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Bhagavad Gita 1.1 dhṛtarāṣṭra uvāca dharma-kṣetre kuru-kṣetre samavetā yuyutsavaḥ māmakāḥ pāṇḍavāś caiva kim akurvata sañjaya “Dhṛtarāṣṭra said: O Sañjaya, after my sons and the sons of Pāṇḍu assembled in the place of pilgrimage at Kurukṣetra, desiring to fight, what did they do?” In the Bhagavad Gita, one will find all that is contained in other scriptures as well as things...

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Maha Shivaratri, or the great night of Shiva, is a night of prayers and worship of Lord Shiva. According to various traditions, the night commemorates significant events in Lord Shiva’s life, such as his marriage with Goddess Parvati, the night he performed the Tandava Nritya (the cosmic dance), and the night he drank poison and saved the entire universe during...

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bhaktyā tv ananyayā śakya aham evaṁ-vidho ’rjuna jñātuṁ draṣṭuṁ ca tattvena praveṣṭuṁ ca paran-tapa “My dear Arjuna, only by undivided devotional service can I be understood as I am, standing before you, and can thus be seen directly. Only in this way can you enter into the mysteries of My understanding.” (Bhagavad Gita 11.54, written in Sanskrit on Prabhuji's Gifts...

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Bodhi Day

Dec, 08

Today is Bodhi Day, also known as Enlightenment Day because it’s the day that Lord Buddha achieved enlightenment. When Lord Buddha was born as the son of a king in India, he was given the name Siddhartha Gautama. But when he was nearly 30, he left all of his material luxuries behind and went into the forest in search of...

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“Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear.” (Bhagavad Gita 18:66) This verse is in the last chapter of the Gita and Lord Krishna has already described many kinds of knowledge, including that of the soul and of Brahman, and of the different statuses in society. He...

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Nine Nights with the Devi—Devi Navaratri—is one of the most important Hindu festivals of the year. Navaratri means “nine nights” but who is the Devi? The Devi is the cosmic Divine feminine energy, also called Shakti. Divinity can be described as having two different aspects: feminine and masculine. Another way to put it is that one aspect is static (prakasha)...

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Written By Prabuji. The muladhara chakra is the energetic center at the base of the spine. It’s our first chakra, our grounding chakra, and it is here that the kundalini masters describe the feminine kundalini Shakti energy to be waiting in a coil. For those who have succeeded in awakening it, they know it rises in an ascending spiral movement...

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If you suddenly realized that God was standing in front of you, and playing the most enchanting music to boot, what would you do? Let us tell you about Sri Sri Radha, who found herself doing just that. She broke all the rules. There is a much-told Hindu love story that took place more than 5,000 years ago when Lord...

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On the banks of India’s great Ganges, where this holy body of water is joined by the Jalangi River, there is a unique village called Mayapur. Just west of the border with Bangladesh, bells ring with a sweet chime and birds welcome the rising sun with their melodic coos. Mystic sounds are released from conch shells in this special place...

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Mayapur, or Sri Mayapur as it is called with love and respect in India, is one of nine islands that holds extreme potency for devotion and the purification of the heart within the Hindu tradition. This important pilgrimage center and surrounding area in West Bengal is known as the “Spiritual Capital of Bengal.” The area, known as Navadvipa Mandala, is...

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