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Vedanta - The River of Wisdom

Vedanta - The River of Wisdom

By Swamini Brahmaprajnananda
Might it be possible that you are pure being having a human experience?
The ancient flowing tradition of Vedanta awakens us to this possibility, this non-duality, this reality.
I am Swamini B, a Hindu monk and a teacher of Vedanta, the highest teachings of Hinduism.
Its liberating vision of oneness puts an end to our constant self judgement and sense of inadequacy, for good!. Let us flow, you and I on the banks of the river of wisdom.

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#193 The Meaning of Durga Saptashloki (7 verses in worship of Goddess Durga)
In this auspicious time of Navaratri, (nine nights) we worship the Goddess by recognising her glories. In this recognition we see that we too are pervaded by her Shakti as the embodiment of sacredness.  Durga Saptashloki or Devi Saptashloki are seven powerful verses from the Devi Mahatmyam, a set of 700 verses. Out of compassion for those devotees who cannot chant all these verses, Devi has given us only a set of 7 shlokas to chant called Durga Saptashloki. We learn, chant and seek Devi's grace.  Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Our September 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/b9f537fd8efd/aarsha-vidya-bharati-sep2022 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect and enrol in Vedanta courses - www.discoveratma.com
30:01
September 27, 2022
#192 Connecting with our ancestors
As inheritors of a legacy, if you were to have a dialogue with your ancestors, what would you say and what would they say? We also get a glimpse of how performing shraadhaa karma, a ritual offering was done by Bhagavan Sri Rama for his father in the forest more than 5000 years ago.     For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Our September 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/b9f537fd8efd/aarsha-vidya-bharati-sep2022 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect and enrol in Vedanta courses - www.discoveratma.com
20:02
September 20, 2022
#191 Can our relationships cause bondage?
If we understand these six conditions of how we allow ourselves to feel bound, we can start to unravel the bondage and be free from it. If the bondage was real, we could never be free of it. If it is experienced we can be free of it.   For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Our September 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/b9f537fd8efd/aarsha-vidya-bharati-sep2022 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect and enrol in Vedanta courses - www.discoveratma.com
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September 13, 2022
#190 Welcoming blessings into our lives
To live in the world exhausted, beaten and skeptical is to live in a world without wonder and blessing. Then, what can blessings do for us and why should we welcome them into our lives?   For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Our September 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/b9f537fd8efd/aarsha-vidya-bharati-sep2022 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect and enrol in courses - www.discoveratma.com
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September 06, 2022
#189 Self esteem is not possible without Karma Yoga
The one trying to raise self esteem and the one whose self esteem requires to be raised is one and the same self, ahankara. And hence self esteem is not sustainable. On the other hand, if one actually sees that the self one refers to is permeated by Bhagavan's presence, one will not struggle with self esteem issues. What is self esteem and how does it acquire a depth through Karma Yoga?  For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Our August 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/9455ba7c7af5/aarsha-vidya-bharati-aug2022 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect and enrol in courses - www.discoveratma.com 
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August 30, 2022
#188 Is it possible to live a life of no expectation?
Since many of our expectations were not fulfilled, beaten by life, we declare that we will have no expectations.  However, that too is an expectation! How can we look at our expectations in the light of Vedanta? This is a repost from a Feb 2019 episode. Enjoy!   For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Our August 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/9455ba7c7af5/aarsha-vidya-bharati-aug2022 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect and enrol in courses - www.discoveratma.com
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August 23, 2022
#187 Acceptance and the accepting person (3 of 3)
Acceptance starts with deliberateness in giving up resistance and glides into you being the accepting person, the one who is ever awake to what is.  This is part 3 of the series of 3 on Acceptance in celebration of Pujya Swamiji Dayananda ji's wisdom through his morning meditation prayers. We celebrate his blessings and teachings of freedom.   For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Our August 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/9455ba7c7af5/aarsha-vidya-bharati-aug2022 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
26:55
August 16, 2022
#186 Acceptance and Letting go of blame (2 of 3)
It seems like if we accept readily we are absolving people who 'were' responsible for our pain.  We unpack the dynamic of acceptance and blaming the other with the help of Pujya Swami Dayananda 's wisdom. These excerpts are from his book titled - Morning Meditation prayers. This is in celebration of his 92nd Birth Anniversary on 15th August.  For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Our August 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/9455ba7c7af5/aarsha-vidya-bharati-aug2022 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
19:56
August 09, 2022
#185 Acceptance, letting go and change (1 of 3)
How do we know what to change and what to accept ? We dwell on this question in the context of our relationship to the past with the help of Pujya Swami Dayananda 's wisdom. These excerpts are from his book titled - Morning Meditation prayers. For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Our August 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/9455ba7c7af5/aarsha-vidya-bharati-aug2022 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com   
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August 02, 2022
#184 The Wisdom of Emotions in Vedanta
Generally we try to control, suppress and resist our emotions. What if we listen to the wisdom our emotions whisper? For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Our July 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/3c460e3d9005/aarsha-vidya-bharati-july2022 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com  
16:19
July 26, 2022
#183 The Glory of Emotions (Navarasa) and Vedanta
In recent times, emotions have been problematised.  But Naatya Shastra, a classical ancient text, the source of performing arts in India speaks about Navarasa (Nine emotional states) and its related Bhaava. Only a suhridaya can enjoy life by experiencing all emotions which are a gift from Ishvara. For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Our July 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/3c460e3d9005/aarsha-vidya-bharati-july2022 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
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July 19, 2022
#182 The meaning of Guru Ashtakam (8 verses about the importance of a guru)
On the eve of Guru Purnima, we dwell on the meaning of Guru Ashtakam, a set of eight verses which speak not so much about the guru, but the need for shraddha and one-pointedness in the moksha pursuit. Prayers that all may be continue to be blessed on this glorious Guru Purnima, the day we celebrate the lineage of all Gurus, a celebration unique to the Vedic tradition.  For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Credits for Vande Mataram (flute) - Rajesh Cherthala for ring tone. To listen to the entire Guru Ashtakam stotram sung beautifully by Sonali Ambasankar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHo32NF6uJU Join to be a SHINE teacher to help children live a life of Sanatana Dharma in their every day life - https://discoveratma.com/shine/shine-for-bharat75/ Learn how to do a Guru pada puja - https://discoveratma.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Guide-to-Guru-pada-puja.pdf Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Our July 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/3c460e3d9005/aarsha-vidya-bharati-july2022 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
27:00
July 12, 2022
#181 Being all vs. Being special
The vision of Vedanta is that there is only one Atma, without a second. But modern society thrives on individuality, which means that one is separate from the other. How can we reconcile the need to be special in the vision of the oneness?    For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Credits for Vande Mataram (flute) - Rajesh Cherthala for ring tone. Join to be a SHINE teacher to help children live a life of Sanatana Dharma in their every day life - https://discoveratma.com/shine/shine-for-bharat75/ Dhyaanam - Meditation and the Meditator course offered under the aegis of the Hindu University of America - https://www.hua.edu/product/dhyaanam-meditation-and-the-meditator/ Learn how to do a Guru pada puja - https://discoveratma.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Guide-to-Guru-pada-puja.pdf Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Our July 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/3c460e3d9005/aarsha-vidya-bharati-july2022 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
14:43
July 05, 2022
#180 If Happiness had a voice, what would it say?
