Dharma

Human birth is rare indeed! Adi Sankara says: ‘jantu nAm nara janma durlabham!’ (of all births it is human birth that is the rarest). ‘aridu aridu mAnidarAi pirathal aridu’ (rare indeed it is to be born as a human), says …

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In this series, we present, each month, a prayer kirtan composed by His Holiness Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji. These kirtans underline the importance of prayers and show us how to pray. Oh Lord! Kindly bestow me with mental strength …

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Once a scholar, a priest and a peasant stood at the gates of heaven. The guard at the entrance stopped them and said, “To enter heaven, list the good deeds you have done.” The scholar answered, “I am a highly …

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Children’s Contribution Prince Rama was the 7th avatar of Vishnu. He was born to Dasharatha and Kausalya in the Ikshvaku Dynasty. Rama is the best example of a man who had all the virtues and followed dharma. All through his …

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Story Time Once a beggar was walking on the streets of Ayodhya. He was very hungry as he did not get enough alms for the day to procure his meal. Alongside him was a dog silently trotting with him, matching …

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August is “back to school” month in the USA, as children everywhere prepare to begin a new school year. School and college education play a very important role in today’s world. And especially among Indians, it forms the very fabric …

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February 19, 2012 is the jayanti of Chhatrapati Shivaji, a brave and pious Maratha king who lived in India during the 17th century. He fought against and reclaimed India from  foreign invaders, establishing the Maratha empire, which he ruled in …

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A person was once given some sweet prasad (consecrated offering) in a bag. The man placed it in a corner, with the intention of eating it a little later. A few minutes later he turned to find a whole horde …

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Be the change you want to see. Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world”. That is the principle that Gandhiji, and all the other great saints of the world, followed every minute of their …

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Sanatana Dharma, the original name of what is now known as Hinduism, means Universal Righteousness. Sanatana means something which always is, never beginning nor ending, and is eternal in its very essence. Dharma (God’s Natural Law) is the sustainer of the earth. Sanatana Dharma comprises of the spiritual laws that …

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