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Sanat Sujata – one of the four Manasaputras of Brahma

As per Hindu scriptures, Brahma is said to have created four sons – Sanaka, Sanatana, Sanandana and Sanat Kumara. Sanata Sujata is another name of Sanat Kumara. The four sons were created when his wisdom was pure and pristine, devoid of any attachment.

As per Linga Purana and Shiva Purana, Sanat Sujata is the most important among the four sons.

He is mentioned widely in the Mahabharata. He enlightens Sage Vyasa, Bhisma, Dhritarashtra and Maharaja Prithu. Some of the popular stories like that of Tulsi, Andhaka etc are narrated by Sanat Sujata.

The Mahabharata record his question answer session with King Dhritarashtra in the Udyog Parva under the section entitled Vidura Niti.

The dialogue that happened between Dhritarashtra and Sanat Sujata in the Mahabharata is famous as Sanatsujatiya – an independent treatise on Brahmavidya.

Related Teachings of Sanatsujata in the Mahabharata

Why Ramayana is known as Dirgha Saranagati Sastra?

Ramayana is also known as a work on the discipline of surrender – Dirgha Saranagati Sastra. The main characters in the epic reflect this concept.

Devas surrender to Lord Vishnu. They pray for freedom from Demons or Rakshasas.

Dasharatha surrenders to Sage Rishyasringa to conduct a yajna for begetting children.

Sage Vishwamitra surrenders before Bhagavan Sri Ram for eliminating Rakshasas.

Lakshmana and Mata Sita surrender to Bhagavan Sri Ram for accompanying him to the forest.

Bharata surrenders and gets Rama’s paduaka or sandals for ruling Ayodhya.

Sage of Dandakaranya surrenders before Lord Ram for eliminating Rakshasas.

Sugriva surrenders before Rama for serving the Lord and gaining back his kingdom.

Raksasis (attendants deputed by Ravana) surrenders before Mata Sita.

Vibhishana surrenders before Sri Ram.

Ravana before dying surrenders before Sri Ram.

Mata Sita surrenders to Bhumata to prove her purity.
This concept of Dirgha Saranagati Sastra or Samanadhikarnya is a concept follow…

Both freedom and bondage are illusions created by the human mind – Adi Shankaracharya

The true nature of a thing is known only in a state of awakened perception.
When the time comes as it is bound to come – the time for ultimate decision – your grammar which you are discussing will not help you at all.
The highest state is the natural state.
Both freedom and bondage are illusions created by the human mind.
The water drop playing on a lotus petal has an extremely uncertain existence; so also is life ever unstable. – Adi Shankaracharya

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 25, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, August 25, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon till 12:36 AM on August 25. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon till 10:12 PM on August 25. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is August 25, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good date after 12:10 PM. Nakshatra – Kartika or Krithigai or Karthigai Nakshatra till 3:14 PM on August 25. Then onward it is Rohini Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Kartika or Krithigai or Karthigai Nakshatra till 12:06 PM on August 25. Then onward it is Rohini Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi.
In wester…

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