Break the habit of being unhappy. Break the habit of postponing happiness to the future or staying in a shaky place also called nostalgia.  For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Dhyaanam - Meditation and the Meditator course offered under the aegis of the Hindu University of America - https://www.hua.edu/product/dhyaanam-meditation-and-the-meditator/ Learn how to do a puja - https://discoveratma.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Guide-to-Guru-pada-puja.pdf  Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Our June 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/7495db30a7ea/aarsha-vidya-bharati-jun2022 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
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June 28, 2022
#179 The Karma Game (of snakes and ladders)
9 lessons that we can draw from the game of karma as well as the ancient game of snakes and ladders.  For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Dhyaanam - Meditation and the Meditator course offered under the aegis of the Hindu University of America - https://www.hua.edu/product/dhyaanam-meditation-and-the-meditator/ Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Our June 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/7495db30a7ea/aarsha-vidya-bharati-jun2022 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
18:36
June 21, 2022
#178 What is Happiness?
Happiness - is it an object, a person, a place, an action. Vedanta reveals that it is you.  For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Dhyaanam - Meditation and the Meditator course offered under the aegis of the Hindu University of America - https://www.hua.edu/product/dhyaanam-meditation-and-the-meditator/ Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Our June 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/7495db30a7ea/aarsha-vidya-bharati-jun2022?e=0e8b0c9cd4 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
19:40
June 14, 2022
#177 The power of a sankalpa (prayerful resolve/request)
In Sanaatana Dharma we do not tip toe around our desires. We state them with clarity and a powerful, prayerful intention. A sankalpa is just a thought form but much stands transformed. With just a small change at the start of the day, karma becomes karma yoga.  For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Dhyaanam - Meditation and the Meditator course offered under the aegis of the Hindu University of America - https://www.hua.edu/product/dhyaanam-meditation-and-the-meditator/ Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Our June 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/7495db30a7ea/aarsha-vidya-bharati-jun2022?e=0e8b0c9cd4 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
21:05
June 07, 2022
#176 Oneness despite duality
Duality is the struggle of me and the other, whether the other is a person, a situation or my experiences.  Vedanta does not make the duality go away. Instead one appreciates the reality of oneness despite the experience of duality.  For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Our May 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/c5afb9ae5abb/aarsha-vidya-bharati-may2022?e=0e8b0c9cd4 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
15:28
May 31, 2022
#175 Healing in the lap of Bhagavan
Five year old Dhruva was denied from sitting on his father's lap. From feeling abandoned Dhruva goes on to heal and command a successful kingdom eventually being the North Star because of his tapasya and blessings. From this story in the Bhagavatam, what can we learn about healing in the lap of Bhagavan?  For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Our May 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/c5afb9ae5abb/aarsha-vidya-bharati-may2022?e=0e8b0c9cd4 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
19:03
May 24, 2022
#174 The six confused, spiritual seekers and moksha
They tried to touch the elephant and expressed their different spirituals goal. But none of it was moksha. How come? To find out, listen and articulate your spiritual goal, if you haven't already. For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Our May 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/c5afb9ae5abb/aarsha-vidya-bharati-may2022?e=0e8b0c9cd4 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
17:35
May 17, 2022
#173 Taking refuge in Adi Shankaracharya, the guru of gurus of Advaita Vedanta
In traditional Advaita Vedanta circles, Adi Shankaracharya is revered and worshipped for unlocking the profound truth of Vedanta.  Through the worshipful stotram (Totakashtakam) of his disciple, Totakacharya, we appreciate his glory and seek refuge in the guru of gurus.  Seeking refuge in the guru is seeking refuge in the knowledge that frees us. The full stotram of Totakashtakam sung beautifully by Swami Atmatrptananda ji can be heard here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rq1HNanVwc  For an episode on Surrender - https://anchor.fm/the-river-of-wisdom/episodes/32-Surrender---1-e3g2dp/a-abt7hb For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Our May 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/c5afb9ae5abb/aarsha-vidya-bharati-may2022?e=0e8b0c9cd4 Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
16:47
May 10, 2022
# 172 Am I enough? (Learning on Akshaya Tritiya)
Akshaya means that which has no decline.  In the light of Vedanta, we enquire into the life that one has and the nature of the Atma, thereby answering the nagging question of 'Am I enough'?  For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Our May 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/c5afb9ae5abb/aarsha-vidya-bharati-may2022?e=0e8b0c9cd4 Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
14:51
May 03, 2022
#171 Our feelings have more to do with Dharma (than we think)
We can go round and round the merry circle of feelings and not get anywhere.  Instead if we were to pay attention to that which is higher and is the universal framework and guide for our life, we would be happier.   For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Our April 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/f5ba8803849f/aarsha-vidya-bharati-apr2022 Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
16:50
April 26, 2022
#170 Vedanta is not an escape from life
Seeking refuge in Vedanta and escaping to Vedanta (from the living of life) sound similar but are different. How? For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Our April 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/f5ba8803849f/aarsha-vidya-bharati-apr2022 Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
14:31
April 19, 2022
#169 The Glory of Hanuman
After Bhagavan Rama Hanuman ji  is deeply loved and prayed to for his phenomenal power, courage, devotion and deep wisdom. Drawing from the many incidents in Ramayana we appreciate and revel in the the glory of Hanuman. This episode is offered in devotion for Hanuman Jayanti on 16th April 2022.   For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Our April 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/f5ba8803849f/aarsha-vidya-bharati-apr2022 Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
17:49
April 12, 2022
#168 Dialogue between Rishi Vaashishtha and Sri Rama ( a glimpse)
Yoga Vaasishtha written by Sage Valmiki is the teaching of self-knowledge by Rishi Vaashishtha to Sri Rama especially when he became despondent in his younger years. Much longer than Ramayana at 32000 verses, we get a glimpse of the beginning of the teaching in the lead up to RamaNavami.   For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Our April 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/f5ba8803849f/aarsha-vidya-bharati-apr2022 Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
17:08
April 05, 2022
#167 You are more than your roles
9 life lessons about the reality of our roles which bring peace of mind that we long for. Complement with #54 - Getting over the hangover here - https://anchor.fm/the-river-of-wisdom/episodes/54-Getting-over-the-hangover-e51ams/a-al8urs For the nine day course on Dharma - The Heart of DhaRama - details to register are here -  https://discoveratma.com/live-courses/ For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Our March 2022 newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/960223169681/aarsha-vidya-bharati-mar2022?e=0e8b0c9cd4 Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
26:45
March 29, 2022
#166 Is Atma the doer or the non-doer?
