Articles in the scripture category

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[Sep 15, 2012]

In India, the nine lunar days of Navratri are spent in festivities that celebrate the victory of Shakti over negative influences. This year Navratri is celebrated from October 15 to October 22; and Dasherra, the culmination of that victory, falls on October 23.  more>>>

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[Jun 8, 2012]

The Upanishads are a series of sacred Hindu texts passed down over the centuries through oral tradition by enlightened yogis. The term Upanishad means to sit down at the feet of a teacher and receive inner or mystic teachings. Over the years, Dileepji and Chaturbhai Patel have translated many of the Upanishads, which we will
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[Apr 3, 2012]

श्रीराम-हृदयम्   ततो रामः स्वयं प्राह हनूमन्त मुपस्थितम् । शृणु तत्त्वं प्रवक्ष्यामि ह्यात्मनात्मपरात्मनाम् ॥   आकाशस्य यदा भेदः त्रिविधो दृश्यते महान् । जलाकाशे महाकाशः तदवच्छिन्न एव हि  । प्रतिबिम्बाख्य मपरं दृश्यते त्रिविधं नभ: ॥   बुद्ध्यवच्छिन्नचैतन्य्मेकं पूर्णमथापरम् । आभासस्त्वपरं बिम्बभूतमेवं त्रिधा चितिः ॥   साभासबुद्धेः कर्तृत्वं अविच्छिन्नेsविकारिणि । साक्षिण्यारोप्यते भ्रान्त्या जीवत्व्ं च तथाबुधैः ॥  
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[Mar 13, 2012]

The following conversation between Parvati and Shri Mahādeva, Lord Shiva, about the qualities of Lord Rāma is from the Adhyātma-Rāmāyana. It is presented here in celebration of Rām Navami, Rāma’s birthday on March 31st. I sing the praises of the lord of Jānaki, Lord Rāma, the embodiment of supreme knowledge, indestructible, who incarnated on earth
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[Aug 6, 2011]

The following is a transcription of Shri Anandi Ma’s Guru Purnima Blessing, which was sent via video while she and Bapuji are on sabbatical. The video of this blessing is posted here.   [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Dear Brothers and Sisters, When the devotee surrenders to the Lord, at that point the Lord no
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[Aug 2, 2011]

In her Guru Purnima blessing, Shri Anandi Ma chants from the Ramayana about Bharatji. The following article gives some background on this amazing example of devotion. Among the greatest and most beautiful characters in the Ramayana is that of Shri Bharat, Lord Rama’s brother. During the time when Bharat was away from their home in
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[Jul 29, 2011]

This is the prayer referred to in Shri Anandi Ma’s 2011 Guru Purnima message, The Five Stanzas on the Sandals of Śrī Gurudev.  This, like all articles in Shakti Online, can be printed easily by clicking on the “Print Article” link at the top of the article.

 

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[Apr 30, 2011]

              May 11 is Sita Jayanti. This is a powerful day to do extra practices such as chanting, japa, puja, and meditation.       SITA STUTI Rama: Oh! Divine Mother, Consort of the supreme Brahma:, You are the incarnation of the primordial sound OM, You have indeed manifested
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[Aug 11, 2010]

In Ma’s Guru Purnima Address, Anandi Ma quoted from the Shiva Purana, saying: “The roots of spirituality are the contemplations of the soul and who or what is Shiva.” Some of us feel the need to explore Shri Anandi Ma’s talks a bit more deeply, so this month we are introducing a new interactive feature,
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[Jul 24, 2010]

Rama and Laksmana bound by Indrajit’s serpent arrows (detail); www.metmuseum.org Looking for inspiration? Tulsidas’s Ramayan is always recommended reading on this path, but particularly during Navratri, which is coming up in October. Shri Anandi Ma often suggests that we read the Ramayana as part of Navratri practices. This epic story of the life of Shri Rama is
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