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What is the meaning of Life

Swami Dayananda Saraswati If we take the word “meaning” to be “goal”, the meaning of life certainly cannot be death. If death is the goal...

PRATAḤ SMARAṆAM

Satsang with Swami Viditatmananda Introduction The meditator and the object of meditation are different from each other in one type of meditation. Prātaḥ is dawn and smaraṇam...
PRATAH SMARANAM 5

PRATAH SMARANAM 5

Satsang with Swami Viditatmananda The non-Self is able to reveal objects only due to the presence of the Self Vāco vibhānti nikhilā yadanugraheṇa. Yadanugraheṇa, by whose...

Availability of the Mind, Śama

Swami Dayananda Saraswati What is this Śama? The author of the Tattvabodha says, mano nigrahaḥ. What does mano nigrahaḥ mean? They will generally translate this...

Īśvaropāsanam

Swami Tattvavidananda Saraswati   In the Vedic culture, worshiping of Īśvara – Īśvaropāsana – is very characteristic and unique, and probably slightly different from what we...

Eight Significant Verses of the Bhagavad Gītā — Verse 1

Swami Dayananda Saraswati Chapter 3, Verse 3 Kṛṣṇa was not talking here as Mr. Kṛṣṇa, who was born on a given day at a given time,...

Yoga and the Mind – Part 2

Swami Viditatmananda Saraswati We have seen how the reality of the Self is quite different from what we take ourselves to be.  We are like...

Yoga and the Mind – Part 1

Swami Viditatmananda Saraswati   The word yoga means joining.  When we study what yoga teaches us, we find that it is not a process of joining...