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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.

January 19, 2019
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) Chapter 2: 9-10

It is strange what ignorance and delusion can do to man. Arjuna was ‘the destroyer of foes’. He could fight with lord Śiva himself! He was afraid of none – men, angels or demons. Yet, here he is, despondent and ...

January 19, 2019
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) - Total Health

It is not possible to say that there is a physical part of health, because this physical part of health cannot be parted or separated from the rest of it. If I separate the physical aspect of it, then ...

January 19, 2019
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - Self-Sacrifice Misunderstood

Perhaps, the concept of self-sacrifice has been grossly misunderstood. Perhaps it implies "Abandon your own selfish, limited or personal idea or concept of what justice, etc. may mean. In that supreme sacrifice ...