Author:shashikiran

ಅನಪೇಕ್ಷಿತಗುರುವಚನಾ ಸರ್ವಾನ್ಗ್ರಂಥೀನ್ವಿಭೇದಯತಿ ಸಮ್ಯಕ್ |
ಪ್ರಕಟಯತಿ ಪರರಹಸ್ಯಂ ವಿಮರ್ಶಕಶಕ್ತಿರ್ನಿಜಾ ಜಯತಿ ||

ಗುರೂಪದೇಶದ ಅಪೇಕ್ಷೆಯಿಲ್ಲದೆ ಕಗ್ಗಂಟಿನಂಥ ಎಲ್ಲ ತೊಡಕುಗಳನ್ನೂ ಸುಲಭವಾಗಿ ನಿವಾರಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ಹಾಗೂ ಗಹನವಾದ ಪರಮರಹಸ್ಯವನ್ನೂ ಅರ್ಥೈಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ಸಾಮರ್ಥ್ಯವು ಸ್ವಂತವಿಮರ್ಶಕಶಕ್ತಿಯಿಂದ ಲಭಿಸುವುದು.

अकृशं कुचयोः कृशं वलग्ने विपुलं वक्षसि विस्तृतं नितम्बे |
अधरेस्रुणमाविरस्तु चित्ते करुणाशालि कपालिभागदेयम् ||

मारमणमुमारमणं फणधरतल्पं फणाधराकल्पम्।
मुरमथनं पुरमथनं वन्दे बाणारिमसमबाणारिम् ॥

The big problem with the system of republics is the constant infighting. Since their vision is so narrow, when there is an attack from an external enemy, these republics don't unite and offer resistance. It is for this reason an empire is necessary. But the problem with a kingdom or an empire is that the local and regional identities don't survive. An ideal kingdom should lay stress on the local as well as the pan national aspects. But how can this be achieved? This is indeed a big problem even in modern times.

Religious fundamentalism can be defined as strict adherence to certain fundamental theological doctrines as prescribed in the sacred text(s). Originally, fundamentalism[1] applied to the Christian faith and it called for belief in the literal truth of the Bible.

Recently, one of my acquaintances well-versed in science and technology posed me a question: “Normally, people like us—meaning those from the fields of either science and technology or others engaged in physical or theoretical studies—don’t typically like to say anything about subjects that we’re not directly familiar with or haven’t sufficiently pursued or made an authoritative study in. And especially on public platforms, we tend to talk even less about these things. But you—writers, poets, litterateurs, aren’t like this.

Purushottam Laxman Deshpande (1919-2000), popularly known by his initials, Pu La, was a polymath from Maharasthra. Apart from being a prolific writer, comedian, and orator, he was also a theater and film actor, music composer, harmonium player, singer, and screenwriter. Here is a rare documentary that came out during his 60th birthday.

There is much discussion, debate, and even controversy about yoga these days. But what is yoga? First of all, it is far more nuanced than the typical image of a young lady sitting cross-legged, eyes closed, deep in meditation with a benign smile on her face.

Yoga is a Sanskrit word that means ‘union.’ It simply means joining two things. For example, Rigveda Samhita 7.67.8 uses the word ‘yoga’ when it refers to the yoking of the horses to the chariot.

As seen from earlier parts, the chief objective of Madhava-Vidyaranya was the rejuvenation of Dharma. While his works on Dharma and Vedanta influenced the educated and the deeply interested, they remained beyond the ken of the lay public. How then could his program of dharmic rejuvenation transcend societal and educational barriers?