The Importance of Sri Ramakrishna The life and teachings of Sri Ramakrishna have had, and still do have, an enormous impact on spiritual evolution. Even today, people from around the world find inspiration from his example of dedication and take comfort in His universal teachings. In India, Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti is celebrated as one of […]
The Devi Mandir was packed with people on Sunday, May 10th to honor our beautiful Mother Shree Maa on Mother’s Day.
It was a day to demonstrate our love for Her. It was a time to say thank you for the special attention She gives to each of us. It was a time to honor Her as the Universal Mother through puja, and …read more
Ramakrishna: The Nectar of Eternal Bliss, Ch. 1: How Can She Stay Away? Class 2: Ch. 1, p.28 Video 28:13-30:27 Call, oh my mind, with a real cry. If you do, can the Divine Mother, Kali, stay far away? How will She stay far away from a true devotee? How can She stay away […]
Ramakrishna: The Nectar of Eternal Bliss, Introduction: Come and See! Class 1: Introduction, p.1 Video 1:06-3:24 Hey, all citizens of the city! Come and see! Come and see! Ramakrishna has taken the form of the tree which grants the fruit of all desire. Come quickly and see! He is standing there giving […]
Tattva Janana Class 2 March 29, 2013 47:40-1:01:00 Q: Since this is Good Friday, can you explain a little bit about the significance of Good Friday? Yes, I can. Just a very little. On Good Friday, it was the end of the Passover, and Jesus went to Jerusalem. And Jesus said, “Let’s purify […]
Get into the Christmas bhavana with this series of three short video clips with Swamiji on the essence of Christmas!
In the first video, Swamiji discusses Christmas as a celebration of Christ – the embodiment of Universal Love. In the next video, Swamiji challenges us to …read more
Trailinga Swamiji started his tapasya after age 50, yet reached liberation through performing great austerities.
Learn about how this remarkable sadhu renounced the world, became completely absorbed in God, performed several benevolent miracles, and had an immense influence on our Swamiji. …read more
Shree Maa and Swamijii show us the path to living in Sanatana Dharma, the eternal ideal of perfection. By following their teachings and modeling their exemplary actions, we blossom and live with God in every moment.
This fascinating article reveals the eight forms of ideal behavior, explains the key ingredient necessary to live in dharma, and provides the essence of Shree Maa and Swamij’s teachings. …read more
Sir John Woodroffe was an amazing intellectual who translated more than twenty Tantric Sanskrit texts.
His understanding of Tantra was meticulous, his translations were classic, and his influence on our Swamiji was transformational. …read more
Rare it is when we make contact with a sadhak whose devotion is so intense and purely expressed that he or she is able to influence millions of people through the centuries.
Yet, Ramprasad Sen, through his devotional words expressed in his poetry and songs, left imprints on the hearts of Bengalis since the eighteenth century. …read more
Shirdi Sai Baba’s greatness revealed itself in His every day life, through the demonstration of ideal (dharmic) actions.
He taught the fundamentals of Advaita Vedanta (non-duality) and Sanatana Dharma (ideal behavior) by living with the common man, demonstrating endless compassion toward all living beings, and shaping each and every person who was blessed to get His darshan. …read more
Adi Shankara, also known as Shankaracharya, is a remarkable Saint who gives a new meaning to the word “efficiency.” He advanced the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, was a distinguished teacher, developed exceptional disciples, organized the Ten Orders of Sannyasa which are still in existence today, and wrote profound spiritual hymns for all of the deities!
Whether we realize it or not, this great Sage has touched each and every one of us. …read more