Pujya Swamiji Dayananda Saraswati: By Shilpa Rao

Shilpa and Swami-ji

Even before our beloved Pujya Swamiji Dayananda Saraswati’s mahasamadhi, He brought tears to my eyes. It was the Love He embodied.

He was an extraordinary teacher of Vedanta, a great visionary and mobilizer for Dharma. “How” He was, taught me more than anything else. He was Love embodied into a saffron laced, declining, faltering body that I had the immense grace of first beholding at Arsha Vidya Gurukulum, Saylorsburg in 2012.

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You Take My Breath Away: By Dr. Harsh K. Luthar

Whatever takes your breath away shows you the path to love. There is completion to be found here only.


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Since we consider many possibilities about the future, we can consider the possibility, that thoughts and imagination can come to a complete halt in the presence of the supreme and true love. There is a saying in English that poets and lovers use, “You take my breath away.” It has deep meaning. Whoever or whatever takes your breath away is your Guru, Guide, and the Goddess.

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Advaita-Vedanta and Sri Ramana: By Dr. Harsh K. Luthar


Advaita is a Sanskrit term and means “not two”. It refers to the philosophy of nondualism. There is a lot of literature on Advaita Vedanta that can be found in any good library and, of course, the Internet.

Excellent and reliable information on classical Advaita-Vedanta and the saints associated with that tradition can be found at the following links.



Usually you will see the term Advaita Vedanta, where Advaita serves as an adjective for Vedanta (Nondual Vedanta). Dvaita is the Sanskrit term that refers to Dualism.

The best known modern exponent of the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, who tied it to the practice of persistent Self-Inquiry, is Ramana Maharishi, the Sage of Arunachala. The method of Self-Inquiry involves asking oneself the question, “Who Am I” and reflecting deeply on the source of one’s identity that is felt in everyone as the sense of simply being or existing. See…

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