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Kamasutra and other Scriptures

Scores of ancient Hindu scripts exist including the Kamasutra, the Upanishads, the Vedas. I don’t have to name them. Of all the valuable knowledge in them, why of all the topics vegetarianism finds a hotspot! 283 more words

Rangoli blessing

May this Rangoli give all kinds of Joy to you.


Vāsudeva-parā vedā Vāsudeva-parā makhāḥ
Vāsudeva-parā yogā Vāsudeva-parāḥ kriyāḥ
Vāsudeva-paraṁ jñānaṁ Vāsudeva-paraṁ tapaḥ
Vāsudeva-paro dharmo Vāsudeva-parā gatiḥ

In the revealed scriptures, the ultimate object of knowledge is Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Personality of Godhead.

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Bidhyate hridaya granthiḥ chidyante sarva samshayāh
Sheeyante cāsya karmāṇi dṛiśta evātmanīśwarī

Only when the vision of Paramatma who is the form of the Self is attained, the knot in the heart (hṛdaya granthi) called ahamkāra (sense of I-ness, ego) is cut.

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śṛṇvatāṁ sva-kathāḥ kṛṣṇaḥ puṇya-śravaṇa-kīrtanaḥ
hṛdy antaḥ stho hy abhadrāṇi vidhunoti suhṛt satām

The stories of Lord Krishna render both the listener and the storyteller pure! By listening to the stories of Lord Krishna, the listener, the storyteller and the entire surroundings are totally cleansed.

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Accusing Lord Ram of not doing justice in banishing Sita, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, describes  (The Indian Express, October 19, 2018) vanquishing of Ravana, rescue of Sita, end of exile and eventual enthronement as “pyrrhic” and portrays  Vijaydashmi as “permanent triumph of injustice”! 741 more words

Old Father Time

We are here in Jaisalmer about to observe my 60th birthday and a splendid setting it is for it too.  Oh so beautiful, beyond words and the power of photographs to convey. 145 more words