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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.

August 21, 2019
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 11: 38

We are often confronted with the unavoidable confusion which arises when an attribute assumes a proper name; a functional or characteristic definition surrenders its ...

August 22, 2019
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 11: 39-40

The famous vaidika declaration is echoed here: God is one, sages call him variously as IndraVaruṇa, etc. These are but the functional attributes ...

September 12, 2019
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 12: 20

Modern man, though he does not discard objects of nature (like wood), sneers at dharma, feeling it is ...