May 2021


Tathāgata, or the Buddhāvatāra of Hari

Arising in this holy land in an age of dreary nihilism, Buddhism invited with open arms the cynic-sceptic, the nihilist-pessimist, and the sufferer-seeker-confused alike to take refuge not only in the figure of the Buddha (alas! – who the Buddhists of a certain kind soon turned into a mere figurehead),...
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There’s No Place Like Home

I’m sitting in my London garden. It’s mid-spring and the garden is in full bloom. The daffodils and tulips have strutted their stuff beautifully over the past weeks and have now started to retreat, as the cycle of life dictates they must. The birds are singing their hearts out, probably...
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Brāḥmaṇa by Rabindranath Tagore (Part II)

Who are the people who can steadfastly defend those ideals? Only those – who have hereditarily stayed aloof from the conflicts arising out of a pursuit of self-interest; only those who have found glory in economic deprivation, who do not see good deeds as a commodity, whose minds, permeated with...
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Jagadguru Shri Adi Shankaracharya

Shankaracharya travelled in and through the land of Bharata for reestablishing the Vaidika Dharma which was in the verge of losing all its importance. His effort in unifying the Bharata by establishing various mathas and other centres has saved Bharata from losing its spiritual treasures.
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Surdas: Love, Music, Bhakti

The Poet-Seer Surdas is foremost of those Vaishnava Bhakti poets who have ennobled the lyrical tradition of the Braj Bhasha of Northern India through their musical compositions, steeped in deeply inspired devotion to Sri Krishna.
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Akshaya Tritiya: A Time for Antah-Shuddhi to Assume the Incorruptible Quality of Gold

Gold can never be tainted by forces of the outer environment. It has the quality of the pure state which is achievable through tapas, following several purification rituals to reach this level. On Akshaya Tritiya, many people purchase gold. However, this is the day for antah or inner purification, to...
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Dr. Harsh Mahajan appointed President of NATHEALTH – The Healthcare Federation of India

Dr. Harsh Mahajan, Founder and Chief Radiologist, Mahajan Imaging & a distinguished Advisor to Rishihood University, has been appointed as the President of NATHEALTH – the Healthcare Federation of India. The Indian healthcare system is in a truly unique place now. The recent unexpected change of events put the entire...
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Brāḥmaṇa by Rabindranath Tagore (Part I)

If the society in our country is to be preserved in the Oriental spirit, if it is not possible or not desirable to radically change this long-standing vast society in the European way, then the existence of a true Brahmin community is crucial. They will be a people of modest...
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Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati

The later part of Swami Chinmayananda’s life was dedicated to disseminating the knowledge of Advaita Vedanta across India and the world. By giving discourses in English, he made the teachings of Advaita Vedanta accessible to the modern educated elite of the nation. As days passed he started attracting huge crowds...
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