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Philosophy of the Gita

  The philosophy of Bhagavad Gita is the philosophy of the Veda, which is the philosophy of Hinduism. There are various divergent concepts thriving under the name of Hinduism. Hinduism welcomes the diversity. However, there some high level common salient … Continue reading

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Four Yogas in Bhagavad Gita

Swami Vivekananda has highlighted four paths to reach the Ultimate Goal. His famous words reflect this: “Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this Divinity within, by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this either by work, … 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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Conch and Discus (Shankha and Cakra)

Here is an imaginary conversation between a visitor and a devotee of Ramakrishna Math, Ulsoor, Bangalore. Visitor: I saw conch (shankha) and discus (cakra) depicted on the wall in front of the temple. Is this a Vishnu temple? Devotee: We … 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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