Thursday, November 19, 2009

Srimad Bhagavad Gita chants by Swami Brahmananda

Srimad Bhagavad Gita is the summary of all Vedic teachings and is a part of the epic Mahabharata. It clearly teaches us the teachings of all the Upanishads in a neatly laid out situated context of the Kurushetra war between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, where the mighty warrior Arjuna hates the idea of killing his gurus and elders for earthy possessions. His chariot, Lord Krishna, advises him to go ahead and do his duty as a warrior and not worry about other things.

The following is a playlist of all the chapters chanted by Swami Brahmananda of Chinmaya Mission.

Thanks to Shri. Rupesh Bhayani for pointing to this source.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Lectures on Hinduism

Here is a link to lectures on Hinduism and Gospels of Sri Ramakrishna from Vedanta UK.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Swami Vivekananda's Chicago address - audio

I found the following videos (actually not videos but running scrolls of the transcript) of Swami Vivekananda's Chicago address. I thought I should share it with u.


Monday, July 6, 2009

What is soul made up of?

I was just reading about the Hindu concepts of Atman and Paramatman and this question hit me. In some philosophies of Hinduism, like Dvaita, there is a distinction between Atman (the individual soul) and Paramatman (the Supreme soul). In that case, the Atman is what manifests as us, people, by taking a body. They say that this atman is trapped inside the body and is waiting to be liberated (called Moksha). Now my question is what is this atman made up of? They say its not physical. Its not the mind either. Then how is it trapped inside a physical body? How can something non-physical be trapped inside a physical body? What is it then made up of?

Monday, April 20, 2009

In pursuit of the One

For quite sometime, I have developed in me, either consciously or otherwise, an urge to understand the truth, the reality, or what most people call 'the One', the one truth that is responsible for all that is going on around us. I have and am still searching for answers. Having been born as a Hindu, I find myself closer to the legacy of Vedic scriptures left to us by our ancestors. They have answers but I don't know what questions to ask and where to look. I am trying. I am striving. And here I will write about my pursuit as a Jnana yogi (am I? I dont know..) to understand the truth behind it all.. the One. If not answers, atleast I will record my questions..