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How to be youth?

I addressed the students of Navodaya School in Doddabalapur near Bangalore. They had organized an elocution competition in connection with the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. The topic was Swami Vivekananda as the inspiration for Indian youth. Here is … Continue reading

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Why Religion?

There is a lot of debate on various questions related to religion. What is religion? Why does man need religion? Can a person be religious and scientific? Why does man need several religions? Do all the religions lead to the … Continue reading

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What Man Wants – An Elucidation of Indian Culture in the Light of Four Purusharthas

(A slightly edited version of this is published in the December 2012 special issue of Vedanta Kesari, a monthly journal of Ramakrishna Math, Chennai.) First Three Goals of Life The ambitions and goals of each person seem to be unique. … Continue reading

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Law of Karma

Freewill is the foundation of all actions of man and the possibility of man to improve himself. Exercise of freewill is in the context of a cause-and-effect system in the world. Every result should be appropriate to the action causing … Continue reading

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Good and bad – How to choose?

During discussions with people, especially youth, one question that often comes up is this: How do we decide what is good and what is bad? This question assumes three things: I have the freedom to choose. My action will lead … Continue reading

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