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1/Out of the six systems of philosophy of #Hinduism, the #Vedanta system is the most popular one & its canonical works are #Upanishads, #Brahmasutras, & #BhagavadGita, considered as SRUTIS by #Hindus (Primary Scriptures revealed by GOD & passed on to generations by vsrious sages.
2/The Smritis are secondary scriptures recorded through memory by human origin ).
The four great #Vedas have two portions, Karma-Kanda(sacrificial/ ritual portion) & Gnana-Kanda(Wisdom portion, known as Vedanta that prepares for Higher Spiritual Vision/ attainment)
3/The Upanishads are known as Vedanta( which means Final Goal of wisdom. Veda is wisdom & Anta means end)
The ONENESS of Soul and GOD lies at the very root of all Vedic thought. It is the IDEAL OF UNITY OF ALL LIFE & ONENESS OF TRUTH, makes UPANISHADS appealing to modern minds.
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#Hinduism #Islam #christianity
1/The lower forms of Devotion to one's Personal GOD or Monotheistic ideas, often degenerates into hideous fanaticism, hatred, violence, hating other religions...
2/#Vedanta declares this body of matter is only an inert instrument & only the INFINITE SELF(COSMIC-SPIRIT) within is our REAL nature. The adjunct of mind is HIS first subtle covering, this body is the gross outer covering & the SELF lies hidden under these delusive veils.
3/#Hinduism states the INFINITE COSMIC SELF is TRANSCENDENTAL and only through renunciation, non-attachment & meditative practices, the finite mind is brought under control & transcended. Then and then alone, all the knots of the heart are cut asunder.
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Thus spake #SriKrishna
1/ Earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intellect & false ego constitute MY seperate eightfold material energies.
These inferior gross & subtle energies( matter & mind), exploited by animate beings for different purposes,
2/function only by MY SUPERIOR ENERGY(SPIRIT). These manifestations have no independent existence.
All manifested beings have their source OF MY MATERIAL & SPIRITUAL ENERGY.
All manifestations rest on ME, like pearls strung on a thread.
3/All embodied souls are under the control of three modes or qualities of material nature-Goodness, passion & ignorance (Sattva, Rajas & Tamas)
These modes act upon us, and how one transcends them is explained by #SriKrishna.
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1/ #Vedanta preaches "INFINITE & finite in one" & declares-"COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS(BRAHMAN) alone is the REALITY-the SOURCE of apparent threefold divisions of knower, knowledge&known in the mind of individual consciousness of ego, creating a world-drama of names&forms.
2/It is only by using the finite intellect & the tools of meditation, non-attachment, renunciation, love for the love's sake thru Yogas of Karma, Bhakti, Jnana & Raja, a Yogi reslises the INFINITE CONSCIOUSNESS OF BLISS, AN ABSOLUTE STATE OF ONENESS IN TRANSCENDENTAL STATE.
3/A Yogi meditates & merges his lowerself of body, senses & mind into his HIGHER TRANSCENDENTAL SELF of COSMIC-CONSCIOUSNESS to enjoy the OCEAN of Nectar & Absolute Bliss.
This TRANSCENDENTAL Non-Dual State is the only REALITY declare #Vedas.
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1/#AdiSankara, the greatest #Hindu philosopher of all times, with his astute genius, logical subtlety, philosophical profoundity, accurate definitions & analysis, was the one who established #Advaita #Vedanta as the meeting ground of all Monistic & Dualistic views of #Hinduism.
2/This Knowledge of Self by #AdiSankara, is meant to fulfil the need of the seekers of Liberation, who by their prolonged tapas(austerities) have already cleansed themselves of impurities and became mentally peaceful and free from desires.
3/Of all means to Liberation, knowledge is the only direct one. As essential as fire to cooking. Without it, liberation cannot be gained.Not being opposed to ignorance, karma doesn't destroy it. On the other hand, knowledge destroys ignorance, as surely as light does darkness.
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🧵#NamamiJagadgurum 008 on the #Jayanthi of Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava #Narasimha Bharathi #Mahaswamiji-33rd #Sringeri #Jagadguru

