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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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Gist of Vedanta in Two Words

(This article was published in the January 2014 issue of Vedanta Kesari, the monthly magazine published from Ramakrishna Math, Chennai.) The most popular quotation of Swami Vivekananda is “uttishthata, jaagrata, praapyavaraan nibodhata” – “Arise! Awake! Stop not till the goal … Continue reading

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What is Moksha?

You are in reality of the nature of pure Consciousness. You are eternal. You have no birth nor death. It is Nature that keeps changing in front of you, appearing in your Consciousness, like reading a book. Out of ignorance, … Continue reading

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Advaita is Simple

The truth is described in the Gita as the greatest secret. In fact, it is the greatest open secret. One person may read a number of books and hear hours of lectures on Advaita and still not understand it. Another … 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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