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Hindu Priesthood or Modern Career – A tough decision for Youngsters from family of traditional Hindu priests

Whether to join the VedicSchools and study for Hindu Priesthood or to join colleges and pursue a career different from earlier generations is a dilemma a faced by many youngsters who are born into the family of traditional Hindu priests. The choice becomes even tougher for those young men who join college and continue studying in Vedic schools – because at one point they have to choose one career. But there are many people who first complete a professional degree and then continue studying Vedas – many believe that Vedic studies is a rare skill. Samanth Subramanian in a well researched article in captures the dilemma faced by many young Brahmin youngstersAfter seven years of juggling Vedas and school, Satya, a Tamil Brahmin, had to make the big decision: whether to follow his family and make a career in Hindu priesthood--or to forge his own new path. As an undergraduate engineering student now, he has only temporarily kept the decision on hold.The article explores the Ved…

Inspiring Teachings of Ramana Maharshi

A devotee to Ramana Maharshi – I am so conscious of my own weakness“That is the surest way to handicap oneself,” Ramana Maharshi answers, “this burdening of one’s mind with the fear of failure and the thought of one’s failings.” The greatest error of a man is to think that he is weak by nature, evil by nature. What are weak and evil are his habits, his desires and thoughts but not him.The devotee says – It is easy for You to attain and keep spiritual serenity in this jungle retreat, where there is nothing to disturb or distract YouRamana Maharshi answers – When the goal is reached, when you know the Knower, there is no difference between living in a house in London and living in the solitude of a jungle. (Source: Excerpts from the Maharshi and His Message by Paul Brunton)