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Vedanta - The River of Wisdom

Vedanta - The River of Wisdom

By Swamini Brahmaprajnananda

Can one be free from sorrow and inadequacy and live a life of fullness? Yes. Just like our Rishis did. How? Because you can see what they saw! You are the limitless having a limited human experience. Join me to learn this ancient flowing wisdom by which you will live a life of purpose, connection and see your oneness with all.
I am Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda) Ph. D, a happy teacher of Vedanta, writer and a Hindu monk.

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Vedanta - The River of WisdomJun 04, 2019

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#254 The Powerful blessing and meaning of Kalabhairava Ashtakam

#254 The Powerful blessing and meaning of Kalabhairava Ashtakam

Lord Shiva appears fierce and fearful especially to the ego who is challenged by fear and suffering. Then, how can we become fearless and gain punya for all our pursuits? By relating to the fierce form of Shiva, Kalabhairava.

Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya composed Kalabhairava Ashtakam, a set of 8 powerful verses which if chanted at least on an Ashtami (8th day of the full or new moon) will bless the devotee immensely. We bless ourselves by learning its meaning.   

The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/254-the-powerful-blessing-and-meaning-of-kalabhairava-ashtakam/

To listen to the entire Kalabhairavashtakam - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlFvTaX69xw

To watch the videos of the teaching of Kashi Panchakam - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDQVqjryXRY&list=PL5vNI4hvD69rkmB_Psi0GQbjR7kyTf_5v


To register for our Vedic Wisdom Festival online on 2nd and 3rd Dec 2023, https://vedicwisdomfestival.in/

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Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, writer and Hindu monk.

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Nov 28, 202324:22
#253 Is Sannyasa necessary in the Vedanta pursuit?

#253 Is Sannyasa necessary in the Vedanta pursuit?

As a Vedanta student, everyone toys with the idea of sannyasa, either out of frustration or a fantasy. In the Advaita Vedanta tradition, we understand sannyasa both as a lifestyle and knowledge.

Sannyasa as knowledge is non-negotiable but sannyasa as a life style is optional. What does this mean? How do I calibrate my life in the light of this understanding?


The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/253-is-sannyasa-necessary-for-the-vedanta-pursuit/

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Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, writer and Hindu monk.

Please follow, learn and enjoy

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Nov 21, 202327:50
#252 40 Everyday moments of connectedness with our world

#252 40 Everyday moments of connectedness with our world

We often feel disconnected and isolated. It seems like we are 'living our mind' and not living life.

Yet we are connected all the time. Here are 40 everyday moments of connectedness with our people and our world.  

What might you want to add to the list?


The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/252-40-everyday-moments-of-connectedness-with-our-world/

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Please follow, learn and enjoy

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Nov 14, 202314:54
#251 The powerful blessing and meaning of Venkatesha Suprabhatam

#251 The powerful blessing and meaning of Venkatesha Suprabhatam

Sri Venkatesha Suprabhatam is a prayer to Lord Venkatesha (an avataara of Vishnu) to arise, protect and bless the world. We understand the meaning of the 29 verses which paint a vivid picture of the smallest beings like the bees to all the devatas welcoming the auspicious presence of Venkatesha at dawn.   

Many of us have grown up listening to the spiritually uplifting rendition by MS Subbulakshmi.

Then how much more elevating might it be to understand its meaning?

Your mornings will never be the same again!

The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/251-the-powerful-blessing-and-meaning-of-venkatesha-suprabhatam/

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Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, writer and Hindu monk.

Please follow, learn and enjoy

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Nov 07, 202336:26
#250 How and Why we postpone our happiness (and don't even know it)?

#250 How and Why we postpone our happiness (and don't even know it)?

'If only' and 'But' - two small words. We understand the big impact these words have on how we think, behave and delay our happiness.

If we yearn for happiness, why would we postpone it. And yet we do! We recognise our eight patterns and break free from them. We can be happy. Here and Now.

The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/250-how-and-why-we-postpone-our-happiness-and-dont-even-know-it/

Referenced in the podcast - YOU are happiness - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KiYsWMJn-4


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Oct 31, 202321:19
#249 The way we view our blessings changes us

#249 The way we view our blessings changes us

Blessings come in many forms. We seek them. We revel in them and we want more. What are the many forms of blessings and how do we view a blessing? Insights from Vedanta will forever change your perspective.


