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Featured Speeches and Podcasts on Self-help
A Broader Definition of Consciousness. What it is and What it Means
Feb 15, 2022
In this podcast, I tried to present a broader definition of consciousness as a partly automated and partly self-learning knowledge or information system, considering its states, functions, potencies and abilities. I defined consciousness as a knowledge system with an inborn ability, awareness and intelligence to collect knowledge or information or data from different sources, store it, retrieve it and use it for specific ends or purposes. Those ends or purposes may be preexisting, self-willed, self-learned, self-realized or externally imposed from outside sources and conditions. Of them, survival or self-preservation seems to be the most important purpose...
The Meaning and Purpose of Life
Jan 25, 2022
Is there a purpose or meaning to life? Why are we here? What are we supposed to do? What is the significance of life itself? Are we meant to pursue our own interests and ensure our survival and wellbeing or do we have to serve a greater purpose or a higher power? These are tough questions for which there is no definite answers. ...
An Effective Strategy to Achieve Success
Sep 22, 2018
An Effective Strategy to Improve Your Chances of Achieving Success in Whatever You Do.
You cannot be certain of anything. Life is uncertain. None can predict future. You do not know how your actions will shape up or how they end up. In such circumstances, what is the best course left for you? Find out in this audio...
A Practical Way to Use the Law of Attraction
May 19, 2018
How to use the law of attraction without blindly relying upon the mind's supposed magical ability to precipitate reality.
Ten Assumptions That Can Prevent Success
Apr 25, 2018
In this discussion, we identify ten basic assumptions that critically hamper our ability to perform well, reach goals or achieve success.
Attracting Abundance and Happiness
Apr 21, 2018
When we speak of abundance, the first thing that comes into our minds is money. For many, that is all abundance means. However, abundance means more than having money. If you ask those who have plenty of money, they will more likely tell you a similar story. For them, money or material wealth is just one aspect of...
A Path to Self-Love and Self-Acceptance
Mar 20, 2018
This audio presentation is about practicing self-love and self-acceptance to overcome negativity and critical attitude towards oneself to experience peace and harmony. Self-acceptance does not mean complacency or passivity. It only means that you refuse to be undermined by your own negative, critical and...
Cognitive Errors and Biases in Everyday Life
Jan 18, 2018
In this presentation Jayaram V speaks about cognitive errors and biases which interfere with our thinking and decision making and how to overcome them to improve our thinking and perception and learn to think with clarity and understanding.
A Simple Formula to Achieve Success in Any Field
Nov 10, 2017
What leads to success? How can you ensure that your efforts are progressing in the right direction? The author suggests three important factors and a simple and straightforward approach to achieve success in any field or project.
When Someone Criticizes You
Sep 28, 2017
On How To Respond to Criticism without being undermined by it. A critic’s criticism reveals more about him and his judgment rather than the object of his criticism. When people criticize others, it reveals more about them rather than the people they criticize.
A Brief Note on Adversity
May 15, 2015
Adversity can make or break your life. It all depends upon whether you take it as a personal challenge or take it personally as a sign of failure. In adversity you are bound to suffer from conflict, self-doubt, alienation, and even depression, as people abandon you or lose faith in you and your ability to solve your...
Are You Serious and Committed to Happiness?
Oct 31, 2014
Do you really choose to be happy? Have you ever made happiness a priority in your life? Have you ever tried to make yourself happy consciously? Many people think about being happy, but do not choose to be happy. Happiness is a choice. Your happiness depends upon how you interpret your daily experiences and what choices...
How Can One Find Happiness
Oct 15, 2014
An audio presentation by Jayaram V about finding happiness. There are many theories about how to achieve happiness. You will find many essays about happiness written by me earlier. Happiness is a state of mind, and like many states of mind you can determine your happiness quotient. You may not always succeed in your...
Don't look for happiness at the end of the journey
Nov 8, 2013
An audio presentation of the article titled, "Don't look for happiness at the end of the journey" by Jayaram V available at Hinduwebsite.com
Cultivating a Positive and Growth Mindset
Nov 3, 2013
Most of the time in your life, you have the choice either to let negativity rule your life or you take control of it and allow positive thinking to prevail. You always have this choice in performing actions, making decision, choosing relationships, selecting attitudes, adapting to the environment, assessing or...
