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Our connection with the world around

We take many things for granted.

23 Dec 2017

How the Devi was created to defeat Mahishasura

The Rishi is narrating the story of the death of the two demons, Madhu and Kaitabha, at the hands of Mahavishnu.

23 Dec 2017

Become sensitive to life

Life sensitivity is not decided by birth alone. You can take the pole position and still finish last or crash your car.

23 Dec 2017

Maya exists in the Brahman

With the characteristic trait of a scathing scientist and researcher of truth, Sri Adi Sankaracharya explained the nature of the qualities of the individual—you and me—also called the jiva.

16 Dec 2017

Both kaal and akaal are inherent to creation

Creation is governed by certain laws, everything in creation is bound by these laws.

16 Dec 2017

Success and defeat are prasad

Children, victory and defeat are part and parcel of life. It is not possible to have a life with success alone or a life with failures alone.

16 Dec 2017

Peace comes after praising the supreme being

The Suta who was narrating the story of the Srimad Bhagavatham to Shaunaka Rishi said that in the Dwapara Yuga, which was the period of time before the present Kali Yuga, Sri Veda Vyasa who is a manif

16 Dec 2017

After myself, the universe

Who am I? I am the supreme consciousness that perceives everything within and around me, and is aware of its own presence too.

09 Dec 2017

Be free and reach for the impossible

Today and everyday, what we think is what we are. Our thinking forms our life. Most of us think we are a small fish in the ocean of life—samsara.

09 Dec 2017

Awareness is a state of being

What exactly is ‘awareness’? The word has been used so indiscriminately that its significance is almost entirely obscured.

09 Dec 2017

The trees of ignorance and knowledge

The essence of the Mahabharata is carved out through two beautiful verses explained by the story-teller Sauti. He said he would describe the quality of two trees which yield everlasting fruits and flo

09 Dec 2017

If not me, who indeed am I?

The Tatwa Bodha by Sri Adi Sankaracharya lists all that which is not me. It gives a detailed analysis of the body—gross, subtle and causal.

02 Dec 2017

God has no partialities

Some children ask Amma whether God dislikes the wicked and likes the virtuous. In reality, God has no partialities.

02 Dec 2017

When the pure soul saved anga desha

King Dasaratha wishes to do a big sacrifice called the Putra Kameshti with the desire that he would beget sons to be his predecessors.

02 Dec 2017

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The cursed moon and the blessed Bilva

Chandra was disappointed at the thought of waxing and waning. His crescent shape would just be a constant reminder of the curse.

02 Dec 2017

All that is mine is not me

In a scathing, yet beautiful and painless dissection of the human personality, Sri Adi Sankaracharya completes a very subtle description of the gross, subtle and causal bodies in the Tatwa Bodha.

25 Nov 2017

Shrug off past, give today your attention

There is a human tendency to carry old hurts in our minds that is unnecessary. Thoughts of past and future are no more solid than a dream.

25 Nov 2017

Does yoga have a religion?

Yoga is not a religion, a belief system or a philosophy. It is a technology for inner evolution, to hasten human evolution to its ultimate possibility. Yoga was expounded as a science well before any

25 Nov 2017

Slaying of the twin demons by Mahavishnu

Having invoked Nidra Devi, the goddess of sleep, residing in the eyes of Mahavishnu, Brahmaji began to sing paeans in praise of the creator, sustainer and destroyer of the universe endowed with all ri

25 Nov 2017

Ignorance is the cause

What is the nature of my ignorance of Japanese? I don’t know.

18 Nov 2017

Letting go of outdated thoughts

If you wish to grow and improve your life, you need to let go of your old thoughts and ideas, and accept better ones.

18 Nov 2017