Bhagawan Sri Ramana Maharishi

Hari Om Introduction Sri Ramana Maharshi was born on 30th December, 1879. He was known as Venkataraman. Born in a pious middle class Brahmin family, he went to a mission school and learnt a little English. Flight From Home On the 29th of August 1896, Venkataraman left his home in the district of Madurai in … Continue reading Bhagawan Sri Ramana Maharishi

Guru Nanak

Hari Om Birth Whenever there is a big catastrophe in the land, whenever there is decline of righteousness, whenever there are oppression and chaos in the land, whenever the faith of the people in God wanes, great men or saints appear, from time to time, to enrich sacred literature, to protect Dharma, to destroy unrighteousness … Continue reading Guru Nanak

GAUTAMA BUDHA—THE COMPASSIONATE

Hari Om Gautama, prince of the house of Siddhartha, of the Sakya class, was born in northern India in the township of Kapilavastu, in the year 556 B.C., according to the best authorities, as interpreted and reported by Max Muller. The Japanese tradition agrees with this, practically, stating that O Shaka Sama (signifying one born … Continue reading GAUTAMA BUDHA—THE COMPASSIONATE

Sri Appayya Dikshitar

Hari Om Introduction There had ris’n the Moghul Empire From the glowing ashes and fire Of the Battle of Panipat, When in a southern Brahmin’s hut Was born a lad that blew again The Vedantic bugle amain, And stirred from slumber and from sloth With the urge of righteous wrath The guardians of the Vedas, … Continue reading Sri Appayya Dikshitar

Saint Tukaram

Hari Om Tukaram was born in 1608 A.D. at a village called Dehu in Poona district. It is about seven miles from Alandi—the place honoured by the Samadhi of Jnaneshwar—and about three miles from the railway station at Shelarwadi on the railway line running from Bombay to Pune. Tukaram came of a well-to-do Sudra family … Continue reading Saint Tukaram

SIVANANDA GITA

Hari Om "I am the richest man in the whole world. My heart is full. Further, all the wealth of the Lord belongs to me now. Hence I am king of kings, emperor of emperors, maharaja of maharajas...." Swami Sivananda Sarasvati (1887 - 1963) is a great yogi who has written about 200 books on … Continue reading SIVANANDA GITA

Lord Buddha – The Founder of Buddhism

Introduction In the sixth century before the Christian era, religion was forgotten in India. The lofty teachings of the Vedas were thrown into the background. There was much priestcraft everywhere. The insincere priests traded on religion. They duped the people in a variety of ways and amassed wealth for themselves. They were quite irreligious. In … Continue reading Lord Buddha – The Founder of Buddhism

Sri Ramanuja – The Great Acharya and Most Important Exponent of Sri Vaishnavism

Hari Om In the year 1017 A.D., Ramanuja was born in the village of Perumbudur, about twenty-five miles west of Madras. His father was Kesava Somayaji and his mother was Kantimathi, a very pious and virtuous lady. Ramanuja's Tamil name was Ilaya Perumal. Quite early in life, Ramanuja lost his father. Then he came to … Continue reading Sri Ramanuja – The Great Acharya and Most Important Exponent of Sri Vaishnavism

Adi Sankara — The Saviour of Vedic Dharma and Exponent of Advaitha Vedanta

Introduction Chaos pervaded all through India in the matter of religion and philosophy. Sect after sect, such as Charvakas, Lokayathikas, Kapalikas, Shaktas, Sankhyas, Buddhas and Madhyamikas sprang up. The number of religions rose as high as seventy-two. There was fight amongst sects. There was no peace anywhere. Chaos and confusion reigned supreme. There was superstition … Continue reading Adi Sankara — The Saviour of Vedic Dharma and Exponent of Advaitha Vedanta

Sage Yajnavalkya of Mithila

Hari Om The name of Yajnavalkya of Mithila stands distinguished both in the Srutis and in the Smritis. Yajnavalkya is especially known for his unsurpassed spiritual wisdom and power. The seer of a Veda Samhita from Bhagavan Surya, the revealer of Brahma Jnana to Janaka, Maitreyi and others, Yajnavalkya hails supreme among sages of sacred … Continue reading Sage Yajnavalkya of Mithila