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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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Yatra..

Travel. East, west, south or north makes little difference.  No matter what your destination, just be sure to make every journey a journey within. Fret not where the road will take you. Instead concentrate on the first step. That’s the hardest … Continue reading

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