February 2021

Position of Devotee greater than Jnani Yogi

Position of Devotee greater than Jnani Yogi | Devotion to Vishnu is the greatest | Shandilya Bhakti Sutra-09

Bhakti is the crest jewel of all endeavors both material and spiritual. One who strives for Bhakti alone can be considered most intelligent. All aspects of spiritual discipline are to be considered supportive or supplementary to Bhakti. Bhakti is the life-giver to spiritual pursuits. If spiritual discipline including Karma, Jnana and Yoga is the tree, then Bhakti is the fruit of that tree. Unless spiritual discipline culminates into Bhakti, all spiritual endeavors remain open ended and incomplete.

Story of Creation in Hari Vamsha

Story of Creation in Hari Vamsha | Sanat Kumara brothers turn down Brahma | Hari Vamsa-06

Understanding our origin is a very important step towards our own redemption. The Mechanics of our redemption lies deep within the Truth of our eternal coming to existence to the material platform. This understanding should not be based on the fleeting principles of modern science, which keeps changing its positions, theories and postulates. Vedic Knowledge is fixed, universal and eternal. Hence it is very important to delve deep into our origins that the Hari Vamsha boldly reveals.

Is the Material World an illusion? | Spiritual World in Hinduism | Golok Ek Parivar (English) Part 4

Spiritual World Concept in Sanatana Dharma

Philosophers and Vedic scriptures call this visible material world a dream. Its expansions, past present, future, time, place, substance are all dream in play. This creation of Brahma’s will is his fantasy world, dream world. Even, Brahma Himself, is the product of a dream. Let us discuss this some other time.

Ratnakar robber becomes Valmiki

Ratnakar robber becomes Valmiki| Brahma Blesses Valmiki | Bhaktamal-05

The life of sages of Bharath is a beacon that lights up the path of the entire world. Bharath is the land of pure spirituality. It is a land where the Supreme Personality of Godhead incarnates and paves the way for his devotees so that they can learn from His life. The Lord is followed by His exemplary devotees who the common man adores and worships. This is the path of Sanatana Dharma, a path for all irrespective of caste, creed, race, religion or Nationality.

Importance of Varna-Ashrama Dharma

Moksha Connection with having a son | Senses are Alive and yet a dead man |Importance of Varna-Ashrama Dharma | Yaksha Prashnam-08

Modern times have become challenging, not only in terms of increasing world crisis, environment challenges or external reasons. What is more disturbing is the deteriorating standards of the inner value system, the mind being the central player. Our minds have become sullied than never before and it is becoming more and more difficult to harness and focus the mind. Following the Varna-Ashrama Dharma at any cost, is a possible way out of this crisis.

Sri Rama killed Tataka Subahu and Maricha

Why does Lord Vishnu sleep? | Sri Rama killed Tataka Subahu and Maricha | Valmiki Ramayana-13

The Ramayana is a practical handbook for a sincere sadhaka, for a practitioner who has made up his mind to observe Dharma at any cost. The Supreme Being, in His incarnation as Sri Rama, establishes the value of obedience and surrender. The Supreme Personality is a personification of humility and courage, rolled into one. Whoever contemplates on the Ramayana, again and again shall discover the blazing, brilliant secrets of Dharma that shall never let its practitioner down at any time.

Narada gives Bhagavatham Katha to invoke Jnana Vairagya

Purpose of hearing Hari Katha in Kali Yuga | Narada gives Bhagavatham Katha to invoke Jnana Vairagya | Srimad Bhagavatham-04

Many times, spiritual subjects are dealt with lightly, without due deliberation. People feel that once Bhakti is invoked, problems are solved. But the type of Bhakti that is discussed in the Bhagavatham has certain inner ingredients, without which merely indulging in externally motivated Bhakti shall prove to be a waste. Bhakti that does not bring with it, its two sons Jnana of the Self and position of the Supreme Being and Vairagya towards the material world, cannot qualify as Bhakti proper.