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Both a renowned Sanskrit scholar and yogi, Swami Venkatesananda - like his master, Swami Sivananda - can be regarded as a sage of practical wisdom.

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Daily Readings

The next three daily readings are shown below. You may also view a complete listing on our Calendar of Daily Readings.

March 21, 2019
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) - Chapter III: 35

This is the natural corollary of the basic teaching of The Bhagavad Gītā that all life is sacred, that there is nothing high or low in life’s activities, and that our actions should not be motivated by private desires. Why and when does one switch from ...

March 21, 2019
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Yoga, Seeing The Truth

I do not know who I am, but somehow I know I am. This being an impossible position, I seek an identification. Identifications are available in plenty in this world. I gather these false labels and somehow ...

March 21, 2019
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — Svadhyaya, Study of Scriptures

While practicing some kind of enquiry - mental tapas - the masters say it is essential that there should be an intelligent understanding of the truth. Therefore they recommend svadhyaya study. Otherwise it