Guru

Sage Narada is generally considered a mischief-monger and a troublemaker by many casual readers of our Puranas. It is believed that wherever he appears, confusion and perplexity follow; and he is said to be one who revels in creating kalaham …

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Defining the nature of a Mahan (a Realized saint, a Mahatma) can be as challenging as cracking an ‘open secret’. “Gurosthu mounam vyakyanam” it is said, to show how the Guru Dakshinamoorthy gave upadesa to His disciples. And how was that advice? …

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The entire edifice of Indian philosophical thought, known as Sanatana Dharma is founded firmly on the Vedas. Veda means wisdom, knowledge or vision. It is the perennial wisdom of ages. Vedas are the original scriptures of Hindu teachings, and contain …

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kshaNArdhenApi tulye na svargam nApunarbhavam | bhagavat sangi sangasya martyAnAm kimutAshiSha: || Sri Rudra says, “The value of a moment’s association with the devotee of the Lord cannot be compared to the heavens or even Liberation, and so what to speak …

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Pages of Inspiration–Book Review YOGI SRI KRISNAPREM Author: Dilip Kumar Roy Publisher: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan First Edition: 1968 This riveting book about a great soul, Sri Krishnaprem,** authored by renowned Bengali singer and musician, and disciple of Sri Aurobindo, Dilip …

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Spiritual questions answered by HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji Q. Why should one have a Guru? A. Devotion and Wisdom are not entities that can be comprehended or acquired by the use of one’s intellect. It is beyond that. If …

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The divine soil of Bharat has been fertile with innumerable saints from time immemorial. Such rare gems have been born all over Bharat. Many of them sang the glories of the Lord and were a living embodiment of Bhakti (devotion). …

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Infinite Ways to Infinite Bliss Excerpts from the discourses of HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji of Chennai, India.** How does man commit an offense? The very first time, he is afraid to do the wrong deed. He makes multiple attempts, …

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Once upon a time, in a forest, there lived a woman by name Sabari. She wandered about the forest, ate whatever she came across and lived more like an animal. One day, she happened to pass by a place in …

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Among the innumerable devotees of Lord Vishnu, 12 of them stand out. They were the ‘Azhwars’ who were bathed in unflinching devotion to the Lord and composed thousands of devotional verses on the Lord. A compilation of these verses is …

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