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Njanappana – The Fountain of Wisdom [Part 2]

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You can read the Part 1 of this series here In the Part 1 of this series, we saw how beautifully Poonthanam describes the  transient and ephemeral aspects of human life. Let’s  now look at the next few verses here in the Part 2. അധികാരഭേദം (Quality of Apprehending the Truth) കണ്ടാലൊട്ടറിയുന്നു ചിലരിതു കണ്ടാലും തിരിയാ ചിലർക്കേതുമേ കണ്ടതൊന്നുമേ സത്യമല്ലെന്നതു മുൻപേ കണ്ടിട്ടറിയുന്നിതു ചിലർ മനുജാതിയിൽ തന്നേ പലവിധം മനസ്സിന്നു വിശേഷമുണ്ടോർക്കണം പലർക്കുമറിയേണമെന്നിട്ടല്ലോ പലജാതി പറയുന്നു ശാസ്ത്രങ്ങൾ കർമ്മത്തിലധികാരി ജനങ്ങൾക്കു കർമ്മ ശാസ്ത്രങ്ങളുണ്ടു പലവിധം കർമ്മശാസ്ത്രങ്ങൾ യോഗങ്ങളെന്നിവ സംഖ്യയില്ലതു നിൽക്കട്ടെ സർവ്വവും [Kandaal ottariyunnu…

Njanappana – The Fountain of Wisdom [Part 1]

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This will be a series of posts on Jnanappana (Njānappana / Njanappana / ജ്ഞാനപ്പാന) – The Fountain of Divine Wisdom – which is considered as the Bhagavad Gita of Malayalees, the people of the Southern State of India, Kerala. Before I go into the details, my heartfelt thanks and salutations to the following people for their great works and inspiring me in this series of posts on Jnanappana: – K.R.Neelakandan Nambeesan who wrote “Tatva Deepika” – one of the most…

The Art of Detachment and the Bhagavad Gita

One of my acquaintances was telling me recently about detachment and what a huge challenge it is to be “a warrior against the lure of being attached to emotions and material things…” and it is like “fighting against the human nature…” It set me thinking about what detachment really is and our misconceptions and confusions around that. The following is also a constant reminder to myself. I am sharing this because I feel that it might help some of you.…

Happy Gita Jayanti 2014

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Gita Jayanti is believed to be the birthday of the Bhagavad Gita, The Song of the God. Here is a short write up on the essence of Bhagavad Gita: Perform your duty with no attachment to the result of your action, to the world, or its sense gratification. The purpose of life is to merge with your Source, the divine. One can achieve that through any of the following: the pursuit of knowledge (Jnana Yoga), or selfless action (without being…

Bhagavad Gita – You are not your Body and not your Mind – Part 1

I recently had an opportunity to experience  ‘Death Meditation’ guided by a wonderful master from India. Death Meditation is a simple, but very powerful meditation technique to introduce ourselves to our own death through vivid imagination. The idea is to experience how fragile the physical body is and that the only thing remain intact and untouched after our death is our soul, the ātman. As I visualized my body being cremated during this meditation, I realized that everything I considered…

Sanatana Dharma – The Eternal Path

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Sanatana Dharma is a universal tradition which is primarily based on your experience rather your belief. The word “Sanatana” (सनातन​) means “eternal”. Unfortunately, the word “Dharma” (धर्म​) doesn’t have an English equivalent, however, it is a set of rules and disciplines that upholds, sustain and lead the humanity to the sublime heights of glory – both worldly and spiritually. Dharma is the natural law, the compassion, the morality, the truth, the cosmic norm that holds together and sustains natural order…