Santi-Paath or The Introductory Verse from the Isha Upanisad

Santi-Paath or Santi-Mantra of Isha-Upanisad Below is the introductory verse of the Isha-Upanisad:               ॐ पूर्णं अदः पूर्णं इदं पूर्णात पूर्णं उदच्यते               Om; PurnamAdah Purnam Idam Purnaat Purnam Udachyate               Om; That is Full; This is Full; From the Full emanates the Full;               पूर्णस्य पूर्णं आदाय पूर्णं एव अवशिष्यते               Purnasya Purnam Adaaya Purnam Ev Avashishyate […]

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Introduction to the Isha-Upanisad

Introduction to the Isha-Upanisad Last week, we touched upon the glory of the Upanisad by quoting the words of Swami Vivek-Anand and discussed the problems inherent in translating the profound Samskrut thoughts or concepts  into English. Today, we see for ourselves how hard the task is.  In our next article, we shall venture to provide our […]

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A Story from the Past – 7 & News of Today

This week, we read that Paul Allen plans to give away his entire fortune estimated at about $13 Billion.  Paul Allen is the co-founder of Microsoft. The other co-founder of Microsoft has founded Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to give away much of their wealth and promote noble causes around the world. Warren Buffet has also declared […]

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The Difficulties of Interpretations of Samskrut Texts & the Problems with Translation

The word Mantra has entered the English language and we all use it easily.  Most of us know a few Mantra and we recite these based on what we have been taught. But as we enter the realm of the Upanisad, we shall see that interpretation and translation are far from easy.  The earliest sages of the […]

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A Story from the Past – 6

These days it seems to have become fashionable to associate freedom and equality of women with English education. We hear ignorant comments about how women in Indian History were held in lower esteem than men. Nothing is farther than the truth. The Eternal-Dharma from its beginning has held women in high esteem. History is full of examples […]

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The Sacred, Religious & Philosophical Texts of Eternal-Dharma

The very title of this article tells you the unique problems of explaining Eternal Dharma. Most religions have a single text that is considered central to that religion’s philosophy or approach. If you read that one text, you understand the main concepts of that religion. That is not true of Eternal Dharma. May be, because […]

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