Modern teachings on non duality are quick to say that Atma is not the doer. Then how does one account for the doer, karma, the motivation to do or not do? Explained through a story.    For the podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ For our March newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/960223169681/aarsha-vidya-bharati-mar2022?e=0e8b0c9cd4 Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
15:38
March 22, 2022
#165 Self mastery - the application of willpower and wontpower
Self mastery is not possible without the framework of Dharma and the blessings of Bhagavan.  To illustrate, we take the dharma of 'ahimsa', non harmfulness and santosha, contentment to see how we apply both willpower and wontpower for selfmastery.   Must read - The Value of Values - Swami Dayananda Saraswati - https://www.amazon.in/Value-Values-Swami-Dayananda-Saraswati/dp/8190363670/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1DNEU0CZPSBX5&keywords=the+value+of+values&qid=1647308408&sprefix=the+value+of+values%2Caps%2C182&sr=8-1 Supplementary watching - Jnaanam - 20 values in the Bhagavad Gita (8 hour video series) - https://discoveratma.com/course/value-of-values/  For our March newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/960223169681/aarsha-vidya-bharati-mar2022?e=0e8b0c9cd4 Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
19:58
March 15, 2022
#164 Who dies? The Atma or the body?
We can be better prepared for death (our own or our loved ones) if we understand what dies.  In the Hindu worldview, death is an event for the jiva, the individual that travels across lifetimes. Then what dies? and what is eternally present? This episode shines the light on these and related questions. Since a lot of Vedanta terminology is used, it is best to supplement with the podcast transcript here - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ For our March newsletter -  https://mailchi.mp/960223169681/aarsha-vidya-bharati-mar2022?e=0e8b0c9cd4 Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
26:01
March 08, 2022
#163 Dakshinamurti - Bhagavan Shiva as Guru
In the teaching tradition of Advaita Vedanta, we pray to and seek the grace of Sri Dakshinamurti or Bhagavan as Shiva.  More so on Mahashivaratri, the night dedicated to Shiva as we pray to the guru of gurus. To know more about his formless form sculpted with self-knowledge, do listen.  For #101 - Rescuing God from our ideas - https://anchor.fm/the-river-of-wisdom/episodes/101-Rescuing-God-from-our-ideas-egmoer The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Our March newsletter is just out today. For Mahashivaratri, Panchkedar - travel to the land of Shiva and more -  https://mailchi.mp/960223169681/aarsha-vidya-bharati-mar2022?e=0e8b0c9cd4 Our monthly newsletter will bring to you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. To subscribe to Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com  
16:24
March 01, 2022
#162 Karma yoga and Time management
Tick-tick-tick-tick..Try managing time. No one can! But, we can manage what we do in our limited time.  What does the Bhagavad Gita teach us about being single minded about the moksha pursuit ?  How does our Karma (in the time we have) become Karma Yoga?    The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati For our February 2022 issue which will bring you more happiness, more freedom and more wisdom  - https://mailchi.mp/299aa2a752ea/aarsha-vidya-bharati-feb2022 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
18:38
February 22, 2022
#161 Karma Yoga and the Dharma of love
Karma becomes Karma Yoga only if we relate to Bhagavan. The bhakta, devotee is born when one recognizes one’s relationship to the total that is Bhagavan. You then become a devotee relating to your partner, children, parents and other relations with love as this is your karma at the altar of Dharma that is Bhagavan. Complement with listening to episode No. 13 - How do you feel loved? - https://anchor.fm/the-river-of-wisdom/episodes/13-How-do-you-feel-loved-e2gqss The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati For our February 2022 issue which will bring you more happiness, more freedom and more wisdom  - https://mailchi.mp/299aa2a752ea/aarsha-vidya-bharati-feb2022 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
14:12
February 15, 2022
#160 Does Karma yoga include saying 'sorry'?
Sorry – a word we long to hear when we have been wronged. And yet, a word that we hesitate to say when we have wronged the other. Karma Yoga involves taking responsibility for one's actions and also one's errors. What are the shades of 'sorry' and prayaschitta? The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati For our February 2022 issue which will bring you more happiness, more freedom and more wisdom  - https://mailchi.mp/299aa2a752ea/aarsha-vidya-bharati-feb2022 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com 
16:28
February 08, 2022
#159 What makes you feel alive?
Whether you want to feel alive or are looking for the meaning of life, Vedanta has an answer for you. The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati For our February 2022 issue which will bring you more happiness, more freedom and more wisdom  - https://mailchi.mp/299aa2a752ea/aarsha-vidya-bharati-feb2022 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
15:44
February 01, 2022
#158 Activism and Vedanta
Our spiritual journey begins when we acknowledge the suffering of oneself and others. Then, how can we be engaged in the process of social change without being entangled? Can we channelise our anger at injustice into action? The answer is Yes, just like many others have done before us. To get a glimpse of 26 ways to contribute to Bharat, here is the playlist for are our youtube shorts - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5vNI4hvD69rpYl3fWz3b2UfvQfNCYZal You can also supplement this episode with #136 Witness and/or participation in life which is here - https://anchor.fm/the-river-of-wisdom/episodes/136-Witness-andor-participation-in-life-e16aplm The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati For our January 2022 issue full of insights  - https://mailchi.mp/e115bdac9a89/aarsha-vidya-bharati-jan2022?e=0e8b0c9cd4 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
16:16
January 25, 2022
#157 The Dharma of dealing with a disagreement
Disagreement is common. What is becoming increasingly uncommon is to co-exist in harmony with differences. Here are nine points for reflection and action.  The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati For our January 2022 issue full of insights  - https://mailchi.mp/e115bdac9a89/aarsha-vidya-bharati-jan2022?e=0e8b0c9cd4 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
17:35
January 17, 2022
#156 Can Vedanta and Hinduism work for atheists ?
Two stories - One of a monastic and the other of an author/activist.  Both atheists and both transformed by Vedanta and Hinduism - Glimpses from Swami Chinmayananda and Shri. Sita Ram Goel's lives Many thanks to Jen Haddix of the Self Love Yogi podcast for hosting me as I share an Introduction to Hinduism and Vedanta besides a glimpse of my life journey here - https://open.spotify.com/episode/1zsYdSq2VtCb9HZpCYp4V1 The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati For our January 2022 issue full of insights  - https://mailchi.mp/e115bdac9a89/aarsha-vidya-bharati-jan2022?e=0e8b0c9cd4 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
22:56
January 11, 2022
#155 Is the pursuit of moksha self-centred?
