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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 20, 2019
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) Chapter 2 Sloka 11

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 effeminately weeping right in the middle of the two armies, just in that situation whe

January 20, 2019
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) - To Calm The Mind

The body is not immortal, and eternal; it is subject to all difficulties; it is part of the physical universe; it came into being and it is been growing stronger and stronger. Later it will grow weaker and weaker in ...

January 20, 2019
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 Why Re-Read The Gita?

Why is it that we read The Bhagavad Gita over and over again? We don't read the morning paper twice unless there is some scandal or gossip. Isn't reading the Gita once enough ? 
But then we discover that ...