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  1. Gayatri mantra & Ramayan

    Our Shastra is not just meaningful explanation or narration. It is embibed in chhanda - meters -- and this extends beyond the core Vedas -- like anushTup chhanda being used for Bhagavad GeetA.

    It is not at all surprising that Valmiki wrote RamayaN in such a way that each 1000 shlokas are the "vistaar" (expansions) of 24 syllables, "beeja" (seeds) of the GayatrI mantra. It means the saar i.e. ESSENCE of RAmAyaN is the GAyatrI. Yes, our scriptures are esoteric.
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    Updated 13 May 2015 at 11:28 PM by smaranam

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  2. Pearls of Transcendence

    sacchidAnanda rUpAya vishwatpathyAdi hetave
    tApatraya vinAshAya shri kRshNAya vayam numah: ||


    Many many pearls have been given by Shri KrshNa -- this blog will try to collect some

    Today's pearls will be from the KRshNa -- Uddhava conversation in Shrimad BhAgvat a.k.a. Uddhava GitA ~

    SB 11.19.1 Without relying simply on conclusions of scriptures, one who has acquired knowledge by AtmasAkshAtkAra (has realized the Self, AtmA), that person should,
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    Updated 10 May 2015 at 12:09 PM by smaranam

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    Shri KRshNa's Pearls