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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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(T) Arjuna’s Dilemma on the Battlefield (dilemmas)

STO-701 This passage give some background information to the Battle of Kurukshetra and the difficult situation Arjuna faced prior to that great conflict. It also serves to show how the Bhagavad Gita came to be spoken. For more information, please refer to “The Heart of Hinduism” Teachers’ Book pages 126-127. The Mahabharata explains how Dhritarashtra […]

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Scriptural Verses D (secondary audio CD)

Scriptural Verses D (secondary version) Section D – Verses Spoken on the Audio CD The following is a transcript of the verses on the Audio CD (Tracks 4-10), along with the accompanying narrative. There may be slight differences from the spoken version. Track 4 All but one of the following verses are from the Bhagavad […]

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STO-701 – Arjuna’s Dilemma on the Battlefield (dilemmas)

STO-701-sec This passage give some background information to the Battle of Kurukshetra and the difficult situation Arjuna faced prior to that great conflict. It also serves to show how the Bhagavad Gita came to be spoken. For more information, please refer to “The Heart of Hinduism” Teachers’ Book pages 126-127. The Mahabharata explains how Dhritarashtra […]

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STO-320 – Stories of Surya

STO-320-sec Surya and Sanjana In Hindu mythology, Surya married Sanjana and she bore two children, Yama and Yami. Yama is the God of Death, and Yami is more commonly called Yamuna, the sacred river that runs through Vrindavana and New Delhi. Sanjaya, however, could not bear the intense light and heat radiating from her fiery […]

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STO-204 – The Story of Draupadi (assertiveness and compassion)

STO-204-sec Draupadi was the daughter of Maharaja Drupada. The king performed a great sacrifice under the superintendence of the sage Yaja. By his first offering, Dhrishtadyumna was born. At Kurukshetra, he killed Drona, his father’s arch enemy. By the second offering, Draupadi was born. An aero-message declared that she was born for the destruction of […]

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STO-208 – Queen Kunti (attitudes towards suffering)

STO-208-sec Kunti was the daughter of Maharaj Surasena and the sister of Krishna’s father, Vasudeva. King Kunti-Bhoja adopted her and hence she was known as Kunti. She once served the powerful mystic sage Durvasa who gave her a mantra by which she could invoke any of the demigods. Out of youthful inquisitiveness, she tried the […]

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(P) Stories connected with Raksha Bandhan

STO-401 There are number of stories or incidents connected with Raksha Bandhan, and we narrate five, as follows: The Bhavishya Purana cites a story that the Devas (demigods) once battled with the Asuras (demons) for twelve years. However, the Devas, headed by the mighty Indra, were losing the war. As they prepared to fight again, […]

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(T) Stories of Surya

STO-320 Surya and Sanjana In Hindu mythology, Surya married Sanjana and she bore two children, Yama and Yami. Yama is the God of Death, and Yami is more commonly called Yamuna, the sacred river that runs through Vrindavana and New Delhi. Sanjaya, however, could not bear the intense light and heat radiating from her fiery […]

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Krishna

Download PDF: PCT-305 Krishna is often considered the eighth incarnation of Vishnu. Many think him to be God himself, and the terms Vishnu and Krishna are often used synonymously. He is perhaps the most popular deity, especially in North India and within the UK. Krishna is depicted with two hands, usually playing his flute. He wears […]

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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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ART-0001 Hinduism, how we see it

Download article ‘ART-0001 Hinduism, how we see it’ as word document The Western Educationalists’ Perspective on the Vedic Tradition Rasamandala Das Rasamandala dasa has offered us this article to help clarify some of the concerns and reservations that many of us may have with educational approaches to Vedanta and Hinduism. He reassures us with his […]

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ART-0502 Source of Ganges

Download article ‘ART-0502 Source of Ganges’ as word document Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri All these sites are in the Himalayas. The Ganges and Yamuna are often considered the two most sacred rivers. Badrinath Badrinath is the abode of the Nara-Narayana sages and is one of he eight self-manifested holy tirthas (places), as well as […]

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ART-0513 Kurukshetra

Kurukshetra: Where the Bhagavad Gita Was Spoken  This holy spot is especially related to the Bhagavad Gita. Verses from this book, as well as the One Thousand Names of Vishnu, are featured on the Audio page, Tracks 4-10 and 15 respectively. Kurukshetra is called “Dharma-kshetra” in the Bhagavad Gita. This is where the great battle […]