The answer is yes and no. For more listen to the episode. Many thanks to Jen Haddix of the Self Love Yogi podcast for hosting me as I share an Introduction to Hinduism and Vedanta besides a glimpse of my life journey here - https://open.spotify.com/episode/1zsYdSq2VtCb9HZpCYp4V1   The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Do consider joining this online course - Living our svadharma in the contemporary world (3 month course starting Jan 2022) - https://www.hua.edu/product/living-our-svadharma-in-a-contemporary-world/ To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati For our January 2022 issue full of insights  - https://mailchi.mp/e115bdac9a89/aarsha-vidya-bharati-jan2022?e=0e8b0c9cd4 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
19:32
January 04, 2022
#154 You live and learn
How we respond and live depends on our ability to learn which is for life. What does learning involve and what can it bring into our lives? The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Do consider joining this online course - Living our svadharma in the contemporary world (3 month course starting Jan 2022) - https://www.hua.edu/product/living-our-svadharma-in-a-contemporary-world/ To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati For our December issue full of insights  - https://mailchi.mp/a664ffc5ca65/aarsha-vidya-bharati-dec2021?e=0e8b0c9cd4 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
15:53
December 28, 2021
#153 Panchamahayajna - The five sets of relationships that we must honor
Our sages offer us a complete framework of living in harmony and connectedness.  The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ For more on Pitr yajna do read here -  https://discoveratma.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Sep2021_living-our-traditions-converted.pdf Do consider joining this online course - Living our svadharma in the contemporary world (3 month course starting Jan 2022) - https://www.hua.edu/product/living-our-svadharma-in-a-contemporary-world/ To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati For our December issue full of insights  - https://mailchi.mp/a664ffc5ca65/aarsha-vidya-bharati-dec2021?e=0e8b0c9cd4 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
24:14
December 21, 2021
#152 What happens when karma becomes karma yoga?
Amongst the many benefits of Karma Yoga, 10 are being listed here as we celebrate Bhagavad Gita Jayanti, the day the teachings of non duality and karma yoga were revealed by Bhagavan himself.   The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati For our December issue full of insights  - https://mailchi.mp/a664ffc5ca65/aarsha-vidya-bharati-dec2021?e=0e8b0c9cd4 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
19:54
December 14, 2021
#151 How to live in a materialistic world?
..It is possible if you don't see yourself as merely material.   The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Welcome to the fourth edition of the Vedic Wisdom Festival on 11th and 12th Dec 2021! For details and registration - https://www.vedicwisdomfestival.in/ To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati For our December issue full of insights  - https://mailchi.mp/a664ffc5ca65/aarsha-vidya-bharati-dec2021?e=0e8b0c9cd4 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
18:28
December 07, 2021
#150 Why do we make ourselves unhappy?
Am I, the subject and the object of interaction separate and hence will the pursuit of connection  be eternal? OR Am I, Awareness the basis of the subject and the object? An enquiry into Happiness in the light of the Upanishads.  A heartfelt thank you for listening well into the 150th episode! :)  The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Welcome to the fourth edition of the Vedic Wisdom Festival on 11th and 12th Dec 2021! For details and registration - https://www.vedicwisdomfestival.in/ To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati For our November issue full of insights  - https://mailchi.mp/a71dc63a3322/aarsha-vidya-bharati-nov2021 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
18:14
November 30, 2021
#149 Self-love in Vedanta
Respected Sri Vidyaranya leads us to see that self love is self enquiry, in the light of the dialogue of Sage Yajnavalkya and his wife, Maitreyi.   The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ Welcome to the fourth edition of the Vedic Wisdom Festival on 11th and 12th Dec 2021! For details and registration - https://www.vedicwisdomfestival.in/ To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati For our November issue full of insights  - https://mailchi.mp/a71dc63a3322/aarsha-vidya-bharati-nov2021 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
23:23
November 23, 2021
#148 Projection in relationships
A lot of the conflicts in relationships are due to our projections where we attribute motives, intentions and qualities to a person that are not really present. It is important to shine the light on these projections so that we align ourselves with functional reality paving the way for self discovery. The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati For our November issue full of insights  - https://mailchi.mp/a71dc63a3322/aarsha-vidya-bharati-nov2021 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
20:49
November 16, 2021
#147 (Gr)attitude for the body
Our bodies act as the trigger for many a judgment and many a frustration in not being able to perform certain activities. On the other hand when we recognise that the body is 'given' and different devatas are presiding over its different functions, a natural attitude of (gr)attitude arises. The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati For our November issue full of insights including the celebration of Deepavali  - https://mailchi.mp/a71dc63a3322/aarsha-vidya-bharati-nov2021 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com  
20:09
November 09, 2021
#146 How discipline leads to freedom
No matter how intelligent and successful, no one can have complete control over external events as we did not make the laws that shape them. But everyone can contribute to the desired outcomes. This is exactly where discipline becomes useful in our lives because we can master our attitude which percolates into the wisdom of all actions. What does the Bhagavad Gita teach us about tapas, religious discipline at the level of the body, speech and mind?   The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati For our November issue full of insights including the celebration of Deepavali  - https://mailchi.mp/a71dc63a3322/aarsha-vidya-bharati-nov2021 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
21:47
November 02, 2021
#145 Making the most of self-help books and videos in the light of Vedanta
One can get sucked into an endless spiral of self improvement and self mastery if we don't examine what the self mastery is for. Here are five factors that we can consider and apply, in the light of Vedanta.    The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati For our October issue full of insights and the celebration of Navaratri - https://mailchi.mp/fce48836c6e2/aarsha-vidya-bharati-oct2021 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B, a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
22:58
October 26, 2021
#144 The (Apparent) Paradox in Vedanta
We can learn a lot by boxing things into neat categories. But, what happens when life presents its complexity, nuance and paradox?  Vedanta breaks through the seeming paradox to reveal our true nature.  The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati For our October issue full of insights and the celebration of Navaratri - https://mailchi.mp/fce48836c6e2/aarsha-vidya-bharati-oct2021 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B, a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
14:41
October 19, 2021
#143 The four essential factors for spiritual learning and growth
An insight from the Vedic tradition. The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati For our October issue full of insights and the celebration of Navaratri - https://mailchi.mp/fce48836c6e2/aarsha-vidya-bharati-oct2021 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B, a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. To connect - www.discoveratma.com
12:35
October 12, 2021
#142 Karma Yoga - Being a part of the solution
Our biggest problem is that we expect to have no problems. In dealing with our problems we have learnt to feel helpless.  This podcast addresses the question of how we can learn to be a part of the solution through the attitude of Karma Yoga.    The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ For details and registration for the 9 day course 'The meaning of Lalita Sahasranama' (1000 names of Devi), https://discoveratma.com/live-courses/ To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati For our October issue full of insights and the celebration of Navaratri - https://mailchi.mp/fce48836c6e2/aarsha-vidya-bharati-oct2021 Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B, a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. www.discoveratma.com
18:43
October 05, 2021
#141 The seeker and the sought
