Skill in action is yoga

Q: In Bhagavad Gita when Arjuna wishes to flee the battle and renounce the world Krishna urges him to fulfill his duty by staying put and fighting. How is this advice understood with the principle of non-violence, a concept also central to the Gita?

01 December, 2011


Devi Apradh shama stotra by Shankaracharya - Sanskrit text

na ahavanam janam tadapi cha na jane stutimaho, Shankaracharya, devi aparadh kshama stotra

Devi Aparadh Kshama Stotra by Shankaracharya, Sanskrit text Na mantranm no yantram tadapi cha na jaane stutimaho Na cha Ahvanam dhyanam, tadapi cha na jaane stutikatha Na jaane mudraste tadapi cha na jaane vilapanam Param jaane maatas tvad

11 August, 2008



Isavasopnishad - Sanskrit text

Sanskrit text Isavas Upanishad

Probably the shortest among all Upanishads, and amongst the most important - Ishavaso-Upanishad. Complete Sanskrit text :-)

31 July, 2008

Gajendra Moksha, Sanskrit text

Gajendra Moksha, Sanskrit text

Gajendra moksha episode occurs in Srimad Bhagwat Purana's Canto 8, Chapters 2, 3 & 4. It is the story of an elephant king, Gajendra, who was rich and successful in life, and enjoyed all the trappings that come with wealth. Yet, when in serious

17 July, 2008

Venu Geet, Sanskrit text

Venu geet, Srimad Bhagwat, Sanskrit text

Venu Geet appears in Srimad Bhagwatam's Canto 10. It is an account of the Gopis of Vrindavan's reacting to the sound of Krishna's flute as he herded cows in the surrounding jungle.

17 July, 2008

Vishnu Sahastranam: Sanskrit text

Sankrit scripture Sri Vishnu Sahstranam

Vishnu Sahastranam gives a 1000 names of Vishnu. These were told by Bhishma to Yudhishtir in answer to six questions put to him by Yudhishthir. Yudhishthir wanted to know who to look up to as the highest ideal. Bhishma gave him a 1000 names of God,

28 June, 2008



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