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Values and Conflicts

Our quality of life is always threatened by conflict. In these courses, Swamiji shows that the root of all conflict is not outside, but within, and that we encounter this inner conflict whenever we must negotiate personal desires versus universal values. Swamiji addresses how to manage-and resolve-this pervasive conflict during this series of classes. A …

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Brhadaranyka Upanisad (Video)

The longest, oldest, and one of the most often quoted Upanishad, Brhadaranyaka unfolds the knowledge of the self through a wide variety of dialogues. It contains the doctrine netineti (neither this, nor that). It also offers methods of worship and upasanas (meditations) that prepare the mind to receive the knowledge. Its three sections address the …

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Bhaja Govindam

Bhaja Govindam (To Seek Govinda) was originally known as Moha-Mudgara, which means “mallet of delusion.”  In these thirty-one verses, Shankara delivers some strokes of the mallet in order to rouse us from delusion and restore objectivity.  The current title, Bhaja Govindam, means “To seek or know Govinda (Lord Krishna) as the purpose of life”. A distinguishing …

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Tattva Bodha

Tattva Bodha is the Knowledge of the Truth. In this brief treatise is everything we need for a complete understanding of Vedanta.  With clear allusions to the Shastra and its commentaries.  Tattva Bodha is a succinct but thorough exposition that can serve as both an introduction and a work to deepen understanding. In this clear …

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Upadesa Saram

Ramana Maharshi, in just 30 verses, covers a wide scope of topics from the limitations of karma to the result of self-knowledge.  Devotion, yoga, meditation, knowledge, almost nothing is left out of this compact, lyrical work, which is easily committed to memory.  Swami Tattvavidananda will teach this text of the celebrated 20th century sage, unpacking …

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Tripuri, a text attributed to Shankaracharya, which unfolds the nature of the self through an analysis of three levels of experience or three cities (Tri-Puri), the gross or physical body, through which we experience the waking world, the subtle body which is associated with the dream world and the causal body associated with the experience …

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Kipilopadesa from Bhagavatha Purana is dialogue between Kapila and his Mother, Devahuti. A Video Course on Devotion & Prayers: Kapilopadesa From Bhagavatha Purana by Swami Tattvavidananda Saraswati.

Gajendra Moksha

Gajendra Moksha abounds with allegories in every aspect of the text.  Gajendra, the arrogant king of a herd of elephants, symbolizes the individual.  The pleasure-seeking attitude of the elephant, which lands him in the deathly grip of an alligator, is comparable to that of those who are engrossed in the pursuit of pleasures, unmindful of …

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Essence of Bhagavad Gita

An outreach program classes, where Swami Pratyagbodanandaji summarized the Bhagavad Gita. A Video Course on Vedanta Texts- Bhagavad Gita: Essence of Bhagavad Gita by Swami Pratyagbodhananda Saraswati.

Catuh Sloki Bhagavatam

In four profound verses of the Bhagavatam, Paramesvara teaches Bahmaji the truth of himself, both in essence and in his manifestation as the universe. He also indicates the means, both direct and indirect to understand this teaching. With his mastery of this topic Pujya Swami Dayananda makes these verses completely lucid, showing the listener how he …

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