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This is a very detailed and lucid compendium on all most important tenets of Viśiṣṭādvaita or “Qualified Dualism” school of understanding as founded by great Āchārya Śrī Rāmānuja and transmitted and practised in Śrī Vaishnavism.

The name of the present work is “The Light of Rāmānuja’s School” or “Yatīndra-Mata-Dīpikā” by Śrīnivāsa Āchārya, who lived probably in the beginning of the 17th century.

#vaishnavism #srivaishnavism #religion #philosophy #hinduism  
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In the following pages you can find a short overview of the six major schools of Indian Philosophy, also traditionally termed Six Darśanas or Shad-Darśanas, such as:

The Nyāya, The Vaiśeṣika, The Sānkhya, The Yoga, The Pūrva Mimāṁsa 6. The Uttara-Mimāṁsa or The Vedanta + as also the major teachings of Shaivism and Śaktism.

#Philosophy #Spirituality #India #Vedanta #Yoga  
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People in many parts of the world have become disillusioned with institutional, politically-compromised forms of Christianity. And as this occurs, there is increased interest in learning more about Anabaptism and other Free Church traditions that have called for a radical return to New Testament faith.
#Religion #Spirituality #Christianity #Anabaptist #Mennonite  
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This is the story about Saint Athanasius of Alexandria (c. 296–298 – 2 May 373), also called Athanasius the Great or Athanasius the Confessor, was the 20th bishop of Alexandria, Egypt, then a part of Roman Empire (as Athanasius I).
His episcopate lasted 45 years (c. 8 June 328 – 2 May 373), of which over 17 were spent in five exiles ordered by four different Roman emperors.
Athanasius is a renowned Christian theologian, a Church Father, the chief defender of Nicene Creed against Arianism, and a noted Egyptian leader of the fourth century.
#Religion #Spirituality #Christianity #Orthodox #Catholic  
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Consider for a moment that a seeker accepts an undeserving guru by mistake. When he slowly comes to know that his guru, even though he is a knower of the scriptures, is neither preaching nor living according to them, then the student should leave that guru immediately without fear.

The Mahābhārata says clearly:
'The one who doesn't know what is right and what is wrong, and is leading an unrighteous life, that person is to be discarded, even though he may be a guru.' (Shanti Parva 5.77)
#Vedanta #Vaishnavism #Hinduism #Spirituality #Religion  
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This collection is dedicated to the fundamental, most important life’s work of Vedanta Deśikan (1268–1370) about the fundamental doctrines, teachings and philosophy of Śrī Vaiṣṇavism.
The present classical work is known as Śrīmad Rāhasyatraya Sāram, which could be translated as The Essence of the Holy Three Secrets – referring to the 3 fundamental Secrets-Mantras of Śrī Vaiṣṇavism.

#Vaishnavism #Hinduism #Religion #Spirituality #Ramanuja #Vedanta  
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Devī Māhātmyam | Durgā Saptashatī - Full text English/ Sanskrit - you can read online.
The Devi Mahātmyam  (Sanskrit: देवीमाहात्म्यम्), or "Glory of the Goddess") is a very popular devotional text in Hinduism and a root text of Śaktism, from Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa describing the victory of the goddess Durgā over the demon Mahishasura. It’s authorship is attributed to the sage (Rishi) Mārkaṇḍeya.

Devī Māhātmyam is also known as the Durgā Saptashatī (दुर्गासप्तशती) or simply Saptashatī, Caṇḍī (चण्डी) or Caṇḍī Pāṭha (चण्डीपाठः): pāṭha – "reading" – refers to the act of ritual reading.

The text is called Saptaśati as it contains 700 verses (saptashata; "seven hundred"), arranged into 13 chapters. This count includes one-line sentences which are not strictly verses.

#Hinduism #Religion #Purana #spirituality  
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In order to avoid the obvious question - "What do I know and what can I teach?"
­ the theory explained that it is not necessary to know anything and that the artist and the poet teach unconsciously.
Since I was considered a remarkable artist and poet, it was quite natural for me to embrace this theory. As an artist and poet I wrote and taught without myself knowing what I was teaching.
I received money for doing this; I enjoyed excellent food, lodgings, women, society; I was famous. Therefore whatever I was teaching must have been very good.
As a result of my association with these people, I took up a new vice: I developed a pathological pride and the insane conviction that it was my mission to teach people without knowing what I was teaching them.
/Leo Tolstoy/
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Swami Vivekananda was also a great social reformer – always reminding that God is manifested in everything and all people – and the service to people is also service to almighty God! We should learn to see the God in every being and treat it like God.

Many of His lectures later became books from which already several generations have learned the eternal and universal truths of Vedic teaching, what is bhakti yoga, rāja yoga, karma yoga and many other spiritual teachings, necessary for the spiritual perfection and the perfection of the whole world.
#Vedanta #Ramakrishna #Hinduism #spirituality #religion  
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