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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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Three core values from Bhagavad Gita

Three core values from Bhagavad Gita (12.4) for everyone: 1. sarva bhoota hite rathaah – Seeking the welfare of all living beings; helping everyone as much as possible with an attitude of service 2. sanniyamyendriya graamam – Regulation and control … 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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Five commandments of Sri Ramakrishna

During the second visit of Sri. M, the author of the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna (Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita), in reply to M’s question, Sri Ramakrishna gave five instructions to be followed by spiritual aspirants. M. (humbly): “How, sir, may we … 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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