On Self-realization, Spoken by the Divine Mother – From Devi Bhagavatam

Hari Om 1-50. The Devî said:--"Hear, ye Immortals! My words with attention, that I am now going to speak to you, hearing which will enable the Jîvas to realise My Essence. Before the creation, I, only I, existed; nothing else was existent then. My Real Self is known by the names Chit, Sambit (Intelligence), Para … Continue reading On Self-realization, Spoken by the Divine Mother – From Devi Bhagavatam

Conquest Of Death – Seeking the Immortal

Hari Om All are terribly afraid of death. No one wants to die. Even intellectual persons who have grasped the idea that the Soul is Immortal and is distinct from the body are also awfully afraid of death. Mysterious is Moha or infatuated love for the body! Mysterious is Maya or Avidya! This body is … Continue reading Conquest Of Death – Seeking the Immortal

An Account of the Law for Liberation – From the Garuda Purana

Hari Om The Garuda Purana is one of eighteen Mahāpurāṇa genre of texts in Hinduism. It is a part of Vedic literature corpus and narrated in the form of a conversation between Lord Vishnu and Garuda (King of Birds), primarily emphasizing the meaning of human life. It contains details of life after death, funeral rites and reincarnation, and therefore … Continue reading An Account of the Law for Liberation – From the Garuda Purana

Sraaddha And Prayer For The Dead

Hari Om Importance Of Sraaddha Ceremony The Karma Kanda of the Vedas, the sacred books of the Hindus, has laid down different duties of man according to his position in life and according to the order to which he belongs. All these injunctions are embodied in the book called Manusmriti. Manusmriti is the code of … Continue reading Sraaddha And Prayer For The Dead

The Belief in One God and Its Effects

Hari Om If we approach through deductive metaphysics, we may find many prophets, great philosophers, eminent metaphysicists, pathfinders, learned people of eminence, spiritual scientists and others finding only One Universal God for the entire mankind. It is a separate matter that they assigned different names and epithets to the same supreme Reality. Jesus Christ referred … Continue reading The Belief in One God and Its Effects

Transmigration of Soul and Theory of Rebirth

Hari Om The glimpses of this metaphysical concept are found in Vedas, Upanishads and even other scriptures of Hindus. The scriptures of other religions also refer to it but with minor variations. Holy Koran says," Allah-the merciful and compassionate God, makes you in gradual stages. He created seven heavens one above the other and brings … Continue reading Transmigration of Soul and Theory of Rebirth

Vedic Wisdom on Marriage and Women – Glimpses of Vedic Metaphysics

Hari Om According to the Vedic teachings and ancient scriptures, women have been placed at a higher status than man. She has been given preference to man in every field, so much so that when giving a boy a joint name of a god and goddess, the name of the goddess is always placed before … Continue reading Vedic Wisdom on Marriage and Women – Glimpses of Vedic Metaphysics

Lord Krishna (by Swami Sivananda)

Hari Om Introduction O Adorable Krishna! Let my longing eyes behold Thy form. Let my ears hear Thy flute. O Healer of all sorrows! Show me Thyself. Thou art the only Truth— All the rest is false. I crave not for Mukti; I long not for emancipation; Let there be devotion to Thy feet. Be … Continue reading Lord Krishna (by Swami Sivananda)

Devi-Maheswari-Parasakti

Hari Om Introduction O Devi! O Mother auspicious! Thou art the Lord’s Maya. Thou art His inscrutable form. Thou art the Mother of this world. Thou art the great primal energy. Thou art the seed of this world. Thou art the Light of Knowledge. Thou art the giver of refuge. Thou art beauty, love, and … Continue reading Devi-Maheswari-Parasakti

The Esoteric Significance of the Devi Mahatmya (by Swami Krishnananda)

Hari Om Our longings are fundamentally very deep and cannot be easily satisfied by temporary makeshift or a day-to-day adjustment of outer circumstances. Our desires are profound; our yearnings are very unintelligible to the outer atmosphere of our daily life. We seem to have a root which is deeper than what can be comprehended by … Continue reading The Esoteric Significance of the Devi Mahatmya (by Swami Krishnananda)