Sunday Salvation

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By Sunil Kumar As I ventured into the “Soulful Sunday” class; taking stock of my weekly moods that vary between bouts of patriotism; Spanish soap operas, Smallville and the daily social network trawling which yields both brickbats, bouquets and gems. …

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Bhagavad Gita 2.13 and 4.9

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By Sunil Kumar A discussion on two shlokas from the Bhagavad Gita; First 2.13 dehino ‘smin yathā dehe kaumāraṁ yauvanaṁ jarā tathā dehāntara-prāptir dhīras tatra na muhyati [Bg. 2.13] Note the use of the diacritical marks(showed to use emphasis) dehinah—of …

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Who won the Mahabharata war really?

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By Sunil Kumar The Mahabharata war was won by the Pandavas; but symbolically; it’s only dharma vs. adharma, the whole thrust of the Bhagavad Gita. Lord Krishna knew that the Kurus were destined for annihilation; and it was supposed to …

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What is written in the Vedas?

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By Sunil Kumar The Vedas are among the earliest literary compilations on the planet; and were probably composed on the banks of the Saraswati river. There are 4 Vedas and 108 Upanishads currently.(1180 originally). They have been regarded as “apaurusheya”(revelations, …

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What is the meaning of the verse 2.29 from the Bhagavad Gita?

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By Sunil Kumar This verse is attempting to describe the different notions about the soul; depending on the nature of men. Broadly, most Indic philosophy and the Bhagavad Gita describe men to be under the influence of the three gunas; …

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Beyond The Taj: Development In The Rustic Heart Of India

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By Sunil Kumar The Taj Mahal is one of the most potent symbols of India around the world. It conjures up an idyllic vista; of an endlessly mysterious land; a timeless civilization. Was this a monument to love; or an …

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The Tao Of Nature

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By Sunil Kumar “Wu Wei” in Taoism is equated with effortless action; or following the stream of consciousness. In simple words; non-action in action; not coveting any goal; a concept similar to the Bhagavad Gita. View image | gettyimages.com But …

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