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Story of Akrtavrana and Parashurama

Akrtavrana was a great saint and disciple of Parashurama, the sixth Avatar of Hindu God Vishnu. An interesting story in the Puranas narrates how Akrtavrana became a disciple of Parashuram and also how the saint got the name Akrtavrana.
Parashuram was once returning after having darshan of Shiva. Mahadev Shiva had blessed Parashuram with divine weapons.
Parashuram was walking through a dense forest on his way home when he heard the cries of a boy. On enquiry, he found a tiger attacking a young boy. He immediately shot an arrow and killed the tiger.
The tiger immediately turned into a Gandharva (divine being – singers in heaven). The tiger form was due to a curse and with Parashuram killing the tiger, he was relieved of the curse.
The wounds of the boy were also healed after the divine incident.
The boy then became a disciple of Parashuram and called himself Aktravrana – one not having any wound.
Akrtavrana is mentioned in many chapters in the Mahabharata. Suta who first recited the …

Musical Short Films on the Concept of Kaliyuga

Thousands of years ago ancient teachers of Hinduism had predicted that Kaliyuga will be devoid of truth, ethics and morality. And the prediction is cent percent correct as we are seeing much worse things in Kaliyuga - the present age (Predictions about Kaliyuga are found in the Srimad Bhagavad Purana). Delhi London Poetry Foundation has created three musical short films on the philosophical concepts of Kaliyuga based on the poems of Gopi Warrier, who is an Ayurvedacharya, playwright and poet. Music of the short films is by the British classical composer and an associate composer of the London Symphony Orchestra, Rebecca Dale and the film is shot by Hollywood special effects Director and cameraman Jon Bunker.

The short films are available on Youtube and you can watch it for free – There are three films in the series.
Title of Film 1: "Gopi  Warrier's Any Takers": Indian philosophical predictions for mankind's age of Kaliyuga, the current age of destruction. You can wa…

Atman is subtler than the subtlest and not to be know through argument – Upanishads

You are the entire universe. You are in all, and all is in you. Sun, moon, and stars revolve within you.
You are what your deep, driving desire is. As you desire is your will. As your will is your deed. As your deed is your destiny.
Who sees all beings in his own Self, and his own Self in all beings, loses all fear.
Atman is subtler than the subtlest and not to be know through argument.
Related Teaching from Mahanarayana Upanishad