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Episodes from the Ramayana – Chapter 8

June 3, 2011

The Guru and the Pupils…Continued Rama stayed mostly indoors. He did not bathe at fixed hours as he was doing so far. He had a dislike to wear royal robes; he desisted from delicacies; he never sat on the golden throne; he appeared as if he was immersed in the contemplation of the Absolute, of […]

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Episodes of the Ramayana – Chapter 7

June 3, 2011

The Guru and the Pupils…Continued When they were in their eleventh or twelfth year, one day, Dasaratha called to his presence the minister Sumanthra, who was the repository of virtue, and commissioned him to arrange for teaching the princes the spiritual Science of Liberation. He said that however proficient a person may be in secular […]

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Episodes from the Ramayana – Chapter 6

June 3, 2011

The Guru and the Pupils The brothers lived in the guru’s house and served him with devotion. They renounced the comforts of the palace and gladly underwent the hardships. They carried out the wishes of the master in humility and with loyalty. They finished their studies in a very short period and mastered the subjects […]

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Episodes from the Ramayana – Chapter 5

March 4, 2011

Secret of the Princes Sumitra had nothing to do now for her children; but, since she loved her twins as her dear life, she spent some of her time with Kausalya and some with Kaika, fondling the children and attending to their needs. She moved from one palace to the other and relished her chore […]

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Episodes from the Ramayana – Chapter 4

March 4, 2011

The Princes Dasaratha had arranged elaborate banquets for all who attended the ceremony; he filled with joy every one who had come; he offered each one the hospitality and presents that the status of each deserved; he showered enormous gifts as charity and as ritual penance he distributed cows, lands, gold and other valuables to […]

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Episodes from the Ramayana – Chapter 3

March 4, 2011

The Sons The Queens finished the Ceremonial Bath (as advised by Vasishta); they entered the Palace Shrine where the altar of the Family Deity was: Vasishta completed the ceremony of worship. The payasam (food) that the Divine Person presented was then placed in three golden cups. Then, Vasishta called Dasaratha in and said, ‘Raja! Give […]

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Episodes from the Ramayana – Chapter 2

January 11, 2011

No Progeny from his Loins The King consulted priests, pundits and ministers and when he knew that their desire confirmed the earnest prayer of Kausalya, he married another wife, Sumithra. Sumithra lived up to her name, for she was indeed full of companionable virtues. Kausalya and Sumithra were bound to each other by ties of […]

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The second teachings of Bhagwan Valmiki

January 11, 2011

He is the knower, the knowledge and all that is to be known. He is the one that sees, He is the one doing the seeing, and all that is to be seen is Him. He is the doer and the receiver: therefore salutation to Him (who is all) knowledge himself. Yoga Vasistha Ch1. V2. […]

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Episodes from the Ramayana – Chapter 1

November 4, 2010

King Dasratha and Queen Kausalya: Father and Mother of Lord Rama King Dasaratha illumined all quarters of the Palace in the City of Ayodya. Like the rays of the rising Sun, he had the intrepidity and skill of ten charioteers rolled into one and so, the name Dasaratha (The-ten-chariot hero) was appropriate. No one could […]

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The first Teachings of Bhagwan Valmik Ji

November 4, 2010

“Salutaions to the Principle of Truth, from which all beings shine forth and have their existence and where alone they attain quiescence or absorption.” Yoga Vasistha. Ch1.V1. Where else have you ever seen a book that within the very first two lines the author answers the greatest scientific and religious questions about God and Creation? […]

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