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अभिमानदम्भादिकं त्याज्यम् । ६४ 64. Abandon pride, hypocrisy, etc. तदर्पिताखिलाचारः सन् कामक्रोधाभिमानादिकं तस्मिन्नेव करणीयम् । ६५ 65. Having offered all activities (to the Supreme) if (still troubled) by lust, anger, pride, etc. then offer them (to the Supreme) as well. [The Bhagavad-Gita says, “Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer in yajna

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दुस्सङ्गः सर्वथैव त्याज्यः । ४३ 43. Always avoid bad company. कामक्रोधमोहस्मृतिभ्रंशबुद्धिनाशकारणत्वात् । ४४ 44. It (evil company) is the cause for lust, anger, attachment, decline of learning, and the destruction of the intellect. तरङ्गायिता अपीमे सङ्गात् समुद्रायन्ते । ४५ 45. The ripples (of lust, anger, attachment, etc.) take the form of the ocean because of

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In the second part of this series, we take a look at the next twenty-one sutras of Narada on bhakti (verses 22 to 42). तत्रापि न माहात्म्यज्ञानविस्मृत्यपवादः । २२ 22. Even so (in the case of the cowgirls), one can’t criticize them of being oblivious to the awareness of divinity. तद्विहीनं जाराणामिव ।

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The divine sage Narada is credited with the composition of eighty-four sutras (aphorisms) on bhakti (devotion). In this four-part series, I provide simple English translations of the sutras. I will first present the original in Devanagari and then the translation. अथातो भक्तिं व्याख्यास्यामः । १ 1. Now thus we shall discuss in

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Which is the oldest religion in the world? Nobody knows. Ask the foremost historian or the greatest saint but they will not have an answer. We know so little about the earliest humans who inhabited our planet. But we can take an educated guess about the first god. Keep aside

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