Category Archives: Seeker / surrender

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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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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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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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 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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