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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.

October 16, 2018
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 - The Unapproachable Fortress

During the nine days of Durga Puja, God is adored as Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati: the three fundamental functions of cosmic energy. Energy is indeed indivisible, though its functions can be not only varied but apparently contradictory. The indivisible manifests as the diverse; all contr

October 16, 2018
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Total Awakening To Truth

Life is become a problem only because we have tried to isolated from death, treating death itself is a problem. When we see that death is not a problem but an inevitable ...

October 16, 2018
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 15: Sloka 5

However, attachment is deep in our very nature as love which is a synonym for oneness. Some attachment is all right as long as it is attachment to God. Our Master used to say: “Detach the mind from the world and attach it to the Lord.” Wean it from the gross impure attachments and let it incline<