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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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Deciding between Right and Wrong according to Bhagavad Gita

We have two faculties which influence our decisions. In any given situation, we will have various options for action. We will have to choose one. One faculty, called manas, evaluates the various options based on likes and dislikes. Another faculty, … Continue reading

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Straight Talk on Religion

Excerpts from The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda You may believe in all the churches in the world, carry in your head all the sacred books ever written, you may baptize yourself in all the rivers of the earth, still, … Continue reading

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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 concepts, … 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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