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Your Mission

Human beings cannot propagate a great ideology by their knowledge, intellect or social status alone. They can only do it through their conduct. Human conduct gets purified by intuitional practices. It is not necessary that one should come from a so-called high family, or that one should have completed university studies. Rather, these factors may… Continue reading Your Mission

Your Ideal in Life

[As Bábá(1) took His seat in the room in the Jamalpur Ashram, He said:] In the Mahábhárata period we find two persons coming quite close to Shrii Krśńa – Arjuna and Sudámá. Both were greatly devoted to him. Now tell me, which of the two is the greater devotee of Shrii Krśńa, and whom would… Continue reading Your Ideal in Life

Which Is the Right Path?

Many people ask themselves the same question: “Which is the right path?” Whenever scholars discuss this question together, they each give a different answer. So what should ordinary people do? Which path should they follow, and which one should they reject? Unable to discriminate between “shreya” (leading to welfare) and “preya” (leading to downfall), they… Continue reading Which Is the Right Path?

Where There Is Dharma There Is Iśt́a, and Where There Is Iśt́a There Is Victory

The subject of today’s discourse is, “Where There Is Dharma There Is Iśt́a, and Where There Is Iśt́a There Is Victory.” The mutual relationship between dharma and Iśt́a is inseparable; they co-exist side by side. Dharma without iśt́a is unthinkable, and vice versa – iśt́a without dharma is equally unimaginable. And when the relation between… Continue reading Where There Is Dharma There Is Iśt́a, and Where There Is Iśt́a There Is Victory

What is Dharma?

Human beings are the highest-evolved beings. They possess clearly-reflected consciousness, and this makes them superior to animals. No other being has such a clear reflection of consciousness. Human beings can distinguish between good and bad with the help of their consciousness, and when in trouble they can find a way out, with its help. No… Continue reading What is Dharma?

What Are the Noble Truths?

The subject of today’s discourse is, “What Are the Noble Truths?” Ánandádhyeva khalvimáni bhútáni jáyante Ánandena játáni jiivanti ánandaḿ prayantyabhisaḿvishantiiti. This universe has emanated from the Supreme Bliss or Ánandam; it is being maintained in Ánandam, and will finally dissolve in Ánandam. Some people say that this universe is full of sorrows; there is no… Continue reading What Are the Noble Truths?

Verse, Mythology, History and Itihása

Today’s subject of discussion is [[“Verse, Mythology, History and Itihása”]]. Saḿskrta literature is broadly divided into four categories: verse (kávya), mythology (puráńa), history (itikathá) and itihása. What is kávya? “Vákyaḿ rasátmakaḿ kávyam.” When a certain story or event is expressed in a lucid way and in a captivating style, it is called kávya. A story… Continue reading Verse, Mythology, History and Itihása

The Ultimate Aim of All

Sarvájiive sarvasaḿsthe brhante Tasmin haḿso bhrámyate Brahmacakre; Prthagátmánaḿ preritáraiṋca matvá Juśt́astataste namrtatvameti. –Yajurveda [All unit entities, all unit structures, revolve around the Nucleus Consciousness in the Cosmic Cycle of creation. This rotation of theirs will continue as long as they think that they are separate from their Creator. When they become one with the Nucleus,… Continue reading The Ultimate Aim of All