Tuesday, June 18"Satyam Vada, Dharmam Chara" - Taittiriya Upanishad

Author: SUSHANT BHARTI

Wander Alone, Like a Rhinoceros

Wander Alone, Like a Rhinoceros

Books & Reviews, Buddhism
(Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu, copyright 1997; free to distribute and reproduce. Slight amendments made to the text.) The "Rhinoceros Sutra" (Khaggavisana Sutta) is one of the earliest and more authentic expressions of original Buddhist thought. This poem is taken from the Pali collection known as the Kuddhhaka Nikava (the fifth division of the Sutta Pitaka). "Because the Asian rhinoceros had one horn, and because lore attributed to it a life alone in the forest, this sutra is aptly titled to present what the translator calls an essay "on the value of living the solitary wandering life." Specifically, this would refer to the life of the forest monk of Southeast Asia." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Wander Alone, Like a Rhinoceros" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Reno...
Kaisiki Ekadashi

Kaisiki Ekadashi

Hinduism
For a Vaishnava every Ekadasi (the 11th day of bright & black fortnight) is a special day. The Ekadasi which falls on the bright fortnight of the Karthika month is very special, it is fondly called Kaishika Ekadasi in South India and has very beautiful story to narrate which glories the service to Sing for the Lord. Kaishiki is a raga in music and ardent devotee of the Lord use to sing this in the service of the Lord. As we progress reading this article you will be able to understand why this ekadasi is related to Raga name. Sri Varaha Puranam mentions the episode of the glory of this ekadasi. As we all know Varaha Purana is a set of conversation between Lord Varaha and Bhudevi, Once when Earth was stolen and submerged in water, the Lord assumed the form of a Wild Boar (Varaha)....