Archive for December, 2010

  • Leave joy and sorrow behind

    Leave joy and sorrow behind

    The wise man who, by means of full realization of the Self, realises that ancient, effulgent One, who is hard to be seen, unmanifest, hidden and who dwells in the buddhi and rests in the body.  That yogi indeed, leaves joy and sorrow far behind. Yajur Veda

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  • …for a hundred autumns

    …for a hundred autumns

    May my voice remain strong, my breath unfaltering, my sight and my hearing acute! May my hair not turn gray nor my teeth become blackened, may my arms not grow feeble and slack! May my thighs remain sturdy, my legs swift to go, my feet neither stumble nor flag! May my limbs remain whole, each […]

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  • The experience of Atman

    The experience of Atman

    Many there are who do not even hear of Atman; though hearing of Him, many do not comprehend. Wonderful is the expounder and rare the hearer; rare indeed is the experiencer of Atman taught by an able preceptor. Atman, when taught by an inferior person, is not easily comprehended, because It is diversely regarded by […]

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  • The importance of generosity

    The importance of generosity

    Say not, This poor man’s hunger is a heaven-sent doom. To the well-fed, too, comes death in many forms. Yet the wealth of the generous giver never dwindles, while he who refuses to give will evoke no pity. The man with food stored up who hardens his heart against the poor man, once his benefactor, […]

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  • The importance of discrimination

    The importance of discrimination

    “Both the good and the pleasant present themselves to a man. The calm soul examines them well and discriminates. Yea, he prefers the good to the pleasant; but the fool chooses the pleasant out of greed and avarice. O Nachiketa, after pondering well the pleasures that are or seem to he delightful, you have renounced […]

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  • A Gift

    A Gift

    On the left is our Chief Priest, Seetharama Sastry, and next to him is the priest who manages many of the most important temples in the Kanchipuram area. ┬áHe has been an incredible source of support, access to temples, and organizer of priests for our various programs. Most of all he is without question […]

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  • A World Inside This World – Rumi

    A World Inside This World – Rumi

    There is another world inside this one – no words can describe it. There is living, but no fear of death; There is Spring, but never a turn to Autumn. There are legends and stories coming from the walls and ceilings. Even the rocks and trees recite poetry. Here an owl becomes a peacock, A […]

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