Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Bhagavad Gita prescription..

Emergencies, challenges, dilemnas of present lifestyles, some inevitable, some remediable and yet others that exist only in our imaginations can set us off-balance and we are apt to fall in the dirty ditches of despair, despondency and depression. We often … Continue reading

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Guru’s Grace

There was a great Yogi Changdeva Maharaj, who lived for 1400 years during the time of Sant Jnaneshwar Maharaj. He changed his body every 100 years by his yogic powers (kaya-kalpa). He possessed many powers (siddhis) but was not a … Continue reading

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Narayanasuktham – नारायणसूक्तं

सहस्रशीर्षं  देवं  विव्श्वाक्षं  विश्वशंभुवं  | विश्वं  नारायणं  देवमक्षरं  परमं   पदं  || १ || Sahasrasheersham devam vivshvaaksham vishvashambhuvam| Vishvam naaraayanam devamaksharam param padam || 1 || विश्वतः  परमानित्यं  विश्वं  नारायनगुं  हरिं  | विश्वमेवेदं  पुरुष -स्तद्विष्व -मुपजीवति  || २  || Vishvatah paramaanityam … Continue reading

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Choice in action

कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन |  (भगवद गीता: २: ४७) karmanyevaadhikaraste ma phaleshu kadachana| (Bhagavad Gita: 2: 46) The word ‘adhikara’ here means our choice, our free will, our right, something we have power over. This choice Krishna says is only … Continue reading

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इतनी कृपा हो स्वामी जब् प्राण तनसे निकले …

Sant Bahiro imagines what ought to be his prayer to God when he leaves his body.  He presents before God five ways / alternatives and implores the Lord to bestow one upon him. “श्रीकृष्ण कृष्ण कह कर, मेरी जान तनसे … Continue reading

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The End of Rituals

A group of Brahmins were performing their evening rituals on the banks of the river Ganga. One of them though was sitting still. On being asked he said, “I am under ‘ashoucha’ (a temporary defilement caused due to birth or … Continue reading

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The Scriptures – a spiritual lighthouse

Man being essentially divine by nature, the call of the higher is dormant in every one of us. Our great religious books help to awaken this dormant faculty within us. Material prosperity raises the ‘Standard of living’ whereas the inner … Continue reading

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Jivanmuktasya lakshanam

अतीताननुसन्धानं  भविष्यदविचराणां | औदासीन्यमपि  प्राप्ते  जीवन्मुक्तस्य  लक्षणं ||(विवेकचूडामणि – ४३३)   No thought for the enjoyments of the past, no thought for the future and indifference even for the present – this is the indication of a jivanmukta. || (Vivekachoodamani: … Continue reading

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The Upanishads

The word Upanishad is made of Upa + nishad. Upa means near and nishad is to sit. There is yet another interpretation wherein the word Upanishad is composed of three words Upa + ni + shad. Upa means to  approach … Continue reading

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