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Empower Yourself By Accepting Full Responsibility For You Life
Learn the importance of taking control of your life and assuming full responsibility for everything that happens in your life.
A short but comprehensive guide to the practice of western Raja Yoga, with few illustrations of yogic asanas. It provides very useful and practical tips on the practice of Raja Yoga.
Bring Concentration Into Your Daily Life Right Now and Right Here
Find out how you can bring the practice of concentration to your daily life and experience life in its totality.
Asuras and Daevas the Indo Iranian Connection
Learn about the traces of ancient Indian traditions in the Iranian religions and how the subsequent developments in Persia led to the relegation of some vedic deities.
The Historical Context of The Bhagavad Gita
The author argues that the Bhagavad Gita was an attempt to reconcile the Sankhyya philosophy with the Vedanta doctrine.
The Art of Money Getting or Golden Rules for Making Money
Though published in 1880, the principles discussed in this book are still relevant today in making money and creating wealth.
Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali Translation By Charles Johnston
Verse by verse translation of the entire Yogasutras of Patanjali with separate introduction for each section.
India in Primitive Christianity
This books deals with the question of the similarities between the Buddha and Jesus Christ and elements of Saiva-Buddhism in primitive Christianity.
The Three Jewels of Jainism - Vows and Rules For the Monks and the Laity
Find out the three jewels, five types of knowledge and the 12 vows prescribed for the followers of Jainism
Essential Concepts and Beliefs of Jainism
Find detailed information on some important concepts of Jainism such as Jiva, Ajiva, Space, Time, Dharma, Karma, Liberation etc.
The History, Practice, Benefits and Types of Yoga
Know the historical basis and benefits of yoga with specific reference to the Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali Yogasutras
Translation of 22 minor Upanishads are presented here with introduction to each.
Akbar the son of Humayun was perhaps the greatest of the Indian emperors, with a vision that was far ahead of his times. Know about him from this comprehensive biographical sketch.
The Concept of Kala or Time in Hinduism
The concept of time in Hinduism is based on our own experience of time. Find out how.
History of Saivism, Lord Siva in Vedic Literature and Recorded History
Find out the antecedents of Saivism and worship of Lord Siva in ancient India
The Meaning, Definition and Origin Of The Word Hindu
Find out how the word "Hindu" came into existence because of a pronunciation problem.
Understanding Our Attachments And The Practice of Non-Attachment
Find out how our thoughts and actions are influenced by our attachments and how we can cultivate non-attachment.
Conquering Fears Through Mindfulness
Find out what fear is, what causes it, the spiritual dimension of fear and how you can learn to deal with it through mindfulness and detachment.
The Religious Beliefs of the Indus Valley People
Who were the Indus people? What were their religious beliefs? And what was their legacy? Find out.
The Art of Seeing Things As They Are
The author presents a view point on pure observation based on a Zen story.
An Important Lesson From the Mahabharat
During the preparations for the war, Duryodhana made one important decision, which cost him dearly. Find out what it is and what we can learn from it.
The Practice of Brahmacharya or Celibacy in Human Life
The author discusses the importance of the practice of Brahmacharya or Celibacy by students and married people.
The Soul, The Ego and The Process of Liberation
Find out how the soul becomes entangled with the ego personality and how the process can be reversed through yoga and the help of a guru.
The Story of Brahma, Gods, Demons and the Humans
Find out what advise Brahma gave to his three offspring and why it is relevant for us.
The Story of Gods, Demons and the Soul
This story from the Briahdaranyaka Upanishad about gods and demons contains an important lesson to learn. Find out.
Learn to know the distinction between the two and how you can overcome the limitations of your mind to become soul centric.
According to the author of this etext, your Psychic Nature possesses limitless power and possibilities, which you may have as life realities.
Find out the types of karma and how the effects of karma can be neutralized in your life.
Find out the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities for Hinduism to survive as a world religion in future and the role we can play in it.
Fate, Freewill and Fatalism in Hinduism
Find out how Hinduism approaches fate and freewill in contrast to the popular notion.
Suffering According to the Bhagavadgita
Find out how the Bhagavadgita analyzes the problem of suffering and suggests spiritual solutions.