Seeking moksha, freedom from limitation is unlike any other seeking.  How? This episode shares the connection between the seeker and the sought. The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/category/podcast/ For details and registration for the 9 day course 'The meaning of Lalita Sahasranama' (1000 names of Devi), https://discoveratma.com/live-courses/ To subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Aarsha Vidya Bharati - https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati To catch up on the past issues full of valuable insights - https://discoveratma.com/our-monthly-newsletter/ Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B, a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. www.discoveratma.com
19:46
September 28, 2021
#140 Letting (e)go
When one enquires into the ego, one's self concept then we let go of that which keeps us bound.  We do the enquiry peppered by two delightful stories from our beloved guru, Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati.  The podcast transcript Aarsha Vidya Bharati, our monthly newsletter can bring you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. Do subscribe Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B, a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. www.discoveratma.com
17:31
September 21, 2021
#139 Becoming a friend to oneself (Sakhi bhaava)
In the struggle to be more and have more we can be unduly harsh on ourselves. Self mastery in the light of Vedanta is not possible without cultivating the attitude of loving kindness and friendliness towards oneself. A highly underrated and overlooked fact that constitutes self mastery. The podcast transcript Aarsha Vidya Bharati, our monthly newsletter can bring you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. Do subscribe Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B, a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. www.discoveratma.com
14:20
September 14, 2021
#138 The dis-ease of digital distraction and Vedanta
We think our digital devices and social media are the problem. Still, it is possible to be focused if we know why we get distracted and how we can get back to ourselves.  For the Digital wellness survey, to explore your relationship with digital devices, the link is here   Do check out details and register for our online Vedanta camp from 18th – 19thSeptember 2021.   Aarsha Vidya Bharati, our monthly newsletter can bring you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. Do subscribe  Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B, a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. www.discoveratma.com
20:21
September 07, 2021
#137 Bhagavan Krishna teaches Vedanta to Uddhava (and us)
The purpose for which Bhagavan became Krishna avataara, a divine incarnation has been accomplished, on earth.  Uddhava, his childhood friend is sad that he will have to part from him. So Krishna lovingly teaches Uddhava (and us),   For details and registration for our online Vedanta camp from 18th – 19thSeptember 2021, https://discoveratma.com/live-courses Do subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter - Aarsha Vidya Bharati which brings you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B, a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. www.discoveratma.com
20:48
August 31, 2021
#136 Witness and/or participation in life
Does being the witness imply a withdrawal from life as some people think?  Or can one be the ever present witness and also participate in life?    The podcast transcript Do subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter - Aarsha Vidya Bharati which brings you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B, a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk.
12:45
August 24, 2021
#135 What is 'wealth' in the Vedic tradition?
Our relationship with money is a complicated one. We want to live the 'rich life' but always feel like we don't have enough.  What does a rich life for oneself really mean. What is the expansive understanding of wealth that the Vedic tradition teaches? We explore these questions.  The podcast transcript Do subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter - Aarsha Vidya Bharati which brings you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B, a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk.
17:50
August 17, 2021
#134 Abiding in Awareness that transcends time and space
In our busy lives as we move from one task to another, one can abide in that which exists in the gap between two tasks, the gap between two thoughts. In that gap is Awareness that is you, whole and complete in and of yourself.   Do subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter - Aarsha Vidya Bharati which brings you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B, a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. www.discoveratma.com
19:15
August 10, 2021
#133 Freedom from the addiction to 'feel-good'
It is everywhere - the wanting to feel-good. When this becomes the criteria for our decisions then what are its implications?  The Vedic tradition suggests how we can be free from this addiction.    The podcast transcript Do subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter - Aarsha Vidya Bharati which brings you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B, a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk.
15:46
August 03, 2021
#132 You are pure Awareness
This episode can serve as guided meditation too. Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B, a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. For more www.discoveratma.com
14:01
July 27, 2021
#131 What qualifies a student for Vedanta?
Just as one qualifies oneself to learn any discipline of knowledge, the ancient masters lay out a four-fold qualification to be a Vedanta student.   We reflect on where we are as we renew our commitment to knowing the liberation vision of oneness on the eve of Guru Purnima.  The podcast transcript Thank you for your warm response to the book - You matter- Insights from Vedanta released last year.  To purchase the book, the links are below: Kindle version across Amazon worldwide, For paperback version only in India from Amazon  For paperback version only in India from Flipkart  Do subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter - Aarsha Vidya Bharati which brings you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom. Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B, a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk.
20:45
July 20, 2021
#130 How to be non-judgmental?
It is easy when we see the reality of our shared humanity.  The podcast transcript Do subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter - Aarsha Vidya Bharati which brings you more happiness, more wisdom and more freedom.  Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B, a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. For more www.discoveratma.com
10:45
July 13, 2021
#129 'I am not the body.' Really?
If this statement (which is the beginning of self enquiry in Vedanta) is not understood we create obstacles for ourselves.     The podcast transcript - https://discoveratma.com/129-i-am-not-the-body-really/ Do subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter - Aarsha Vidya Bharati full of wisdom and goodness. Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B, a Vedanta teacher, author and Hindu monk. For more www.discoveratma.com
19:25
July 06, 2021
#128 How to find meaning and connection without our loved ones?
A question by a dear listener and a poignant one as we recover from the pandemic and its effects.In the light of the Vedic vision, our work begins during peace time, when we have the leisure to discover and strengthen our existing connections.   The podcast transcript is here To subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter - Aarsha Vidya Bharati from July 2021 onwards, full of wisdom and goodness please click here to subscribe  https://mailchi.mp/cea95b9ad987/aarsha-vidya-bharati Vedanta - the river of wisdom is a weekly podcast by Swamini B.  For more www.discoveratma.com
18:36
June 29, 2021
#127 How to find peace with your parents?
If we don't do this our unresolved issues spill onto other relationships and deny us harmony.   The podcast transcript is here  Vedanta - the river of wisdom' is a weekly podcast created by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda) who is a Vedanta teacher, author and a Hindu monk. For more www.discoveratma.com
20:26
June 22, 2021
#126 How to deal with overwhelming situations?
It is easy. We do it all the time.  The podcast transcript is here Vedanta - the river of wisdom' is a weekly podcast created by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda) who is a Vedanta teacher, author and a Hindu monk. For more www.discoveratma.com
16:34
June 15, 2021
#125 How to deal with vaasana-s (karmic imprints)?
We think we are in charge of our lives. But often times it is really our vaasana-s in the form of avidya and its resulting raga that influence and overpower us. What are vaasana-s and how can we deal with them?  Podcast transcript here  Vedanta - the river of wisdom' is a weekly podcast created by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda) who is a Vedanta teacher, author and a Hindu monk. For more www.discoveratma.com
17:05
June 08, 2021
#124 How can you make work, work for you?
