Author Archives: M. Shri

This blog is back

After a gap of about five years, this blog is back with a new name — Aspirations for God. In the process of migrating this blog from the previous web address, some of your comments may have been lost. Your … Continue reading

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Yogavasistha: Tandava and the dissolution

It is believed that Rudra, a form of Shiva, performs the Tandava dance with his Shakti when it is time for the dissolution of the universe. However, according to the Yogavasistha [1], this dance is a continuous process. Symbolizing the … Continue reading

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Holi: Celebration vs. Renunciation

In the most popular traditional story about Holi, we should note that Prahlada, the child devotee, was not only saved from an aunt who hated him, but he was also saved from the boon of Brahma, the writer of the … Continue reading

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Can Rama give us money too?

While both Bhakti Saints and ordinary people may believe that Rama takes care of every being in his creation, the question about money becomes irrelevant for the saints, who would never aspire for finances and have only learned to think … Continue reading

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Who is a Bhakti saint?

In order to answer this question, we will first take a look at the simpler question, “Who is a saint?” and then simply add the element of bhakti to the answer. As my reference, I am selecting the discussion between … Continue reading

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