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Basic course in Advaita Vedanta (inauguration)

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Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi

किं  स्वरूपमित्यात्मादर्शने | अव्ययाभवा  आपुर्णचित्सुखं || (उपदेश  सार: २८ )   Kim svaroopamityaatmadarshane| Avyayabhava apurnachitsukham|| (Upadesha sara: 28) “What is my nature?”, thus enquiring one realizes the Self and knows the Self to be indestructible, unborn, all encompassing, complete Consciousness-Bliss. Bhagavan Ramana … 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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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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The Bhagavad Gita prescription..

Emergencies, challenges, dilemnas of present lifestyles, some inevitable, some remediable and yet others that exist only in our imaginations can set us off-balance and we are apt to fall in the dirty ditches of despair, despondency and depression. We often … Continue reading

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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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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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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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