Tattvabodha Mind Map Tattvabodha of Adi Sankaracharya is an excellent introductory work for any student of Vedanta. This is a mind map (partial) of the core concepts discussed in Tattvabodha. The translation by Sw. Gurubhaktananda of Chinamaya Mission has been used here.

Tattvabodha of Adi Sankaracharya is an excellent introductory work for any student of Vedanta. This is a mind map (partial) of the core concepts discussed in Tattvabodha. The translation by Sw. Gurubhaktananda of Chinamaya Mission has been used here.

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The Ardent Discipleship of Shri Adi Shankara Bhagavatpada Smt. Varalakshmi writes on Adi Sankaracharya. On this auspicious Guru Poornima we are humbled to share that, we have the blessed fortune of receiving Shri Adi Shankara Bhagavatpada Vigraham to be kept in our new Kriya Dhyanalayam space.

On this auspicious Guru Poornima we are humbled to share that, we have the blessed fortune of receiving Shri Adi Shankara Bhagavatpada Vigraham to be kept in our new Kriya Dhyanalayam space.

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Microbiome : The key to health Smt. Varalakshmi summarizes a recent article on connecting microbiota and ethnicity. Increased urbanisation and movement away from rural farming has decreased microbial diversity especially in the human gut. Learn how this impacts our health.

Increased urbanisation and movement away from rural farming has decreased microbial diversity especially in the human gut. Learn how this impacts our health.

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Hindu perspective of Gomata For thousands of years in our civilizational history, Hindus have worshipped cows, looking upon the cow as their own mother, Gomata. The reason for this is not because it is a rule written in our scriptures and we ought to follow it. Rather, it is based on science, most importantly, it is looking at the cow from an evolutionary point of view.

For thousands of years in our civilizational history, Hindus have worshipped cows, looking upon the cow as their own mother, Gomata. The reason for this is not because it is a rule written in our scriptures and we ought to follow it. Rather, it is based on science, most importantly, it is looking at the cow from an evolutionary point of view.

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Kumbh: A mega confluence of different knowledge streams Shri Adinarayanan talks about how the Kumbh mela is a mega confluence of many different kinds of knowledge streams at a scale that is beyond our understanding. Just as there are sciences that enable us to design our outer technology, there is subtle intelligence governing the inner reality, knowing which one can design this reality. The sadhus and sannyasis undertake severe austerities and dedicate themselves to the pursuit of this subtle knowledge. They are “embodied knowledge” and the kumbh mela is a conference of many such great beings where they can access all the knowledge in one place at one time.

Shri Adinarayanan talks about how the Kumbh mela is a mega confluence of many different kinds of knowledge streams at a scale that is beyond our understanding. Just as there are sciences that enable us to design our outer technology, there is subtle intelligence governing the inner reality, knowing which one can design this reality. The sadhus and sannyasis undertake severe austerities and dedicate themselves to the pursuit of this subtle knowledge. They are “embodied knowledge” and the kumbh mela is a conference of many such great beings where they can access all the knowledge in one place at one time.

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Rethinking History Education Incidents of deliberate destruction of our scientific and cultural heritage, clearly and directly point to the lack of right history education. History, when taught as a narrative connecting our personal life with our ancestor’s lives, combining emotions and scientific knowledge, changes one’s entire perception of life and immediately makes one feel connected to one’s land, culture and architectural heritage. Learning history the right way is crucial to rebuild the Indian identity.

Incidents of deliberate destruction of our scientific and cultural heritage, clearly and directly point to the lack of right history education. History, when taught as a narrative connecting our personal life with our ancestor’s lives, combining emotions and scientific knowledge, changes one’s entire perception of life and immediately makes one feel connected to one’s land, culture and architectural heritage. Learning history the right way is crucial to rebuild the Indian identity.

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Followership Principles as discussed in Mahabharata The Mahabharata discusses on complex subtlety of the four Purusharthas or the purpose of life consisting of Dharma(Right Principles), Artha(Prosperity), Kama(Enjoyment or Fulfillment) and Moksha(Freedom), as well as practical advice for those who pursue these four Purusharthas of life. Let's see one such less-known instance from the epic that has some practical advice for a servant who will work for the king (or in the contemporary sense, a person who will be working under a leader/manager). I call it the Followership Principles.

The Mahabharata discusses on complex subtlety of the four Purusharthas or the purpose of life consisting of Dharma(Right Principles), Artha(Prosperity), Kama(Enjoyment or Fulfillment) and Moksha(Freedom), as well as practical advice for those who pursue these four Purusharthas of life. Let’s see one such less-known instance from the epic that has some practical advice for a servant who will work for the king (or in the contemporary sense, a person who will be working under a leader/manager). I call it the Followership Principles.

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