The wisdom that our work can bring us.  Podcast transcript here Vedanta - the river of wisdom' is a weekly podcast created by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda) who is a Vedanta teacher, author and a Hindu monk. For more www.discoveratma.com
15:25
June 01, 2021
#123 How you relate to your life's situations transforms you
The four ways we relate to our life's situations offers meaning to our life. It is easy to shift when you know how.  Podcast transcript here  Vedanta - the river of wisdom' is a weekly podcast created by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda) who is a Vedanta teacher, author and a Hindu monk. For more www.discoveratma.com
16:22
May 25, 2021
#122 Are we half hearted or full hearted?
A question for reflection (and action).  You can complement with episode #88 - Opening the heart which is here - https://anchor.fm/the-river-of-wisdom/episodes/88-Opening-the-heart-eco6qu Podcast transcript here 'Vedanta - the river of wisdom' is a weekly podcast created by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda) who is a Vedanta teacher, author and a Hindu monk. For more www.discoveratma.com
11:45
May 18, 2021
#121 Healing from difficult memories
Do our memories shape our identity or does our identity shape our memories? The answer is surprising. Podcast transcript here 'Vedanta - the river of wisdom'  is a weekly podcast by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher, Hindu monk and author. To know more www.discoveratma.com For any questions or requests please write to swaminiji@discoveratma.com.  I reply to every email. :)
18:51
May 11, 2021
#120 Nature - the Hope whisperer
Amidst despair and cynicism, when we are ready to see and listen, what does nature whisper to us? 'Vedanta - the river of wisdom' is a weekly podcast created by Swamini B (Brahmaprajnananda), a Vedanta teacher and Hindu monk.  To know more and to connect www.discoveratma.com
11:57
May 04, 2021
#119 What can we learn from Bhagavan Rama? 2/2
In this episode, we hear some glimpses of how Rama upheld his dharma as a brother and a friend. Hence we also hear of Bharata and Lakshmana, Rama's brothers and Hanuman his dearest friend and devotee.  You may want to complement this episode with the video from our channel on 'The Glory of Hanuman' (15 minutes) -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL3B0NVpjj4 For more www.discoveratma.com
17:16
April 27, 2021
#118 What can we learn from Bhagavan Rama? 1/2
Sri Rama is deeply revered and impacts those who understand him.  He is ignored by those who cannot get their head around how he 'treated' his wife.   Where do you stand? In a brief retelling of the Ramayana, I offer some glimpses of how he walked the path of dharma as a warrior, a son, a husband and a king.  To dwell deeper into his glories, complement with the video (29 minutes) - Bhagavan Rama - his greatness and the mantra  For other details - www.discoveratma.com Thanks for listening! Do share with friends and family. 
23:30
April 20, 2021
#117 The Known i.e. the Mind cannot disturb me
It all seems so mixed up. In the light of the Veda, when I, ever the Knower, start to see that the mind is the known, things change.  www.discoveratma.com You can write to me at swaminiji@discoveratma.com
14:57
November 03, 2020
#116 Am I the body?
An enquiry into the reality of oneself through an unexpected angle. 
11:00
October 27, 2020
#115 Avadhuta Gita - Learning from 24 masters (3 of 3)
And the Avadhuta, monk departs after sharing his wisdom from the last set of masters.  
13:51
October 20, 2020
#114 Avadhuta Gita - Learning from 24 masters (2 of 3)
The learning of the monk from observing nature and people continues.. 
13:19
October 13, 2020
#113 Avadhuta Gita - Learning from 24 masters (1 of 3)
A lot of us look at and feel at home in nature.   Dattatreya, a wise monk looks at nature and learns the wisdom of life.  (This is from the section on Avadhuta Gita in the Bhagavatam, a sacred text extolling the glories of Vishnu. )
17:34
October 06, 2020
#112 The Dance of Silence
Speaking and not speaking are the different ways we engage with the world.  As we dance with the silence of the other, the one present in that silence, comes forth.    
13:36
September 29, 2020
#111 The gift of the present
How and why is the present a gift?
12:19
September 22, 2020
#110 The Mirage of Perfection
If perfection is worth aspiring for, why do we consider it a mirage? 
11:39
September 15, 2020
#109 Romantic relationship - the Modern view and the Vedic view
Ten reflections on the differences in the modern view and the Vedic view of the illusive and elusive 'romantic relationship'. 
14:15
September 08, 2020
#108 Mirror Mirror on the wall - the ultimate approval
What are those two enduring things that approve of us - in what we do and who we really are ? 
14:01
September 01, 2020
#107 The root cause of suffering
Only if the diagnosis is correct a lasting solution is possible
15:00
August 25, 2020
#106 Clearing the fog of subjectivity
We align ourselves with functional reality which prepares us to see and appreciate the absolute, unchanging reality. 
22:46
August 18, 2020
#105 Discovering Compassion
As we celebrate the 90th birthday of my guru, Pujya Swami Dayananda this week it feels right to dwell on compassion. As with everything else, I dedicate this episode to the one whose very name and being meant the fullness (ananda)that is compassion (daya). 
11:19
August 11, 2020
#104 'What if' to 'So what?
The questions we ask can often orient us to be awake to reality.  
09:41
August 04, 2020
#103 The Vedic vision of the four stages of life
Each stage offered the opportunity for growth and contribution paving the way for moksha unlike today
14:41
July 28, 2020
#102 Priority based living vs. Desire based living
We identify our life priorities and see how every day can be a successful day when we live a priority based life.
13:08
July 21, 2020
# 101 Rescuing God from our ideas
Our ideas of God get reflected in how we are and we see the world.  We go through seven stages of understanding God to see that God is indeed me.   
14:01
July 14, 2020
#100 Learning to learn
..in Vedanta.  On a different note, to purchase my new book : You matter - Insights from Vedanta, do click here -  https://www.amazon.com/You-matter-Swamini-Brahmaprajnananda-Saraswati-ebook/dp/B08CC6KG7N/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=swamini+brahmaprajnananda&qid=1594067020&sr=8-1 
14:21
July 07, 2020
#99 Going beyond the opposites
It seems like we are being controlled by the opposites -  hot and cold, pleasure and pain and so on.  Is there a way out? 
11:39
June 30, 2020
#98 Your comfort zone
How much your comfort zone shrinks or expands is a choice. Your choice. 
10:30
June 23, 2020
#97 The Mind and its purification in the Vedic tradition
Antah-karana-shuddhi is the most conducive condition for the discovery of limitless freedom. How?
16:04
June 16, 2020
#96 The magic of commitment
The one thing that makes all the difference in your pursuits.
14:00
June 09, 2020
#95 The trap of over-responsibility
In the name of doing our best we get carried away with over responsibility. How?  
15:16
June 02, 2020
#94 Being myself
How can I be comfortable in my own skin? 
