Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, is more sought after than Saraswati, the goddess of learning. As the power and consort of Vishnu, the preserver. According to the puranas, she was the incarnated daughter of the sage Bhrigu and his wife Khyati. She was later born out of Ksheer Sagar (ocean of milk) while being churned. Hence, her appellation, Ksheera Samudra Raja Tanaya. As consort of Vishnu, she is born as his spouse whenever he incarnates. When Vishnu… Continue
There is a vast difference between the teachings of the Vedic scriptures and non-Vedic scriptures. The Vedic scriptures are eternal and the Vedic knowledge comes from God himself. The fact that the Vedic scriptures are the oldest on the Planet proves that it’s the absolute truth.
1. Sowing and Reaping (aka The Law of Cause and Effect or karma) - what you sow is what you reap. Put out good, and you'll reap good… Continue
Yesterday I Inaugurated one MBA college called National Business School AT RV Dental College Auditorium at JP nagar. I really enjoyed the gathering of nearly 300 students who came from different parts of India.
I am handling them a FULL DAY CLASS on 28 th july 2009 at Pyramid Valley ,Kanakapura Road, Bangalore, India . related to the subject VEDIC WAY OF BUILDING CHARACTER
Sri Adi Shankaracharya known as Shankara was born around the year 686AD, in the village of Kaladi in the Kerala state of South India. Approaching middle age and still childless, his parents Shivaguru and Vishishta Devi spent some time on the Vrishna mountain near their village. They worshipped Lord Chandra Maulishwar Shiva in the temple, living off fruits, berries and roots and it was during this period of… Continue
In general Hinduism considers God not just as the Supreme All-powerful Gigantic One, Who commands the humanity to tread the way He/She/It says, but also a personal God Whom the individual can worship out of love and not necessarily out of fear ! The fear brings one only upto certain point and beyond that it repels, but love takes through to the point. Devotion or bhakti as often referred to is a… Continue
Bhaja Govindam was written by Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya.
Bhaja govindaM is one of the minor compositions of the spiritual giant, Adi Shankaracharya . It is classified as a prakaraNa grantha, a primer to the major works . Though sung as a bhajan, it contains the essence of vedanta and implores the man to think, Why am I here in this life ? Why am I amassing wealth, family, but have no peace ? What is the Truth ? What is the purpose of life ?… Continue
There are three matras in the word aum : ‘a’ as the ‘u’ in ‘but’; ‘u’ as the ‘u’ in ‘put’; and the ‘m’ in ‘balm’. The term matra is used for the upper limb of Nagari characters and a syllabic instant in prosody. Esoterically, the ‘a’ stands for the first stage of wakefulness, where we experience in our gross body the totality of external experiences through our mind and sense organs. The ‘u’ stands for the… Continue
Atman soul is the Essence of all living beings including insects, plants, trees and animals. All keep on evolving into higher species owing to the inherent evolutionary process existing within every being.
Atman, on its first leg of Cosmic journey starting from the abode of God manifests initially as a single cell formation ... Amoebae! After passing through various stages of evolution as a two cell,… Continue
Human beings presume that joys and sorrows are intrinsic to life in the world. But, from the standpoint of the Absolute, worldly life is sorrowful as there is bondage. Unalloyed bliss can be attained only at the level of the Absolute and hence worldly joys are relative. This can be better appreciated with reference to the concept of Karma which is accrued as ``Papa'' and ``Punya'', result of… Continue
India is the sacred land which has given birth to countless sages, Rishis, Yogins, saints and prophets. India is the land that has produced many Acharyas or spiritual preceptors like Sri Sankara and Sri Ramanuja; many saints like Kabir, Ramdas, Tukaram and Gauranga Mahaprabhu; many Yogins like Jnana Dev, Dattatreya and Sadasiva Brahman; and many prophets like Buddha and Nanak. Buddha is… Continue
Our lives are a miraculous projection of our own creation.All the great mystics have said this world is "all an Illusion!"
In Vedanta philosophy the world is said to be Maya or an illusion. It is all a big dream in the mind of God. The great Swami Baba Muktananda said, "The world is simply a play of onsciousness."Paramahansa Yogananda said, "Our lives are like a moving picture… Continue
Ø The soul is immortal. It does not take birth. Nor does it die. Nobody can kill you. Then why feel worried? Or fear anybody.
Ø Whatever happened in the past was for the good. Whatever is happening now is also for the good. Whatever will happen in the future will be for the good too. Hence do no repent over the past. Do not worry for the future. Just think of the present that is in… Continue
Karma is perhaps one of the most wonderful discoveries anyone who wishes to understand life can make. Until we come face to face with it, life can seem like an arbitrary, whimsical dispensation. Why are some people rich and some poor? Why are some lucky and others drowned in disasters? Why are some happy and others not? Why is life so unfair?
"Karma is a comprehensive term for processes whereby… Continue
Hindus believe that the Vedas were transmitted, via an oral tradition, for perhaps 8000 years. Many Western and other Indian commentators see this as an exaggeration, dating the earliest part of the Veda, the Rig-Veda Samhita, to around 1800–1500 BCE. However, it is acknowledged by most that the Vedas did indeed have a long oral tradition and were passed on from teacher to disciple for at least many… Continue
Anyone who has been around metaphysics for a time has probably heard "OM". It seems to be the favorite at metaphysical/spiritual events. Om consists of three words A, U, and M, which loosely translate to body/mind/spirit. Aum, chanted correctly, has great ability to empower. For example, chanting Om at the beginning and the end of other mantras, meditations, spiritual gatherings, or prayers, greatly increases their power. Some traditions say not to chant Om (Aum)…Continue
This structure, this life, is going to be built on the foundation of oneness. We are going to use a belief system that says we are all one, we are one with everything that exists and we are one with God.
So, what are the characteristics of this foundation? What are the characteristics of this belief system? What makes this belief system different than a foundation built on… Continue