Virtue and Morality in World Religions, The Importance of Righteous Living
Find out whether morality and religion are inter related or they can exist independently
The Four Universal Truths About Suffering
Find out these four universal truths about suffering. They are not about Buddhism.
Find our what yoga is, the whole field, not just a particular aspect of yoga.
Achieving Success Through Self Actualization
Know the secrets of successful people and how effectively they use their goals to express themselves.
Know the merits and demerits of ancient gurukula system and how students pursued education in ancient India under rigorous conditions.
The the problem of divorce in Hinduism from theological and legal stand points.
Ashrama Dharma in Hinduism, Brahmacharya, Grihastha, Vanaprastha, Sanyasa
Significance and symbolism of the ashrama dharma and its relevance in today's world
Hinduism and Islam, A Comparison of Beliefs and Practices
A comparative study of Hinduism and Islam and the process of reconciliation and integration..
A Comparative Study of Middle Path In Eastern Religions
Find out how the principle of moderation is reflected in different eastern religions.
The Unity of Life and The Realization of Self
Find out the cryptic messages of unity in diversity left by nature in our creation and how our uniqueness is both an asset and an obstacle to our self-realization.
The Spiritual Laws of Human Life
Why it is difficult to manifest them in our lives.
Definition and Distinguishing Features of Hinduism
Know why Hinduism eludes a definition and what God expects from India.
Appreciating Ourselves and Others, Lessons in the Art of Appreciation
Know why appreciating yourself and appreciating others is important for the greater good and your own happiness.
Death and Afterlife in Hinduism
Know why Hinduism does not consider atonement of sin or attainment of heaven as a permanent solution to the problem of death.
Aspects, Emanations, Incarnations and Forms of God in Vaishnava Tradition
Know about the many forms of God and why worshipping God in his image form is so important.
The Ancient Sect That Disappeared For Ever
Find out about this ancient India sect that disappeared forever from the face of the earth crushed by the weight of politics and prejudice.
The Ancient Forms of Siva in Vedic, Dravidian and Tribal Traditions
Siva is one of the most ancient gods of Hinduism. Find out in how he was worshipped in the ancient world.
The History, Antiquity and Chronology of Hinduism
Was India the cradle of human civilization? How old is Hinduism? The author attempts to trace the history of Hinduism from 7000 BC till the emergence of greater Hindu empires.
The Historical Origin of Lord Krishna, the Incarnation of Vishnu
This excerpt from a book attempts to trace the historical origin of the legend of Lord Krishna
Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha, the Four Purusharthas
The author discusses how the four aims contribute to a richer and fuller life in which there is a place for the pursuit of both material and spiritual values.
Goddesses, Energies and Divinities of Hinduism in our Inner Universe
Know the symbolic significance of female divinities and their vehicles and weapons.
This article explains the various forms in which gods exist in creation as the highest beings and our inner divinities and how they help us and protect us in our spiritual journey.
God and Self and Their Relationship in Hinduism
This article attempts to explain the relationship between God and individual soul according to the Upanishads.
Concepts of Hinduism, Nonviolence, Ahimsa
Theological, spiritual and practical aspects of nonviolence in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism and its use by Mahatma Gandhi as a political strategy
Hinduism and Christianity are compared and contrasted with a note on the possible connection between Jesus and India.
The Concept of Brahman As Priest and As Supreme Self
This article traces the origin and development of the concept of Brahman and his symbolic association with vedic rituals.
The Practice of Satsang in Modern Life
The importance of satsang in spiritual life and how it can be practiced in modern life.
The Vedanta Philosophy According to Shankara and Ramanuja
Find out how Shankara and Ramanuja differ in their interpretation of the Upanishads.
The Vedangas- Siksha, Chhanda, Vyakarana, Nirukta, Jyotisha and Kalpa
Find out how the Vedangas played an important role in preserving the vedic tradition.
