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What is Worth Pursuing?

We pursue so many things in life – money, entertainment, health, job, house, car, companion, children, pets, education, skills, knowledge, etc. We pursue all these with the hope that they will make us happy. We some how seem to have … Continue reading

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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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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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