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The Significance & Importance of Akshaya Tritiya (Akshaya Thrutheeyai)

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

“There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the 3 things we crave most in life – happiness, freedom, and peace of mind that are attained by giving them to someone else” – General Peyton C. March (1864-1955). “The hand that gives is the hand that gathers” is a timeless truth. Universe is a […]

Upasana Yoga

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

We will now go through the Upāsana Yoga and Shankarāchārya sometimes calls it Samādhi Yoga. The purpose of Upāsana Yoga is a program to make our personality fit for the accomplishment of the Purushārtha – Purushārtha Yogyatā Sampadanārtham. This is to make the personality Purushārtha worthy. This is because the entire life’s journey is nothing […]

Right action and right attitude – KARMAYOGA

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Right Action We know the Purushārtha is the human goals of life. We also saw about the scriptures which want to help us in the fulfilment of these human goals. Now, we are going to see the course of discipline prescribed by the scriptures for the realisation and accomplishment of the human goals. These human […]

Holi – Spreading the Colors of Joy

Friday, March 14th, 2014
Holi - Spreading the Colors of Joy

Every Indian has distinct childhood memories of Holi. Showers of colorful powder, getting doused by colorful water from ‘pichkaris’ and the resounding greetings of ‘Holi  Hai’. Marking the end of the cold winter and welcoming the advent of vibrant spring. Indians celebrate this delightful festival of colors everywhere. Holi usually falls on the day after […]

Bhakti Yoga – A detailed overview

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Bhakti found in the scriptures and a topic with various shades of meaning in different contexts and therefore often a confusing topic also. So we should clearly understand what Bhakti is. The word Bhakti is used in the scriptures in two different meanings. 8.1. First Meaning of Bhakti – Devotion to God One is Bhakti […]

Jnāna Yoga – A Detailed Study

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Jnāna Yoga means a course of discipline meant for gaining knowledge. Jnāna Prāptyartham Yogaha. And when you talk about a course of discipline meant for Jnāna or knowledge, the question arises – knowledge of what ? Because knowledge should always have an object and here we point out in the context of Jnāna Yoga, the […]

Ashrama Vyavastha – Detailed Description

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

The Student stage In this stage, education is the focus. Knowing the importance of both material and spiritual goal. The Family stage Emphasis is pursuit of Artha and Kāma – material goal oriented. The Hermit stage Transition stage where I prepare for Spiritual goal and gradually withdraw from material pursuit and prepare for spiritual pursuit […]

WHAT IS YOUR CENTRE? by DR. P. V. VAIDYANATHAN

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Unlike animals, which operate predominantly from instinct, man operates from thought.  Human beings are born with the power of thought and thinking, giving them free will. And since thoughts can be of any nature, and are subject to a whole lot of influences from our external and internal environment, there is obviously tremendous variation between […]

Varna Dharma

Saturday, December 28th, 2013
Varna Dharma

– A unique design for peace and prosperity In this session, we will discuss the important topic of Varna Āshrama Vyavasthā. Varna Āshrama Vyavasthā can be translated as Varna Āshrama scheme. We know the main aim of the scriptures is to help the human being in accomplishing the four fold human goals. The scriptures are […]

What are Mantras?

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Mantras are powerful sounds. Mantras are the sounds that when chanted produce great effects. These are chanted repeatedly and that is called japa. Japa is a key part of Hindu prayer. Mantras are very rich in their meaning. While doing japa one can meditate on the mantra and its meaning. As the mind dwells more […]