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Dussehra 2016

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[Lakshmana]“Striking their breasts in affliction because their husbands had been killed by the arrows of Lakshmana, the women embraced their respective husbands and cried piteously in voices appealing to everyone.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 9.10.25)

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The celebration of the triumph of good over evil. The righteous finally ending the reign of terror of the unrighteous. Perseverance, dedication, and pious behavior eventually winning out over sin, succumbing to the sense urges, and ignoring wise counsel. These are different ways to describe the occasion of Dussehra, which is the anniversary day of the victory of Shri Rama over the wicked king of Lanka, Ravana.

Rama is a special incarnation of the Supreme Lord. The avatara is sometimes described as the saguna version of Brahman, which is the spiritual energy. In fact, the Supreme is Parabrahman, which distinguishes Him from the spotless spirit souls inhabiting this and…

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From Playing The Piano to Algorithms You Can Trust — Discover

“Will we need certifications for neural networks as fit for driving a car or flying a plane? Will an algorithm have to get a driver’s license? Will we trust the creators of the algorithms to not game that testing system?”

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Author’s desk presents: “Between two Fires” and its author Toni Wilson — Indie Adda — Agnijaat and Agnishatdal

SB@Indie Adda: Tell us something about yourself Toni. Toni Williams: I was born and have lived much of my life in Saint Lucia, a 238-square-mile island located in the Eastern Caribbean. Presently, I live in a small mountain village overlooking the island’s east coast. It’s a quiet, rural place and the people in the community […] […]

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Congratulations! You suck! The awards no one wants to win — Quartz

People love to celebrate accomplishments. There are Olympics for athletes, Pulitzers for journalists, Academy Awards for films, Michelin stars for restaurants, and the rarified club of Nobel Prize winners, to which we added five members this week. But there is another world of awards—the kind people aren’t so excited to win. Just as we love…

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Spoken To An Extraordinary Man

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[Arjuna]“It is not possible for an ordinary man to leave home and go to a secluded place in the mountains or jungles to practice yoga in this age of Kali.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Bhagavad-gita, 6.33 Purport)

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The famous Bhagavad-gita was spoken to an extraordinary person. Though that person was in need of help, though he was bewildered moments prior to a great conflict, though he was dependent on the words to come from his teacher – by all other accounts that person, Arjuna, was amazing. He was to lead his side against a formidable foe. He was an elevated soul, a good friend to the Supreme Personality of Godhead Shri Krishna. Being extraordinary, Arjuna’s opinion on the system of meditational yoga, practiced correctly, is instructive.

What is this meditational yoga? How is it practiced? What is its goal? The goal is easy to decipher…

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ये फाइटर प्लेन पांच मिनट में गिरा सकता है पाकिस्तान के लाहौर पर बम — BRAJBHOOMI आपको समय-समय पर देश-दुनिया की सैन्य ताकत पर अपडेट देता रहा है। किस देश ने मिलट्री फील्ड में क्या बदलाव किए हैं, उनकी ताकत क्या है आदि सवालों के जवाब आप यहां देख सकते हैं। इंडियन एयर फोर्स अब आगामी आठ अक्टूबर को ‘इंडियन एयर फोर्स डे’ है। इस मौके पर हम एक विशेष […]

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The Real God

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Lord Krishna“Those who know Me as the Supreme Lord, as the governing principle of the material manifestation, who know Me as the one underlying all the demigods and as the one sustaining all sacrifices, can, with steadfast mind, understand and know Me even at the time of death.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 7.30)

The advaita property of the Supreme Absolute Truth says that no matter what we do or where we go, we are not separated from our beloved spiritual counterpart, who happens to be the origin of all matter and spirit. In that position He offers unflinching kindness, support for returning to His eternal land. His hand is always outstretched for our rescue, but unless there is a sober decision made to accept that aid, the rocky waters of the material ocean will continue to toss us around. The Vedic scriptures, especially its Bhagavad-gita, are meant to help even those…

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Special Delivery

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Lord Chaitanya and associates“The Lord delivered the fallen souls in some places by meeting them directly, in other places by empowering a pure devotee, and in still other places by appearing before someone Himself.” (Chaitanya Charitamrita, Antya 2.4)

If there’s a fire in the kitchen, you need the extinguisher to save the day. If you’re feeling hungry, you need food in front of you to change the situation. If you can’t figure out how to spell a certain word, you need a dictionary on hand, either an online version or the book form, to settle your doubts. It is not surprising, therefore, that when there are questions as to the purpose to our existence, inquiries into why people die and why we must separate from our loved ones, there is a natural turn towards the heavens. We ask God to solve our problems, and since we don’t see Him, we think that we…

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