English translation of the entire Atharvaveda Veda by Ralph T.H. Griffith [1895-96]
A comprehensive treatment of the subject of caste system covering the origin and development, advantages and disadvantages and its relevance in modern society
Hymns of White Yajurveda, Book 1 to Book 20
The translation of the Samhitâ of the White Yajurveda from Book 1 to Book 20
Samkhya and Yoga in Hinduism and Buddhism
The author discusses how this ancient school of though impacted Hinduism and Buddhism in the past
The Philosophy of Nyaya and Vaisheshika
An exposition of the Nyaya of Gautama with its supplement the Vaisheshika.
Online Fax Services to Send, Receive and Broadcast Faxes
Information about the services that will help you send and receive fax messages digitally.
Mahavakya, Tat Tvamasi, You are Self or the Highest Being
The context, historical background and meaning of the great
saying and its practical application
The Origin and Development of Siddhas and Siddha Tradition
According to Tamil or Sangam literature
The Radhasoami Satsang, History, Philosophy and Teachings
History, philosophy and teachings of the sect.
The History, Teachings and Philosophy of Swaminarayan Sect
Facts about the sect that has nearly 200 years of history.
Sectarian Movements, Traditions and Sects of Hinduism
Find a list of modern sectarian movements within Hinduism and how they helped Hinduism to meet the challenges of changing times.
The History, Religious Significance and Temples of Mathura and Vrindavan
In its long and checkered history of 5000 years, read how the fortunes of Mathura ebbed and flowed.
A Complete Guide to Search Engines, Directories and Meta Search Tools
Know how search engines work and how to search for relevant information on the web using these tools.
Shedding Light on Atman, the True Self
What is Self? Is it the mind or something different. Find out what true self is.
A comprehensive approach to the theory and practice of yoga philosophy
Traces of the Mahabharat in Sangam Literature
Find out the traces of the Mahabharat in the ancient Tamil literature popularly known as “Sangam literature.
The Role of Asceticism in the Development of Hinduism
According to the author without ascetic sects Hinduism would not have survived the challenges posed by religions such as Buddhism, Jainism, Islam and Christianity.
Ontology, the topic of the current discussion, is that discipline that demands an answer to the questions "What does it mean for something to Exist…for something to Be?"
Techniques to Boost Your Self-Esteem For Success and Achievement
Self-esteem is all about feeling good about yourself and your achievements. You can achieve it by changing your mindset, accepting yourself unconditionally,
Planning Your Vacation and Creating a Travel Checklist
Make your vacation memorable with these suggestions.
Rites and Rituals in Hindu tradition, Marriage, Cremation, Birth and Death
A comprehensive essay on the sacraments of Hindu tradition. A must read if you want to know the practical aspects of Hindu way of life.
Sage Agasthya in Hindu Myths and Puranas
Sage Agasthya occupies a prominent place in Hindu tradition as the first rishi who crossed the Vindhyas and went to south to spread the Vedic religion.
The Significance of Animals in Hinduism and Hindu Ceremonies
A comprehensive essay on the history, significance and status of animals in Hinduism as divinities, symbols and vehicles of gods and goddess
The Sankhya Philosophy of Kapila
This is a an outstanding lecture by VR Gandhi on Sankhya Philosophy delivered in 1893 before an American audience.
, according to the author, is neither by expressing it nor suppressing it
The Values of Discipline, Hard Work and Virtue in Success
How you build your life depends upon what you do with it. Your success, your achievements, your happiness, your goals, your friendships depend upon these.
Bharata or India According to Indian Astronomers
According to the author based on astronomical evidence the epic Mahabharata was composed around around 3102 BCE.
The Buddha's Discourse on the End of the World
The Buddha describes how the seven suns will appear in the sky and the earth will disappear in a fiery mass of flame.
Mahavakya - I am Brahman, Aham Brahmasmi
The statement "aham brahmasmi" does not vouch that "Atman (self) is Brahman", but "I am Brahman".
The Pros and Cons of the Theory of Aryan Invasion into India
An analysis of the pros and cons of the theory of Aryan invasion of the Indian subcontinent.
Mahavakya - Brahman is Knowledge
Properly meditated upon, this mahavakya will be very useful in stabilizing the mind upon Brahman
The History and Antiquity of Varanasi
The rise and all of Varanasi in its 4000 years of checkered history.
The History and Tradition of the Vedas
The divine origin of the Vedas, the shruti tradition, the politics of compromise and confrontation with native traditions, the organization of the Vedas and the significance of the Vedas.
