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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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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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Basic course in Advaita Vedanta (inauguration)

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Welcome to the “name” ceremony!

Krishna Krishna Krishna Krishna Kanhaiyaa… Govinda Govinda Gopala Gopala          Nand-Yashoda, Anand Kishora,  Gokulabala, Devakinandan,  Navneetchora, Krishna Krishna… Murli manohar, Shyamal sunder, Kunj vihara, Venugopala, Murlishridhara, Yadavanandan, Krishna Krishna…Radhyeshyama, Gopivallabha, Madhava, Keshava, Pankajnayana, Kamalnayana, Mukunda, Krishna, Krishna… Mandar Giridhari, Govardhana … Continue reading

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Shree suktham – श्री सूक्तं

Invocation to the Goddess of Prosperity सिद्धलक्ष्मीर्मोक्षलक्ष्मिर्जयलक्ष्मिस्सरवती  | श्रिलक्ष्मिर्वरलक्ष्मिस्च  प्रसन्न  मम  सर्वदा  || Siddhalakshmeermoksha lakshmirjayalakshmissaravatee | shrilakshmirvaralakshmischa prasanna mama sarvadaa || May Lakshmi, the Goddess of Siddhis (super natural powers), Lakshmi the bestower of liberation, Lakshmi the one who grants … Continue reading

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Shree suktham श्री सूक्तं

Invocation to the Goddess of Prosperity: हिरण्यवर्णां हरिणीं सुवर्णरजतस्रजां | चन्द्रां हिरण्मयीं लक्ष्मीं जातवेदो म आवह || १ || Hiranyavarnaam  harineem suvarnarajatasrajaam | chandraam hiranmayeem lakshmeem jaatavedo ma aavaha || 1 || 1. O Jataveda! (Fire God/Agni)! I invoke your … Continue reading

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Mental austerity

Says Shri Krishna: मनः  प्रसादः  सौम्यत्वं  मौनात्मविनिग्रह: | भावसंशुद्धिरित्येतत्तपो  मानसमुच्यते  || (भगवद  गीता : १७ : १६ ) Manah prasadah saumyatvam mounatmavinigrahah | Bhavasamshuddhirityetattapo manasamuchyate || (bhagavad gita: 17: 16) Serenity of mind, good heartedness, silence, self-control, purity of nature … Continue reading

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Nobody wants you to be free…

वाग्मिप्राज्ञामहोद्योगं   जनं  मूकजडालसं  | करोति  तत्त्वबोधोयमतस्त्यक्तो  बुभुक्षुभिः  || (अष्टावक्र  गीता: १५ : ३ ) Vaagmipraajnaamahodyogam janam mookajadaalasam | Karoti tattvabodhoyamatastyakto bubhukshubhih || (Ashtavakra Gita: 15: 3) Sage Ashtavakra says, this knowledge of truth makes an eloquent, wise and active … Continue reading

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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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