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It’s the Teaching and not the teacher that is important to a seeker of the Truth.

Though Truth itself has no form, the means through which people may perceive the Truth have names and forms. All names and forms are limited by time, place, culture and language. Forms are like the tools or instruments, and tools … Continue reading

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Ashtavakra Geeta

Ego is a contagious disease. All our methods of education, our society, our family, our culture, give birth to this one disease and all go on strengthening it. Ego means mixing one’s consciousness with something else. It’s the identification of … Continue reading

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To define Love is to defile it!

  A life without love is of no value. Love has no labels, no definitions. We are each created different and unique. No two people are alike. If Creation wanted everyone to be the same, it would have been so. … Continue reading

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Soorya – the Sun God

Lord Krishna advised his son Samba that there could be no other deity like Soorya (Sun), since he is easily sighted on the sky. He said: “pratyaksham devata suryo jagatchhaykshu divakarah | tasmaadabhayadhika kaachiddevata naasti shaashvati | yasmaadidam jagajjaatam layam … Continue reading

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Vishnu Sahasranama

The ‘Vishnu Sahasranama’ is the 149th adhyaya of the Anushasana parva of the epic, Mahabharata. Tradition holds it that it was composed by Sanaka and was given to Bhishma. Bhishma, in turn, recited it to the Pandavas in the presence … Continue reading

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Guru Purnima

Today, the full moon day (Purnima) of Ashadh (July) is celebrated as Guru Purnima and we pay respects to our Gurus. But many don’t know that Guru Purnima coincides with the birthday of  Sage Veda Vyaasa. Every scripture of Indian … Continue reading

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Uddhava Gita

The Uddhava Gita contains teachings given by Shri Krishna to His beloved devotee and follower, Uddhava, shortly before His departure from this world. This forms the main part of the eleventh canto of the Shrimad Bhagavatham. Various instructions are given, but … Continue reading

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Shri Rama Gita

“यदन्यदन्यत्र  विभाव्यते भ्रमादध्यासमित्याहुरमुं विपश्चितः  |  असर्पभुते  हिविभावनं यथा रज्ज्वादिके तद्वदपीश्वरे जगत्  ||”   (श्रीरामगीता – ३७ )    “To perceive a thing to be something other than itself and to recognize that thing to be only what you perceive it to … Continue reading

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Gratitude to the Guru

स्वाराज्य साम्राज्य विभुतिरेषा भवत्कृपा श्रिमहिमप्रसादात  |  प्राप्ता मया श्रीगुरवे महात्मने नमो नमस्तेSस्तु पुनर्नमोSस्तु || “By the supreme majesty of your Grace, I have gained the grandeur of the sovereignty of Self-effulgence.  O noble Teacher, salutations to thee, again and again.”     Sovereignty … Continue reading

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The World – Consciousness manifest

स्रुष्टिर्नाम  ब्रह्मरूपे  सच्चिदानन्दवस्तुनि | अब्धौ  फ़ेनादिवत्  सर्वनामरुपप्रसारणा || (द्र्ग् द्र्ष्य विवेकः १४)         srishtirnaamrupa brahmarupe sacchdanandavastuni | abdhau fenadivat sarvanaamrupaprasarana || (Drig-drishya  Viveka-14)   Creation is the manifestation of names and forms in the Reality which is Existence-Consciousness-Bliss … Continue reading

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