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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.

May 26, 2019
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter VI: 45

Eternal damnation" is a childish idea. If it is found in some scriptures, it is used only as a figure of speech - a hyperbole. It is meant to "frighten" immature souls from the path of ...

May 26, 2019
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Thought In the Realm Of Human Relationship

When you wish to gain knowledge of the world, you do so with the help of images formed by technology and science. Without these you would not be able to live in the world. But in human relationships ...

May 26, 2019
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — Sweeping Changes In Our Life

There was a time not so long ago that Oriental (particularly Japanese) society was extolled for its moral values. Some of the factors selected for special praise with a sense of ...