Nivedita Go Bragh

Nivedita Go Bragh

Ireland is a country that, like India, was dominated by foreign power for nearly a thousand years. Its sons and daughters struggled for long to get their political freedom and in the last few centuries the saying Erinn go bragh- Ireland for ever! became a rallying cry, somewhat like the Vande Mataram or Hail, Mother India of India. Irish culture is very ancient, with strong affinities with the culture of the Vedas, and its language is one of the European languages most akin to Sanskrit; but it has suffered terribly from foreign domination and only got partial freedom after the First World War.

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How I Came to Vedanta

How I Came to Vedanta

Bill Davis: My family is Jewish but my parents were atheists. Not crusading atheists, but people who had no religion in the household. Nothing having to do with God was ever mentioned.

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Chaitanya’s Prayer: A Perfect Primer – Part I

Chaitanya’s Prayer: A Perfect Primer – Part I

By Br. Shankara Chaitanya’s Prayer, as interpreted by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood, is recited every morning in the temples, convents and monasteries of the Vedanta Society of Southern California, at Ridgely, and in other Vedanta centers in the U.S…. The Prayer calls forth the heart’s bliss, instructs the mind in how to overcome obstacles, and, in the voice of the spiritually awakening heart and mind, speaks lovingly and directly to the Divine within.

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Introduced to Swami Vivekananda

Introduced to Swami Vivekananda

By Swami Yogeshananda It was 1943 when I came upon a writing of Swami Vivekananda. We were four men encamped in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, out on a small plain enticingly called Poison Flat, when Joe Brown came by on horseback with the mules and our food and supplies for the coming week.

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“Cross Country” Friend Is an Inspiration

“Cross Country” Friend Is an Inspiration

By Joanne Kilgour Dowdy At 98, Mrs. Clementine Rigby (Clemmie) is energetic, sociable, wise, and faithful. She inspires a strong sense of confidence in a person like me who is looking for companionship with those who wish to follow a spiritual path.

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