• Qualities of Guru according to Vedanta
    The concept of the Guru is important to Indian civilization and culture. A guru is the essential necessity for the study of all sciences — art, sculpture, architecture, medicine, music, politics, law etc. and of course - for spirituality. The guru is not merely a teacher but also a guide, mentor, a surrogate parent, a role model and a friend. The term guru means “the remover of ignorance”, it...
Category: VEDANTA

Hinduism is the religion of almost a billion people: While most of them are in India, there are almost 2 million in the United States and substantial...

Category: VEDANTA

The Sanskrit term Bhakti is most often translated in English as “devotion,” and the bhakti-mārga, the “path of devotion,” is understood to be one...

Category: VEDANTA

Vaishnavism is the name given to the faith and practices of those Hindus who hold Vishnu (Viṣṇu) (“the all-pervasive one”) and the goddess Lakṣmī (...

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  • Shaivism | Introduction

    Shaivism is a complex body of South Asian traditions centred on the worship of the Hindu male deity Shiva, or Śiva (Sanskrit: “Auspicious One”). - Shaivism forms one of the most important currents of classical and modern Hinduism. In classical Hindu mythology Shiva is portrayed...

  • Vishnu Sahasranāma | by Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa

    Thousand Names of Lord Viṣṇu with the “Nāmārtha Sudhā Bhāṣya” of Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa. Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa was the foremost teacher and author of Gaudīya Vaiṣṇavism of 18th century (disappeared on 1768). For His works on Vedic wisdom he earned the Title “Vidyābhūṣaṇa” –...

  • Śrī Lalitā Sahasranāma | Introduction

    Lalitā Triśati and Lalitā Sahasranāma Stotram are dialogues between the sage Agastya and the God Hayagrīva as recorded in Brahmāṇḍa-Purāṇa, which is well known for the extolling Śrī Lalitā Devī. Lalitā Triśati and Lalitā Sahasranāma are dialogues between the sage Agastya and the...

  • Gādya Traya | 3 Poems of Śrī Rāmānuja

    Śrī Rāmānuja has blessed us with nine Śrī Sūktas and Gādya Traya, the Triple Prose, which belongs the category of his latter day compositions is dedicated to the concept of Śaraṇāgati – the complete surrender to the God – Śrīman Nārāyaṇa. These 3 Poems are: 1. Śaraṇāgati Gādya,...

  • Bhakti Yoga | Swami Vivekananda | Index

    HAKTI-YOGA is a real, genuine search after the Lord, a search beginning, continuing, and ending in Love. One single moment of the madness of extreme love to God brings us eternal freedom. “Bhakti,” says Nārada in his explanation of the Bhakti-aphorisms, “is intense love to God...