It may be fairly said without fear of contradiction that Sri Jagadguru had gone through every branch of #Sanskrit #Literature and retained

most of it in his memory. The most knotty points HH would unravel in a marvellously easy way to the intense admiration of his audience. The Sastras were Jagadguru’s playground & would revel in them as often and as much as he could. Besides, the Sastras HH was adept in Kavyas

and dramas also. It was a very favourite pastime with HH to repeat what are known as Antadi Slokas. More than a dozen Pandits may range together against the Jagadguru and still he would be a match to them all. HH would repeat from memory Slokas by thousands and all his

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🧵Just as in the world, some thief might lead a person with his eyes covered from a village(called Gandhara), and might leave him, with eyes covered and hands bound, in a forest where there are no human beings; and this person not being able to find his way calls out for

help and just as some sympathetic person may hear his cry, then removed his blindfold & handcuffs and tells him- "Gandhara is to the north from here, go in this direction." Then having his bondage removed by the sympathetic person, goes along asking his way from village to

village, and having been rightly advised, he reaches Gandhara. Here, two expressions are to be taken note of: The man in question would have first to secure information from some source, or other as to the path he has to follow, and secondly he must have the desire and the

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🧵The self-realization path: In the famous Ankola Sloka of Shivanandalahari, the various stages of Bhakti are vividly portrayed. A chaste wife, whatever be the nature of her husband, devotes herself to the service of him. There is a clear distinction between the Bhagawan and

the Bhakta. It is the type of Bhakti characterized as 'dāsyam'. A creeper, which, growing near the tree, slowly catches hold of the trunk for support and ultimately when fully grown completely covers the tree. Here the relationship between the Bhagawan and the devotee is

intimate and close as between friends. This superior Bhakti is called 'Sakhyam'. Final example - A river finding its way into the sea and becoming completely one with the sea after confluence. In a similar way, the devotee after having given up everything which is the

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🧵A #MustRead : The business of Vedas is not actually physical sciences. But, in the course of developing philosophy, Vedas make some scientific statements. When we consider the question of space. The Vedas say that space is not empty; it is not vacuum. There are pages &

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pages of arguments to prove that there are some qualities for free space and therefore it is not vacuum. It is precisely those qualities that we associate with space today, e.g. propagation of light and radio waves. Then the Vedas say that space is distorted in the presence

of matter! There is a discussion in the Shastras about the dimensions of the individual soul. Such a question is not even raised in science -whether in biology or psychology. What is the dimension of the individual soul? The first argument that it is of the size of

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Advaita Vedanta philosophy, one of the 6 philosophies of #Hinduism states the threefold learning discipline for students. I was surprised to find about these 3 stages in learning in philosophy
as I realised how deep&evolved our education system was thousands ago! #Education
1. Sravana: This was the proper listening to whatever was taught to the student. What is fascinating is that it included seeing and feeling aspects too. So we had #empathic #ListeningSkills in place thousands of years ago already.
2. Manana: This referred to reflecting on what the student had heard. It was very much like having an internal dialogue with the words. #EasternWisdom #BharatKiSanskriti #IncredibleIndia
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🧵#NamamiJagadgurum 006

Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava #Narasimha Bharathi #Mahaswamiji the 33rd #Sringeri #Jagadguru

"There was no branch of knowledge which Sri Jagadguru did not know and that too Sastraically."

HH was grand in simplicity.People would give anything and

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everything to get HH’s blessings. All comforts that love or money could secure were at HH’s beck and call. Still HH was perfectly indifferent to them. HH never cared for them. Not only did HH not care for them, but HH actually did not know the value of them as it is

understood by us. HH did not know the difference between one Rupee and one lakh of Rupees. HH considered both as valuable as the mud HH was treading on. HH would very often lie down on the bare ground and as often wander in lonely forests and derive therefrom

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🧵How to Handle Sorrow ? - Life-transforming Vedantic concepts presented with such simplicity by #Swami #Paramarthananda

सुखं मे सर्वदा भूयात् दुखं मा भूत् कदाचन |
इति ईच्छा सर्व-सामान्या ज्ञानादेव तत् सिद्ध्यते ||

May I be happy all the time, may I never have unhappiness.

These two desires are basic and universal. How to fulfill these desires? - those two desires are fulfilled through Gnyānam or knowledge.

