[Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 15 verse 3-4

na rūpam asyeha tathopalabhyatenānto na chādir na cha sampratiṣhṭhāaśhvattham enaṁ su-virūḍha-mūlamasaṅga-śhastreṇa dṛiḍhena chhittvātataḥ padaṁ tat parimārgitavyaṁyasmin gatā na nivartanti bhūyaḥtam eva chādyaṁ puruṣhaṁ prapadyeyataḥ pravṛittiḥ prasṛitā purāṇī The real form of this tree is not perceived in this world, neither its beginning nor end, nor its continued existence. But this deep-rooted aśhvatth tree must be … Continue reading [Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 15 verse 3-4

[Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 4 verse 8

paritrāṇāya sādhūnāṁ vināśhāya cha duṣhkṛitāmdharma-sansthāpanārthāya sambhavāmi yuge yuge To protect the righteous, to annihilate the wicked, and to reestablish the principles of dharma I appear on this earth, age after age. Having stated in the last verse that God descends in the world, he now states the three reasons for doing so: 1) To annihilate … Continue reading [Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 4 verse 8

[Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 14 verse 18

ūrdhvaṁ gachchhanti sattva-sthā madhye tiṣhṭhanti rājasāḥ jaghanya-guṇa-vṛitti-sthā adho gachchhanti tāmasāḥ Those situated in the mode of goodness rise upward; those in the mode of passion stay in the middle; and those in the mode of ignorance go downward. Shree Krishna explains that the reincarnation of the souls in their next birth is linked to the guṇas that … Continue reading [Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 14 verse 18

Why is sandhyavandhanam an integral part of every brahmin.

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara – One of our blog readers has penned an article on the importance of performing Trikaala Sandhyvandanam and other key anushtanams that we need to adhere to on a daily basis. With base reference to Maha Periyava the devotee has quoted from various Ithihasa/Puranas on the significance of doing … Continue reading Why is sandhyavandhanam an integral part of every brahmin.

[Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 2 verse 58

yadā sanharate chāyaṁ kūrmo ’ṅgānīva sarvaśhaḥindriyāṇīndriyārthebhyas tasya prajñā pratiṣhṭhitā One who is able to withdraw the senses from their objects, just as a tortoise withdraws its limbs into its shell, is established in divine wisdom. Attempting to quench the cravings of the senses by supplying them with their desired objects is like trying to dowse … Continue reading [Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 2 verse 58