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Excerpted from satsaṅga with Pūjya Swami Dayananda Saraswati held in Oct 2014 at the Dayananda Ashram, Rishikesh for a group of CEOs. This is Part I of the Satsanga. The audio recordings were transcribed by Ramanujam Raman, Harish Biladi, Shridhar Rajarao, Sudhakar Apadharana, and Surekha Bhatt, and...
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Saylorsburg, USA was invited to represent Hinduism at the United Nations in New York on March 12, 2020, to honor Rabbi Arthur Schneieron the occasion of his 90th birthday celebration.Swami Jnanananda attended this function representing the Gurukulam. Rabbi Scheiner, is an eminent member of...
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 as mind control, or mind destruction—as though the mind needs to be destroyed.  Anyone who wants mind destruction is already destroyed, otherwise, why should he...
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...
Swami Dayananda Saraswati Love is a very ancient topic. Gods, playwrights, musicians and poets have glorified the meaning of the word ‘love’. But love is not like other emotions. It is not that there are many emotions of which one is love. No, it is the only emotion. In certain...
a simple and doable prescription of Lord Kṛṣṇa to a spiritual aspirant
The 33rd anniversary of the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Saylorsburg, PA, USA was conducted on August 11, 2019 at the newly inaugurated Swami Dayananda Vijñāna Bhavanam. The satsaṅga with Pūjya Swami Viditatmananda Saraswati held on this occasion is summarized here. The Q&A session was transcribed by...
Swami Dayananda Saraswati One has a certain discriminative knowledge with reference to what one wants. Because you seem to want a lot of things, you have to discriminate about what you really want. For instance, you may want money. This desire for money may simply be due to a pragmatic...