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Karma & Rebirth

Any individual, at some point of time in his life, would be asking himself what brought him into this world of sufferings and what should he do to liberate himself from it. According to scriptures, every birth an individual takes is the result of his past Karma. Karma is not to be confused with fate. […]

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How I became a devotee of Paramacharya

  I It was sometime in 1963.  The queue that formed at Sankara Mutt at Kanchi to get Prasad and blessing from His Holiness, Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamigal was moving steadily.  At the tail end of the queue, I too was standing, very impatiently.  Now, you would ask me: “why this impatience?”  In fact, I […]

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The Knower and the Known are One

  After travelling long distances and trekking difficult terrains, Ayyappa pilgrims reach the Sabari Hill. On climbing the sacred eighteen steps, the first thing they see is the mahavakya displayed above: ‘Tatvamasi’, ‘You are That’. This indicates that your Self is Parabrahmn, the eternal reality.  This teaching which underlines the truth of your oneness or […]

Arul Prakasa Vallalar – The Embodiment of Compassion Read more

Arul Prakasa Vallalar – The Embodiment of Compassion

  Sri Ramalinga Adigalar, popularly known as Arut Prakasa Vallalar, was a visionary, a divine personality, an erudite scholar, a philosopher, a social reformer and above all a human with a heart full of compassion and love. He was a visionary because he visualized a world without borders; a world without distinctions and differences. He […]

The Magnificence of Muruga Read more

The Magnificence of Muruga

    ‘Muruga’; the very word spells charm, splendour, beauty, knowledge and power.  The people worship Him, admire Him, adore Him, respect him and love Him because they find that there is a divine and magnetic appeal in Him.   Muruga, the Lord of love and compassion exercises an enormous influence on the people.  In Palani, […]