Category Archives: Meditations

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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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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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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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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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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Meditation upon the world

ह्र्दीव  बह्यदेशेअपि  यस्मिन  कस्मिन्स्च  वस्तुनि  | समाधिराध्यस्सन्मात्रात  नामरूप पृथक्कृतिः   || द्र्ग् दृश्य   विवेकः  : २७  || Hrdeeva bahyadesheapi yasmin kasminsch vastuni | Samaadhiraadhyassanmaatraat naamroopaprthakkrutihi || Drg-drshya viveka: 27 || As in the heart (internal), in the outside or … 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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