Religious Fanaticism: Why Followers of Various Religions Quarrel With Each Other

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The following story was narrated by Swami Vivekananda in his second lecture at the historic Parliament of Religions, in Chicago in 1893. The ending section of this story has been bolstered with excerpts from Swamiji’s first speech before the same Parliament. I will tell you a little story. […]

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Beautiful Hindi Bhajans That Infuse the Heart With Divine Love | FREE

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Free Mantras & Bhajans || Beautiful Hindi Bhajans Enclosed below is a collection of beautiful Hindi bhajans, whose melodious tunes infuse the heart with devotional fervor and divine love. What makes these bhajans extra-special are their meaningful and thought-provoking lyrics, which inspire sadhaks to hasten the pace of […]

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Gayatri Mantra Free Download | Surya Ashtakam | Gayatri Aarti Mp3

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Free Mantras & Bhajans || Gayatri Mantra & Surya Ashtakam Enclosed below are several melodious chantings of the Gayatri Mantra, the Surya Mandala Ashtakam (Gayatri Stavan) and a rendition of the Gayatri Aarti. They have been sung by various musical teams of talented devotees from the All World […]

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Disheartened With Your Meditation? Valuable Advice From Sri Aurobindo

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Frustrations, delays, doubts and difficulties are a part of every sadhak’s (spiritual aspirant’s) sadhana. This truth was beautifully underscored, by Shriram Sharma Acharya in his retelling of the story of Madhvacharya (previous post), which resonated with so many Spiritual Bee readers. Therefore in this post, we shall delve […]

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Don’t Be Sad if Your Meditation or Mantra Japa, Does Not Yield Immediate Results

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Have you ever become disheartened with the pace of your sadhana? Have you ever felt that you are making no progress in your mantra japa or meditation? If you have, then the following story is just for you. In it Yugrishi Shriram Sharma Acharya outlines an extremely important […]

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Can Mantra Chanting Bestow Siddhi (God-Realization)?

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Portions of the following post have been taken from an article published in the Akhand Jyoti, a magazine of the Gayatri Pariwar, founded by Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya. In this excerpted conversation Shriram Sharma Acharya explains in a wonderfully simple way, why a mere verbal repetition of mantras […]

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The Path of Spirituality is as Difficult as Walking on a Razor’s Edge

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It is a known fact that whenever a sadhak (spiritual aspirant) begins to walk on the road towards God-realization, he/she is often beset with tremendous challenges. These challenges strike at the sadhak from 2 opposite directions. 1. Outside Challenges The first set of difficulties come from outside – […]

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Mother Mirra’s Remarkable Cat ‘Kiki’ Who Used to Fall Into a Kind of Meditative Trance

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The following excerpt concerning development of the mind in animals has been collated from 3 books of Mother Mirra, who was the spiritual counterpart of Sri Aurobindo. Both the Mother and Sri Aurobindo were God-realized sages who possessed many spiritual powers – a glimpse of which can be […]

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3 Crucial Reasons Why Spiritual Experiences Must Be Kept Secret (VIDEO)

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The goal of Vedantic spirituality is to lead us to experience the ultimate reality of who we really are – that we are neither the body and nor are we the mind. Instead we are the Atman, the Soul – pure, infinite and eternal, which is an indivisible […]

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Always Speak the Truth Because It Takes Us Directly to God-Realization

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The Mundaka Upanishad boldly proclaims: Satyameva Jayate – Truth alone Triumphs and not Untruth. This is because only by being truthful with ourselves and with others, can we clear away the scum of the ego-driven imperfections that cloud our mind; and when the mind is thus purified, our […]

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