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Bhagavad Gita - The importance of the ancient Epic

Importance of Bhagavad Gita

The importance and need to introduce Gita as a part of primary education was a point of discussion when RSS ideologue, P Parmeswaran issued a statement to declare Geeta as a National Book. 420 more words


The Ultimate Meaning Of Liberation

When we reflect upon the experience of liberation described as the ultimate goal of our spiritual seeking, the terms “peace”, “oneness”, “love”, “knowledge” tend to come up. 316 more words

Sri Aurobindo

Balancing Negativity

Every one has a negative side and a positive side, that we may term as our dark and bright side. It is up to us what we let reign on us. 1,119 more words


So simple yet so deep! --A quote from the Gita

Karmanye Vadhikaraste Ma Phaleshu Kadhachana,
Ma phala hetur Bhurma Ma te Sangostav Akarmani

Though not a very religious person, I stumbled upon this quote recently and was amazed by the intensity and the depth that this single line of quote,(framed in between 3-4th Century BC) possessed . 337 more words

The Free Soul

(Delivered in New York, 1896)

The analysis of the Sânkhyas stops with the duality of existence — Nature and souls. There are an infinite number of souls, which, being simple, cannot die, and must therefore be separate from Nature. 4,765 more words


Unity, the Goal of Religion

(Delivered in New York, 1896)

This universe of ours, the universe of the senses, the rational, the intellectual, is bounded on both sides by the illimitable, the unknowable, the ever unknown. 1,664 more words


Sankhya and Vedanta

I shall give you a résumé of the Sânkhya philosophy, through which we have been going. We, in this lecture, want to find where its defects are, and where Vedanta comes in and supplements it. 3,050 more words