Vedanta & Hinduism Category

Vedanta...formerly Hinduism...but some Hinduism too...the Religious One...
I don't care about cultures, but a better - If Hinduism is not a Religion, I call it Vedanta...
Vedanta seems too narrow to encompass all 6 Darshanas, and Hinduism too confusing...

Hindus - practitioners of religious duty (Dharma)
not to be confused with Indians & Indian heritage

Path of Bhakti

The Sanskrit term Bhakti is most often translated in English as “devotion,” and the bhakti-mārga, the “path of devotion,” is understood to be one major type of Hindu spiritual practice. The bhakti-mārga is a path leading toward liberation (mokṣa) from material embodiment in our present imperfect world and the attainment of a state of abiding communion with a personally conceived ultimate reality. Thus bhakti is

Vaiṣṇavism | Introduction

Vaishnavism is the name given to the faith and practices of those Hindus who hold Vishnu (Viṣṇu) (“the all-pervasive one”) and the goddess Lakṣmī (Lakṣmī) as supreme deities. The Sanskrit term Vaishnava (Vaiṣṇava) means “follower of Vishnu.” Devotion to Vishnu seen in the Vedas and later Sanskrit literature, amalgamated with the worship of many local deities and texts, eventually gave rise to the Vaiṣṇava faith.

Vishnu Sahasranāma | by Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa

Thousand Names of Lord Viṣṇu with the “Nāmārtha Sudhā Bhāṣya” of Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa. Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa was the foremost teacher and author of Gaudīya Vaiṣṇavism of 18th century (disappeared on 1768). For His works on Vedic wisdom he earned the Title “Vidyābhūṣaṇa” – meaning “Ornament of Knowledge”. What follows next is the commentary of Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa to the famous Viṣṇu Sahasranāma – the 1000 Names of

Chaitanya Movement | History

What follows below and in the following attached pages – is a treatise on the History of this Chaitanya Movement – from its beginnings – in 16th century Bengal – when Chaitanya Mahāprabhu lived – up to the 1925 – when Prabhupāda Bhaktivedanta – was still a young and learning men, but didn’t create new religious organizations and teachings, as of yet... written by a

Qualities of Guru according to Vedanta

The concept of the Guru is important to Indian civilization and culture. A guru is the essential necessity for the study of all sciences — art, sculpture, architecture, medicine, music, politics, law etc. and of course - for spirituality. The guru is not merely a teacher but also a guide, mentor, a surrogate parent, a role model and a friend. The term guru means “the

Śrī Bhakti-Rasamrita-Sindhu

This is the work of Rūpa-Gosvāmī (1489–1564) we know as Śrī Bhakti-Rasāmṛta-Sindhu, a fundamental work on Devotional service, Bhakti, it’s inner meanings, psychology, degrees of transformed Consciousness and things favourable to this perfection of consciousness from average karmic – influenced consciousness driven by natural tendencies towards absolutely purified Divine Consciousness, the Consciousness perfected in a pure and humble devotional service to supreme Personality of Godhead.

Hanuman Chalisa

Hanuman Chalisa is without a doubt one of the most popular and significant devotional poem, prayer, invocation of Hinduism during last centuries. It is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the king of monkeys, divine half-monkey and half human, the one whose story we can read in Ramayana and a few other Hinduist scriptures. Hanuman appears there as the best and most trusted servant of god, who