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ByVrinda Kunja Ashram

Bhakti yoga in Bhagavad Gita

As a main pillar of Hindu philosophy, the Bhagavad Gita is one of the most widely studied volumes in the world. It is found not only in Hindu temples but also in millions of libraries and homes. The Bhagavad Gita was even used at a swearing-in ceremony for a member of the United States Congress. With great pleasure we present this article Bhakti Yoga in Bhagavad Gita by Bhakti Raksak Swami. He has collected many important facts about the Gita for our readers’ benefit.
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ByVrinda Kunja Ashram

Body, mind and soul

Exploring the truth about body, mind and soul

Throughout human history philosophers have been searching for answers to life’s greatest questions. What is life? Where does life come from? What is the purpose of life? What happens to us after we die?  Anyone who asks these kinds of questions becomes a philosopher and starts a spiritual quest towards self-realization. For a self-realization lot of philosopher and psyichologist start with studying of our body, mind and soul. 
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ByVrinda Kunja Ashram

Hare Krishna Mantra

The Hare Krishna mantra, also known as the Maha Mantra, is a 16 word mantra. We have collected basic information about this famous mantra.

History and background of the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra

The first mention of the Hare Krishna mantra is in the Katha Upanishad, compiled thousands of years ago.  The Katha Upanishad belongs to ancient Vedic literature.  The Mahamantra originally appeared with a slightly inverted variation: Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare. Around five hundred years ago the Supreme Lord appeared as Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who changed it to the current transcendental form: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. This mantra is called the Maha Mantra which means the Great Mantra as it is considered to be the most important of all mantras.
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ByVrinda Kunja Ashram

Karma and Reincarnation

The unified concept of karma and reincarnation is a fundamental aspect of Hindu philosophy. Various concepts of karma and reincarnation have captivated the minds of people since the dawn of human civilization. This mysterious and intriguing subject has been debated by spiritual and religious leaders, philosophers and great thinkers past and present. Here, a short but illuminating article by Vrinda family member Radha Govinda devi from Switzerland offers a unique Vedic perspective on the matter.
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