The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/249-the-way-we-view-our-blessings-changes-us/

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Oct 24, 202313:52
#248 The Meaning of Bhavani Ashtakam (8 devotional verses unto Mother Goddess)

#248 The Meaning of Bhavani Ashtakam (8 devotional verses unto Mother Goddess)

How sweet it is to surrender to Devi!

We understand the simple meaning of the verses composed by Jagatguru Adi Shankaracharya.


Podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/

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Oct 17, 202315:53
#247 The Court of Emotions - Who is responsible for how you feel?

#247 The Court of Emotions - Who is responsible for how you feel?

We believe that different people in our lives 'cause' our emotions. And so in the Court of Emotions, 7 accused are summoned - Partner, Parents, Work colleagues, Children, Friends, Planets and finally Bhagavan. We hear their defense and also the final verdict!


Podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/

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Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, writer and Hindu monk.

Please follow, learn and enjoy

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Oct 10, 202316:07
#246 What happens after the body dies - 4 possibilities

#246 What happens after the body dies - 4 possibilities

In the Vedic Vision, the body-mind are mere instruments to fulfill the purpose of life. Depending on how one has lived, either

1. The jiva is reborn

2. The jiva goes to svarga or naraka

3. The jiva is in limbo, lingering as a ghost

4. The jiva is jeevanmuktah, free while living.

We understand all these four possibilities and rethink our choices about life.

The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/246-what-happens-after-the-body-dies-4-four-possibilities/

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Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, writer and Hindu monk.

Please follow, learn and enjoy

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Oct 03, 202320:31
#245 What if I am spiritual and my partner is not?

#245 What if I am spiritual and my partner is not?

From the standpoint of forms we are different. Differences make us uncomfortable. We can make or break relationships depending on how we handle our differences. We seek refuge in Dharma that is Sanatana irrespective of different spiritual paths. How?

The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/245-what-if-i-am-spiritual-and-my-partner-or-family-is-not/


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Our monthly newsletter will bring you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati


Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, writer and Hindu monk.

Please follow, learn and enjoy

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Sep 26, 202315:13
#244 The powerful blessing and meaning of Sri Sankatanaashana Ganesha Stotram

#244 The powerful blessing and meaning of Sri Sankatanaashana Ganesha Stotram

An easy to chant set of 8 devotional verses to Bhagavan Ganesha, we see its meaning and feel his power flowing into all areas of our life.

ll Om Shree Ganeshaaya Namah ll


The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/244-the-powerful-blessing-and-meaning-of-sri-sankatanaashana-ganesha-stotram/

For those who want to go deeper into their understanding of Ganapati, it would be great to listen to the meaning of Ganapati Atharvasheersha Upanishad, the link of which is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj3tpXdGtTA&list=PL5vNI4hvD69qTw7CyTwobeSbBcoada0TW Our September newsletter - The power of a Vedanta camp l Janmashtami announcement l Value of Values l Dakshinamurti stotram camp report l and much more - https://mailchi.mp/9b29e331d606/aarsha-vidya-bharati-sep2023

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Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, writer and Hindu monk.


Please follow, learn and enjoy

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Sep 19, 202315:19
#243 Life and the purpose of Marriage in the Vedic tradition

#243 Life and the purpose of Marriage in the Vedic tradition

If a marriage is just for the sake of wealth, pleasure, love or even children, all of which are conditional, it is difficult to sustain it.

Sharing bits of her conversation with K, a young woman in her twenties who is not clear about the purpose of marriage, Swamini B speaks to marriage not only being a major life goal but also a means to an end. What is that end goal and what are the many things we can learn about marriage from the Vedic tradition?

Call to action - For the last many years, I have been concerned about the rather limited view of marriages that our youth have and also concerned about so many marriages falling apart.  I do believe that like other religions, Hindu couples need premarital counselling and support to help clarify their ideas and come to a common understanding as a couple. Perhaps we could have a group of barefoot counsellors or mentors to take this initiative forward. If any of you want to join, are counsellors or are in the helping profession and are married please do get in touch with me (⁠swaminiji@discoveratma.com⁠) by 15th Oct 2023. We will meet online and evolve a way forward.    

For podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/243-life-and-the-purpose-of-marriage-in-the-vedic-tradition/

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Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, writer and Hindu monk.


Please follow, learn and enjoy

Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/@DiscoverAtma

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Sep 12, 202326:11
#242 Is Ego the enemy?

#242 Is Ego the enemy?

The ego has a bad reputation. It is often blamed for not enough progress on the spiritual path. In the Vedic tradition, it is none other than the ahankara who undertakes an enquiry into itself, in the light of the Shaastra.

Here is an illumining dialogue between the Atma and the Ego.

The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/242-is-ego-the-enemy/

Our September issue - The power of a Vedanta camp l Janmashtami announcement l Value of Values l Dakshinamurti stotram camp report l and much more - https://mailchi.mp/9b29e331d606/aarsha-vidya-bharati-sep2023

Our monthly newsletter will bring you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati


Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, writer and Hindu monk.


Please follow, learn and enjoy

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Sep 05, 202319:23
#241 Am I progressing or stagnating on the spiritual path?

#241 Am I progressing or stagnating on the spiritual path?

If one feels stuck, it is possible that the mind is either 1. Bored or 2. Going through a hibernation like lull or 3. Distracted or 4. Not clear about the pursuit

We address each of these four obstacles on the path of Vedanta.

To read the podcast transcript/ article- https://discoveratma.com/241-am-i-progressing-or-stagnating-on-the-spiritual-path/

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Aug 29, 202319:44
#240 Can Bhakti and Knowledge walk hand-in-hand?

#240 Can Bhakti and Knowledge walk hand-in-hand?

In recent times a divide has creeped up between bhakti and knowledge and many (wrongly) believe that the twain do not meet.

The truth is,

You can have bhakti only if you know Bhagavan.

If you know Bhagavan you cannot help but have bhakti.

We explore the role of bhakti sadhana and bhakti darshana, the vision of bhakti systems and where these walk hand-in-hand with Advaita Vedanta.

For the transcript - https://discoveratma.com/240-can-bhakti-and-knowledge-walk-hand-in-hand/

Our August issue - You were always free l The sacred kshetras of jyotirlinga-s and Shaktipeethas l Impact of SHINE program l Vedanta camp announcement l Janmashtami announcement l https://mailchi.mp/6325678fe1bf/aarsha-vidya-bharati-aug2023

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Please follow, learn and enjoy

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Aug 22, 202321:00
#239 Setusāma - Four easy ways to cross over our spiritual obstacles

#239 Setusāma - Four easy ways to cross over our spiritual obstacles

Setusāma is a mantra from the Sāma Veda which was Pujya Swami Dayananda ji's favourite mantra from that Veda. It speaks of 4 Setus - bunds that are meant to cross over by living four values and progress spiritually. That it has its own beautifuI melody is an added joy.

Pranaams to Pujya Swamiji on his birth anniversary today and Happy Independence Day to India.

To read the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/239-setusama-4-easy-ways-to-cross-over-our-spiritual-obstacles/


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Our August issue - You were always free l The sacred kshetras of jyotirlinga-s and Shaktipeethas l Impact of SHINE program l Vedanta camp announcement l Janmashtami announcement l https://mailchi.mp/6325678fe1bf/aarsha-vidya-bharati-aug2023

Our monthly newsletter will bring you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati

Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, writer and Hindu monk.

Please follow, learn and enjoy

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Aug 15, 202323:27
#238 'If I am God why should I pray' ?

#238 'If I am God why should I pray' ?

The pronoun ‘I’ is referred to twice in the sentence. If ‘I’ am God and why should ‘I’ pray?

Can I be both the person and God simultaneously? Yes and No.

Find out how.


For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/238-if-i-am-god-why-should-i-pray/

To enroll in our SHINE Teacher Training program - https://discoveratma.com/shine/shine-for-bharat75/

Our August issue - You were always free l The sacred kshetras of jyotirlinga-s and Shaktipeethas l Impact of SHINE program l Vedanta camp announcement l Janmashtami announcement l https://mailchi.mp/6325678fe1bf/aarsha-vidya-bharati-aug2023

Our monthly newsletter will bring you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati

Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, writer and Hindu monk.

