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  • ecological living

    World needs to wake up to ecological living

    How can we talk about the quality of our lives, if the quality of our air, water and food is in doubt? India has one of the most spectacular natural environments in the world, with many great rivers and mountains from the lofty Himalayas to the vast Indian Ocean. India also has one of the […]

  • adishankara

    Why Indian intellectuals need to study more Vedanta

    The country would have significantly more depth and originality of thought says Dr. David Frawley in the following article which was first published on India for centuries has had one of the most rigorous, profound and insightful intellectual traditions in the world, the great system of Vedanta. Vedanta was the basis of the training […]

  • swami

    Why Swami Vivekananda still matters

    He taught us how to realise the universal consciousness beyond the limitations of time and space within our own minds and hearts. Dr David Frawley writes more. Modern India rests upon the inspiration that Swami Vivekananda awakened over a hundred years ago. His life and teachings became the spirit that infused the country’s independence movement […]

  • india

    The Need for a Resurgent Bharat

    By Pandit Vamadeva Shastri (Dr David Frawley) There is an ongoing battle occurring at many levels relative to the concept of India and what India is, was and is meant to be. This is not merely a scholarly debate to arrive at truth but resembles more a struggle for power. Whoever controls the idea of India, […]

  • jyotishstar

    An Interview with Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley) Padma Bhushan Recipient

    By Christina Collins, Jyotish Star E-Magazine Interview Date: 7/27/2015 This year, 2015, a few select Americans received the Padma awards, the highest civilian awards granted by the government of India. Padma awards are given for outstanding contributions to the country and go to a broad range of individuals including artists, doctors, athletes, scientists, educators, social, […]

  • vamyd

    Vedic Origins of Yoga

    Dr. David Frawley’s Full Text of Talk For International Conference on Yoga for Holistic Health June 21-22, 2015, Vigyan Bhavan Ministry of AYUSH, government of India Yoga is not a new phenomenon but the essence of the spiritual and cultural traditions of India going back to the earliest eras, with connections throughout the world and much of […]

  • Sadguru Sivananda Murty

    Sri Sadguru Sivananda Murtyji Passes Away

    Sri Sadguru Sivananda Murtyji took his Mahasamadhi today on June 9, in Warangal India at 1:55 AM at the age of 86. He was the head of the Saiva Mahapeetham, an important South Indian Vedic Saivite order and a great guru on many levels, with many thousands of disciples throughout India and the world from […]

  • IYD

    International Yoga Day and the Yoga of the Sun

    By Vamadeva Shastri (Dr. David Frawley) There could be no more appropriate day for honoring Yoga throughout the world then on June 21, the day of the summer solstice. Yoga’s connection with light and with the Sun goes back to Yoga’s very origin thousands of years ago in India. The system of Yoga philosophy or […]

  • sunyoga

    The Ancient Solar Yoga

    By Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) From “Vedic Yoga: The Path of the Rishi” (Lotus Press 2014) For International Yoga Day, the summer solstice, June 21, 2015 What if the most powerful force for energizing all Yoga practices were as obvious and visible as the Sun? The fact is, that it is. The Sun, […]