Sri Ramakrishna – English Lessons

by Dhruva

With a fresh English translation of Bengali from M.’s Kathamrita, the English words as spoken by Sri Ramakrishna are in CAPITAL LETTERS.  His actual rustic pronunciation of certain words is in parentheses.   The number reflects how often M. records Sri Ramakrishna saying a particular English word in the Kathamrita.

Let Thy Light Enter My Soul …

by Bhagirath Majmudar

Starting its journey from Beyond Eternity,
Lighting up the stars, the moon and the Sun,
Traveling through many a Light Year,
Let Thy Light finally meet my eyes,
And enter my soul …..

The Hidden History of Vedanta in the West

by Patrick Horn

The Vaidika Dharma influenced western philosophy and religion long before Swami Vivekananda received a standing ovation at the World’s Parliament of Religions in Chicago on September 11, 1893. There is evidence for inspiration from India in ancient Greek thought, innovative adoption by European Gnostics and secret societies, and …

The White Deer

by Justine Mara Andersen

Why, red cardinal, do you stare silently from the tangles
Of dirt and roots that tell of how the mighty fall?
Are you silenced by what I have seen this morning,
Or is silence the only song that speaks of all we know?

Swamiji “Without Credentials”

by Bill Davis (Music by John Schlenck)

This dramatic reading is a mixture of historical fact and the author’s imagination. The conversations depicted in this reading all took place and we know their outcome but we often don’t know the words that were spoken. These the author filled in from his imagination based on what he could glean from the histories.

The Roots of Vedanta in America

by Ruth Small, Ph.D.

In the early fall of 1893, when an obscure Swami from Calcutta, India stood up to address the World’s Parliament of Religions in Chicago, America had already experienced a rich variety of encounters with India’s land and culture.  For nearly 200 years prior to the Indian Swami’s presentation before the American public, impressions of India were …

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