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This podcast is about cultivating self-awareness in spiritual practice by paying attention to one’s thoughts and feelings to know truths about oneself, without cognitive distortions and self-deception. The practice of truthfulness in relation to oneself leads to better self-awareness and discernment.

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Category:Spiritual -- posted at: 3:59pm EDT

India is the only country where its ancient culture and native faiths survived centuries of foreign oppression, colonialism, imperialism, the Industrial revolution, two World Wars, scientific rationalism, and an organized onslaught by well-funded foreign institutions to undermine and degrade them. India is also the only country that gave birth to at least four major world religions and innumerable religious and spiritual movements.

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Category:Hinduism -- posted at: 11:37am EDT

A few thoughts on how Brahman (God) should be worshipped or approached, and whether he has a specific name and form. Occasionally you come across people who dispute the notion that God is impersonal and formless. According to them God cannot be impersonal or formless. For them, God is personal and possesses specific, recognizable form, which is permanent and universal. Should we agree with this view?

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Category:Hinduism -- posted at: 2:04pm EDT

In this presentation Jayaram V speaks about cognitive errors and biases which interfere with our thinking and decision making and how to overcome them to improve our thinking and perception and learn to think with clarity and understanding. 

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 1:08am EDT

The Bhagavadgita contains many lessons. The one presented in this podcast is very important. It is indeed the heart of Bhagavadgita wisdom. Those who understand it do not judge people by their actions but look to the motive and use their discernment to know whether those actions are justified or not. Find out what the lesson is.

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Category:Hinduism -- posted at: 10:37am EDT

Thousands of years ago, the Jain monks proposed an Atomic theory of their own, which may better be described as the quantum theory. They believed that the matter was made of minute particles called atoms or Paramanu. Numerous atoms of opposite nature joined together to form matter of various kinds. When souls came into contact with them, they became impure and bound. 

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Category:Jainism -- posted at: 7:42pm EDT

This is a small talk on the meaning and significance of Jhanas in Buddhist spiritual practice. Jhana is the Pali equivalent of the Sanskri word, Dhyana, which means meditation. In Buddhism, Jhana refers to both meditation and the state of meditative absorption. Four such Jhanas were identified by the Buddha, each having its own distinguishing features.

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Category:Buddhism -- posted at: 7:38pm EDT

In this audio, Jayaram V speaks about the types, qualities and essential aspects of souls according to Jainism and why Jains avoid eating meat and meat products.

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Category:Jainism -- posted at: 6:15pm EDT

In this presentation Jayaram V talks about three important misconceptions regarding Jainism, one of the oldest and continuing religions of the world.

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Category:Jainism -- posted at: 5:46pm EDT

What leads to success? How can you ensure that your efforts are progressing in the right direction? The author suggests three important factors and a simple and straightforward approach to achieve success in any field or project.

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT




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