Gita Jnana | Brahmacharini Sharanya Chaitanya
Of Bondage and Liberation
If I say I wish to be set free, then it is implied that I am held or tied down by something.
16 Oct 2021
What’s true freedom
Such a realised one remains alone as the Self.
18 Sep 2021
Do you seek joy forever?
All activities we undertake are to give us the experience of joy and to remove the feeling of sorrow. This is the premise on which we conduct our life, says Vedanta.
14 Aug 2021
Nothing taints the self
Whatever our independent study and realisation may be, the students of the Vedic times always depended on the scriptures to compare their notes with.
24 Jul 2021
Life after Self-realisation
What is left to do in life after realising the Self? Sri Adi Sankaracharya says in the Vivekachoodamani that the primary responsibility is to know the Self by one’s own experience.
01 Jul 2021
The Man of Steady Intellect
For the man of realisation, the rug over this world of illusion has been pulled off.
15 May 2021
Being free from birth and death
Vedanta is not just about philosophy. It has its practical applications in our daily life. We keep cleaning our surroundings at home and in the office.
03 Apr 2021
The Flow Chart to Liberation
In our race to compete with the world, we will by ourselves be unable to sit back and see the fallacy of what we are pursuing in the name of daily work.
12 Dec 2020
Untruth of permanence
On a flight, or travelling fast in a car, it seems to us like we are stationary because there are no relative differences in our perception to make us experience movement from one place to another.
31 Oct 2020
Root Cause of Problems
While there is actually no problem in the world, we do experience problems daily.
19 Sep 2020
Achieving purity of mind
One of the pre-requisites for realisation of the Self is purity of mind. Sri Adi Sankaracharya in the Vivekachoodamani gives the means to achieve that.
13 Sep 2020
Freedom from Desires
Similes are a powerful way to express reality. Sri Adi Sankaracharya, in the Vivekachoodamani, uses a powerful one at that.
05 Sep 2020
Removing the superimpositions
Knowing about the truth does not amount to experiencing the truth. Knowing is not realising.
29 Aug 2020
The means to attain liberation
In the cave of the intellect where the discrimination between the reality and the ephemeral is very clear, the Brahman or reality shines as the truth supreme which is non-dual.
22 Aug 2020
Inner experience holds the key
With how many ever words one describes water, there is no way a person who has not seen or tasted water can understand it.
15 Aug 2020
The essence called Brahman
You are that. Tat Twam Asi. Tat is that consciousness, self, god or truth. Twam is you the individual personality. Asi means are.
01 Aug 2020
The great sentence is not ‘God is great’ but 'God is great and that God is You’
There are not one or two, but thousands of scriptural texts that reiterate the Maha Vakyas or the great sentences.
26 Jul 2020
The common consciousness
If these conditionings of Maya, the pure Sattva Guna and Avidya, the Rajas and Tamas of the individual are removed, there is no Ishwara (the supreme lord) and the Jiva (the individual being).
18 Jul 2020
From Integrity to Truth
Yoga, says the Patanjali Yoga Sutra, is the state of mind where all its movements are stopped.
11 Jul 2020
Core of Consciousness
To show the importance of any statement, we make or quote from great masters and so does Sri Adi Sankaracharya quote from another great master Sri Krishna.
25 Jun 2020
Vizhinjam seaport protests: Police station attack was with 'ulterior intention', says Kerala CM
'The Kashmir Files' controversy: Apologies if my remarks were interpreted differently, says Nadav Lapid
Will fight again, against what is wrong: Bilkis Bano on remission given to her rapists
Tamil Nadu amended law that allows Jallikattu seeks to prevent cruelty on animals: State tells SC
India dismisses China's concerns on military exercise with US in Uttarakhand
'Bazball' powers England to new first-day record against Pakistan in 1st Test