Eternal Dharma & MahaBharatiya Doctrine of Satyam

Last year we discussed the UpaNiSadic Doctrine of Satyam. This doctrine is featured consistently across many important UpaNiSad. It is remembered via immortal quotes including  “Tat Tvam Asi” (तत् त्वं असि  ) from Chandogya-UpaNiSad and “Satyam Ev Jayate” (सत्यं एव जयते) from Mundak-UpaNiSad. It is important to remember that the UpaNiSad are the end or […]

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10 Most Popular Articles of 2013

Below are this Blog’s 10 most popular articles in the 2013 calendar year (in terms of viewer hits): 1. The Three Ways to Liberation – Successes & Unintended Consequences? – August 21, 2010 2. Concept of Sa-Gun & Sa-Aaakaar – May 6, 2010 3. Ganesh Utsav 2012 – September 22, 2012 4. Why is Santi-Mantra from the Isa-UpaNiSad Recited […]

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10 Most Popular Articles of Q3 2013

Below are this Blog’s 10 most popular articles in the third quarter of 2013 (in terms of viewer hits): 1. Why is Santi-Mantra from the Isa-UpaNiSad Recited at every Pooja? – December 17, 2011 2. The Three Ways to Liberation – Successes & Unintended Consequences? – August 21, 2010 3. Reflections on the Bhagwat-Geeta – Chapter II – […]

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Om-kaar, Brahman and Ganesh

                                                We all know, hear and recite the sound Om, the sound known as Pranav or the primordial sound of the universe. Today, we review some of the authorities on Om, its elements and what they represent. The first authority we discuss is the famous Mandukya-UpaNiSad which belongs to the Atharva-Ved.  This UpaNiSad identifies the […]

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Eternal Dharma & UpaNiSadic Doctrine of Satya

Since the very beginning of Indian Civilization, the cohesive force in Indian Society has been Dharma. To this day, as you travel through the Indian subcontinent across different states, different languages, different customs, you see the differences unite into a common set of philosophic concepts that we call Dharma. 1. Rta (Rutam) Dharma originates in […]

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