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Three core values from Bhagavad Gita

Three core values from Bhagavad Gita (12.4) for everyone: 1. sarva bhoota hite rathaah – Seeking the welfare of all living beings; helping everyone as much as possible with an attitude of service 2. sanniyamyendriya graamam – Regulation and control … Continue reading

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All is One

(An edited version of this article was published in the March 2017 issue of Vedanta Kesari, the monthly magazine published from Ramakrishna Math, Chennai.) “There exists only One, and not two. It is Satchidananda alone that has taken all these various … Continue reading

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Introduction to Hinduism

I had prepared a screencast video introducing Hinduism to Hindus and others. You can access the video here. Here is the text from the video: The name Hinduism gets its name from the river Sindhu (Indus). Persians called the people, … Continue reading

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Karma and Surrender

A friend recently asked, “Isn’t it unfair to free a person from karma if he surrenders to God, as Krishna mentions in the Gita 18.66?” Here is the answer. Every action creates an consequence that has to be faced sooner or … Continue reading

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Ten Tenets of Hinduism

Hinduism is perhaps the least propagated among its own followers. When there is a fairly common opinion among Hindus about who their saints and leaders are, and which their scriptures are, there is very less understanding of the formal definitions … Continue reading

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