Category: vedanta

  • Bhagavad Gita Summary and Inspiration for Better Living

    The Bhagavad Gita Summary (“Song of God”) provides inspiration for better living and forms the essence of the Vedas and Upanishads. It is a universal scripture applicable to people of all temperaments, for all times. It is a book with sublime thoughts and practical instructions on Yoga, Devotion, Vedanta and Action. The Bhagavad Gita has…

  • The Path to Immortality – Kena Upanishad

    The Kena Upanishad is so named because it asks many fundamental questions that begin with the phrase, “by whom” – or “kena”. By whom willed and directed does the mind alight upon objects of the world? The Kena is one of the most metaphysical of the Upanishads, as it discusses the subtle reality of the…

  • Krishna – The Protector of Goodness

    Lord Krishna says to Arjuna – It is for the protection of the good, for the destruction of the wicked, and for the establishment of righteous Dharma, I come into being from age to age.

  • What is True Yoga?

    Chapter 6 of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita is titled, “The True Yoga”. In this chapter, the teacher, Shri Krishna, teaches his pupil, Arjuna, the nature of True Yoga. It begins with the explanation of the true nature and spirit of renunciation, and the relationship of renunciation to desireless action.

  • The Work Before Us – On Superstition

    “Brave, bold men, these are what we want. What we want is vigor in the blood, strength in the nerves, iron muscles and nerves of steel… Mystery mongering and superstition are always signs of weakness. They are always signs of degradation and of death.” – Swami Vivekananda

  • Bhagavad Gita on Moksha, Maya, Truth

    Bhagavad Gita on Moksha, Maya, Truth Adi Shankaracharya was one of the most prominent teachers of the Vedanta philosophy. One of his major contributions to Vedanta was his extensive commentaries on the Bhagavad Gita. The core principles of purity, detachment and renunciation were explained in the previous article. The next three principles from the Bhagavad…