Category Archives: Vedanta

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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Guru Purnima

Today, the full moon day (Purnima) of Ashadh (July) is celebrated as Guru Purnima and we pay respects to our Gurus. But many don’t know that Guru Purnima coincides with the birthday of  Sage Veda Vyaasa. Every scripture of Indian … 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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Gratitude to the Guru

स्वाराज्य साम्राज्य विभुतिरेषा भवत्कृपा श्रिमहिमप्रसादात  |  प्राप्ता मया श्रीगुरवे महात्मने नमो नमस्तेSस्तु पुनर्नमोSस्तु || “By the supreme majesty of your Grace, I have gained the grandeur of the sovereignty of Self-effulgence.  O noble Teacher, salutations to thee, again and again.”     Sovereignty … Continue reading

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The World – Consciousness manifest

स्रुष्टिर्नाम  ब्रह्मरूपे  सच्चिदानन्दवस्तुनि | अब्धौ  फ़ेनादिवत्  सर्वनामरुपप्रसारणा || (द्र्ग् द्र्ष्य विवेकः १४)         srishtirnaamrupa brahmarupe sacchdanandavastuni | abdhau fenadivat sarvanaamrupaprasarana || (Drig-drishya  Viveka-14)   Creation is the manifestation of names and forms in the Reality which is Existence-Consciousness-Bliss … 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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Panchdashi

यदभावि न तद्भावि भावि चेन्न तदन्यथा | इति चिन्ताविषघ्नोअयं बोधो भ्रमनिवर्तकः || (पञ्चदशी – तृप्तिदीपः – १६८) That which is not destined to happen as a result of our past Karma will not happen; that which is to happen must happen. … 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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Deepavalli- the light of knowledge

The central theme of all legends point out to the classic truth of the victory of the good over the evils. Lord Rama the great warrior, returned to his Kingdom Ayodhya after 14 years of exile, in which he put … Continue reading

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