Swadhyayaanma Pramadaha 2013 (08)

Swadhyayaanma Pramadaha

The incarnation of Lord Vishnu can be classified into two categories. They are Incarnations for establishing supremacy of the Lord on the physical plane, and those for establishing the knowledge of the ultimate. But as an exception, Lord Krishna's incarnation stands for both the missions. Lord Krishna could be seen to effect spiritual reformation through preaching and also mending the ways of people by donning the role of the mortal and living among mortals. This could lead the ignorant masses to believe that Lord is also one among them. This illusion of the masses also lies within the ambit of the purpose of Lord's incarnation.
Lord Krishna acted like a disciple engaged in the process of Learning from Guru. This was meant for the purpose 5of educating the people about the necessity of being a disciple.

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Author : Udupi Ramanatha Acharya


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Tapta Mudra Dharanam at Govardhana Giri Author : Report

Tapta Mudra Dharanam at Govardhana Giri

His Holiness Shri Sugunendra Teertha Swamiji was present at Govardhana Giri Shri Puttige Matha, Bangalore on the Day of Prathama Ekadashi to bless devotees in Bangalore with Mudra Dharanam. "Prathama Ekadashi" marks the beginning of Chaturmasya and is a very auspicious day. Devotees begin Chaturmasya Vrata with Tapta Mudra Dharanam. Thousands of Devotees were present in Govardhana Giri and availed Mudra Dharanam.
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From the publisher Author : PV Acharya

From the publisher

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The point of meet Author : Raghothamachar Bidarahalli

The point of meet

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Be generous and Be rewarded Author : Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji

Be generous and Be rewarded

Words of H.H.Shri Sugunendra Teertha Swamiji while acknowledging the 'Tulabharam' offered to him by the management committee of Ramadurga shankara matha, Belgaum. On the occasion of the inauguration of "Saraswati mantapa".
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Acharya Madhwa Author : Sri Bannanje Govindacharya

Acharya Madhwa

Acharya Madhva's line of thought gave a new turn to the tradition of Indian philosophy. This has been called by the name 'Tatvavada' in ancient works. In later times, when the unphilosophical trend emphasizing only conflict became prominent for recognizing Vedic schools of thought only in terms of Dvaita-Advaita etc., this came to be called the 'Dvaitamatha' or 'dualistic school'. But from the standpoint of True Vedic tradition, this is not a name which can be fully justified.
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His holiness Vidyamanya the quiet crusadar & a spiritual colossus Author : R.S.B.

His holiness Vidyamanya the quiet crusadar & a spiritual colossus

Many writers have poured fourth their devotion, recounted the humane, divine and the social profile of Shri Vidyamanya Guru in the past decade or so. The end of the journey of larger-than-life personalities is a grim reminder of the path that lies ahead for everyone. Many a disciple, devout believers have brought into words their rich experiences with Guru Vidyamanya. Hundreds, if not thousands fondly remember his kindness, awe inspiring personality with feelings of gratitude. Except in respect of religious and ethical sanctity and principles, which was his life blood, Shri Vidyamanya Swamiji was liberal, condescending, unassuming, kind and simple…Read more



Role of a Guru Author : Mahesh Harvu

Role of a Guru

What role does a guru play in your life?
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A guru then dispels spiritual ignorance.
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The icon of Tatvavaada Author : Smt. Subhadra D.A.

The icon of Tatvavaada

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Daily spirituality through 4 ashrams Author : Chiram Samskritham

Daily spirituality through 4 ashrams

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Getting to the basics, there are four ashramas prescribed brahmacharya, gruhastha, vaanaprastha and sanyasa. These have been…Read more