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Glossary

Glossary Many proper names are listed under this glossary with the link reference. These include names of places, people, festivals, organisations, and sacred texts. A Adi Shankara – well-known theologian and founder of the advaita school. Also called Adi Shankaracharya. Advaita – non-dualism, the name of the theology equating the soul with God. Advaitin – […]

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ART-1205 The Life of Chaitanya

Word document download: ART-1205 Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was born in Navadwip, situated on the bank of the holy Ganges River in Bengal, on February 18th 1486. The moon was eclipsed at the time, and the people were then engaged, as was usual on such occasions, in bathing in the River Bhagirathi with loud cheers of […]

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OUTLINE, STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF THE BHAGAVAD GITA

Word document download: FCT-1103 Outline The Bhagavad Gita begins with an inquiry.1 With the two armies preparing for battle, Dhritarashtra, the father of the Kurus, was doubtful about the possibility of his sons’ victory over the Pandavas (the sons of Pandu). He therefore asked his secretary, Sanjaya, about the situation on the battlefield. Even whilst […]

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THE BHAGAVAD GITA

Word document download: FCT-1102 Bhagavad Gita means “The Song of the Lord”. It was spoken by Lord Krishna who is considered Bhagavan (the Supreme Personality of Godhead) to his friend Arjuna just prior to the Battle of Kurukshetra. Present day Kurukshetra is located one hundred miles north-west of New Delhi. It is composed of seven […]

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ISKCON – THE PHILOSOPHY

Word document download: FCT-0102 The conscious living entity (jiva or atman) is distinct from the body made of inert matter (Prakriti). The Jivas are the eternally subordinate fragmental parts of God (Ishvara). Both the soul and the Supreme are spirit (Brahman). Prakriti, consisting of the three qualities (gunas), is completely subordinate to the will of […]

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ART-0506 Gaya

Gaya: The Place to Liberate the Ancestors Gaya is connected primarily to Lord Vishnu, and is especially important in connection with the Shraddha ceremony. Gaya was included in the ancient kingdom of Magadha. Gaya is named after a demon named Gayasura, son of Tripurasura. Gayasura acquired divine power so that anyone who saw or touched […]