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Devotion, Knowledge Of Isvara
This is a very useful hand-book for daily recitation at home. With all the Vedic hymns (with marks of svaras) and prayer verses that are chanted and recited at our Arsha Vidya Guruklam temples. This book is very useful to follow closely and learn the daily rituals in our and other traditional Siva temples.
The discovery of love is more understanding what it is and what it is not. Once you know what it is, it can be guarded and nursed.
Do all religions have the same goal? I wish they had! Then the differences among religions would only be cultural. By its own commitment to a theology, each faith-based religion has its own belief of an end which differs from that of every other faith. The vision of Vedanta being what it is, the end is in the form of knowledge, not belief.
Eight Significant Verses of the Bhagavad Gita
The sentence revealing the equation between energy and matter does not mean anything to the one who is not adequately prepared. The sentences in Vedanta are no exception; they need to be analysed for understanding. The process of analysis implies negation of all possible but wrong meanings leaving the intended vision of the sentence like daylight. This is what we call Vakya-vicara.
“Everyone seeks freedom, but not everyone knows that he or she is seeking. Freedom is, recognising the fact that you are already ‘free’ from any form of seeking. The Self, being full and complete, is unisolated from anything. This teaching is Vedanta.”
Freedom From Fear
With all the hidden variables, no human being can have every thing he or she would like. One is bound to have deeply felt wishes in different spheres of a life that is subject to influences from forces known and unknown. Helplessness, if not despair, is unavoidable. Nothing is more painful to live with than this exasperating helplessness. Intelligent living is to seek help from a real source of help before letting helplessness overwhelm one. Prayer is seeking help and it is as real as one's level of understanding of the altar from which one seeks help.