Your Defining and Inspirational Experiences
Oct 29, 2013
Simple experiences can change your life and give you a new direction which you never thought before. People are motivated by many things in their lives. Some people are inspired by a scripture, a particular teaching, a guru, a book, a movie, a conversation they had with their friend, a relation or even a stranger, an...
A Brief Note on Goals and Goal Setting
Oct 24, 2013
This audio presentation is about the importance of having goals, goal setting and how you may use clear and well defined goals to achieve success and happiness in life.
Types of Abundance
Oct 16, 2013
We generally think abundance in terms of having many luxuries and plenty of wealth. Abundance does not necessarily mean being rich or wealthy. It is one form of abundance only. Abundance applies to every aspect of life. It has both positive and negative aspects. Focus upon the positive types of abundance you have and...
How to Respond to Criticism
Oct 12, 2013
In ideal situations, you should not take any criticism personally. At the best, a criticism is a message or a feedback about yourself or your actions. It is like a raw data coming from one of the instruments in the machinery of your life giving you vital information about some aspect of your life, actions...
Two Important Success Factors You Should know
Jul 1, 2013
There are two fundamental factors that are key to success in whatever you do. Find out what they are in this audio presentation by author and writer Jayaram V
The Philosophy of Happiness
Jun 29, 2013
This Audio is part of a very long article on the psychology and philosophy of Happiness. This podcast presents the views of Greek philosophers such as Socrates and Aristotle on happiness.
Learning and Humility
Mar 8, 2013
There are so many hurdles to our learning and knowing that our knowledge is never free from errors and limitations. Yet millions of us take our knowledge for granted and keep insisting that we are right. We will be better off if we cultivate humility and pay more serious attention to the way we learn things and make use...
The Little Book of Happiness
Feb 28, 2013
This is part of a large article titled the The Little Book of Happiness by Jayaram V, published on Hinduwebsite.com. This article explores the meaning and significance of Happiness from various perspectives and how we may experience it both short term and long term.
Taking Control of Your Life
Jan 14, 2013
A brief self-help talk on taking control of your life.
Defensive Pessimism As a Strategy
Jan 11, 2013
Research done in recent times suggests that negative thinking is useful and has its own value. We cannot ignore its importance, knowing well that we are constantly forced to deal with the uncertainties of life. Negative thinking helps us to deal with adverse and unpleasant outcomes of our actions and manage unforeseen...
Suggestions for Further Reading
- The Concept of Atman or Eternal Soul in Hinduism
- The Problem of Maya Or Illusion and How To Deal With It
- Belief In Atman, The Eternal Soul Or The Inner Self
- Brahman, The Highest God Of Hinduism
- The Bhagavad Gita Original Translations
- The Bhagavadgita, Philosophy and Concepts
- Bhakti yoga or the Yoga of Devotion
- Hinduism And The Evolution of Life And Consciousness
- Origin, Definition and Introduction to Hinduism
- Hinduism, Way of Life, Beliefs and Practices
- Symbolic Significance of Numbers in Hinduism
- The Belief of Reincarnation of Soul in Hinduism
- The True Meaning Of Renunciation According To Hinduism
- The Symbolic Significance of Puja Or Worship In Hinduism
- Introduction to the Upanishads of Hinduism
- Origin, Principles, Practice and Types of Yoga
- Hinduism and the Belief in one God
- Essays On Dharma
- Esoteric Mystic Hinduism
- Introduction to Hinduism
- Hindu Way of Life
- Essays On Karma
- Hindu Rites and Rituals
- The Origin of The Sanskrit Language
- Symbolism in Hinduism
- Essays on The Upanishads
- Concepts of Hinduism
- Essays on Atman
- Hindu Festivals
- Spiritual Practice
- Right Living
- Yoga of Sorrow
- Mental Health
- Concepts of Buddhism
- General Essays
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