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Amaanitva: A trait of the wise

            Lord Krishna in Chapter XIII of the Bhagavad-Gita declares amaanitva, humility, as the first trait when listing out the twenty qualities of a jnani, person of true knowledge. […]

Adi Shankaracharya: Beacon of Light for the World

          Few people have changed the face of a country the way Adi Shankaracharya did. Shankara, as he is popularly referred to, appeared on the scene in India at a time when moral chaos had taken over the country. People had lost themselves in the grammar of the scriptures and ignored their message. […]

Diwali: Light the Lamp of Wisdom

Diwali or Deepavali is amongst the most celebrated Indian festivals. The word Deepavali originates from two Sanskrit words ‘Deepa’ which means ‘light’ and ‘Avali’ which means ‘a row’. This is why Deepavali is called ‘the festival of lights’. […]

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Bhaja Govindam – An Introduction

Adi Shankaracharya’s works Composed by the great saint Sri Adi Shankaracharya, Bhaja Govindam is one of the most lucid yet insightful works of Vedanta. Some of the other magnificent works on Vedanta by Adi Shankaracharya are the Vivekachudamani and Atmabodha. He combined his scientific knowledge of the subject with deep devotion to produce brilliant compositions. […]

Bhagavad Gita – Chapter XIII

Children enjoy playing with masks. The more distorted and grotesque the mask, the greater the thrill. The secret of their amusement is the fact that they know the masks are different from them. They are immune to the aberrations of the masks. […]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Introduction

OVERVIEW I Introduction 1-2 II Duryodhana Speaks 3-11 III Armies Blow Conches 12-19 IV Arjuna Ready for Battle 20-25 V Arjuna Succumbs to Emotion 26-30 VI Arjuna Reasons Wrongly 31-37 VII Arjuna Collapses 38-47 […]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 1 & Verse 2

    1.There could not be a more dramatic backdrop for a spiritual discourse than brother warring with brother. Yet, paradoxically, the [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 3 & Verse 4

    3. Dronacarya, the revered guru of both the Pandavas and the Kauravas was a mighty warrior. Though a Brahmana by [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 5 & Verse 6

    5. Duryodhana speaks of some more Pandava warriors as 'excellent men'. They are: Drstaketu - King of the Cedis. He [...]

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