Tranquility

Chapter - 8    Define tranquility and what are the ingredients of tranquility? Tranquility literally means freedom from disturbance. It means calmness. The following are the ingredients of T-R-A-N-Q-U-I-L-I-T-Y :- Touchstone of immobility Reticence in disposition Ambrosial feeling Nagging silence Quietness in approach Unassailability with ultimate reality in mind Impervious to criticism Laudable action or reaction... Continue Reading →

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Brahma Sutras – Adhyāsa or Superimposition, Chapter 1, Section 4 –  Slokas 1 – Slokas 28

।। प्रथमोऽध्यायः ।। ।। चतुर्थः पादः ।। आनुमानिकमप्येकेषामिति चेन्न शरीररूपकविन्यस्तगृहीतेर्दर्शयति च ।। 1.4.1 ।। Some commentaries on the Hindu scriptures and Vedas have stated that the foundation is not the Supreme Brahman. However, what needs to be understood is that this is only limited to the reflection of Consciousness and not to the Unmanifest Supreme... Continue Reading →

Brahma Sutras – Adhyāsa or Superimposition, Chapter 1, Section 3 –  Slokas 1 – Slokas 43

।। प्रथमोऽध्यायः ।। ।। तृतीयः पादः ।। द्युभ्वाद्यायतनं स्वशब्दात् ।। 1.3.1 ।। The heavenly worlds, the earthly worlds, the nether worlds and others deemed to be resting places exist only in the reflection of Consciousness. They are an illusion and in reality, are neither created nor destroyed.   मुक्तोपसृप्यव्यपदेशात्।।1.3.2।। Therefore, what is meant by mukti? Who... Continue Reading →

Brahma Sutras – Adhyāsa or Superimposition, Chapter 1, Section 2 –  Slokas 1 – Slokas 32

।। प्रथमोऽध्यायः ।। ।। द्वितीयः पादः ।। सर्वत्र प्रसिद्धोपदेशात् ।। 1.2.1 ।। The Supreme Brahman is extolled in the scriptures and commentaries. As IT is the Supreme Cause, the Vedas and scriptures have emanated from IT, are the essence of IT, praise IT, reveal the paths to know, perceive, realize and experience IT and have... Continue Reading →

Brahma Sutras – Adhyāsa or Superimposition, Chapter 1, Section 1 –  Slokas 1 – Slokas 31

।।ब्रह्मसूत्रभाष्यम्।। श्रीमच्छंकरभगवत्पादैः विरचितम्। ।।प्रथमोऽध्यायः।। ।।प्रथमः पादः।।   अथातो ब्रह्मजिज्ञासा ।। 1.1.1 ।। There is nothing greater and higher than Brahmajnāna - the Supreme Knowledge. All the actions and inactions prescribed in the Vedas and scriptural authorities are only the way to dhyāna and eventually tapas (single-pointed concentration on the Supreme Being).   Of what use will the... Continue Reading →

Siva Gita – Chapter 16 – Dhyāna Yoga – Slokas 1 – Slokas 69, Uttara Khanda, Padma Purana

Prabhu Shri Rama uvācha, "O Lord! You have explained the path to moksha. Please tell me those who are competent to follow that path. There is a great doubt in me regarding this matter."   Shri Bhagawan uvācha, “The Brahmanas, kshatriyas, vaishyas, sudras and women are eligible. The Brahmachari, grihastha and the uninitiated too, if he were a Brahmana.   Even a forest-dweller,... Continue Reading →

Siva Gita – Chapter 14 – Instruction on Surrender and Self – Slokas 1 – Slokas 44, Uttara Khanda, Padma Purana

Prabhu Shri Rama uvācha, "O Lord! If your form is the embodiment of Existence, Consciousness and Bliss, indivisible, non-dual, actionless, peaceful and unattached,   If You are devoid of any qualities and attributes, beyond the reach of mind and speech, abiding everywhere and by virtue of being all-pervasive, You know Yourself,   If You are... Continue Reading →

Siva Gita – Chapter I – Slokas 1 – Slokas 36, Uttara Khanda, Padma Purana

ॐ गणपतिशारदागुरुभ्यो नमः | ॐ नमो: शिवाय |   Sūta Maharshi uvācha, "I will elucidate, by the grace of the benevolent and great Lord Shiva, that which removes the pain of cycle of births and bestows the supreme release.   The mortal does not get liberation either by the performance of obligatory religious duties, nor... Continue Reading →

Tirthyatra Parva – Narada Devarshi visits Yudhishtira and explains the benefits of pilgrimage quoting the conversation between Bhishma and Pulastya Brahmarshi

Vaishampayana uvācha, "Janamejaya! Dharmaraja Yudhishtira became sad on hearing the words of anxiety expressed by Draupadi and his brothers towards the well-being of Dhananjaya. As he was pondering over this, Mahatma Narada Devarshi arrived in his midst. Mahatma Narada Devarshi was resplendent with the Supreme Radiance like the fire that rises in all its glory when ghee... Continue Reading →

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