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Liberation in a general sense means liberation from whatever that holds you back or keeps in check. There are many types of liberation. We speak here only two types of liberation, spiritual liberation and mental liberation. Mental liberation means freedom from the conditioning to which we are subject. It is liberation from the learning, beliefs, values, opinions, prejudices, judgments, worldviews, attitudes, standards, which we harbor in our minds because of our interaction with the external world.

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Category:Hinduism -- posted at: 2:03am EST

The Rudra of the Rigveda is a militant god of storms and lightening and a "provider of medicines". Though he did not enjoy the same status as Indra, Rudra definitely enjoyed his own importance in the Vedic pantheon because of his tempestuous nature, his association with storms and storm gods called Maruts and his ability to bring medicines to the people to prolong their lives.This is a musical invocation to them. The  music is composed digitally by Jayaram V

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Category:Music -- posted at: 2:57am EST

We generally think abundance in terms of having many luxuries and plenty of wealth. Abundance does not necessarily mean being rich or wealthy. It is one form of abundance only. Abundance applies to every aspect of life. It has both positive and negative aspects. Focus upon the positive types of abundance you have and make the best use of them.Make 

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 5:25pm EST

In ideal situations, you should not take any criticism personally. At the best, a criticism is a message or a feedback about yourself or your actions. It is like a raw data coming from one of the instruments in the  machinery of your life giving you vital information about some aspect of your life, actions or personality. Instead of accepting it as a piece of data, if you personalize it, you will lose objectivity and fail to make use of it effectively as an opportunity to improve yourself. We can use criticism to improve ourselves or depress ourselves. We have a choice here. We can perceive in it an opportunity for self-growth or a threat to lapse into self-pity and persecution complex. The best to deal with it is to accept it as a possible feedback and act upon it rationally and analytically. For that you have to recognize that your happiness comes not from the approval you gain from others but from being yourself and knowing yourself. 

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 10:14pm EST

There are three selves in you and you are probably aware of them. First, there is the physical self consisting of your body and brain, or what you may call the physical mind. Next, there is the mental self, consisting of your mind, thoughts, perceptions, feelings, memory and subconscious. Then you have the observing self, different from both, which you may discern at times in your meditation. The best way to enter this state is by focusing your mind upon your breathing and slowly becoming mindful of what is happening in you and around you. Another approach is to practice the "Not This, Not This" method (neti neti) mentioned in the Upanishads and remind yourself that you are not your mind and body. If you persist in your practice, gradually the idea will take root in you and you will become detached, composed and collected in your daily life, relationships, thinking and actions. You will bridge the gap between the observer and the observed, and grasp the essence of things that is not perceptible to the ordinary senses.

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Category:Spiritual -- posted at: 2:33pm EST

Nowadays you can create little pieces of music by putting together a few voices and instruments on a time line and after a few trials and tests come out with a good beat. If you have a good feel for music, you can create your own compositions for fun or for use in your videos and websites. This one is an example. It does not speak much about my talent, but the possibilities you have nowadays in being creative. You may Listen to my podcasts on Srutam.com or at hinduwebsite.com http://www.hinduwebsite.com/audio/index.asp . Jayaram V

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Category:Music -- posted at: 10:57am EST

There are many religious people who are deeply irreligious when it comes to the practice of morality and virtue upheld by the religion. In fact, the world worst offenders of social and moral norms are religious people. Why this is so? These issues are examined in this audio presentation.

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Category:Spiritual -- posted at: 1:32am EST

Know the power of healing compassion and how it can transform you and others. Compassion is the  most sublime and powerful emotion. With compassion you not only heal others but also heal yourself.

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Category:Spiritual -- posted at: 1:23pm EST

in Hinduism violence (himsa) not only means injuring or hurting others through force but also causing disturbances within oneself or others through intentional physical and mental actions.

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Category:Hinduism -- posted at: 11:15am EST

What suffering means in Hinduism and how it needs to be resolved.

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Category:Hinduism -- posted at: 3:19am EST

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