Bonding With God – Swami Dayananda Saraswati

 Bonding With God Swami Dayananda Saraswati All that is here is Isvara, the Lord. The fact is we have to relate to the world. It is unavoidable, and it need not be avoided. While relating, we are called upon to respond to different situations, and our responses can be objective and dispassionate. However unpleasant the…

Growing Into A Complete Person – Swami Dayananda Saraswati

Growing Into A Complete Person Swami Dayananda Saraswati Growing into a complete person. This is very important for every human being. It is another type of growth which does not take place as a routine, prakrtithaH. A calf will grow into an adult—an adult cow or bull, and after that, there is no further growth….

Freedom From Sadness – Swami Dayananda Saraswathi Ji

Freedom From Sadness Swami Dayananda Saraswati THERE IS A TWOFOLD WORLD – ISVARA SRISTI AND JIVA SRISTI One is the world as it is. The other is the world that we perceive. The creation as it is I hardly look at. It takes simplicity to see things as they are. More often than not we…

माया पञ्चकम् – Maya Panchakam – Swami Tattvidananda Saraswati Ji

माया पञ्चकम् – Maya Panchakam Pujya Sri Adi Shankaracharya निरूपमनित्यनिरंशकेऽप्यखण्डे मयि चिति सर्वविकल्पनाऽऽदिशून्ये। घटयति जगदीशजीवभेदं त्वघटितघटनापटीयसी माया।।१।। I am beyond comparison, timeless, part-less, division-less Awareness Absolute-without-a-second. In me are absent all kinds of imaginations (superimposition) etc. Yet the (माया) illusion, which is capable of making the impossible possible, creates in me the division of universe,…

The Concept of Success – Swami Dayananda Saraswati Ji

The Concept of Success Swami Dayananda Saraswati Ji  The concept of success on the part of the human being is a very old topic, an ancient topic. From culture to culture the concept of success can be different. Thanks to the speed in communication and a certain global traffic of ideas, the concept of success…

पूर्ण मदः पूर्ण मिदम् -PurnamadaH Purnamidam – Swami Dayananda Saraswati ji

पूर्ण मदः पूर्ण मिदम् PurnamadaH Poornamidam Swami Dayananda Saraswati ji पूर्ण मदः पूर्ण मिदम् पूर्णात् पूर्णमुदच्यते। पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्ण मेवावशिष्यते॥ Aum pUrNamadah pUrNamidaM pUrNAt pUrNamudacyate PUrNasya pUrNamAdAya pUrNamEvAvashiSyate This is an innocuous looking verse: one noun, two pronouns, three verbs and a particle for emphasis. Yet, someone once said: “Let all the UpaniSads disappear from…

Life of Sri Adi Shankaracharya

Life of Sri Adi Shankaracharya Courtesy by Sringeri Sharda Peetham सदाशिवसमारम्भां शङ्कराचार्यमध्यमाम् । अस्मदाचार्य पर्यन्तां वन्दे गुरुपरम्पराम् ॥ The permanent charm of the name of Sri Shankara Bhagavatpada, the founder of the Sringeri Mutt, lies undoubtedly in the Advaita philosophy he propounded. It is based on the Upanishads and augmented by his incomparable commentaries. He…

Totakasthakam – ॥ तोटकाष्टकं ॥ With Shankra 108 Naama

॥ तोटकाष्टकं ॥ Here is an article containing the toTakAShTakam, eight verses composed in honor of Adi ShankarAchArya Bhai his disciple Totkacharya. A short description of the advaita paramparA and a short account of Shankara’s disciple toTaka are included. शङ्करं शङ्कराचार्यं केशवं बादरायणम् । सूत्रभाष्यकृतौ वन्दे भगवन्तौ पुनः पुनः ॥ I offer obeisances again and…

Naasdiya Suktam – नासदीय सूक्तम

Nasdiya Sukta – नासदीय सूक्तम Rigved Mandala 10 Sukta 129 नास॑दासी॒न्नो सदा॑सीत्त॒दानी॒म् नासी॒द्रजो॒ नो व्यो॑मा प॒रो यत्। किमाव॑रीव॒: कुह॒ कस्य॒ शर्म॒न्नंभ॒: किमा॑सी॒द्गह॑नं गभी॒रम्॥१॥ nāsa̍dāsī̱nno sadā̍sītta̱dānī̱m nāsī̱drajo̱ no vyo̍mā pa̱ro yat | kimāva̍rīva̱ḥ kuha̱ kasya̱ śarma̱nnaṁbha̱ḥ kimā̍sī̱dgaha̍naṁ gabhī̱ram ||1|| Meaning : At first was neither Being nor Nonbeing. There was not air nor yet sky beyond. What…

Ātmaśatakam Courtesy by Swami Viditatmananda Saraswathi Ji Verse – 6

अहं निर्विकल्पो निराकाररूपो विभुत्वाच्च सर्वत्र सर्वेन्द्रियाणाम् । न चासङ्गतं नैव मुक्तिर्न मेयः चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥६॥ I am free of thoughts, and free of forms. I am connected to all sense organs as I pervade everything and am everywhere. I am ever changeless. There is no freedom or bondage in me. I am of the…

Ātmaśatakam Courtesy by Swami Viditatmananda Saraswathi Ji Verse – 5

न मृत्युर्न शङ्का न मे जातिभेदः पिता नैव मे नैव माता न जन्मः । न बन्धुर्न मित्रं गुरुर्नैव शिष्यं चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥५॥ I have no fear of death, nor caste differences. I have no father, mother, or birth. I have no relative, friend, teacher or student. I am of the nature of consciousness and…

Ātmaśatakam Courtesy by Swami Viditatmananda Saraswathi Ji Verse – 4

न पुण्यं न पापं न सौख्यं न दुःखं न मन्त्रो न तीर्थं न वेदा न यज्ञाः । अहं भोजनं नैव भोज्यं न भोक्ता चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥४॥ I have neither punya nor pāpa, nor happiness nor sorrow, nor do I have the mantra, the holy place, the Vedās or fire rituals. I am neither an…