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Shri Rama Gita

विश्वं यदेतत्परमात्मदर्शनं विलापयेदात्मनि सर्वकारणे | पूर्नस्चिदानन्दमयो अवतिष्टते न वेद बाह्यं न च किन्चिदान्तरं || Shri Rama advises Lakshmana that a in the seat of meditation the meditator must recognise that the entire world of plurality, the names and forms are … Continue reading

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Gangastothram

वरमिहे नीरे कमटो मीनः किं वा तीरे शरटः क्षीणः |  अथवा श्वपचो मलिनो दीनः तव न हि  दूरे नृपतिकुलीनः ||  Varmiha neere kamato meenah kim vaa teere sharatah ksheenah| Athava shwapacho malino deenah tav nahi doore nrupatikuleenah || जै  जै  गङ्गे  जै  हर  … Continue reading

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Panchdashi

यदभावि न तद्भावि भावि चेन्न तदन्यथा | इति चिन्ताविषघ्नोअयं बोधो भ्रमनिवर्तकः || (पञ्चदशी – तृप्तिदीपः – १६८) That which is not destined to happen as a result of our past Karma will not happen; that which is to happen must happen. … Continue reading

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Nirvana Shatkam / Atma Shatkam

मनोबुद्ध्यहंकारचित्तानि नाहं न च श्रोत्रजिह्वे  न च घ्राणनेत्रे न च व्योमभूमिर्न तेजो न वायुः चिदानन्दरुपः शिवोऽहं शिवोऽहं ||१|| (निर्वाणषट्कम्) The first of the six verses of the Nirvana Shatkam, otherwise known as the Atma Shatkam is a composition of Bhagwan … Continue reading

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Self Knowledge – Brahmagyaan

“येषां वृत्तिः समावृद्धा परिपक्वा च सा पुनः | ते वै सद्ब्रह्मतां प्राप्ताः नेतरेशब्दवादिनः || ये हि वृत्तिं विजानन्ति ज्ञात्वापि वर्धयन्ति ये | ते वै सत्पुरुषा धन्याः वन्ध्यास्ते भुवनत्रये || ” (अपरोक्षानुभूति – आदि शङ्करा) “Those who’s knowledge is complete in … Continue reading

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Deepavalli- the light of knowledge

The central theme of all legends point out to the classic truth of the victory of the good over the evils. Lord Rama the great warrior, returned to his Kingdom Ayodhya after 14 years of exile, in which he put … Continue reading

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Maa Saraswati- The Goddess of Learning

Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and arts, represents the free flow of wisdom and consciousness. She is the mother of the Vedas and chants to her called the ‘Saraswati Vandana’ often begin and end Vedic lessons. She endows human … Continue reading

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Lord Ganesha – remover of obstacles

ॐ शुक्लांबरधरं विष्णुं शशिवर्णं चतुर्भुजं | प्रसन्नवदनं ध्यायेत् सर्वविघ्नोपशान्तये || Om shuklambaradharam vishnum shashivarnam chaturbhujam| Prasannavadanam dhyaayet sarvavighnopashaantaye || This verse is generally chanted as a prayer, to invoke the Grace of Lord Ganesha, before undertaking any work. The Lord … Continue reading

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Shankara’s ten-versed hymn – ‘Dasha Shloki’

Adi Shankara met his Guru Govindapadacharya for the first time and the Guru asked Shankara who he was. Shankara’s reply was in the form of ten verses each ending with the words ‘Shivah Kevaloham’ (I am of the form of … Continue reading

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