Dharma in Maha-Bharat – Irawati Karve vs. Gurcharan Das

The Maha-Bharat (pronounced Mahaa-Bhaarat) is simply the greatest story ever told. Even authors who despise Hindu Religion end up praising the appeal of the Maha-Bharat. Witness one such description: “The Mahabharata is a text of about 75,000 verses or 3mm words, some 15 times the combined length of the Hebrew Bible & the New Testament, […]

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Verse 2 of Isha-UpaNiSad – A Central Concept of Eternal Dharma

The word UpaNiSad (उप नि सद) means “Sit Very Near”. It is derived from the root Sad = सद with the additions of prepositions Upa = उप and Ni = नि. The word therefore symbolizes the close relationship between the Guru and the Sishya who sits close to the Guru in a discussion of Brahman. The various […]

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Central Tenets of the Bhagwat Geeta – 3 – Atman & Kshatriya Sva-Dharma

Editor’s Note: In this series of articles, we try to distill the Central Tenets of the Bhagwat Geeta as they are discussed across various chapters. The first tenet we discussed was Bhakti of Bhagwan. The second tenet we discussed was Karma Yog. Today, we discuss the Centrality of the Atman and Sva-Dharma of the Warrior. […]

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Central Tenets of the Bhagwat Geeta – 2 – Karma Yog

Editor’s Note: In this series of articles, we try to distill the Central Tenets of the Bhagwat Geeta as they are discussed across various chapters. The first tenet we discussed was Bhakti of Bhagwan. Today, we discuss Karma Yog.Remember the Bhagwat Geeta is a dialogue between Shree Krishna and Arjun at the start of the […]

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Central Tenets of the Bhagwat Geeta – 1 – Bhagwat Bhakti

Editor’s Note: For the past several months, we have been engaged in a chapter by chapter reflection of the Bhagwat Geeta.  It is hard to remember the teachings of the Geeta as they are described and reiterated across chapters. So we thought it might be helpful to summarize the teachings of the Bhagwat Geeta into […]

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