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Jul 06 2008

Bangalore World Youth Peace Summit

An audio recording of Pujya Swamiji speaking to the Bangalore Youth in English and Hindi. This has been edited to include only the English parts; therefore, there are occasional continuity gaps. He speaks about Christmas, Thanksgiving, shopping, technology, inspiration, Mount Kailash, Tibet. gratitude, solitude....

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Who Is Saint & Who Is Sinner?

There is a wonderful story told of two monks who had renounced the world and taken vows of celibacy and simplicity and pledged to live, unattached, in the jungles for the rest of their lives. One monk was older and the other was relatively young. They were wandering in the forest one day and they came upon a rushing river. On the edge of the river stood a beautiful and stranded young woman. Her face was marked by anxiety as she explained to the two monks that she needed to...

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Feb 11 2008

How to Be Free (Part 2)

Part three of the lecture: Pujya Swamiji gives this lecture after visiting a Bangalore prison. He talks about how we are imprisoned by our anger and our desires, and how we can become free. There is a funny segment about Thanksgiving where Pujya Swamiji sympathizes with the "poor turkeys." A wonderful lecture, full of love and wisdom....

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Feb 11 2008

How to Be Free (Part 1)

Part three of the lecture: Pujya Swamiji gives this lecture after visiting a Bangalore prison. He talks about how we are imprisoned by our anger and our desires, and how we can become free. There is a funny segment about Thanksgiving where Pujya Swamiji sympathizes with the "poor turkeys." A wonderful lecture, full of love and wisdom....

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Feb 11 2008

How to Be Free (Part 3)

Part three of the lecture: Pujya Swamiji gives this lecture after visiting a Bangalore prison. He talks about how we are imprisoned by our anger and our desires, and how we can become free. There is a funny segment about Thanksgiving where Pujya Swamiji sympathizes with the "poor turkeys." A wonderful lecture, full of love and wisdom....

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The GPS System For Our Lives

These days in the West all the new cars have “GPS” navigation system where the computer in the car gives directions on how to reach your destination. As you sit in the car you just enter the address of where you are going, and throughout the journey a pleasant woman’s voice guides you: “Take a left turn in 200 meters.” However, after you’ve entered the destination address, before her guided instructions begin, you must press the “Accept” button on the screen. If the button is not pushed, the guided route will not begin and you...

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Guru Purnima Blessings

There is a famous story in our scriptures of Eklavya who dreamt of becoming a great archer. He went to the best and most famous Guru of archery, Dronacharya, and humbly begged Dronacharya to teach him archery. However, for various reasons, Dronacharya refused. Unfazed, resolute in his devotion, Eklavya did not despair. Rather, he went deep into the forest for his sadhana of learning to be an archer. There, he created out of clay the image of Dronacharya. Each day, he offered devout, pious prayers and love to this image of his Guru.  His faith...

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