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Mukul Shri Goel is a spiritual writer who highlights how Hindus approach God and integrates lessons from ancient Indian literature with contemporary relevance.
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Tag Archives: Ramayana
We have already talked about the Navadha bhakti summarized in the Ramacharitamanasa. For a quick comparison, the nine forms of bhakti from the Puranas are listed in the table below. FORM FOCUSES ON AN EXEMPLAR Shravana Listening Kakbhushandi Kirtana Chanting … Continue reading
Besides chanting God’s name with faith and satsang, the classical nine kinds of devotion listed in the Ramacharitmanasa include adoration of God’s legends; ego less devotion to the Guru; singing praise for God with an honest heart; leading a spiritual … Continue reading
The first Dussehra was celebrated on Earth when the nectar in Ravana’s body was dried up by a weapon from Sri Rama’s quiver and Ravana, the symbol of unrighteousness, died after being hit by another divine weapon. As soon as … Continue reading
In the Ramacharitamansa, Goswami Tulasidasa says that his Lord, Sri Rama, is beyond comparison and “Rama is only comparable to Rama.” This implies that all the metaphors and adjectives that we use in our glorification of the Divine are false … Continue reading