Vedanta Blog

  • 10 Things to STOP Doing to be Happy

    Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. — Carl Bard Imagine you’re 85. You’re looking back at your life, wondering what you’ve achieved. Then you ask yourself, “Am I happy?”  If your answer is “No,” then you’re probably regretting […]

  • Stress Ends where Peace Begins

    It was a perfect morning for a walk along the river. Nothing but blue sky, crystal clear water and sunshine. An ideal setting for reflection…… So I pondered about how almost everybody believes that the world causes them stress. And how they’re convinced that calm conditions creates peace of mind. I mean it seems logical. Calm circumstances, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Busyness is an Illness

    Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. – Thomas A. Edison Today, being busy has become so mainstream that […]

  • The Best Relationship Advice Ever

    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 […]

  • Rise in Love, Don't Fall

    Rise in Love, Don’t Fall

    Love is a word that’s totally misunderstood in our society. And it’s not surprising. For decades our media has tried to brainwash us into believing that love is all about fairy tales and “happily ever after!” That it’s about finding the perfect partner, falling in love and having the perfect life! Nonsense. Love isn’t about […]

  • Building Better Relationships

    Building Better Relationships

    When someone is talking to you, listen to what they say with their eyes. –The Author Humans are social beings. We all enjoy being understood and accepted; feeling that we belong. Maybe that’s why our family, friends and partners are so important to us. Unfortunately, Western culture values individual achievement over personal relationships. We’re good […]

  • Stress

    Reduce Stress By Gaining Perspective

    The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. –William James Whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed by stress, it seems that nothing can take it away. People tell you to relax, but how useful is that? You’d love to feel relaxed and free, but it seems impossible when you’re feeling burdened […]