Jayaram published hundreds of essays on various topics.
The following is a list of important essays, which are currently available on the
Essays on Hinduism
The Hindu Way of Life
Essays on Yoga
Questions and Answers
History of Hinduism
Symbolism in Hinduism
Essays on Karma
Essays on Hindu Rituals
Articles on Saivism
Essays on Spirituality
Essays on Self-help
Essays on Buddhism
Essays on Jainism
Gurus occupy a prominent place in Hinduism. Almost all the prominent deities of
Hinduism act as gurus to reveal divine knowledge or teach specific skills. There
is no other tradition in the world where gurus are treated with such respect. It
is also true that in today's world, teachers in the academia do not enjoy as much
respect or maintain the same ethical standards, while the spiritual teachers who
propagate Hinduism or Hindu spirituality have to deal with a lot of public scrutiny
and negative publicity.The tradition of gurus played an important role in the preservation
and continuity of various schools of Hinduism.
Without them, the tradition would have been lost forever. In the following paragraphs
we will discuss the meaning and significance of gurus in Hinduism..
Suffering is inherent in life. Who does not suffer? Even when you are happy, a part
of you may still be suffering subconsciously. The seers of ancient India knew it.
It formed the core of many ascetic traditions of the subcontinent, who suggested
different solutions and approaches to the problem of suffering. The Buddha echoed
the same sentiment when he declared that birth was suffering,...
When a million people think of the same thought, that thought will have an awesome
power. That thought reigns supremely in the subtle world of consciousness. It connects
all those who entertain that one thought and moves them in the same direction for
which it is intended. Thoughts have power. We know it because all actions arise
from thoughts only. You live and act according to the sum of your thoughts. When
the same thought is entertained by many people, its power becomes exponentially