Brahmacharini Sharanya Chaitanya

The Intellect is Not You

In Atma Bodha, a wisp of knowing who I am keeps showing up verse after verse.

08 Sep 2018

The white horse with the black tail

The grandparent of all creation, Brahmaji heard about the most cruel curse by Kadru on her own children—the snakes that refused to cover the white tail of the horse Uchchaihshravas to make it look bla

01 Sep 2018

What ignorance can lead us to

The human being predominantly acts out of ignorance of the true self due to a covering of our perception called the mind.

01 Sep 2018

Sabala is nothing but a powerful mind

Accepting the entreaties of Vashistha, Vishwamitra the king agreed to have a feast in the sage’s ashram. Vashistha had a cow called Sabala.

25 Aug 2018

Understanding superimposition

Bhagavan Sri Sankaracharya gives a very scientific description of the different aspects of our physical, emotional and intellectual being.

25 Aug 2018

When chamunda drank blood

Attacked by the goddess Shivaduti and supported by the horde of mothers called the Matruganas, the asuras were terrified.

17 Aug 2018

The sun watches the world silently

One of the many names of the sun are Loka Sakshi or Jagat Sakshi. ‘Loka’ means the world that appears before us and ‘Jagat’ means that which moves.

17 Aug 2018

When Arjuna Says Krishna is no more

On being enquired again and again by Yudhishthira as to why he had such a lacklustre look, Arjuna finally narrated how the whole Yadu race fought with each other and got killed.

11 Aug 2018

Many facets of the intellect

The Atma Bodha, verse after verse, written in beautiful poetry with many similes by the great philosopher Sri Adi Sankaracharya, throws an understanding of the self, facet by facet.

11 Aug 2018

Blessing of a glorious offspring

The malformed child of Vinata that was born with anger because the mother was unable to wait patiently for the egg to hatch at the right time, cursed her of slavery.

05 Aug 2018

Power emanates from the self

The body draws its physical power to move about and do a million activities, using power from the same source.

04 Aug 2018

A clear consciousness unravels confusion

The atman, self, consciousness, or in more clearer, closer and shorter terms, I—while functioning in the world outside through the sense organs—seems to be active like a trader selling goods and getti

26 Jul 2018

Tracing the lineage of the great Vishwamitra

Rama, Lakshmana and Sage Vishwamitra moved to Mithila to take a look at the great bow kept by King Janaka, the father of Sita. In the palace of the king was the priest Shatananda, the son of Ahalya an

26 Jul 2018

When divine forces invoked to destroy negativities

Invoking the divine is the only way to finally put an end to these dark forces that function with a lot of strength and keep rising again and again to disturb our lives.

21 Jul 2018

Looking around like a witness

All the four parts of the human personality mentioned here constitute the material world of nature.

21 Jul 2018