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Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, Yoga Trainer Subodh Gupta and Weight Loss Controversy

Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev is familiar with people interested in Yoga and Hinduism. Subodh Gupta too must be familiar with people interested in Yoga but he is not as famous as Baba Ramdev. Now Subodh Gupta has challenged Baba Ramdev for giving misleading statement or remaining silent on misleading news regarding weight loss achieved through yoga. Subodh Gupta, Yoga Trainer based in London, has issued a press release in public interest regarding this. The two misleading news articles according to Subodh Gupta 'Yoga has nothing to do with religion. It is not Hinduism' in Rediff. “I lost 6 kg after attending two sessions of yoga with Baba Ramdev in New Jersey last week says Raj Kumar (not his real name).”“Ramdev's Yoga Brand Launched In America” in several news portals. Ten overweight people volunteered to have their weight checked before and after the session. Amazingly, the weight reduction ranged from 0 to 5 pounds.Subodh Gupta is contesting the reduction in 6 kg body fat in 2 …

Spiritual Books by Sri Sri Ravishankar

Several published books of Sri Sri Ravishankar, founder of Art of Living, are casual discourses to seekers in different parts of the world and contain practical solutions for everyday problems. But many of the thoughts are revolutionary in nature. Most of the books are pregnant with meaning and written in simple language. Most of the books of Sri Sri Ravishankar have been translated into various regional languages in India including Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu. German and Spanish translations of the books are available online. Sri Sri Ravishankar BooksAn Intimate Note to the Sincere Seeker – Volume 1 to 7 – Each book in the volume consists of discourses by Sri Sri Ravishankar in a year. There are total seven books. The first volume from June 21 1995 to June 13 1996 and the seventh from July 12, 2001 to July 11, 2002. Pearls of wisdom offered in the volumes help to overcome several issues in daily life. Anne Elixhauser and Bill Hayden are the compilers.Celebrating Silence - Exc…

Bonalu Festival in Hyderabad and Secunderabad

Bonalu is an important festival celebrated in Hyderabad and Secunderabad in Telangana in the month of Ashada (July – August). Bonalu 2017 dates are June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16 and July 23. Bonalu means ‘food’ and is a ritual in honor of Mother Goddess - Mahankali. The ritual consists of an offering of food made to the Goddess by women which is later shared by the family and friends as ‘prasad.’ The festival is a month long affair and includes colorful processions and community feasts.

Bonalu on Sundays in the Ashada month: The first main festival is held on the first Sunday of the Ashada month at the Sri Jagadamba temple in Golconda Fort, the next main festival on the second Sunday at the UjjainMahankaliTemple in Secunderabad and the third main festival on the third Sunday at the Matheswari Temple of Laldarwaja. The rituals are also performed in all the other Mother Goddess temples in the twin cities.
Origin of Bonalu festival: Bonalu had its origin in an epidemic of plague in 18…

One Month Rejuvenation Treatment of Guruvayur Temple Elephants

The elephants in the SriKrishnaTemple in Guruvayur undergo a rejuvenation treatment in the month of July. The rejuvenation camp is at the Guruvayur Punathur Aana Kota, a sprawling 18-acre area. At present there are 64 elephants under the GuruvayurTemple trust and most of them were donated by devotees.The rejuvenation camp is monitored by famous Kerala elephant physicians and vetenary doctors. Special diet, Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are part of the camp. The famous Ayurvedic medicine chavanprash is given to the elephants. Nearly one million rupees is spent for the month long rejuvenation treatment. The GuruvayurTemple elephants are strictly only used for temple rituals. They also partake in festivals and rituals in other temples. Nearly six elephants are needed for the various rituals in the temple daily. Sheeveli is an important ritual performed daily in the temple. In Sheeveli, the Lord Krishna idol is taken around the temple on the top of an elephant.

Bali Hindu Tooth Filing Ceremony

Bali in Indonesia is noted for its unique Hindu ceremonies. In Balinese Hindu belief system, teeth are the symbol of lust, greed, anger, drunkenness, confusion and jealousy. The tooth filing ceremony is the symbolic removal of these six weaknesses known as Sad Ripu in Bali Hinduism. The ceremony involves the leveling of the teeth and is conducted by priests and is a sort of coming-of-age ritual. The ritual is usually performed on teenagers and after the ritual the teenager is considered an adult. The ceremony is held annually during the months of July and August.A small harmer, a file and a carver are the tools used in filing the teeth. These tools are dipped in holy water. The person undergoing the tooth filing ceremony should remain indoors the previous day. This is to avoid evil spirits taking possession of the person and thereby disturbing the ceremony. The ceremony is held early morning before sunrise.

