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Dr. Pran Rangan

Dr. Pran Rangan
I am a retired physician from a goverment job. I am settled in Kanpur (UP), India; I am still professionally active. I like to read article in various spiritual topics. I like to write on general health related topics as well as topics on self-improvement. I am a seeker in a quest to a higher spiritual awareness.
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The universe is His creation which runs according to the rules and regulations made by Him. Our soul is part of Him and therefore we have a miniature form of Him in us. We all have His divine attributes and creativeness in us. So we all can become divine and creative like Him. The God has created inherent powers by which we can achieve everything provided we make proper use of those powers. Our life can become happy and full of love if we so desire.

Give Joyfully


"Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." (Luke 6:38). We live in a highly materialistic society with myriads of temptations to hoard wealth and things, which have become a status symbol. We compete with each other to maintain as high a materialistic status as possible. We are consumed by selfish consumerism. If we fail to do so, we feel miserable and if we can do it, it is at the cost of our health and happiness. We are so busy in accumulating things that giving away something to someone doesn’t come to our mind. We recoil at the thought of giving away as our desire to hoard is very powerful. But giving is joyful if we give something without expectation of any return. Not only is it joyful but it brings abundance to the giver.

A Mantra for Happiness


Happiness is so elusive that many spend their life time in attaining it. Majority of us think that material possessions will give them happiness, so in order to get it they hanker after the material things. They keep on accumulating the wealth and other things one after the other, which further goads them to accumulate more. But they don’t find any lasting happiness as the wealth and other worldly thing only provide material comforts.

Breaking the shackles


From the moment we come into this world, we start bonding with each other. The small baby after its birth feels this bond with the mother and then with others like father, brothers, sisters and others who show their love and care for it. Thus begins its journey of dependence on others. When it grows up, it starts depending on more and more persons. He depends on some for emotional needs, on some for physical needs and on some for financial needs. This continues well into his adult life, when the need of dependence becomes stronger and stronger with the passage of time. He starts depending on material needs, the circle of which gets wider and wider. The need of dependence slowly turns into attachments with the persons he depends upon. Similarly, he gets attached to material needs. The degree of attachments depends upon the degree of dependence. He is attached more to close kith and kin and less to many other persons and things.

Embracing Minimalism

Ours is a materialistic society, believing in acquisition of material goods, promotion of self interests, accumulation of wealth and lack of faith and spiritualism. The effects of materialism are contagious. The simple living includes voluntary adoption of many practices to simplify the lifestyle. The individuals believing in simple living are satisfied by what they need rather than what they want. They also believe in reducing possessions and/or increasing self-sufficiency. Living simply is not very simple at all in the beginning. Making tough decisions and staying motivated is a big challenge.
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