Mahabharata Summary | A Concise Retelling by Swami Vivekananda

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The following summary of the Mahabharata was presented by India’s great spiritual mind Swami Vivekananda, before an American audience in Pasadena, California in the year 1900. In this engaging narration Swami Vivekananda recounts the entire story of the Mahabharata, the second of India’s two great ancient epics (the […]

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Mahabharata & Karma | Some Stories Imply Karma “IS” Eye for Eye? Can You Explain? (VIDEO)

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There are certain stories associated with our ancient epic, the Mahabharata which imply that the Law of Karma is an eye-for-an-eye type of petty justice. These tales although not part of the original Sanskrit Mahabharata written by Sage Vyasa, exist outside it as part of a pervasive folklore […]

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Easiest & Best Spiritual Books to Read | Q&A with the Rishis of Vedanta

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Update: Third video on Karma is scheduled to be released on Dec 15, 2015. This date is tentative as it is possible that I might overshoot it by a few days. Some of the best spiritual books to read are those which record conversations between the great modern-day […]

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Do Animals Think & Reason? Answers from 2 Great Yogis

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Update: I am still working on the third video on Karma. It has gotten delayed because I got very busy with the Diwali festival season. The great Rishis (God-realized sages) of India have always enjoyed a very special relationship with animals. The minds of these yogis having expanded […]

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Why is Life So Hard and Full of Difficulties?

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A little post while I work on the third video on Karma… Why is life so hard and full of difficulties? A sadhak (spiritual aspirant) once asked Swami Shivananda, who was one of the 16 direct monastic disciples of Sri Ramakrishna. Here is the answer Swamiji gave: “Life […]

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Law of Karma is Not Eye-for-Eye | Understanding How Karmic Justice is Dispensed (VIDEO)

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WATCH EARLIER PART 1 HERE – What is the Law of Karma? In this second video of our Karma series, we take a deep dive to discover 5 profound truths about the law of Karma, which are not commonly understood: The Law of Karma is NOT an eye-for-an-eye […]

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My 3 Month Struggle With Insomnia

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Some of you have been emailing me, wondering why I have not posted any new content for the last 3 months, after announcing that I will put out the second video on Karma by June end. Unfortunately, ever since May of this year, I have been suffering from […]

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What is the Meaning of Karma? What is the Law of Karma? (VIDEO)

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Launching the New Video Series on Karma! The law of karma is one of the pivotal spiritual truths that underlie the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, upon whose mighty shoulders the Hindu religion rests. This same law of karma, with some variations, also underlies other great Indian religions of […]

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I Can’t Meditate, It’s Too Noisy Outside! What Shall I Do?

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Those of us who reside in India, especially in the big cities, live amidst constant noise. There are cars honking, loudspeakers blaring and dogs barking. So in such noisy surroundings, it is not surprising that many of us find it impossible to meditate. How can one focus their […]

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Don’t Be Jealous When Others Succeed | Teachings of Swami Vivekananda

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A powerful teaching of Swami Vivekananda, on how to progress to a higher spiritual consciousness by cutting out the tumor of jealousy from within us. Swami Vivekananda: “I once read a story about some ships that were caught in a cyclone in the South Sea Islands, and there […]

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