Please follow, learn and enjoy

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Aug 08, 202318:43
#237 ' I know Vedanta but how to apply to my life'?

#237 ' I know Vedanta but how to apply to my life'?

This is a common question. It is like the pot who was aspiring to be clay saying that, ‘I know I am clay but how to apply this knowledge in my life.’

We need the viveka, to know what about Vedanta is to be understood and what has to be applied. Life becomes a joy!

For podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/237-i-know-vedanta-but-how-to-apply-to-my-life/


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Our August issue - You were always free l The sacred kshetras of jyotirlinga-s and Shaktipeethas l Impact of SHINE program l Vedanta camp announcement l Janmashtami announcement l https://mailchi.mp/6325678fe1bf/aarsha-vidya-bharati-aug2023

Our monthly newsletter will bring you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati

Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, writer and Hindu monk.

Please follow, learn and enjoy

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Aug 01, 202314:04
#236 How to accept that God has created injustice and suffering

#236 How to accept that God has created injustice and suffering

This question has two parts – First, did God create injustice and suffering. If yes, then how to accept it?

Looks like Ishvara has crafted an awe-inspiring multi-dimensional, multi-world manifestation that we call life just like the video game developer has developed a video game. By looking at 5 similarities between Ishvara and the video game creator, we find clear answers to our question.

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Jul 25, 202323:25
#235 What happens when the devotee prays for bhakti to Bhagavan Krishna and he appears?

#235 What happens when the devotee prays for bhakti to Bhagavan Krishna and he appears?

The devotee wants bhakti, devotion and not mukti, freedom from a sense of bondage. An interesting dialogue ensues between her and Bhagavan Krishna.

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Jul 18, 202320:14
#234 Why your sensitivity is a strength, not a weakness

#234 Why your sensitivity is a strength, not a weakness

‘I get hurt easily because I am very sensitive. Wish I was not so sensitive. ‘ complain many people. 

What is sensitivity? Can we do without it?

Sensitivity is the ability to be keenly attuned to our surroundings, emotions, and the experiences of others. Sensitivity is actually a gift of this human condition from Bhagavan. What are those 7 ways in which it enriches our lives?

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Jul 11, 202319:13
#233 Dialogue between Identity and Consciousness

#233 Dialogue between Identity and Consciousness

What happened when a dialogue unfolded between Identity and Consciousness? New 3 month course starting 9th July 2023 - Self knowledge and the quest for happiness course - https://www.hua.edu/product/self-knowledge-and-the-quest-for-happiness/

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Jul 04, 202315:45
#232 The meaning and blessing of Guru Stotram

#232 The meaning and blessing of Guru Stotram

In the Vedic tradition, learning with a Guru is essential for wisdom and blessings to flow in our lives.

What makes any Guru great is the Shaastra. There is no Guru without the Shaastra and the Shaastra cannot be learnt without a Guru.

The select verses of what is known as the Guru Stotram, were selected by Pujya Swami Dayānanda Saraswatī. These verses are found in the Guru Gita, a text of 274 shlokas.  Guru Gita itself is from Skanda Purana, one of the 18 Puranas. These beautiful shlokas talk about the glory of a guru, role and necessity of a guru in one’s life, and the benefit of the pursuit of self knowledge.

It is easy for the one who has a Guru to have reverence for Ishvara, Shaastra and the Guru. The one who does not have a guru nor seeks one, wonders what all the fuss is about. It takes having a guru, to know the magic that unfolds in one's life.


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Jun 27, 202328:04
#231 Just be an instrument of the sacred (Nimitta maatram bhava)

#231 Just be an instrument of the sacred (Nimitta maatram bhava)

After showing his resplendent cosmic form Bhagavan Krishna tells Arjuna, ‘nimitta maatram bhava’ – just be an instrument or rather a channel for the cosmic plan to unfold. How do we see the meaning of this in our lives?

If we are being the mere ahankara, attachment to a limited concept of self then what are its effects? In contrast, how and why should one be an instrument of the divine? Perhaps the simple, elegant flute has some lessons to teach us.

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Jun 20, 202319:40
#230 Understanding is NOT equal to Agreement

#230 Understanding is NOT equal to Agreement

Many of our conflicts in close relationships arise because we mistake understanding for agreement. 'If these people really understand us, they just have to agree with us', we think.