The Hindu Theories of Creation
Find here a very comprehensive treatment of the various theories of creation in Hinduism.
The Significance of Food in Hindu Tradition
Annam means food. According to Hindu scriptures, annam is a form of Brahman (annam parabrahma swaroopam).
Ashtravakra, the Composer of Ashtavakragita
Ashtavakra was a famous scholar of early Vedic period who composed The Ashtavakra Gita which is considered to be a standard work on advaita vedanta or theory of monism, According to tradition he was born to Kahoda
The Advaita Vedanta the Experience of Oneness
Many religions that we know including the atheistic religions such as Jainism and Buddhism are dualistic. So are Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Islam.
Symbolic Significance of Numbers in Hinduism
According to the author the numbers in Hinduism serve the purpose as idols in worship and meditation and help the seeker in his or her spiritual progress.
Becoming Aware of Jiddu Krishnamurthy
Jiddu Krishnamurthy lived form moment to moment, without the conflict of choice and recognition, with total awareness and understanding, and free from the compulsions of the mind that is accustomed to conditioning and need for security.
Main features, history, chronology and decline of Mahayana Buddhism
Was Bhakti Movement Anti Women?
Modern scholars have perceived, conceived, debated and interpreted Bhakti movement differently – reactionary (implying diehard, retrogressive, regressive), sectarian (conveying partisan, cultist, non-conformist)...
The three steps of manifesting the things which you desire are thought, word, and deed-three simple steps which get complicated when you try to put them into action.
According to the author the image of Nataraja is an iconic representation of the whole of Saiva Siddhanta School of Saivism
Lord Siva has four aspects corresponding to the four main functions and principles he represents. These are...
The enemies to this Yoga are six; and they are lust, anger, greed, ignorance, vanity and jealousy. The Yogis attain the Yoga when they become able to destroy these six enemies by practicing the accompaniments to Yoga.
Self-Growth Process When Everything Falls Apart
One of the major parts of self-growth is learning how to look inside yourself and get clear about certain things. Most often, this involves recognizing and dissolving inner blockages...
There are some websites on the Internet managed by people who have no hesitation in copying information form other websites illegally and display them on their websites. Interestingly some of these websites are managed by religious institutions and people supposed to maintain high moral values and ethical standards.
Intention, Attention and Manifestation
Planets use their gravitational force to keep things together and stay in equilibrium. In life we use the power of love to attract things and hold on to them. It is an awesome power we all possess in equal degree. We can use it positively and unconditionally to achieve our goals and dreams.
Nine Simple Steps How a Lady Gets Her Book Published
Do you have a personal story you want to share in a book? Do you write your experiences in your journal? Do you dream of more happiness? Publishing a book is a great start.
Achieving Abundance Through the Law of Expansion
I stumbled across the law of expansion accidentally more than 20 years ago, when I was working with a client to improve her financial situation...
Bio Mechanical aspects of the UFOs
With so much information in circulation about UFO encounters and extra terrestrials that even the most skeptical person finds it difficult to ignore the evidence supporting their existence. Equally hard is to argue that every one who claims to have seen an UFO or extra terrestrial is faking it.
It‘s the single life for me as well as many others who haven’t found “the one” yet. Being the second time around for many singles, we need to be careful with who we spend our time. It’s too bad we don‘t have a handbook to follow on how to spot a jerk.
10 Reasons why people don't live a prosperous life
If it were easy, everyone would do it; everyone would have it. That "IT" is prosperity and we're all trying to achieve that stage in our lives where wealth, health, success are a daily part of our lives. So what's the problem? Why aren't some of us living a prosperous life?
The third spiritual step* in manifesting miracles and attracting all that you desire into your life entails using the gift of visualization. Visualization is our god-given ability to paint a mental picture of what we desire. As Aristotle said, the soul never thinks without a picture.
Why should we eat only vegetarian food ?
In spiritualism we often come across this fundamental question. Why should any one eat only vegetarian food? There are arguments and counter arguments about what we should and should not eat. Some people argue that it does not matter what you eat as long as you are leading a pure life and do not have craving for a particular kind of food.
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