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by Swami DayanandaPublished in Arsha Vidya Gurukulam 33rd Anniversary Souvenir I find that Lord Gaṇeśa is very popular in all our remote villages. Even people from non-Indian traditions like the form of Lord Gaṇeśa because they can relate to it, even when they cannot relate...
by Swami ViditatmanandaPublished in Arsha Vidya Gurukulam 33rd Anniversary Souvenir There is a śāntipātha, or prayer, specific to each of the Vedas, chanted before the study of an Upaniṣad of that particular Veda. The prayer for the Atharva Veda, which applies to Gaṇapati Atharvaśīrṣa...
The concept of duty or kartavya is one of the unique contributions of the Vedas. The word dharma also has the meaning of svadharmānuṣṭhāṇam (स्वधर्मानुष्ठाणम्) or duty. Duty is an obligation, something that has to be done. The sense...
a simple and doable prescription of Lord Kṛṣṇa to a spiritual aspirant
by Swami Dayananda Saraswati As we have Father’s Day and Mothers Day, Gurus also have their own day. This day is Gurupūrṇimā and it marks the anniversary of Veda Vyāsa, who occupies an exalted place in the hierarchy of teachers. Although there were also gurus for Veda Vyāsa, we look...
Satsang with Swami Viditatmananda ...continued from previous issue The first verse describes the Self as sat cit ānanda, while the second verse describes It as self-effulgent. In the third verse, the Self is described as the Self of all. Early in the morning, I bow to the limitless, that which is beyond...
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 of life, then I need not be born at all, the goal being my absence. If I was absent before I was born, I do...