We will be surprised because we never think that knowledge is the one which will fulfill these two desires but this verse says they

can be fulfilled ONLY through Gnyānam. How is it possible? What is that knowledge? A wanted experience is happiness. Sorrow is going through any experience which we don’t want to go through. We will think that all pleasant experiences are happiness because we would like

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🧵#NamamiJagadgurum Series 005

(From 1981 When Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji was Sannidhanam): The past history of the Sringeri Math proves that its Pontiffs are chosen by the will of the Divine Mother and that this pre-ordainment is no accident. Otherwise, why

should a boy in his teens go all the way and all alone, from Andhra Pradesh to Ujjain and stay with His Holiness from then on, without a day's break as student and disciple, for twelve years with no thought other than to study the sastras?

At a meeting in Calcutta he said

with characteristic humility "when I joined His Holiness, I had no thought in mind except to learn the sastras according to ancient Hindu tradition and leave the future to itself. But by the Grace of the Goddess I have been entrusted with great responsibility". And how

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🧵A #MustRead : #Jagadguru #Shankaracharya #SriSri #Chandrashekara Bharathi Mahaswamigal on the "Conquest of Desire":

"Do not depend on outside things to make yourself happy.."

To call a man healthy, it is quite unnecessary to postulate of him that he had some disease..

before and that he is now cured of it. Freedom from sickness is a condition of health and certainly not an antecedent sickness and a recovery from it. Similarly, happiness can only mean freedom from unhappiness. And it cannot be a necessary condition of happiness that it

should have been preceded by a state of unhappiness. The health which is not preceded by sickness is more natural, true and permanent than the one obtained on the cessation of a sickness. Similarly, happiness which is not preceded by a mental disturbance is sure to be more

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#India: Mid-Market Update

✦Indices opened flat in the morning & #Nifty was consolidating between 17,400 & 17,300, but broke the support & fell 146 points intraday & now trading between 17,250 & 17,300

#StockMArket #nseindia #BSE
#India: Mid-Market Update

✦Mid-caps & small-caps witness buying pressure as their respective indices rose more than 0.1%. Pharma, Healthcare & FMCG stocks drag the index, while Media & Consumer durable stocks trade in green

#StockMarket #nseindia #BSE
#India: Mid-Market Update

#BhartiAirtel rose more than 1% after the company announced that it crossed the 10 million unique 5G user mark on its network

#StockMarket #nseindia #BSE
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Vid Dr M L Narasimha Murthy, a great Scholar of Vedanta attained Sadgati. He was a patron of this medium. It is an irreparable loss to the academic and Sanskrit world and a huge void will be felt for a long time to the #Vedanta-seeking community. He was a regular invitee to

all the prestigious Vakyartha Sabhas including at Sringeri. #Jagadguru #Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji had honoured him with a Golden ring. Post-retirement he had gotten busier with advanced students of Sanskrit & Vedanta constantly seeking his help

& Peethadhipatis from across the country used to entrust him with important work as he was a Scholar of the highest order. He was also in the process of writing more books. Apart from these commitments he believed in spreading far & wide the True purport of our Shastras &

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Here's a thread with key lessons from each chapter of the Bhagavad Gita.
Chapter 1:

Every duty comes with challenges. Learn to embrace the hardships - thats half the battle won.
Chapter 2:

You will never know peace, long as you are attached.

Peace comes from detachment.
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Profound words of Scholar, Congress Leader Late Prof. Siddheshwar Prasad Ji:

"Unfortunately, the books on Indian philosophy, culture, history and literature, written by Indian and foreign writers, have miserably failed to underline the importance of the sound formulation,

the metaphysical and sociological foundation of the #Bharatiya #Samskṛti. This has led them to present it in a very distorted manner. Therefore, they have also failed to see its positive features.
There are weak points and there have been lapses also. After all why #Bharat

was almost always defeated at the hands of the foreign invaders? But how and why it not only still survives but is rejuvenated? Why the #Egyptian, the #Greek, the #Babylonian, the #Asyrian and some other ancient civilizations and cultures disappeared? The simple answer is,

