Tag: hinduism

The Holy Science

The_Holy_Science is a book by Sri_Yukteswar_Giri written in 1894, which seeks to show the commonalities between the Upanishads and the Bible. Download it here.

Interestingly, Manu was a rishi of the Satya Yuga and the Kali Yuga is said to have ended around 1700AD. The Yugas are the ages as the sun moves in its 24,000 year orbit around the zodiac. Satya Yuga is the period where the sun is closest to the Vishnunabhi, the seat of the creative power, Brahma (or as David Frawley says, when our twin star, a dark one blocks us from it). Read more »

poem on samadhi

By Paramahansa Yogananda, this poem is taken from Chapter 14 and is about Samadhi. You can see it here on YieldMore. Read more »

1000 names of vishnu

Click here to see it as recited, with the names and meanings beside it.

Also get the lyrics here.

Background

Soon after the death of Duryodhana, Yudhisthira was coroneted as the king. Though the war was over, Bheeshma was still lying on the bed of arrows as he vowed to leave this world only when the kingdom of Hastinapur is safe. Knowing this, immediately after the coronation, Yudhisthira, accompanied by Lord Krishna and his brothers, went to Bheeshma. Before leaving his mortal body, Bheeshma gives a long discourse to Yudhisthira on various aspects of life and Dharma. After listening to everything, Yudhisthira wants to know if there is any one thing through which one can achieve all; and Bheeshma prescribes the Viashnusahasranama stotra. Read more »