Guru Purnima Quotes and Thoughts

The Guru is a transmitting medium, a transporting agent and transparent embodiment of the Divine Grace and Compassion, the focal point of the timeless Eternity and finite time. He not only points the direction to the goal but takes the consciousness of the surrendered disciple into his consciousness and makes the inflow of the Higher into the lower continuously, till the three consciousness of the Isvara, the Guru and the Atman of the disciple become one undifferentiated whole.
(Source: From the preface of Prabodhasudhakara published by Samata Books)

Bal Hanuman Cartoon on Zee Jagran

3D animated Bal Hanuman, based on the childhood of Lord Hanuman, is all set to premiere on the Zee Jagran – the religious and spiritual channel of Zee Network. The animated series concentrates on the numerous pranks played by young Hanuman. It also contains important lessons on Hindu culture.The schedule of Bal Hanuman on Zee Jagran can be found here.

Listen to Sanskrit Stories, Conversations and Songs Online

Several organizations and individuals are tirelessly working towards reviving Sanskrit. One such organization is umd_samskritam promoted by a group of enthusiastic people from all walks of life interested in learning and promoting spoken Sanskrit. The web site of umd_samskritam is speaksanskrit.org The ideal way to learn any language is first by listening to it. Just like how parents and elders teach children to speak a language. Speak Sanskrit has got a small but an excellent collection of audio files of Sanskrit stories, songs, and conversations. A unique and effective method to take Sanskrit to the masses. I was bowled over by the two songs. The songs, stories and conversation can be found here.

Dress Code Change in Guruvayur Temple Women wearing Churidar and Salwar allowed

Guruvayur Devaswom managing committee of the famous SriKrishnaTemple in Guruvayur changed the dress code and allowed women wearing churidars and pyjamas to enter the temple. Men wearing pants (trousers) and shirts are still not allowed. So are women wearing jeans and other non-Indian dresses.Before the decision, only women wearing sari or Kerala traditional ‘mundu’ and ‘veshti’ were allowed in. The change in the outdated custom is a great relief to thousands of female devotees from India and abroad. Even majority of the young women in Kerala will find it more comfortable in churidars and salwar and kamis. Earlier, women to enter the temple used to wear mundu over the ‘kamis’ and it used to look funny and it was a mockery of the outdated custom. A group of people in the temple thrived due this custom by providing mundu for rent to women. The poor women devotees were often forced to wear those unclean mundu to enter the temple. Similar is the fate of men who are forced to wear the uncle…

Last Day for Shambo The sacred Bull? Yes

Today might be the last day for Shambo the bull in Skand Vale temple. Now only a miracle can save Shambo from being slaughtered.

No miracle happened. (updated)Shambo’s Journey So Far27th April 2007 – Shambo a SkandvaleTemple bull tested positive to a routine Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) skin test. This means that he is suspected to carry Bovine TB but not proven. The current policy of DEFRA, Wales (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) is to kill any animal suspected of carrying Bovine TB.3rd May 2007 – The temple received a "Notice of Intended Slaughter" from the National Assembly for Wales.4th May 2007 – Temple authorities isolate Shamboo from other bovines and public.6th May 2007 – TempleMonks and Hindu Forum Britain start online petition to save Shambo.11th May 2007 – The temple vet certifies that Shambo is healthy. The chief veterinary officer for the Welsh Assembly visits Shambo and is satisfied. But Welsh officials want the bull to be slaughtered. 21st May 2…

Pune Ganesh Chaturthi Celeberations

The first large-scale public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi Festival was started by Bal Gangadhar Tilak in 1893 in Pune. The Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati trust was established in the same year and has been coordinating and helping Ganesh Chaturthi mandals across Maharashtra. The bit of history was to indicate the importance of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Pune.

The Dagdusheth Ganapati idol is the most preferred idol in Pune. Most the Ganesh Chaturthi idols in Pune are made by famous Ganesha idol makers in Pen in Raigad District, Maharashtra.