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#AdaniGroup #adaniports #ADANIENT #ambuja
The real story
Every one in the media is taking about #Adani and it’s valuation, damage done by #HindenbergResearch Having headed Institutional broking business and being on board of think tanks puts several different questions
Now this is what we have seen, complete damage now let me try to break it up in simple language as I perceive, the RL perspective
Let me start with a quote
"The shooter is someone different from the arrow." - RL
#HindenbergResearch #Hindenburg is an arrow no point in talking
About the arrow, except for the fact
According to the report of the Financial Times, Hindenburg Research was founded by Nathan Anderson. He is from Jerusalem. He has studied International Business Management from the Connecticut University of America so let’s start with Israel
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🧵Invaluable gem from the pen of #Jagadguru #SriSri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava NrisimhaBharati:

In the Siva-gita of the Padma Purana,it is said that Rama asked Siva: "How does immaculate knowledge about You, the Lord,arise in a man? O Hara,if you are gracious to Me, tell me

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the means to it." On being asked thus, the Lord replied:
"Having become detached towards everything inclusive of the state of Brahma & disinclined towards everybody inclusive of one's sons and friends, possessed of faith in the scriptures dealing with liberation and desirous
of the knowledge revealed by the Upanishad-s, one should, with an offering in one's hand, approach a Guru who has realised Brahman."

"Being attentive, one should please one's Guru through services rendered for long. One should then listen with intense concentration to the
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🧵Jagadguru #SriSri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamiji on Fate & Free Will:

Neither destiny nor personal effort singly determines the course of human life; there is great interaction between the two. Destiny or actions of the past that have begun to fructify, human effort and 1/n
divine grace together govern what comes to pass. Manu has compared destiny and personal effort to the two wheels of a chariot; a chariot cannot move on a single wheel.

Two students wrote an examination.The boy who had studied better answered all except two questions well.The 2/n
other managed to answer just two questions correctly. The examiner was an impartial but a lazy man. He scrutinized two of the first boy’s
answers. They happened to be the incorrect ones. Assuming the other answers too to be incorrect, he awarded the boy low marks.
He then 3/n
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🧵Measurement Versus Consciousness:

"#consciousness is one thing that 'measures' everything else in the #universe"

Light qualifies itself eminently as a means of measurement because it measures both space and time in one. Its velocity is the highest in the physical world, 1/n
and therefore, it happens to be the first signal. But its finite velocity is also a factor of limitation, Space and time provide the basic frame of reference for everything else in nature and light provides the single yardstick to measure them both. It has become possible for 2/n
the #physicist to construct his absolute world on the basis of light propagation because of its virtues stated above. If light commends itself to the physicist as an absolute standard of reference, what is it that commends itself as an absolute standard of reference to the 3/n
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Speech as a 20 year old in 1912 upon ascending the Vyakhyana Simhasana under the name of #SriSri #Chandrasekhara Bharati.

HH:All of us must jointly pursue the ways & means of protecting our #SanatanaDharma.Do participate in dharmic activities,pave the way for #Dharma rajya.

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"It is your great devotion to the Guru, and the Peetha which has brought you here in your thousands travelling long distances to reach remote Sringeri. From Rameswaram to the Himalayas you have all assembled here. Is this not sufficient evidence of your awareness of the 2/n
greatness of this Sarada Peetha and Sankara Bhagavadpada? Where is sacred Sringeri, the spiritual abode of Rishyasrunga and where are the mighty Himalayas, the home of great seers? Where flows the river Tunga and where is the river Ganga? Yet, an old adage says, "Bathe in the 3/n
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Jagadguru Shankaracharya #SriSri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji: People may be classified as Astikas & Nastikas. An Astika has faith in the existence of God, Dharma, reincarnation, & the Vedas. One who has neither of these beliefs is classified a Nastika.
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be taught. Even a man who is completely ignorant can be taught. One who knows everything can also be told. But a Nastika is one who is like a man with half-baked knowledge.
अज्ञः सुखमाराध्यः सुखतरमाराध्यते विशेषज्ञः ।
ज्ञानलवदुर्विदगधं ब्रह्मापि नरं न रञ्जयति ॥

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(Veda) says – पुण्यो ह वै पुण्यः कर्मणा भवति पापः पापेन । – one attains joy by performing Punya and falls by sinning. It is our Dharma Shastras that decide what constitutes Punyam and what constitutes Papam (sin).

Duryodhana tried to cause trouble to the Pandavas even after 3/n
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