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Liberation and the steps to it

Moksha (liberation) is merely dropping the deep rooted wrong notion that ‘I am an individual’. Dropping a deep rooted notion usually involves these steps: 1. Be open minded by dropping biases 2. Calm down to be able to listen 3. … Continue reading

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Bhakti according to the Bhagavad Gita

(This article is based on a talk that I gave at Ashirvad Inter-Religious Harmony Movement, Bangalore on 27-Apr-2014.) (An edited version of this article was published in December 2015 issue of Vedanta Kesari, a monthly magazine of Sri Ramakrishna Math, … Continue reading

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What my teacher learnt from his teacher

Swami Paramarthananda ji on Lessons from his Guru, Pujya Swami Dayananda ji’s Teachings INTRODUCTION : On the auspicious occasion of Pujya Swamiji’s satabhishekam, I would like to share some thoughts. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be a disciple of … Continue reading

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Gist of Vedanta in Two Words

(This article was published in the January 2014 issue of Vedanta Kesari, the monthly magazine published from Ramakrishna Math, Chennai.) The most popular quotation of Swami Vivekananda is “uttishthata, jaagrata, praapyavaraan nibodhata” – “Arise! Awake! Stop not till the goal … Continue reading

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Three Stages of Bhakti

God (Ishvara) is that being to whom the entire material universe is the body, the cosmic dynamics is the activity, all the thoughts of all the individual beings put together is the mind and the self-awareness of the whole universe … Continue reading

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