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Karma is used so often to denote fate or destiny. When we engage in energetic action ...
Sleep is something dear to everyone. Very rarely is someone willing to sacrifice sleep. Ask about ...
Contentment is something that all of us seek. When one is at complete ease with oneself ...
Have you wondered how we learn things? How do we acquire knowledge about something? Rarely do ...
Om is considered the fundamental sound or vibration in Sanatana Dharma. Almost every chant begins with ...

Mahabharata

The Yogasutra of Patanjali talks about a two-fold approach to achieve chitta vritti: Abhayasa and Vairagya ...
The Mahabharata is all about leadership! Here are some insights.
There is something for everyone in the Mahabharata. Adinarayanan Ji and Smrithi Ji share their thoughts ...
In the Anushasana parva of the Mahabharata1, Yudhishthira questions Bheeshma on the subject of cows. Using ...
by Smt Smrithi Adinarayanan Whenever we think of an ideal student, Arjuna's name comes to our ...

Yoga

We make sense of our environment through the process of perception. It typically happens through our senses: ...
Our shastras look at reality from multiple perspectives. This creation, especially the living system, can be ...
The Yogasutra of Patanjali talks about a two-fold approach to achieve chitta vritti: Abhayasa and Vairagya ...
During the past century, research in psychology and neuroscience has lead to an understanding of several ...
Numerous research works over the past few decades have shown how Yoga and meditation positively impact ...
The nature of life and work is changing in this world and if there is one ...

Bhagavad Gita

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The 14, 17 and 18th chapters of the Bhagavad Gita have practical insights on the Triguna: ...
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Every sadhaka has a personal story to narrate when it comes to the various challenges they ...

Indic Sciences

India's Inspiring Scientific Heritage A primer series into the development of Jyotiṣa & Gaṇitā in India ...
India has been a cradle not only to refined civilizational best-practices but also to multitudinous scientific ...
Knowledge and scientific progress play a foundational role in a society. The knowledge of reality, nature, ...

Ecology

The voices of our ancients echo through space and time  Only to an alert mind do ...
A lot of us are interested in living a healthy and sustainable life and are passionate ...
According to World Bank data, the amount of solid waste generated by the world in a ...
Ghrita Ayurvedic perspective of ghee According to Ashtanga Hrudayam, one of the primary texts of Ayurveda, ...
In the Anushasana parva of the Mahabharata, when King Yudhishthira questions his grandsire Bheeshma on the ...
In the Anushasana parva of the Mahabharata1, Yudhishthira questions Bheeshma on the subject of cows. Using ...

Bhakti

Art by Anuradha Sharma The Vedic period saw highly intelligent and learned women who actively contributed ...
In our previous post, we had narrated how Tulsidas had immense love for his wife and his ...
That which is vaguely referred to as the “mind” is better understood through the framework of ...
Sant Tulsidas is one of India's finest saints and poets. Known for his intense Rama Bhakti, ...
என்பணிந்த தென்கமலை ஈசனார் பூங்கோவில் முன்பணிந்த தெய்வ முனிவோர்கள் – அன்புஎன்னாம் புண்சுமந்தோம் நந்தி புடைத்தென்னார் புண்ணியனார் மண்சுமந்தார் என்றுருகு வார். ...
Skandaarpanam! Aum Tat Sat! Skanda Guru Swaminey Namah Aum Tat Purushaaya Vitmahe Maha Senaya Dheemahi Dhanno ...

Yuva Spot

Once Mulla Nasruddin went to a shop. He asked the shopkeeper, "Do you have nails?" The ...
(Extracted from talks at Vikasa, Rishikesh, December 2016) 2016's Vikasa saw quite a few participants who ...
(Extracted from talks at Vikasa, Rishikesh, December 2016) In the Mahabharata, Krishna beautifully tells Arjuna,”What is ...
(Extracted from talks at Vikasa, Rishikesh, December 2016) (Comparing Karna and Krishna from the Mahabharata) See ...
(Extracted from talks at Vikasa, Rishikesh, December 2016. A session on Indian astronomy) Astronomy is also ...
Studying for exams, memory techniques and preparing for interviews (extracted from Vikasa 2016 – 27/12/16 session ...

Tamil Works

This is an ongoing series on the Siddhar Paramabarai of India. Siddha refers to perfected masters ...
This is an ongoing series on the Siddhar Parambarai of India. Siddha refers to perfected masters ...
This is an ongoing series on the Siddhar Paramabarai of India. Siddha refers to perfected masters ...
This is an ongoing series on the Siddhar Paramabarai of India. Siddha refers to perfected masters ...
This is an ongoing series on the Siddhar Paramabarai of India. Siddha refers to perfected masters ...
This is an ongoing series on the Siddhar Parambarai of India. Siddha refers to perfected masters ...

Temples

The festival celebrates the union and lives of Lord Sundareeshwarar and Goddess Meenakshi who are the ...
In the Prashonottara Ratna Malika of Adi Sankaracharya, it is beautifully mentioned that there are only ...
Significance of Temples Every temple offers a unique experience based on how and why it is ...
Since ancient times, the activities of the temple and the tourism drive the economy of the city ...
Temples act as an anchor in our society bringing together communities for dharma and to connect ...
Tenacious effort over generations [Shri Adinarayanan] Namaste. It is a wonderful place that we are in. ...

Q & A

(Extracted from Satsangha with Shri Adinarayanan, Mahashivaratri 2017) In the Indian shastras, the word 'karma' is ...
Where is the world to begin with? (Laughs) So, that is a relativistic framework. Enlightenment means ...
We are what we accumulate: at the level of body and mind When we say Satsangha, ...