09:39
May 26, 2020
#93 Gender I-dentity
To see ourselves as pure being we need to be relatively free from our gender identity.  How and Why?
11:49
May 19, 2020
#92 The Story of Jiva
..will sound familiar.
11:12
May 12, 2020
#91 Spiritual (Dharmika) responses to Aggression
In response to a question five kinds of Dharmika responses are highlighted. 
19:43
May 05, 2020
#90 Why Adi Shankaracharya matters
If there is one being that strengthened the foundation and edifice of Advaita Vedanta it is undoubtedly Adi Shankaracharya.  We celebrate his birthday today more than 1300 years later as we proudly keep the teaching tradition alive.  
16:16
April 28, 2020
#89 The trap of comparison
It seems that we cannot help it. Here are 3 things to consider from the lens of objectivity. 
15:08
April 21, 2020
#88 Opening the heart
What does opening the heart have to do with openness to life? 
14:10
April 14, 2020
#87 If Death had a voice...
A wake up call. 
12:00
April 07, 2020
#86 Prayer and Prayerfulness
A prayer becomes more effective when it contributes to a prayerful attitude that pervades your life. How? 
19:20
March 31, 2020
#85 What will people think?
This could be a helpful question or a hindering one.  This could be an excuse we hide behind or a call to action to accommodate. 
13:02
March 24, 2020
# 84 The Power of a Yajna (sacred fire ritual offering)
The What, Why, Who, When and How of a yajna explained. 
20:31
March 17, 2020
#83 Witnessing Meditation
Recorded live at a recent Yoga and Vedanta camp.  Please listen to meditate only when you have time to spare and are not multi-tasking. 
18:50
March 10, 2020
#82 Dealing with power and domination
..Your own and that of others.
20:48
March 03, 2020
#81 Is Ananda bliss?
3 points why Ananda in the definition of the Atma (Sat chit ananda) cannot be translated as bliss
14:23
February 25, 2020
#80 The What, Why and How of Japa (Meditative chanting)
Japa is an integral part of Vedanta learning. 
19:18
February 18, 2020
#79 Unconditional love - myth or reality?
We explore this question by reflecting on a famous dialogue in the Upanishads
15:41
February 11, 2020
#78 How to stop over-thinking?
We go through four systematic steps
17:21
February 04, 2020
#77 I think. Therefore I am???
We question the famous statement of Descartes. 
07:35
January 28, 2020
#76 Is Experience the best teacher for self knowledge?
The Emperor i.e. Experience has no clothes. :) For supplementary listening, link to talk on Self realisation - Knowledge or Experience? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cedlG7nGzAg
14:04
January 21, 2020
#75 What is your kind of busy?
Are we busy being busy or being busy meaningfully? Something to look into ...   
13:31
January 14, 2020
#74 The story of the tenth man
A Vedanta classic
20:24
January 07, 2020
#73 The True artist
Any situation is a medium for change and magic for the true artist. How ?
09:25
December 31, 2019
#72 Enquiry about what is real and what is not (Viveka)
The connection between Objectivity and Viveka and Viveka as a necessary qualification for Vedanta
16:26
December 24, 2019
#71 Decoding detachment - 2
Detachment got mistakenly translated from 'vairagya', which really means freedom from binding longings. How is that freedom possible? 
18:48
December 17, 2019
#70 Decoding detachment - 1
Can we really detach and if so, how? 
12:30
December 10, 2019
#69 What is really mine?
The answer lies in our understanding of ownership vs trusteeship. 
14:08
December 03, 2019
#68 Three necessary blessings
What does the pursuit of moksha require?   
15:05
November 26, 2019
#67 Transforming from a seeker to a knower
The necessary journey of a seeker in Vedanta
21:09
November 19, 2019
#66 The Crescent Moon yearns for fullness
What happened when the Moon lamented to the Sun?
09:17
November 12, 2019
#65 Can you be objective and still relate to Ishvara?
This is the only way to embracing reality. 
21:41
November 05, 2019
#64 Relating to sacredness with three fold karma
We expand what we see as sacred. We relate. In a 3 fold way. 
21:00
October 29, 2019
#63 Q&A Who can you really trust?
Replies to 1. Is God and abstraction?, 2. But Ishvara does not respond like others. Then? 
16:32
October 22, 2019
# 62 Who can you really trust?
Our ongoing search to trust someone completely can be fulfilled. 
17:51
October 15, 2019
#61 Bhagavaan
Who or what is Bhagavaan? Why should I care?
14:11
October 08, 2019
#60 Being the change you want to see
How can you be the change you want to see in this world? 
14:11
October 01, 2019
#59 The spell of likes and dislikes
What is the spell that we are under and how can we break free? 
21:25
September 24, 2019
#58 Your words matter
Our words can create magic or mayhem. How can we cultivate the discipline of speech? 
16:26
September 17, 2019
#57 Live broadcast by Ms Success
While India is mulling over 'success' and failure of the Chandraayan-2 mission, Ms Success lands on the stage and gives a speech 
16:57
September 10, 2019
#56 Entitlement vs Responsibility
What does the universe owe us?
19:00
September 03, 2019
#55 Control and the Chariot (of the body-mind)
What does the Vedic tradition say about  the nature of the mind and its control ? 
20:40
August 27, 2019
#54 Getting over the hangover
We may or may not drink! Yet, there is the hangover of an event, a role, something.  How can you get over a hangover?
14:16
August 20, 2019
#53 The Vedic tradition
What does this really mean and why should it matter to you?  
19:58
August 13, 2019
#52 Giving
Giving requires a bigness of heart. How does one become big? (Celebrating one year of the River of Wisdom!)
18:27
August 06, 2019
#51 Expectations (Q&A)
How do we handle the other's expectations of us ?  
20:00
July 30, 2019
#50 Mis-taking ourselves
Could 'human' be an adjective which seeks to describe me, not define me?  
15:46
July 23, 2019
#49 Guru
"The one who has a guru, knows." is the bold assuring statement of the Vedas. But, what are the reasons for not having a guru, rather, resisting a guru?    Prayers and wishes on this glorious day of Guru Purnima. 
18:15
July 16, 2019
#48 A day in the life of a devotee
..is the same as a day in the life of an atheist. Yet there is a big difference. .
10:17
July 09, 2019
#47 The devotee
Who or what does a devotee relate to?
15:48
July 04, 2019
#46 The Other
How to relate to the other who is different?  
13:18
June 25, 2019
#45 Freedom in relating
Whether you relate to one or many, you are free.  What changes and what stays the same?  
16:46
June 18, 2019
#44 The Purpose of life
...the reply might surprise you...
14:56
June 11, 2019
#43 The fabric of forgiveness
How can the fabric of forgiveness be interwoven in our lives ? 
