AYURVEDA AND AGNI – 2

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Continued from AYURVEDA AND AGNI – 1 Ayurveda says that the Nature or entire Universe is governed and composed by five gross elements (Pancha Mahabhutas) viz. Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. The human body is part of this nature so it is also governed and composed by these five elements. All these elements, more than… Read more »

Ayurveda and Agni – 1

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Recently at Pune my wife and I were fortunate enough to meet a renowned master of Ayurveda. He was an elderly gentleman of around 60-65 years with an impeccable reputation as an Ayurvedacharya. It was vouched by many that he can tell the exact number of blocks in your arteries just by checking your pulse… Read more »

Devi Mahatmya – Day 2

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The Devi Puja during Navratri festival is not considered complete without recitation of the Devi Mahatmya.  Recitation of verses of Devi Mahatmya is one of the most important aspects of “Chandi homa”. The Devi Mahatmya (also called as the Durga Saptshati or Chandi) is an ancient Sanskrit text dedicated to the glory of Mother Divine…. Read more »

Significance of Navaratri –Day 1

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Today is the first day of “Sharad Navartri” also called as “Maha Navaratri” (the Great Navratri). Today is the beginning of the most auspicious nine days period. Navaratri has two meanings – “New Night” and “Nine Nights”. ‘Nav” means either New or Nine and ‘Ratri’ means nights. Now, why these nine days are called nights? ‘Ratri’ or… Read more »

The Elusive Truth

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It is said that it is very difficult to capture the reality or Truth in words. Words try to create an impression or understanding about the reality but that understanding is not the experience of the actual reality. Truth is very elusive. To take an example – “Advaita Vedanta” claims that there is an all… Read more »

The Balancing Act

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How do we feel if we do not get proper sleep for a couple of days? We naturally feel drained out. Our energy and enthusiasm level goes down and we are unable to give 100% in our work throughout the day. On the other hand, when can we have really sound sleep? It is possible… Read more »