Brahmacharini Sharanya Chaitanya

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What we need to know

In the assembly of great sages, King Parikshit who had decided to give up his life on the banks of the Ganga had asked the young Rishi Shuka several questions about what a dying man should remember.

12 Jan 2019

Mining for knowledge

The objects of knowledge that are perceived by the five senses of seeing, tasting, smelling, hearing and touching are different.

12 Jan 2019

The complete consciousness

The Atma Bodha by Sri Adi Sankaracharya reiterates verse after verse about the experience of the self.

06 Jan 2019

Hatred follows us lifetime after lifetime

Garuda asks his father Kashyapa what food he can eat so that he may feel satiated. The father points out to a sacred lake, where an elephant is constantly tugging at a tortoise.

06 Jan 2019

Anger must be contained at all times

The royal sage Vishwamitra slipped several times from his austerities and Trisanku was one such reason. In this case the fall was due to misplaced compassion.

22 Dec 2018

Just contemplate the self

This Self is called consciousness, which is to be contemplated. It is not some tiny object that is available for the perception of the senses.

22 Dec 2018

Treat the disease of a restless mind

Sri Adi Sankaracharya gives a beautiful definition to the truth that cannot be defined in three verses as something that is eternal and pure consciousness.

15 Dec 2018

Slaying of shumbha brings peace

When Ambika smoothly snapped the weapons and bow string of Shumbha, his rage increased and his sense of decency deserted him as anger clouded manners and culture.

15 Dec 2018

The self exists eternally

Even when you were born, the life in you functioning as consciousness existed. It exists even now.

08 Dec 2018

Parikshit begins fast unto death

The rishis who blessed Suta with a long life for the stories he was narrating, now asked him to tell them the story of the Srimad Bhagavatam which Parikshit had heard from Shuka.

08 Dec 2018

The Self is Like the Sky

How many ever times and in how many ever ways the Self is described, the understanding just doest not stay for long in our memory.

29 Nov 2018

Trishanku’s wish leads him to be cursed

Embarrassed by the defeat at the hands of Vasishtha—the Brahmarishi—Vishwamitra, the king, let gasps of exhalations.

24 Nov 2018

Eternal purity of the soul

Whenever we get dirtied by mud or dust, we go and take a bath.

24 Nov 2018