Saving the Sun Temple at Konark

The SunTemple at Konark is a UNESCO World Heritage site but numerous reports suggest that Konark is crumbling. The villain seems to be the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which incidentally has invited a global tender to preserve the sun temple. Konark Suraksha Samiti, an organization fighting for the cause of Konark, feels ASI has done more damage to the structure than the Muslim invaders who mutilated and tore down the structure. Orissa State Government too has similar views. But according to ASI the saline wind from the nearby Bay of Bengal is responsible for the crumbling. But the local people are not ready to buy this explanation as they point out other structures in the region, including the PuriJagannathTemple, has not been damaged by saline wind. As the blame game continues, only one of the famous Wheels of Konark is intact. The rest of structures of the temple too are not in a healthy condition.The new global tender planned by the central government is to bring in exp…

Hindu Temples and Religious Institutions Join In Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Thanks to the Kyoto Protocol for climate change, several HinduTemples and religious institutions are now helping in reducing the gas emissions that are responsible for global warming. Tirupati Balaji Temple, Sringeri Mutt in Karnataka, KalahastiTemple in Andhra Pradesh, and AmbajiTemple in Gujarat are now using solar community kitchens and similar applications to reduce emission of greenhouse gases.The Kyoto Protocol for climate change has set specific carbon emission reduction targets for countries around the world. But most developed countries are not ready to meet the targets because cutting down on emissions will adversely impact their production and cost. Instead, they fund specific projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries and the points thus earned allows developed countries to meet the specific targets of Kyoto Protocol for climate change. In India, Gadhia Solar Energy Systems Pvt. Ltd. in cooperation with Factor Consulting Management AG on be…

Kharchi Puja A Unique Festival in the Temple of 14 Gods and Goddesses in Tripura

During the later half of July a unique festival, called Kharchi Puja, is held at Old Agartala or urana Haveli in Tripura. The highlight of the festival is the bathing ritual of 14 deities in the ChaturdasDevataTemple. The 14 deities include most of the important deities in the Hindu pantheon. Tribals and non-tribals participate in this unique event, which is originally a Tribal puja. The festival is held annually on the eighth lunar day of the light fortnight of the month of Asadha (July) in Bengali Calendar.

Numerous stories about the worship of the fourteen deities can be found in the Rajmala - the archives of the kings of Tripura.
The deities are originally tribal and were later adapted into the Hindu fold. All the deities have names in Kok-barok, the tribal language. The deities also have unique functions in tribal folklore like one deity is creator of universe, another god of death and another goddess of weaving.
The fourteen deities worshipped here are Lord Shiva, Vishnu, Brah…

Why is Hinduism referred as Sanatana Dharma?

The terms ‘Hindu/Hinduism’ are not self-referential terms that the practitioners of the Vedic world-view chose for themselves or called themselves. One will not find the term “Hindu” used to describe the Vedic religion in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Puranas, the Mahabharata, the Ramayana, or anywhere else in the Vedic scriptures.
The actual term that the Vedic tradition uses to refer to itself is ‘Dharma’. The word Dharma is found repeatedly throughout the entire corpus of the Vedic scriptures, from the Rig Veda to the Bhagavad Gita. 
There is almost no scripture in the entirety of Hinduism where one will not come across the word Dharma as the preeminent name of the religion in question. Sometimes the word Dharma is used by itself; at other times it is used in conjunction with other qualifying words, such as ‘Vaidika Dharma’ (Vedic Dharma), ‘Vishva Dharma’ (Global Dharma), or ‘Sanatana Dharma’ (the Eternal Dharma). The diversity of adjectival emphasis will vary in accordance with t…

Shrikhand Pilgrimage in Himachal Pradesh to the Mountain Resembling Shivling

ShrikhandMountain or the Srikhand Mahadev peak in Himachal Pradesh resembles the Shivling. Numerous Lord Shiva devotees undertake the difficult trek to the mountain during the main pilgrimage season (July – August). Atop the mountain there is a small shrine of Lord Shiva. This pilgrimage is surely not for the weak because at times a trekker needs all the skills of an expert mountaineer.

