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The departure of Bhakti Saints

I met an acquaintance last week who discussed when selected Bhakti Saints were born in North India. At one point, he informed me that some academics have a hard time believing that Sant Ravidas was the guru of Mirabai or … Continue reading

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Shukadeva: Shiva’s grace on Vyasa

The Mahabharata tells us that Sage Veda Vyasa had meditated on Bhagwan Shiva for a hundred years to obtain a great child. Pleased by Vyasa’s devotion, Shiva blessed him with a son who was as pious as agni (fire), vayu … Continue reading

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Brahman-rishi Vasistha as Lord Rama’s guru

On seeing his beings suffer on earth, Lord Brahma creates Rishi Vasistha from his thought with an intention to provide everyone with a path through which sorrow can be entirely eliminated.1 As soon as Vasistha, endowed with a kamandal 2 … Continue reading

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Do we have to renounce wealth to enroll in spirituality?

I once heard a countryside story wherein a follower visited a saint to beg for money. Finding his monetary needs genuine, the saint filled the follower’s jholi (shirt) with a handful of soil. The follower, disappointed with the gift, left … Continue reading

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