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Jiva and Isvara

Vedanta gives two sets of concepts about the individual (Jiva) and God (Isvara). One is practical, and the other is Absolute. The practical concepts prepare the person to proceed further towards the Absolute concepts. Thus, the practical aspect is of … Continue reading

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Two Attitudes

tvameva maataa ca pitaa tvameva tvameva bandhu sca sakhaa tvameva tvameva vidyaa dravinam tvameva tvameva sarvam mama deva devaa This is a popular Hindu prayer, which is Universal like most Hindu prayers. A self-centered worldly man thinks that his mother, father, … 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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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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Seven Laws of Spiritual Life

Here are the seven “laws of spiritual life” as listed by Swami Yatiswaranandaji in his monumental book “Meditation and Spiritual Life”. Whatever we take to be real for the time being, affects our whole personality, thoughts, emotions and actions. Our … Continue reading

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