But the difficult trek is not keeping Lord Shiva devotees away. Shrikhand peak is getting more and more visitors. It is usually undertaken to coincide with the Ashada Poornima (full moon day in June or July) as per the Hindu Vikram calendar. It continues till the Purnima of Ashwani month (full moon day of September or October).
Srikhand Mahadev peak is located at an altitude of 5,155 meters and is believed that Lord Shiva mediated here. It is also believed that the Pandavas used to visit the peak.
Himachal Pradesh state government organizes a pilgrimage tour during the month of July and August. The j…

Vijayanagara Visions – Religious Experience and Cultural Creativity in a South Indian Empire

The book Vijayanagara Visions – Religious Experience and Cultural Creativity in a South Indian Empire is written by William J. Jackson Professor, Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. The book focuses on the religious imagination and the visual images of the great South Indian Bhakti saints such as Vidyaranya, Purandaradasa, Jayatirtha, Vedanta Deshika, Potana, Vemana, Kanakadasa, Annamacharya, Appaya Dikshita and Badhrachalam Ramadas. About the book from Oxford University PressWilliam J. Jackson discusses two specific themes – patterns shared in the culture of bhakti, and visionary experiences of saints. There are vivid phrases, ideas, images, and melodies that echo in the lyrics of the singer-saints across the different regions and centuries. Jackson investigates these patterns and the persistent continuities in the bhakti tradition.The work is scholarly in nature and Vanamala Parthasarathy reviews the book in The Hindu - the book …

Leaning Hindu Temple of Huma in Sambalpur, Orissa

The leaning HinduTemple at Huma in Sambalpur, Orissa, breaks all the written rules in Shilpasashtra, the traditional book for Hindu temple architecture. The leaning temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is known here as Lord Bimaleswar. Interestingly, the other smaller temples in the complex too are tilted in various angles. In fact, all most all the structures in the Huma temple complex including the boundary walls are tilted. The wonders don’t end with leaning structures; there are fishes on the river near the temple which gobble food from the hands of the devotees.

The 17th century Lord Shiva temple Huma is located on the banks of the River Mahandi. The main temple leans at an angle of 47 degrees to the west and the other small temples and gateway tilts at various other angles to various directions. Strangely, the pinnacle of the structures does not lean. People believe that the structures were designed by Vishwakarma – the divine architect of the Hindu world.
There are numerou…

Sudharma – the Only Sanskrit Daily in India

Started in 1970 by Sanskrit scholar Kalale Nadadur Varadaraja Iyengar, Sudharma is the only Sanskrit daily in India. The daily is mainly subscribed by institutions having Sanskrit courses, public libraries and schools. The daily sells around 2000 copies mostly through subscriptions. K.V. Sampath Kumar, son of Mr. Iyengar, is the present editor of the daily.Apart from India, the daily is subscribed in few other countries including the United States and Japan. Sudharma is struggling to survive and it is Sampath Kumar’s passion for Sanskrit which is keeping the daily afloat.The annual subscription of Sudharma costs 250 rupees.For more details contactsudharma.sanskritdaily@gmail.com
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Swaminarayan Mandir Toronto Opening Ceremony Live Online

The opening ceremony of the magnificent Swaminarayan Mandir, Toronto, Canada, will be broadcast live online (webcast) at auviworld on Sunday 22 July 2007.Time of the opening ceremony of Swaminarayan Mandir, TorontoIndian Standard Time: 7.00 to 10.30 pmCanadian / US Eastern Time: 9.30 am to 1.00 pmUK Time: 2.30 to 6.00 pmThe link to the live telecast has been removed as the function is long over.
Swaminarayan Mandir Toronto Address and Location can be found here.
The opening ceremony will be broadcast live on various television channels. India, Asia, Africa, Australia & Europe – Aastha TV and Aastha International.USA – TV Asia, Astha TV and Sahara ONE (Dish Network). Canada – ATN (Aastha TV)DTH broadcast service in USA (DIRECTV - World Direct Package - Channel No. 2005)DTH broadcast service in UK (BSKYB - Channel No. 808)DTH broadcast service in Canada (Rogers's Digital Cable via ATN)Related

A Short Video on the SwaminarayanTemple in New Delhi

The Story of Rishyashringa in Ramayana

King Dasaratha decides to perform an Ashvamedha Yaga to have a son. The decision is welcomed by the sages and they all proceeded to make the necessary arrangements of the yaga. Sumantra, the charioteer, then reminds King Dasaratha of something he has heard from elders and narrates the story of Rishyashringa.

