Om namah pranavarthaya shuddhagyanaikamurtaye |    Nirmalaya prashantaya dakshinamurtaye namah || Om namah pranavarthaaya shuddhagyaanaikamurtaye | nirmalaaya prashantaaya dakshinaamurtaye namah ||

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The Rig Veda proclaims at the very commencement:
ekam sat viprah bahudha vadanti
'There is only one Being; sages describe it in different ways'

Swami Krishnananda observes:

"All the variety[...] is a glorious facet or expression of the Supreme Being who is 
designated in the very commencement of the Rig Veda as'Ekam Sat'-the One Being,
 without associating the Being with any cult, creed and religious faith. [...] 
Ekam Sat-The One Being, One Reality, One Substance, One Existence -
that the sages recognise and designate as the manifold.  
In various ways, they sing of the glories of this One Mighty Being." 

"The belief that there is only one truth and that oneself is in possession of it 
seems to me, is the deepest root of all evil that is in the world."           --   Max Born

"Say not, I have found the truth; but rather, I have found a truth."        --   Kahlil Gibran




RamayanaForChildren Quotes for Cogitation



On Temples

Quotes:_J Krishnamurti

OM mantram


SuryaNamaskaram Quotes_Miscellaneous

Belief, Faith, God.

  1. Kirtimukha: know your mind 

  2. Controlling our reptilian brain

  3. Reason &  Belief

  4. Faith

  5. Great Faith & Great Doubt

  6. Inter-religious dialogue -Fr. Clooney

  7. On Guru

  8. Knowledge/Wisdom

  9. What is Maya

  10. Buddha on Dukkha

  11. Vivekananda on suffering

  12. Lead me from darkness to Light

  13. God Omnipresent

  14. God & Creation

  15. Many Gods, One God

  16. Personal God?

  17. God or Idol?

  18. God & Evil - CEM Joad

  19. Einstein's God

  20. Science & Religion -S.J.Gould

  21. Moral influence of religions

  22. The will within us 

  23. Who am I?

  24. Illusion of Ego

  25. Meditation  

  26. Karma, Dharma & Reincarnation

  27. Self-abnegation

  28. The-Wisdom-of-Insecurity -AlanWatts

  29. Leaving  no footprints behind

  30. Lotus -Symbolism

  31. Dasavatar


  1. Don't let the System steal your life.

  2. Law of the Reversed Effort

  3. Love

  4. Learning

  5. Namaskara Bhagyam

  6. Sankara Narayana

  7. On Death

  8. On TIME

  9. Perfectionism,  a weakness?

  10. Futurists -Promethian, Protean, Sisyphean 

  11. Monkey's Paw -a blind Future.

  12. Pandora's Box:  only Hope was left behind 

  13. Illusions -by Richard Bach

  14. The Bent Bow -Gibran&Neitzsche

  15. 10000 ordinary acts of kindness Stephen Jay Gould

  16. Statistics & medical Probability  Stephen Jay Gould

  17. IQ, Race, Heredity  Stephen Jay Gould

  18. Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram 

  19. Boredom can teach who you are

  20. Life as it is - Joseph Campbell

  21. Pain and Suffering

  22. Choose the electable, not the  delectable 

  23. Sun's Charioteer:  Arun

  24. Mahabharata - History?

  25. Upanishadic Terms

  26. Gayatri Mantram

  27. Mantra: a Secret?

  28. Divine/non-Divine qualities  (+ the True Devotee - Gita))

  29. Beware of the Little Devils

  30. Life-is-a-do-it-yourself-job!

  31. Welcome_Change

Sri Vishnu 

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Sri Guna Rathna 

Bhagavad Gita

Chinmayananda Glory of  Gita

Sri Krishna Leela

On Sri Rama

Valmiki Ramayana


Gita Commentary

Mantra Pushpam


Who am I?


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