Sevā Bhāva ~ An Attitude of Service (text)

by Swami Viditatmananda Saraswati Pūjya Śrī Swami Dayananda Saraswati established AIM for Seva in 2000. The idea for starting this movement camefrom a conversation with an elderly woman in Anaikkati, a village in southern India. She appealed to Swamiji to helpeducate rural children as they did not have schools where they lived, and they did […]

Tattva Bodha ~ Swami Viditatmananda

Tattva Bodha ~ Knowledge of Truth,Swami Viditatmananda,Family Retreat 1,20 classes,classes held in 2004, In this small text is all that one needs to know to have a complete understanding of Vedanta. With clear allusions to the sastra and its commentators, it is a succinct but thorough exposition that can serve as both an introductory text […]

Sarvatra sama-darśhanaḥ (Bhagavad Gītā 6.29) with Swami Viditatmananda

सर्वभूतस्थमात्मानं सर्वभूतानि चात्मनि |ईक्षते योगयुक्तात्मा सर्वत्र समदर्शन: || sarva-bhūta-stham ātmānaṁ sarva-bhūtāni chātmani    īkṣhate yoga-yuktātmā sarvatra sama-darśhanaḥ  One whose mind is resolved by this contemplation, who has the vision of sameness everywhere sees the self-abiding in all beings and all beings in the self. 6 Classes2020

Tarati Shokam Atmavit (Ch. Up. 7.1.3)

with Swami Viditatmananda Saraswati Chandogya Upanishad 7.1.3 सोऽहं भगवो मन्त्रविदेवास्मि नात्मविच्छ्रुतं ह्येव मे भगवद्दृशेभ्यस्तरति शोकमात्मविदिति सोऽहं भगवः शोचामि तं मा भगवाञ्छोकस्य पारं तारयत्विति तं होवाच यद्वै किंचैतदध्यगीष्ठा नामैवैतत् ॥ ७.१.३ ॥ so’haṃ bhagavo mantravidevāsmi nātmavicchrutaṃ hyeva me bhagavaddṛśebhyastarati śokamātmaviditi so’haṃ bhagavaḥ śocāmi taṃ mā bhagavāñchokasya pāraṃ tārayatviti taṃ hovāca yadvai kiṃcaitadadhyagīṣṭhā nāmaivaitat || 7.1.3 || […]

Satsang with Swami Viditatmananda Saraswati (text)

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 Shri Mani Natarajan, Smt. Revathi Manian and Janani Subramanian, and […]

Śāntipāṭha, prayer of the Gaṇapati Atharvaśīrṣa (text)

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 also, is the following: bhadraṁ karṇebhiḥ śruṇuyāma devāḥ | bhadraṁ paśyemākṣabhiryajatrāḥ […]