Q & A : Governance in Ancient India Adi ji describes how the Pandavas’ capital city-state, Indraprastha, was designed and built, the technology used to create it, its protection mechanisms and Yudhishthira’s exceptionally just administration. Similarly, Lord Rama’s reign, the Ramarajya, is held as the perfect reign by Indians. The brilliance of Rama’s rule was such that he had succeeded in establishing measures to harmonize the natural and social forces completely so that the society was free from their destabilizing effects. Such a stable society gave each individual full freedom of expression of their nature, swabhava, and hence the city-state was the centre of intense growth and prosperity in a kingdom. Adi ji also explains how there needs to be a proper system and training of the next-in-line to hand down, from generation to generation, the knowledge and practices of rajya dharma. Otherwise it would be lost with the passage of time.

Adi ji describes how the Pandavas’ capital city-state, Indraprastha, was designed and built, the technology used to create it, its protection mechanisms and Yudhishthira’s exceptionally just administration. Similarly, Lord Rama’s reign, the Ramarajya, is held as the perfect reign by Indians. The brilliance of Rama’s rule was such that he had succeeded in establishing measures to harmonize the natural and social forces completely so that the society was free from their destabilizing effects. Such a stable society gave each individual full freedom of expression of their nature, swabhava, and hence the city-state was the centre of intense growth and prosperity in a kingdom. Adi ji also explains how there needs to be a proper system and training of the next-in-line to hand down, from generation to generation, the knowledge and practices of rajya dharma. Otherwise it would be lost with the passage of time.

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Mahabharata : Vana Parva Part 4 In India, many people undertake theerthayatras-holy pilgrimages. Modern people think that all of this is just superstition, but it is not so. Let us see how a theerthayatra helps us evolve as a person, how it helps us dissolve our papa, sins, how it helps us move towards Dharma, and how it helps us empathize not just with fellow human beings, but with other beings that share this planet with us. We shall see all this and more, in the course of this chapter.

In India, many people undertake theerthayatras-holy pilgrimages. Modern people think that all of this is just superstition, but it is not so. Let us see how a theerthayatra helps us evolve as a person, how it helps us dissolve our papa, sins, how it helps us move towards Dharma, and how it helps us empathize not just with fellow human beings, but with other beings that share this planet with us. We shall see all this and more, in the course of this chapter.

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Kandhar Anubhuti : Part 2 Sharanaagati is the state of complete submission to one’s Guru or Ishtadevata. Sharanaagati leads to tremendous outcomes and many great Masters have showed this to be very true. It is a phenomenal state that is worthwhile our life’s time to aspire and pursue. In taking us closer to the attainment of the golden state of Sharanaagati at the Feet of Muruga Peruman - Lord Skanda, Saint Arunagirinathar guides and shows the way for longing seekers.

Sharanaagati is the state of complete submission to one’s Guru or Ishtadevata. Sharanaagati leads to tremendous outcomes and many great Masters have showed this to be very true. It is a phenomenal state that is worthwhile our life’s time to aspire and pursue. In taking us closer to the attainment of the golden state of Sharanaagati at the Feet of Muruga Peruman – Lord Skanda, Saint Arunagirinathar guides and shows the way for longing seekers.

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Indian Astronomy: Part 1 We start this new series on Indian Astronomy. In this article, we introduce the basic concepts of Astronomy.

Indian timekeeping is based on distant celestial bodies and is inseparable from astronomy. The positions of these celestial bodies, as observed from the earth, follow periodic patterns. Patterns means mathematics. So timekeeping is essentially astronomical mathematics, where the exact positions and trajectories of celestial bodies are mathematically calculated and used to reckon time on earth.

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