Ganesha Mantra

A beautiful mantra to Ganesha, the Hindu deity that removes obstacles. Om Shrim Hrim Klim Glaum, Gam Ganapataye, Vara Varada, Sarva Jana Me, Vasha Manaya Svaha What does this mantra mean? Love & beauty, clear perception, powerful energy and stability. Primal seed, Ganesha, bless me. Help me steady my thoughts and emotions. Here’s a nice […]

The Five Features of Consciousness

Many believe consciousness comes from the body but how can consciousness arise from a combination of five inert elements of which the body is made – earth, water, fire, air and space? Or even the expanded 118 elements of the period table? In other words, how can something, sentience, come from nothing, insentience? Does moonlight […]

Order of Vedantic Study

Before exploring the Upanishads, it is recommended that students explore the following texts: The Self, Swami Paramarthananda Introduction to Vedanta, Swami Dayananda The Teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, Swami Dayananda Tattvabodhah, Swami Dayananda Value of Values, Swami Dayananda Bhagavad Gita Home Study, Swami Dayananda (nine volumes) Atmabodha, Swami Dayananda Vivekachudamani, Swami Paramarthanda (audio) Rama Gita, […]