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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.

June 4, 2020
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter VII: 14-15

Maya is regarded as an illusion, and illusion is such only to one who regards that illusion as the reality. A careful study of these two stanzas reveals to us several ...

June 4, 2020
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — The Fourth State

Meditation is the direct im-mediate observation of the arising of the "I", the ego, without a mediator. A mediator is merely another distraction. Even words, descriptions of meditation, may be ...

June 4, 2020
insights & Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — The Darkest Hour Is Before The Dawn

Irrespective of what we do or do not do, dawn breaks after the darkest hour.  One might regret the darkness of this hour but the dawn is always welcome. In The Bhagavatam, a description of ...