However, since we are similar to each other as well as different from each other, we can learn to co-exist with warmth and respect We explore our natural need for agreement with the other as well as learn to increase our understanding of the other.

Our hearts become bigger as we practise kshama, accommodating the other and freeing ourselves from our ragas and dveshas to 'our' views and opinions.


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Jun 13, 202323:29
#229 Why the need for perfection is not a perfect pursuit

#229 Why the need for perfection is not a perfect pursuit

'Perfect' preens and struts on the catwalk of achievements with its self-importance. The dictionary meaning of the word ‘perfect’ is to have all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; If indeed we used the meaning of the word ‘perfect’ in the sense of what it really means, that is great. But often we use the word, ‘perfect’ in the sense of complete and absolute. And then ‘Perfect’, becomes a sword hanging over your head.

 The perfect job. The perfect child. The perfect life. The perfect body. The perfect guru even…

This is not the same as having high standards.

We see the problems that our need for perfection creates and learn to align our need to our best with Dharma, in the light of the Vedic tradition. Things change for us, for the better in different areas of our lives. What are these?

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Jun 06, 202323:35
#228 The Blessing and Glory of Ganga (Ganga stotram)

#228 The Blessing and Glory of Ganga (Ganga stotram)

Today is Ganga dussehra (when Ganga descended on this earth to sustain, purify and bless all of humanity). Ganga is not an ordinary river. She is Devi. We understand her greatness through the vision of Adi Shankaracharya through his composition, Ganga Stotram. In 'seeing' what Adi Shankaracharya 'saw' and praised of Mother Ganga, we stand purified and blessed. The episode includes the story of why Ganga descended on earth and the meaning of the opening verses of the stotram and it was recorded on her holy banks in Rishikesh. Also, if you have some Gangajal at home, do sprinkle a few drops on your head and allow yourself to be blessed. Jai Jai Gange Har Har Gange

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May 30, 202324:39
#227 Brahman, Ishvara and Devatas - same or different?

#227 Brahman, Ishvara and Devatas - same or different?

It can all be confusing. What does the Shaastra reveal about Brahman, Ishvara and Devatas ? Knowing this can direct our worship and our enquiry as well.

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May 23, 202324:05
#226 How to control your mind

#226 How to control your mind

To control/master the mind, we have to know what the mind's functions are and the ways of the mind.

What is the imagery of the chariot from Kathopanishad which can guide us?.

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May 16, 202324:38
#225 Karma Yoga in resolving conflicts

#225 Karma Yoga in resolving conflicts

As long as we live, conflicts arising from differences in opinions, views and perspectives cannot be avoided. Then, how can we apply karma yoga in these challenging situations?

We first identify whether our approach to resolving conflicts is aggressive, assertive, passive, passive-aggressive or collaborative and then work to apply the most appropriate approach. Our karma grows in kaushalam, competent karma offered unto Bhagavan and we are better able to accept people and situations. We fight. We learn. We grow. To read the podcast transcript/ article- https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/

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May 09, 202322:54
#224 Runa-anubandha - Karmic debt and freeing oneself

#224 Runa-anubandha - Karmic debt and freeing oneself

Runaanubanda is unique to the Vedic tradition because it considers connections with different beings across lifetimes. Runam/Rnam, debt is based on the principle of reciprocity – a mutual give and take. If I have taken more than I have given, I incur a debt and have to pay back to that person. If I have given more than I have taken, then that person has to pay back his/her debt to me.

How does runaanubanda affect me and how can I be free from it?


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May 02, 202319:12
#223 Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya and the teaching tradition of Advaita Vedanta

#223 Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya and the teaching tradition of Advaita Vedanta

When we enter a lit room, we see the many objects that are around. One thing that most of us miss is the 'light' in which one sees all the objects.

The living teaching tradition of Advaita Vedanta is lit up by the the bhashyas, commentaries of Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya. We see the important features of the bhashya which make it the light that lights up our lives and in so doing, offer our respects to him, on his jayanti.

We celebrate Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti on 25th April, 2023, more than 1200 years later by graciously receiving his legacy and sharing it.

