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Bhagavad Gita Weekly – Chapter 2 – Sankhya Yoga – Arjuna’s Surrender – Part 6

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This is Part 6 of Bhagavad Gita Weekly series where we start chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita. You can read the last part here and the earlier parts here… In the previous parts of Bhagavad Gita Weekly series, we looked at the whole of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 1. We heard Sanjaya describing to his king, Dhritarashtra, what was happening at the Kurukshetra battlefield and how delusional and despondent Arjuna became after seeing his gurus, grandfather, kith and kin in…

Bhagavad Gita Weekly – Chapter 1 – Arjuna Vishada Yoga – Part 5 – Arjuna’s Delusion

This is the Part 5 of Bhagavad Gita Weekly series. You can read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 by following these links. In the previous parts of this series, we looked at Bhagavad Gita chapter 1, verses from 1 to 30. We heard Sanjaya describing to his king Dhritarashtra what was happening at the Kurukshetra battlefield. In the last section, we stopped at where Lord Krishna drew Arjuna’s chariot between the two armies where Arjuna could…

Bhagavad Gita Weekly – Chapter 1 – Arjuna Vishada Yoga – Part 4 – Arjuna Meets Bhishma, Dronacharya and other Gurus at the Battlefield

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This is the Part 4 of the Bhagavad Gita Weekly series. You can read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 by following the links. In the previous parts of this series, we looked at Bhagavad Gita chapter 1, verses from 1 to 20 where Sanjaya was describing what was happening at the Kurukshetra battlefield in detail to Dhritarashtra. As part of that, we also looked at the beautiful stories of Kapi Dhwaja and Shikhandi. In this part, let us…

Bhagavad Gita Weekly – Chapter 1 – Arjuna Vishada Yoga – Part 3 – And The Story of Shikhandi and Kapi Dhwaja

This is the Part 3 of the Bhagavad Gita Weekly series. You can read Part 1 and Part 2 if you’ve not read it yet. We have already looked at the Gita chapter 1, verses 1 to 10 where Sanjaya was describing what was happening at the Kurukshetra battlefield in detail to his King, Dhritarashtra. In this part, let us look at verses 11 to 20 of the chapter 1. Jump to the Commentary for Chapter 1, verses 11 to…

Bhagavad Gita Weekly – Chapter 1 – Arjuna Vishada Yoga – Part 2

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In the part 1, we looked at the story behind the Bhagavad Gita. Let us now start reading the Gita. Aum Ganapataye Namah! Aum Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya Aum Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya Aum Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu Gurur Devo Maheshwaraha Guru Saakshaat Para Brahma Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Jump to the Commentary for Chapter 1, verses 1 to 10 The Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 1, Verse 1 to 10 Chapter 1, Verse 1 धृतराष्ट्र…

Bhagavad Gita Weekly – Part 1 – The Story Behind the Gita

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This is a new series on Bhagavad Gita as I re-read it again. In this series, I will be sharing verses from Bhagavad Gita in its original order as I read, from the Chapter 1 onwards… As we know, Bhagavad Gita is one of the greatest and most profound books ever written and it is truly a gift to the humanity by Sanatana Dharma / Hinduism! Known as the “Song of God”, it is part of a larger ancient Hindu…

Raghava-Yadaviyam by Sri Venkatadhvari from 17th Century – The Beauty of Sanskrit

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Raghavayadhaveeyam (Raghava-Yadaviyam) written by 17th Century poet, Sri Venkatadhvari, is truly a magnificent work in Sanskrit language! Sri Venkatadhvari was born at Arasanipalai near Kancheepuram and was a follower of Sri Vedanta Desikan (also known as, Swami Desika, Swami Vedanta Desika, Thoopul Nigamaantha Desikan) who was a Guru and a philosopher of Sri Vaishnavism. I chanced upon this poem, Raghavayadhaveeyam, recently and have been fascinated about it since then! The brilliance of this poem is that, Raghavayadhaveeyam is written as…

Njanappana – The Fountain of Wisdom [Part 10] – Samsara Varnana

I have been busy and have not been writing anything at all due to many other commitments that came along. I hope to update this more often than I do now… This is the 10th part of the Njanappana series. If you have not yet read the previous parts of this series, please check out Part 1 , Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8 and Part 9… also, please listen to the…

Sanatana Dharma – The doctrine of Genuine Respect for Other Faiths

Sanatana Dharma or Hinduism as we all know it, acknowledges the fact that there are many ways to attain the Truth, the Supreme, the Brahman, or whichever name you like to call “that”. It believes that no religion is higher or lower than any other religion, but different paths to that Truth. Since Truth can only be One, and that is the only Source of everything in this world, Hinduism contemplates that all the dualities , divisions, etc. we see…

Njanappana – The Fountain of Wisdom [Part 9] – The Human Life

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It’s been a long while since I last wrote about Njanappana. I was on a break from my job for a couple of months and travelled a lot in India. I am back to the grind again till my next holidays! So yea, I was listening to Njanappana a couple of times this week and I really missed sharing about it here! Here is the 9th part of Njanappana series. Please read Part 1 , Part 2, Part 3, Part…