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

The Eighteen Cardinal Virtues (Ities) for Spiritual Success

Hari Om For everyone's success in life and especially for an aspirant's success in spiritual life, it is essential that he should develop certain cardinal virtues. Virtue is strength, power and the key to peace. A virtuous man is ever happy, peaceful and prosperous. People ask me for the specific mention of the virtues that … Continue reading The Eighteen Cardinal Virtues (Ities) for Spiritual Success

The Vedanta Philosophy of Hinduism

Hari Om Introduction Prostrations and adorations to Sri Vyasa, the founder of Uttara Mimamsa or the Vedanta system of philosophy, Avatara of Lord Vishnu, son of Sri Parasara Rishi. Uttara Mimamsa or the Vedanta philosophy of Vyasa or Badarayana is placed as the last of the six orthodox systems, but, really, it ought to stand … Continue reading The Vedanta Philosophy of Hinduism

The Suddhadvaita Philosophy Of Sri Vallabhacharya

Hari Om Introduction The philosophy of Sri Vallabhacharya is Suddha-Advaita or pure monism, because he does not admit Maya like Sankara, and believes that the whole world of matter and souls is real and is only a subtle form of God. Those who bring Maya for the explanation of the world are not pure Advaitins, … Continue reading The Suddhadvaita Philosophy Of Sri Vallabhacharya

The Dvaitadvaita Philosophy Of Sri Nimbarkacharya

Hari Om Introduction This is also known by the name Bhedabheda School of Philosophy or dualistic monism. This system was evolved by Sri Nimbarkacharya. Nimbarka was a Telugu Brahmin of the Vaishnava faith. He lived some time after Ramanuja and prior to Madhva, about the eleventh century A.D. He is regarded as the incarnation of … Continue reading The Dvaitadvaita Philosophy Of Sri Nimbarkacharya

The Visishtadvaita Philosophy Of Sri Ramanuja

Hari Om Introduction The Visishtadvaita is so called because it inculcates the Advaita or oneness of God, with Visesha or attributes. It is, therefore, qualified monism. God alone exists. All else that is seen are His manifestations or attributes. God or Lord Narayana of Sri Ramanuja is a complex organic whole—Visishta—though it is one. Hence … Continue reading The Visishtadvaita Philosophy Of Sri Ramanuja

Vedanta Philosophies of Hinduism – Introduction

Hari Om Introduction The Sutras or aphorisms of Vyasa are the basis of the Vedanta philosophy. These Sutras have been variously explained by different commentators. From these interpretations have arisen several schools of philosophy, viz., Kevala Advaita philosophy of Sri Sankaracharya the philosophy of Qualified Monism or Visishtadvaita of Sri Ramanujacharya, the Dvaita philosophy of … Continue reading Vedanta Philosophies of Hinduism – Introduction

You Can Become A YOGI

Hari Om TRUTH knows no death; no birth. It is Eternal; has always been, will always be. Time cannot exhaust its force, for it carries its power within itself. Deep in the heart of Truth is hidden an object we all are groping for. It is power. It is power from the Divine side of … Continue reading You Can Become A YOGI

Introduction to Brahma Sutras (by Swami Sivananda)

Hari Om Hari Om! Salutations to Sri Vyasa, the Avatara of Vishnu, the wise Badarayana and Sri Krishna Dvaipayana. Vedas consist of three portions viz., the Karma Kanda which deals with sacrifices or ceremonial rites, the Upasana Kanda which treats of Upasana (worship) and the Jnana Kanda which deals with knowledge of Brahman. Karma Kanda … Continue reading Introduction to Brahma Sutras (by Swami Sivananda)

Brahma Vidhya – From Ego to Absolute Consciousness

Hari Om Ego (mind) manifests itself as emotions such as greed, anger, jealousy, guilt, hatred, lust, resentment, fear, doubt, grief, arrogance, pride, and so on. Whenever you feel any of the above qualities manifest in you, please ask yourself this question, “Why do I feel this way?” …and you will find that it is Ego … Continue reading Brahma Vidhya – From Ego to Absolute Consciousness