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Four Yogas in Bhagavad Gita

(An edited version of this article was published in the August 2017 issue of Vedanta Kesari, the monthly magazine published from Ramakrishna Math, Chennai.) Swami Vivekananda has highlighted four paths to reach the Ultimate Goal. His famous words reflect this: “Each … Continue reading

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The Way of the Gita

The Gita is very clear that one has to put effort by these three: 1. Karma Yoga: work and offer the fruits of action to the Lord and then offer the action itself to Him, be even-minded in success and … Continue reading

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Morning Prayer

Praata-smaranam This morning prayer comprising three verses in which the mind, speech, and body of the devotee are directed to the Absolute. The first thoughts, words and actions of everyday exert a great influence on the daily life of a devotee. … Continue reading

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Conch and Discus (Shankha and Cakra)

(An edited version of this article was published in the November 2017 issue of Vedanta Kesari, the monthly magazine published from Ramakrishna Math, Chennai.) Here is an imaginary conversation between a visitor and a devotee of Ramakrishna Math, Ulsoor, Bangalore. … 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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