Sage Santkumara while discussing about future events had predicted about the birth of a great son to King Dasaratha. Sage Kashyapa had a son named Vibhandaka. Santkumara predicted that Vibhandaka will be the father of Rishyashringa.
The birth and life of Rishyashringa will be mysterious. Rishyashringa will live in the forest cut off from other human beings. His only contact will be his father.
When he reaches teenage, Anga, a nearby kingdom, will be ruled by Romapada. Kingdom of Anga is in terrible famine due to a curse and only way to get rid of the curse is to bring Rishyashringa and get him married to Romapada’s daughter Shanta.
But no one will be willing to take the jou…

Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi Online Through Official Website

Devotees around the world can now offer online prayers to KashiVishwanathTemple at Varanasi from the comforts of their home thanks to the official web site.The web site has a video of Akhand Jyoti of Shri Vishwanath Ji. Upon registering, devotees can partake in numerous online puja services. The payment is through the State Bank of India.The present online services include Puja, Donation and ‘Prasad’ through postal services. The postal ‘prasad’ distribution is only within India. It seems the web site only opens properly in Internet Explorer. The home page is not opening in Firefox and the video is also not playing. No idea about the other browsers like Safari. The website address: http://www.shrikashivishwanath.org/Firefox users: http://www.shrikashivishwanath.org/history.htm

Is Hindu Brahmacharya or Celibacy a Hypocrisy?

Talk about Brahmacharya and the first thing that comes to mind is sex. A Brahmachari abstains from all types of sexual intercourse. Brahmacharya is search of Brahman – the Supreme Being that pervades in all animate and inanimate. Is the path to Brahman only open to Bramacharis. Will the knowledge of Brahman be denied to a person who has had sex or erotic imagination? But one the greatest sanyasins in the Santana Dharma (Hinduism) tradition Yajnavalkaya had two wives – Gargi and Maitri.Take a list of all the great sages of Santana Dharma and one will find that most of them were married and had a family life. Some indulged in sexual intercourse to produce heirs. In fact ‘Tatvamasi’ the core Hindu philosophy was taught by Sage Uddalaka to his son. On a careful analysis of the Hindu scriptures – mainly the Upanishads, the Puranas and the epics – one will realize that married life or indulging in sex was never an impediment in knowing Brahman. In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna mentions ab…

Book on Hinduism in United States by Prema A. Kurien

A Place at the Multicultural Table: The Development of an American Hinduism explores the Hindu American Experience and discusses the new forms, practices, and interpretations of Hinduism in United States. The author Prema A Kurien is a faculty at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.According to the author “The book examines the relationship between the institutionalization of Hinduism as a minority religion and the political mobilization of Hindu Indians seeking a place in multicultural America.” From the Book DescriptionDrawing on the experiences of both immigrant and American-born Hindu Americans, the author demonstrates how religious ideas and practices are being imported, exported, and reshaped in the process. The result of this transnational movement is an American Hinduism--an organized, politicized, and standardized version of that which is found in India. This first in-depth look at Hinduism in the United States and the Hindu Indian American community helps readers to …

Amarnath Cave Look Alike at Devi Talab Mandir in Jalandhar, Punjab

The famous Devi Talab Mandir in Jalandhar, Punjab, has a model of the Amarnath Cave in Jammu and Kashmir in it premises. The structure of the cave temple is an exact replica of the Amarnath Cave shrine. Numerous devotees taking part in Amarnath Yatra are now visiting this shrine and those unable to take the original arduous journey are finding solace in the replica.


Situated in the heart of Jalandhar City, the Devi Talab Mandir is dedicated to Goddess Durga and is one among the 51 shaktipithas. An old Kali Temple is also located in the premises. Devi Talab Mandir is the venue for the world famous annual Sri Harballabh Sangeet Sammelan.

Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto the First Traditional Vedic Mandir in Canada

The magnificent and intricately carved BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto will open on Sunday 22 July 2007. The temple is built at a staggering cost of $40 million and is free of steel. Majority of the parts of the temple have been hand carved in India. The local Hindu community in Toronto offered the services of more than 300 volunteers and financed for the major part of the temple. The temple has no government funding and has been erected in record 18 months.Interestingly, limestone was imported from Turkey to India and marble from Italy to India. The carved pieces were then imported from India to Canada.The interesting numbers of Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto presented by Zosia Bielski, National Post1,800 craftsmen involved at 26 different sites in India18 months to complete stone work 18 acre site, fronting on High-way 427 and Finch Avenue (Swaminarayan Mandir Toronto Address and Location can be found here.)132 archways 84 decorative ceilings 340 pillars 24,000 carved pieces5…

Degree in Vedas at Dwarka Mahavidyalaya in Gujarat

The Dwarka Mahavidyalaya affiliated to the SomnathSanskritUniversity is offering degree level course in Vedas or Vedic Sciences. The course includes astrology, grammar, literature, Puranas and lessons in conducting Hindu pujas and rituals. Dwarka Mahavidyalaya is located at Okha in Dwarka, Gujarat. It is first college to have introduced a degree course in Vedas according to Daily India.Dwarka Mahavidyalaya is noted for its courses in Hindu priesthood. The college also offers post graduate and graduate courses in Sanskrit including the Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) degree in Sanskrit. Admission is open to all students irrespective of caste or creed. At Dwarka Mahavidyalaya, students are provided free hostel facilities, food and uniform. There is no tuition fee for most of the courses. The college is run on traditional lines – learning Vedas by squatting on the floor, no footwear in classrooms, should wear Dhoti and should keep tuft ‘choti.’RelatedSanskrit Universities in India

Illustrated book on Vedic Astrology for Beginners

Vedic Astrology Simply Put: An Illustrated Guide to the Astrology of Ancient India by William Levacy appeals to the students of Vedic astrology and novices through its easy-to-understand method of presentation. Some of the important topics dealt in the book are the myths and origins of Vedic astrology, the difference between Vedic astrology and Western astrology, an easy to understand explanation of each house, each planet, and each individual sign and how they relate to the overall chart. Numerous other related subjects like Vedic forecasting, Ayurveda, remedial measures, deities are dealt in the book.An important highlight of the book is its illustrations. The Vedic art in the book was custom created by master artists from India.William Levacy has been a practitioner of ‘Jyotish’ since 1983. He has a master’s degree in the Science of Creative Intelligence from MaharishiEuropeanResearchUniversity on Vedic science. Levacy was awarded the prestigious Jyotish Kovid award from the Bang…

Anayootu – Mass Feeding of Elephants in Kerala Hindu Temples

Elephants are an indispensable part of Hindu temples in Kerala. Anayootu or Aana Oottu is an important ritual in which mass feeding of elephants take place. ‘Aana’ in Malayalam means elephant and ‘oottu’ means to feed. In this mass feast, specially made rice preparations in the temples are given to the elephants.
The most famous Anayootu is the one held on the first day of the Ramayana Masam in the famous Vadakkumnadan temple in Kerala. Captive elephants from the region participate in this unique event which attracts thousands of people. The Vadakkumnadan temple is world famous for the Thrissur Pooram.
In the Vadakkumnadan temple, Ashtadravya Mahaganapathi homam – a puja dedicated to Lord Ganesha – is held before feeding the elephants. The Anayootu begins when the main priest feeds an elephant with the ‘prasad’ from the homam. A Gaja pooja is also held during Anayootu.

Nisargadatta Maharaj Quotes and Teachings

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (17 April 1897 – 8 September 1981) was an Avaduta who imparted lessons on the Self to those who desired to know That. Nisargadatta Maharaj quotes and teachings are from various sources. They have been collected over a period of more than 10 years.

Nisargadatta Maharaj Quotes and Teachings


Those who know only scriptures know nothing.

Love says: “I am everything.” Wisdom says “I am nothing.” Between the two my life flows.

What you are now is the result of inattention, and what you become will be the fruit of attention.

Mind is interested in what happens, while awareness is interested in the mind itself. The child is after the toy, but the mother watches the child, not the toy.

To remember what needs to be remembered is the secret of success. You come to it through earnestness.

Your own self is your ultimate teacher. The outer teacher is merely a milestone. It is only your inner teacher that will walk with you to the goal, for He is the goal.

There is no question…