fear, stress and depression. Yet it isn’t the type of yoga we’re familiar with. Karma yoga isn’t about breathing exercises or standing on your head. It’s about standing on your own two feet and working in a spirit of love and service […]

  • 7 Steps to be Happy at Work

    The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them. — George Bernard Shaw Do you remember the first day you started your job — how excited you were? How you woke up early, prepared yourself […]