Thursday, April 25"Satyam Vada, Dharmam Chara" - Taittiriya Upanishad

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Religious Knowledge Doesn’t Need To Be Transmitted Textually

Religious Knowledge Doesn’t Need To Be Transmitted Textually

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tFbVwUqqlU&t=5s we are a civilization with enormous quest for knowledge. There is no religion like a Hindu religion. It is an entire set of stream of knowledge traditions. They are seeking the knowledge of inner and outer world. This is what we were and enormous cultural interchange between these areas. So fundamentally we are knowledge traditions, they are transmitted in many different ways, because knowledge doesn’t have to be transmitted textually. You teach your son how to ride bicycle. Do you give him book? There are different mechanisms, text can also be a mechanism, but text is not the only mechanism. And it is not certainly the dominant mechanism. Even today humans do not fundamentally learn through texts. Through observation, repetition, emulat
What are the Contents of Agamas?

What are the Contents of Agamas?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-EYUBoA7q4 Now every Agama has 4 types of content. One is the Kriya Pada. Kriya Pada are all the rituals, all the practices, everything, like Prana Pratishtha, like offering water, offering Achmaneeyam, doing the mudras, all of those things, everything which can be contained broadly in the category of ritual or spiritual process, that is the Kriya Pada. So Kriya Pada, this classification is actually mentioned in the Kamika Agama itself and at the end of every chapter it says which Pada it belongs to. Now, Pada, by the way, is not ‘step’. It is ‘part’. So, all four, it’s not like you go step by step, not at all. These are 4 parts and all 4 have to be practiced. Carya is the lifestyle aspects. So for example, when should you take bath, why should you take bat
Basic Founding Principles of Sanatana Dharma Laid Out in Bhagwat Geeta — A talk by Sanjay Dixit

Basic Founding Principles of Sanatana Dharma Laid Out in Bhagwat Geeta — A talk by Sanjay Dixit

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IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, Sanjay Dixit, talks about the Basic Founding Principles of Sanatana Dharma Laid Out in Bhagwat Geeta. He also talks about the concept of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam from the Upanishads, Dharma Adharma, Himsa and Ashimsa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPjm9bn1cSc
Accomplishments of Bhagwan Shankaracharya

Accomplishments of Bhagwan Shankaracharya

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-pBRf9GU1g Bhagwan Shankaracharya was 8 years old when he left his house. He took sanyas at the age of 9 years. After that what he accomplished cannot even be conceived of today. Between the ages of 12 and 16 years, Bhagwan Shankaracharya wrote commentaries on Prasthanatrayi, 3 types of Prasthaan and 11 Upanishads. He wrote a commentary on Brahma Sutra. He wrote a commentary on Bhadarayana Maharishi Veda Vyasa’s Brahma Sutra. He wrote a commentary on Srimad Bhagavatam. It has been mentioned in “Shankar Digvijay” - “अष्ठवर्षे चतुर वेदान ते सर्व शास्त्र वित् षोडशे, कृत्वान भाष्यं द्वात्मनीशे मुनिरात्नादात I” It further says “चतुर्वेदाष्ठ्मे, द्वादशे सर्व शास्त्र वित् I षोडशे सर्व दिग जयता I द्वात्मनीशे मुनिरात्नादात I -- meaning at the age of 8 years Bh
Establishment of the 4 mutts by Bhagwan Shankaracharya

Establishment of the 4 mutts by Bhagwan Shankaracharya

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2ko_RDhLFc Bhagwan Shankaracharya knew that after his demise, India will have to face a physical war, ideological war, cultural war. He knew this very well. That is why in order to protect the 4 Vedas he set up 4 Amnaya Mutts in the 4 corners of this country. Amnaya means the Vedas and Amnaya Peetha means Vedic Seat. So, he established 4 Mutts in the 4 directions of India in order to protect the 4 Vedas and the 4 divine abodes of India. He established the Sri Uttaramnaaya Jyotirmath in the north. The Veda protected by Jyotirmutt is the Atharva Veda, i.e the literature relating to Atharva Veda, the Brahman Grathas, the Aranyak Granthas, the Upanishads, in order to protect these, this mutt was established. He gave this responsibility to the Uttaramnaya ...
“Rishi” — the word in light of Sri Aurobindo

“Rishi” — the word in light of Sri Aurobindo

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Credits: - Uday Arya / Medium.com ” The thing has been seen by the seer, he is the draṣṭā & to him Veda is dṛṣṭi; it is spoken to the hearer & he sees, indirectly, through the medium of the word what the seer has seen by the self-vision, directly; to the hearer, Veda is śruti.”  — Sri Aurobindo on the Isha Upanishad, p568   This is a (brief) exploration of the word Rishi (Sanskrit : ऋषि) in the light of Sri Aurobindo. Through the course of his writings, Sri Aurobindo has gifted us with many profound insights not just into the word, but innumerable allied terms and how they relate to each other. It is truly a thousand-petaled lotus that is so intricate and delicate it ought not to be tampered with and reduced to a “dummy” version or “simplified” to satisfy the ordinary min