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Apr 25, 202319:14
#222 The blessing and powerful meaning of Ganesh Pancharatnam stotram by Adi Shankaracharya

#222 The blessing and powerful meaning of Ganesh Pancharatnam stotram by Adi Shankaracharya

When Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya chants words they become luminous jewels (ratnam). More so when the jewels are in praise of Bhagavan Ganesha and his powers. As Ganesha raises his palm to offer blessings, we understand and receive with open arms.

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Apr 18, 202315:11
#221 The Laws of Nature and Bhagavan - the invariable connection

#221 The Laws of Nature and Bhagavan - the invariable connection

Many spiritual-but-not-religious people say that they believe in 'laws of nature'. Then, who put the 'laws of nature' together? They will shrug and say, laws of nature were not made by any person or entity.

This stubborn insistence of using the term ‘laws of nature’ is a remnant of the 17th century and emerged in opposition to the church. We understand its background and spare a thought for the intelligent being and material that pervades the 'laws of nature' - Bhagavan

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Apr 11, 202319:17
#220 The powerful blessing and meaning of Hanuman Chalisa

#220 The powerful blessing and meaning of Hanuman Chalisa

Hanuman Chalisa, sung by millions of Hindus worldwide is s super powerful stotra in praise of Hanuman - his glories, the ways in which he served Bhagavan Sri Rama and the blessings he gives the devotees. Authored by Goswami Tulsidas in the 16th century it is a part of the Ramacharitmanas in Avadhi language.

The greatest devotee of Bhagavan Sri Rama, Hanuman blesses us with his bhakti and shakti. After you listen to this episode or next when you sing Hanuman Chalisa you will feel his presence (if you haven't already). Jai Shri Rama!

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Apr 04, 202323:42
#219 The powerful blessing and meaning of Sri Ramaraksha stotram

#219 The powerful blessing and meaning of Sri Ramaraksha stotram

Revealed by none other than Bhagavan Shiva to Rishi Buddhakaushika, Sriramaraksha stotram of 38 verses has blessed millions who chanted it.

Even if you hear it once and understand the meaning, you feel Sri Rama's power and protection softly enveloping you and fortifying you.

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Mar 28, 202330:54
#218 Healing in Hinduism through Blessings, Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology

#218 Healing in Hinduism through Blessings, Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology

The tapestry of Hinduism is woven with many healing perspectives and methods that lead to wholeness. These have sustained and continue to bless an ancient, living civilisation. Some of these are -

1. Blessings through our prayers to devatas, 2. Ayurveda 3. Jyotisham

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Dhyaanam - Meditation and the Meditator, An experiential new course on Meditation that will help you learn 6 types of meditations and most importantly help you to transform your relationship with the mind making you happier, focused and contemplative.  Course for Spring Quarter especially for people in the US and Europe, 10 am EST, 9th April - 25th June 2023. Details - https://www.hua.edu/product/dhyaanam-meditation-and-the-meditator/

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Mar 21, 202324:54
#217 Transforming fleeting experiences into lasting inner resources

#217 Transforming fleeting experiences into lasting inner resources

The problem with experiences is that they are fleeting no matter how exalted or mundane they are. Yet we can change a fleeting experience into lasting inner resources – our memories, our values and our learnings. We can mine an experience for its precious gems. How?

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Dhyaanam - Meditation and the Meditator, An experiential new course on Meditation that will help you learn 6 types of meditations and most importantly help you to transform your relationship with the mind making you happier, focused and contemplative.  Course for Spring Quarter especially for people in the US and Europe, 10 am EST, 9th April - 25th June 2023. Details - https://www.hua.edu/product/dhyaanam-meditation-and-the-meditator/

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Mar 14, 202324:60
#216 Three types of karma (sattvika, rajasika and tamasika)

#216 Three types of karma (sattvika, rajasika and tamasika)

Since we cannot avoid karma, it is equally important to know what kind of karma is to be done and what is to be avoided. Bhagavan Krishna teaches us about the three fold karma and gently veers us to adopt sattvika karma also known as karma  yoga. 

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Mar 07, 202320:57
#215 Three types of happiness (according to the Bhagavad Gita)

#215 Three types of happiness (according to the Bhagavad Gita)

We want to be happy. All the time. 

And yet, there is a gap in what we want and what we experience. 

Armed with the knowledge from the Bhagavad Gita of the three fold happiness, we can learn how to ride the wave of our pursuit of happiness. 

