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  • Dr David Frawley’s foreword to “Essentials of Vedic Wisdom for Blissful Living”

    The following is the complete foreword written by Dr David Frawley to “Essentials of Vedic Wisdom for Blissful Living Book”. The book is authored by U. Mahesh Prabhu with Dharali Sharma of Vedic Management Center.  Vedic wisdom is perhaps the most important system of knowledge for the future well-being of humanity and for the planet […]

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    This is why Shiva is so relevant

    He is a deity of the eons, not just a historical or cultural image. Shiva is relevant to all of us as a formulation of the highest truth and consciousness, the spiritual power behind nature, and the deeper self-awareness beyond the known universe. If we carefully examine the tradition of Shiva worship, we find something […]

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    The Non-Dual Reality of Lord Shiva

    By David Frawley Shiva is ultimately a deity that represents the non-dualistic Absolute beyond all the contraries and oppositions of this dualistic world of time, space, and karma. He is the force of transcendent unity that is more than the combination of opposites and holds simultaneously the power of both sides of all dualities. Shiva […]

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    The many benefits of Saraswati Puja

    By Dr David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) Allowing the cosmic feminine principle to fully express itself through all forms of art, without fear or manipulation, is the essence of true culture. Saraswati Puja is one of the most important annual events of India or Bharatiya culture going back centuries – a wonderful festival of art […]

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    Reclaiming your own Direct Experience of Life

    By David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) Most of us are so caught up in the demands of our outer lives that we forget to examine our own inner experience of life from moment to moment. If we look deeply we will see that we seldom allow ourselves to experience our own lives fully and directly. Yet […]

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    Consciousness, the Key to All Vedic Disciplines

    By David Frawley Modern physics is looking for a unitary field of consciousness to explain the coherence of the laws of nature. Such a universal consciousness is proposed behind and beyond all time, space and energy, as their origin and end. Yogic spirituality has long taught how to discover this unitary field of consciousness within […]

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    The Expansion of Ayurveda and Yoga: Their Value for India and the World

    By Dr. David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri, www.vedanet.com) Ayurveda is the natural healing system of India and its civilizational field of influence going back to Vedic times several thousand years ago. Ayurveda is one of the oldest, most intricate, and elaborate forms of traditional medicine in the world, and one with the greatest continuity and authenticity. […]

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    Our Life Movement in Consciousness

    Exclusive to American Institute of Vedic Studies by Dr. David Frawley To be able to perceive the reality of who we are and what this marvelous universe is about, we must first realize that in our ordinary human state of mind that we are not truly conscious or aware. We are not aware of who […]