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87. Darshan of Shri Rama

The following post is one from the Ramacharitmanas series by Hanuman Dass.  Every week we move forward in our journey through the Ramayana of Love, as spoken by the great Saint Tulasidas.  The Ramacharitmanas has been described by the Acharya Vinoba Bhave as being similar to a cross between the Bible and Shakespeare. The Ramacharitmanas is

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86. King Janaka meets Shri Rama

Sitting on the banks of the river Ganga, the sage Vishvamitra spoke to Shri Rama and Lakshmana about the greatest of rivers.  He explained how the holy river purifies not only living beings but the whole universe.   Vishvamitra, the son of Gadhi, went on to perform his daily prayers together with a host of

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85. Living With Vishvamitra

The following post is one from the Ramacharitmanas series by Hanuman Dass.  Every week, we move forward in our journey through the Ramayana of Love, as spoken by the great Saint Tulasidas.  The Ramacharitmanas has been described by the Acharya Vinoba Bhave as being similar to a cross between the Bible and Shakespeare. The Ramacharitmanas is

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84. Shri Rama’s Great Game

The following post is one from the Ramacharitmanas series by Hanuman Dass.  Every week, we move forward in our journey through the Ramayana of Love, as spoken by the great Saint Tulasidas.  The Ramacharitmanas has been described by the Acharya Vinoba Bhave as being similar to a cross between the Bible and Shakespeare. The Ramacharitmanas is

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83. A Mothers Love For Her Child

The following post is one from the Ramacharitmanas series by Hanuman Dass.  Every week, we move forward in our journey through the Ramayana of Love, as spoken by the great Saint Tulasidas.  The Ramacharitmanas has been described by the Acharya Vinoba Bhave as being similar to a cross between the Bible and Shakespeare. The Ramacharitmanas is

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82. The Naming of Shri Rama

The following post is one from the Ramacharitmanas series.  Every week, we move forward in our journey through the Ramayana of Love, as spoken by the great Saint Tulasidas.  The Ramacharitmanas has been described as being similar to a cross between the Bible and Shakespeare. The Ramacharitmanas is like an ocean of love and bliss and

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80. Rama’s Voice

To Brahmas beautiful prayer, Rama responded by saying: ‘Do not be fearful.  For all of the good and saintly people of the world, for all of the Yogis, for all of the Gods and for righteousnesses, I shall come.  I shall be born as a human on Earth. In the glorious solar dynasty, I shall

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What is Enlightenment?

The word enlightenment is used in a variety of contexts.  From the perspective of the Upanishads, we have a very good word to describe the nature of enlightenment.  The word is satchitananda.  The word satchitananda is a composition of the three attributes to enlightenment. The first, sat, means truth.  This is is the truth of the

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Reflections: Equanimity

“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.” ― Marcus Aurelius Sometimes things go our way,  sometimes they don’t.  That’s how life works.  Regardless of the outcome of our actions, we should aim to remain steadfast.

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77. Lanka, Our Own Kingdom of Desires

Mandodari, the daughter of Maya, married Ravana.  As part of this marriage Maya constructed for them a majestic fortress on the island of Lanka. It was greater than anything that existed on Earth.  Decked with gold, silver, and precious jewels, even the fortress walls shone resplendently.  The oceans surrounding the island kissed the Kingdom’s golden

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76. The Nature of Ravana’s Desire

By means of a Brahmana’s curse, the once virtuous King Pratabhandu was reborn as the terrible demon King Ravana. Ravana had two brothers, Kumbhakarana, who was a powerful giant, and Vibhishana, who was Ravana’s minister.  All though each of them performed exactly the same yogic austerities and various kinds of penances, due to their individual natures, they

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