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Feb 28, 202323:22
#214 How to manage anger (the brilliant framework of the Bhagavad Gita)

#214 How to manage anger (the brilliant framework of the Bhagavad Gita)

Unless we understand how anger is born we cannot control it nor master it. All our attempts lead to suppression or explosions.
Once we understand the brilliant framework of the Bhagavad Gita and apply it to our lives, then the intensity of level of our anger reduces, our viveka increases contributing to self-mastery.      

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Feb 21, 202325:55
#213 The heart of a devotee has no circumference.

#213 The heart of a devotee has no circumference.

We wrongly believe that 1) If I don’t feel love, there is no love in my life. 2) To love is simple, but to find the right person to love or to be loved by, is difficult and 3) We think our problem with love is how to be loved and how to be lovable. 

We correct these assumptions in the light of a growing bhakti for Ishvara. The practice of loving and discovering love as the fabric of life is enabled by Bhakti. We look at 10 differences between ego based love and a devotee's love so that our hearts grow. After all, the heart of a devotee has no circumference.  

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Feb 14, 202318:25
#212 How the identity of a Karma Yogi frees us from other identities

#212 How the identity of a Karma Yogi frees us from other identities

Generally, our identities are related to the tasks we perform and the experiences we have. However there is a unique identity that of a Karma Yogi which is not a special type of karma. Instead it encompasses all other identities and has many benefits.  What are these?

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Feb 06, 202320:42
#211 Glimpses from 'Talks with Sri Ramana Maharishi' book

#211 Glimpses from 'Talks with Sri Ramana Maharishi' book

Recently, I was doing some reading for a talk to be given about Sri Ramana Maharishi, an enlightened Advaita Vedanta master. His talks and some conversations with different devotees were documented. Some glimpses follow.  

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Jan 31, 202319:59
#210 Madhu vidya - the sweet wisdom (of mutual dependence)

#210 Madhu vidya - the sweet wisdom (of mutual dependence)

Across all our relationships (romantic, parental, professional, political, economic) we depend on each other. 

For support, resources, information, collaboration towards our goals and much more. 

What do our relationships depend on? We undertake the enquiry in the light of Madhu Vidya, a beautiful section of the Brhadaranyaka Upanishad and are stunned at what is revealed.    

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Jan 24, 202320:25
#209 'I know Brahman but I don't feel it.. Why?'

#209 'I know Brahman but I don't feel it.. Why?'

..is the most common question in Vedanta. The reply lies into questioning the identity of the questioner, who is none other than our dear old experiencer. 

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Jan 17, 202313:55
#208 How we deal with the inevitable pain in any pursuit

#208 How we deal with the inevitable pain in any pursuit

Emotional and Physical pain is an inevitable part of living. The more we resist, the more it persists (in the form of dvesha) and further aversion to pain. 

5 teachings for how we deal with pain, from the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita and our very own lives. 

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Jan 10, 202316:50
#207 Kaushalam in Karma Yoga - optimal application of Dharma

#207 Kaushalam in Karma Yoga - optimal application of Dharma

Across different situations, how do we know what is appropriate to do in a given situation? 

How much is too much and how much is too little? What is the golden mean in Kaushalam that seems elusive?

As we modify our karma into karma yoga we discover the many considerations that shape Kaushalam.

  

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Jan 03, 202320:21
#206 An open letter to your future self of the new year

#206 An open letter to your future self of the new year

Dear Future Self, 

A happy you in the new year makes a happy new year.

You and I have an awareness of our strengths and the areas of struggle. I am here to support you and flow into you.

My attempt is not to convince you of anything that you don’t know but to just remind you of a few things. 

A reminder can be accumulated wisdom, an affirmation or even a discovery of what has always been there.

These are ....

And nine reminders follow ...

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Delighted to announce two new courses - 

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Dec 27, 202216:01
#205 How to be positive (in the light of Vedanta)

#205 How to be positive (in the light of Vedanta)

10 teachings to learn, savour and assimilate. 

 

Svadharma - Discovering and living our life purpose is a course from January - March 2023 at Hindu University of America. Details - https://www.hua.edu/product/svadharma-discovering-and-living-our-life-purpose/

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Dec 20, 202219:58