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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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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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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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About a leader

“यद्यदाचरति  श्रेष्टसतत्तदेवेतरो  जनः स  यत्प्रमाणं  कुरुते  लोकस्तदनुवर्तते |” (भगवद  गीता :३ :२१ ) Whatever a great man does, that other men also do (imitate), whatever he sets up as the standard, that the world (people) follows. (Bhagavad Gita:3:21) “Man is … Continue reading

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Spirit of Sacrifice

“सःयज्ञाह  प्रजा  सृष्ट्वा  पुरोवचः  प्रजापतिः |   अनेन  प्रसविष्यध्वमेश  वो अस्त्विष्टकमधुक || ” (भगवदगीता :३ :१०) The Prajapati (Creator) having in the beginning (of creation) created mankind, together with sacrifices said, “by this (yagna spirit) you shall prosper, let this … Continue reading

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Bhaja Govindam

“यवद्वित्तोपार्जनसक्तः  तावन्निजपरिवरो  रक्तः |   पस्चाद्जीवति जर्जरदेहे वार्तां कोपि न पृच्चति  गेहे ||”  (भज गोविन्दं ) As long as there is the ability to earn and provide so long are your dependents attached to you. Later on, when you come … Continue reading

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Bhaja Govindam

” मा कुरु  धनजन  योवनगर्वं |   हरति  निमिशातः  काल  सर्वं ||” (भज गोविन्दं ) Take no pride in your possession, in the people at your command, in the youthfulness that you have. Time loots away all this in a … Continue reading

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