Sakama Karma in Sastra

Question: Can you name references in sastra to sakama [action based on the desire for sense enjoyment] Answer: The reference for sakama karma, usually called kamya karma, can be found in many places. The first is in Gita itself kamyanam karmana nyasam …. (18.2)  The other places are Gitabhusa ...

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Knowledge from the Vedas

The Upanishads are part of the Vedas, the oldest scriptures of the world. There are four Vedas, namely the Rig, Sama, Yajur and Atharva Veda. Each Veda is further divided into four parts which are called Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyaka and Upanishad. The first three parts of each Veda mainly deal with r ...

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Bhakti Prevails

by Satyanarayana Dasa: The confrontation between the four Kumaras and the gatekeepers of Vaikuntha is analyzed very wonderfully in Srila Jiva Gosvami’s Bhagavat-sandarbha. The episode appears in the fifteenth chapter of the Third Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam.

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The Yoga of Dejection

by Satyanarayana Dasa: We all have suffered from temporary phases of dejection at some point in our lives. Dejection overwhelms us when the unexpected transpires over the expected, when the bad overcomes the good, and when the evil visits us instead of the righteous. Being human, it is very normal f ...

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Basic Principles of Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a part of the Vedas which are the oldest scriptures of the world. There are four Vedas: Rig, Yajur, Sama, and Atharva. Each Veda has a supplementary or secondary part. Ayurveda is the secondary part of Atharveda.

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