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Bhagwat Geeta, Class 147 – Chapter 11 Viśvarũpa Darshana Yogaha, Verses 30 to 33

Viśvarũpa consists of everything including time.  Time and space are an integral property of creation.  Time and space can never be separated from creation, they arise along with creation.  When Arjuna experiences the viśvarũpa, he also experiences time principle.  This invisible all-pervading time principle or kala tattvam is symbolized by the mouth of the lord.  […]

Baghawad Gita, Chapter 14 Summary

Continuing his teachings Swamiji presented the summary of the chapter today.He said the 14th chapter, like theprevious chapter, falls within the third shadkam of the Bhagavat Gita; the third groupof six chapters and I had pointed out that in the third shadkam, Sri Krishna concentrates on Gyana yoga. And therefore we find the topic of […]

Sādhana Catuṣṭayaṃ

Swami Paramarthananda discusses Sādhana Catuṣṭaya Saṃpatti (Fourfold Qualifications) , in many classess1. I have compiled this document based on Swamiji’s teachings of these classes. In the Karikas to Mandukya Upanishad, Gowdabadhachariyar advises us to give maximum effort to Sādhana Catuṣṭayaṃ. This document describes Sādhana Catuṣṭayaṃ and the ways to improve Sādhana Catuṣṭayaṃ. (more…)

Mandukya Upanishad, Class 41

While studying the nature of Brahman, we face a peculiar problem and that problem is some of the features of Brahman are contradictory to one another.  Main contradiction is in the description of Brahman as nirvikaram and jagat karanam.  The word nirivkaram means not subject to change; The same Upanishad also calls Brahman as upadhana […]

Bagawad Geeta, Class 159: Chapter 12, Verses 12 & 13

Shloka # 11: अथैतदप्यशक्तोऽसि कर्तुं मद्योगमाश्रितः। सर्वकर्मफलत्यागं ततः कुरु यतात्मवान्।।12.11।। If you are unable to do even this, in that case, having resorted to the Yoga for Me, thereafter renounce the results of all works by becoming controlled in mind. Continuing his teachings Swamiji said, in chapter 12, from shloka # 3 to # 11, […]


Dharma is a unique Vedic statement with immense hidden meaning.  The word Dharm is derived from the root Dhru – which means that supports, protects, sustains, holds,  – “Dhrayathe yat dharmaha”. Dharma is that principal which protects sustains the cosmic law and order.  There is no single equivalent English word, which justifies the full and […]

Ten Commandments of Hinduism

This is a special talk given by Swamiji on the new year day of 2000.  This one hour special talk discusses the following: Ten commandments that should be followed by all seekers of moksha The practical ways of following these ten commandments While many of us study vedanta, and are in the process of assimilating […]