“Hymn to Zeus”: A poem by Cleanthes (IM 861)

Most honored of immortals, many-named one, ever omnipotent, Zeus, prime mover of nature, steering all things by your law, Greetings! For it is proper for all mortals to speak to you: For we all descend from you, bearing our share of your likeness We alone, of all mortal creatures that live and move on earth….

“To Remember…” :Things For 2021 (IM 860)

For 2021, I have noted some thoughts and practices as “To Remember…” while performing any things.  Here are some of it: Seeing things from upper level ( Recognize “Upper Level You” and “Lower Level You”) Don’t focus on short term Happiness. It will backfire. Remember these four stoic virtues: Courage, Justice, Wisdom and Self-control. Looking…

A decision (IM 859)

A decision is a conclusion needed for a situation. A single decision have so much power that it can bring huge impact in future. It can controls everything… Right decision is very hard to make. It takes courage and intuition to make correct decision at certain time. Experience also make a huge impact in making…

Doing our work (IM 858)

We hear a lot of thing that are against our vision and goals. We often hear that our ideas are used by others somewhere. And we feel incomplete and hopeless in most of the cases as we think its a used idea. But what I want to emphasize is that if we keep doing our…

Quenching The Insatiable Hunger (IM 857)

There is a saying which goes, “A happy man wants ten thousand things, but a sick person wants just one thing.” There is this insatiable hunger for wanting more and more that makes us unsatisfied with what we have. The great philosopher and one of my favorites, Marcus Aurelius had answers to most of these…

These Four Types of Meditation (IM 856)

Here are four different types of meditation, which I came to know through my Religion class. I was aware about these but didn’t exactly knew their name except for Vipassana (one of my favorites). Shamatha Meditation: This meditation aims to bring our mind to rest by focusing attention to single object of awareness like breathe…

These words of Marcus Aurelius…(IM 855)

…. You can live your life right now; let that determine what you do, say and think. “See things for what they are… Do what you can… And endure and bear what you must.” “Objective judgement, now, at this very moment. Unselfish action, now, at this very moment. Willing acceptance—now, at this very moment—of all…

Striving for talent (IM 854)

Dare to dream big. Focus on your dream. Don’t let other people’s opinion move you. Be humble and do not strive to be famous. Strive to be talented instead.

Amor Fati: Love of Fate (IM 853)

The great German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche describes his formula for human greatness as “amor fati“- love of one’s fate. “That one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backwards, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it….but love it.” In one of his book he writes: I want…

True “Self”: Definition From Bhagavad Gita (IM 852)

According to Hindu religious book “Bhagavad Gita”, the nature of true self is that it has no nature as it does not exist and feels no pain, pleasure, heat or cold. Also, it is neither born, nor does it die and neither it can kill nor it can be killed. It is like an energy…