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Swami Tattvavidananda Saraswati   In the Vedic culture, worshiping of Īśvara – Īśvaropāsana – is very characteristic and unique, and probably slightly different from what we come across today in the Hindu society. Here, Īśvara is worshiped in a form, which is readily available for our perception as part of the...
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...
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 1. The two-fold committed life-styles loke ‘smin dvi-vidhā niṣṭhā purā proktā mayānagha | jñāna-yogena sāńkhyānāṃ karma-yogena yoginām || 3-3|| anagha - Oh! Sinless One; asmin - in this; loke - world; dvividhā - two-fold; niṣṭhā - committed life-styles; purā - in the beginning; mayā - by me; proktā - was told;...
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 something with something else, but rather, a process of disjoining or disconnecting two entities that are as though united.  We take the two entities to...
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 is remembrance or meditation. Prātassmaraṇam is thus, meditation at dawn. The meditation is upon the Self, the very meditator. Usually, meditation involves a division of...
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 grace, nikhilā vāco vibhānti, all these words manifest, is speech also manifest. What makes speech function? Again, the Kenopaniṣad , says, yadvācā' nabhyuditaṁ yena vāgabhyudyate, tadeva brahma...
Swami Dayananda Saraswati The Himalayan glaciers have been the perennial source of water for the rivers such as Ganga, Yamuna,Brahmaputra and, Sindhu. Now the disturbing news is that the glaciers are receding due to global warming. This problem of increase in global temperature is real and in India it will...