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The word ‘yoga’ has several meanings. In the Bhagavad-Gītā (2.48,50; 5.1,5,7), yoga is used in the sense of karma (activity) or karma-yoga (activity without selfish motives, work without expectations). Yoga is also used synonymously with indriya-nigraha (control of sense organs and the organs of activity) (Kaṭhopaniṣad 6.11), cittaikāgrata (mental concentration,

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Dhvani, the power of suggestion, has been held as the most powerful poetic tool by Indian aestheticians. It is the chief instrument through which we achieve impersonality and experience rasa. Appayyadīkṣita, in his work Citramīmāṃsā, cites a single verse that exemplifies dhvani: स्थिताः क्षणं पक्ष्मसु ताडिताधराः पयोधरोत्सेधनिपातचूर्णिताः । वलीषु तस्याः स्खलिताः प्रपेदिरे

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The Geeta exposition is essentially contained between the words 'अशोच्यान्' (BG 2.11) and 'मा शुच:' (BG 18.66). The central message is quite simply ‘grieve not’; for what really is, is of the nature of pure joy ("नासतो विद्यते भावो नाभावो विद्यते सत:"). How not to grieve is what Krishna seeks

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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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Ramana Maharshi (30 December 1879 – 14 April 1950) was an Indian sage. Born Venkataraman Iyer, he left home in 1896 at the age of 16 and landed at Thiruvannamalai. After years of deep tapas, he attained a state of jivanmukti (release from the bindings of the cycle of karma

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