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Bold Beggar, The
Stingy sages are duly persuaded to share their food when a beggar proves a truer understanding of the scripture they sought to serve.
Brahman's Supreme Knowledge
Spiritual wealth is contrasted with material wealth in this lesson that teaches the superiority of the former quality.
Learn the legend of how Prince Siddhartha discovered the four noble truths through the art of meditation and became the Buddha.
From The Path of the Mother
Savitri L. Bess writes, "The great Indian saint Ramakrishna tells us that Kali only looks black because we see her from a distance and lack an intimate knowledge of her properties. He says the phenomenon is like looking at the ocean; from far away it looks dark, but when we come closer and dip into the water with cupped hands, we can see that it is crystal clear."
Celebration of the Lord Krishna's birthday marks the heroic and divine efforts to spare his life shortly after his birth in a prison.
Lakshmi and Saraswati
"While the great goddess as a cosmic force may be a deity of compelling dynamism and fearsome power, it is in the guise of the gentle and beneficent giver of the devotees’ desires, that the female divinities of India first appeared.
Net Guru India: Kali Puja-the Myth
Net Guru India writes, "The concept of the Mother Goddess in the West - the meek, ever loving, patiently suffering female - is very different from the image of Kali in the Hindu pantheon. Kali is associated with dark rites and devil worship." Read more about Kali.
Pictures and Tales from The Hindu Epic of Ramayana
"The story of Sri Ramachandra, the prince of Ayodhya is the one most often told in India. Rama was the eldest son of king Dasharatha who had four wives. The youngest of the wives Kaikeyi tricked the king into making her son as the descendent to the throne and made Rama go to the forest in relinquishment."