14:40
June 04, 2019
#42 The journey of growing up Q&A
Answers to your questions - 1. How to heal from childhood hurt and guilt? 2. Reconciling the psychological standpoint and karmic standpoint of parent's behaviour 
19:46
May 28, 2019
#41 The journey of growing up
Growing up and growing into adulthood involves being at peace with one's parents. What are the four things that allow us to embody the Vedic teachings of Matr devo bhava and Pitr devo bhava ? 
17:41
May 21, 2019
#40 Being
What choice did you make 'to be'? 
10:42
May 14, 2019
#39 The Magic of the Normal
Most people believe that normal is boring. But, if the normal were to have wonder and fascination, there is more to the normal.  
09:50
May 07, 2019
#38 "I had no choice." Really?
There are some words that serve you well. What are those words that help you experience the freedom you have? 
08:35
April 30, 2019
#37 Are you right or self righteous?
If the difference between the two is not understood one can build delusions. How does one navigate the 'right' terrain ? 
10:51
April 23, 2019
#36 Should you use so many Should-s?
Should. A powerful word that was helpful yet can cause problems and what to do about it. 
11:45
April 16, 2019
#35 Fate and Free will
How can one resolve the constant conflict between fate and free will? 
16:47
April 11, 2019
#34 The power of surrender
Moments of happiness are possible because you surrender.  Wrap up on the 'Surrender' series.
08:34
April 02, 2019
# 33 Surrender - 2
If the ego is to surrender then what is left behind? Do you even own the ego to surrender it? An insightful, delightful look at the ego in the light of the Vedic tradition.  
13:58
March 26, 2019
#32 Surrender - 1
Unpacking 'Surrender' bit by bit. First of the series.
16:16
March 19, 2019
#31 The Ego
A story.
10:40
March 12, 2019
#30 The Search
We see the connection between the difficulty to trust and our search for the infallible. 
13:40
March 05, 2019
#29 Being loving
If everyone wants to be loved then…everyone needs to be loving! What inhibits us and can we do something about it?  
13:30
February 26, 2019
# 28 The fear of death
The 3 reasons we fear death and how we might approach it in the light of the Vedic tradition
14:28
February 19, 2019
#27 A life of no expectations - Myth or Reality
To expect that you do not expect is also an expectation! Is it possible to really live a life of no expectations? 
15:42
February 05, 2019
#26 Redefining success 2
If we can handle the four realities (possibilities) inherent in any situation, then success may well be ours!   
11:45
January 31, 2019
# 25 Redefining success
What are the metrics of success through the Vedic vision? 
14:23
January 22, 2019
#24 Namaste
A simple 'Namaste', has a world of meaning reflecting the attitude of a living culture and civilisation  
13:23
January 15, 2019
#23 Decoding Dharma
Dharma as Laws of nature or Laws of Ishvara? How can Dharma add meaning to our lives ? Tune in.
10:58
January 08, 2019
#22 The Garden
If you were the gardener of a new patch of land, a new year what would you do? 
10:40
January 01, 2019
#21 Dialogue with your Critic
An important dialogue that will change things for good!
11:46
December 25, 2018
#20 Self acceptance vs. Self improvement
A battle we fight often. Tune in to find the way out.
12:60
December 18, 2018
#19 Chains and cords
Despite being phenomenally powerful, the elephant believes that she cannot break free as she has always been tied with a chain. Are we a bit like the elephant in our beliefs? Tune in.
10:04
December 11, 2018
#18 Walking in the other person's shoes
Every day we get an opportunity to walk in the other person's shoes. When does it work and when does it not work and what can we do about it, especially when we are hurt? Tune in.
14:00
December 04, 2018
#17 Moving past 'the past'
The past seems to hover around us because of the way we see it. Tune in to see how can we move past 'the past'.
10:52
November 27, 2018
#16 The dance of karma
You may or may not know how to do the tango or salsa. But, one dance you want to definitely master is the dance of karma. You can do this by understanding the principles and benefits of the laws of karma. Tune in to find out how.
17:44
November 20, 2018
#15 Growing out of "Why me?"
"Why me?" A universal question which does not meet with satisfying answers. What insight can the Vedic tradition offer? Tune in.
14:25
November 13, 2018
#14 The shadow of self judgment
If judging oneself and others was as natural as hunger we would not fight it so much. Is there a way out of self- judgments and a sense of limitation? The Vedic tradition points out to an undeniable reality about us. Tune in to find out more.
12:06
November 07, 2018
#13 How do you feel loved
There are languages and dialects and then, there is the language of care and love. Tune in to find out the five ways in which we express ourselves and hence how we can tune ourselves to be in harmony with others.
14:27
November 01, 2018
#12 Letter to Ms Motivation from a Vedanta student
What is your relationship with motivation and how can it change?. Tune in to hear where Ms Motivation hangs out and much more.
11:43
October 24, 2018
#11 Sustained by stardust
What are we made up of and what sustains us is a question that is the subject matter of Biology, Physics and Philosophy ? The Vedic tradition speaks reverentially of the five element model and how we are always connected. Tune in to find out more and also how puja, a beautiful Hindu ritual is a five fold offering of our connection.
16:12
October 17, 2018
#10 Immunity for life
Just like the body has an immune system to deal with infection, we have an immune system for life. How can this immune system be made more enduring ? The Vedic tradition offers a profound understanding to this question. Tune in to find out more.
16:06
October 10, 2018
#9 Taking things for granted/as granted?
When we take things for granted we under value that person or a situation or a thing around us. Seeing the meaning of a word in Sanskrit which means knowing what you have been given makes a big difference in our attitudes and our lives. Tune in to discover more.
14:25
October 03, 2018
#8 Being a warrior in life
Being a warrior has nothing to do with being aggressive or defeating someone. As a warrior you are not afraid to be who you are or see the world as it is. To explore 'what being a warrior in life' really means, tune in.
13:23
September 26, 2018
#6 Contributing to change? Yes, you!
You begin to live a life of purpose when you start to see the change you are making, the difference you contribute to. How? Listen in to reflect on your life with a few simple yet profound questions.
11:38
September 19, 2018
#5 How do I be the best version of myself ?
To understand the 'how' we must ask, what is the best version of myself. The question is answered from the absolute and the relative standpoint.
16:01
September 12, 2018
#4 Can Hinduism work as a mirror for the Spiritual-but-not-religious?
The 3 pillars of Hinduism particularly Vedanta teaching that can appeal to everyone including the spiritual-but-not-religious.
14:60
September 05, 2018
#3 In the world of spirituality what is unique about Vedanta?
I share how Vedanta came into my life after modern psychology and how Vedanta brilliantly articulates the human problem as well as the solution, for good.
19:17
August 29, 2018
#2. Who does not change amidst all changes?
In our descriptions of ourselves we say, I am...(referring to profession) I am... (referring to nationality)..etc etc While all these are changing, what is it that is unchanging? To know more click to listen.
16:49
August 22, 2018
#1 The three powers you have every moment
The very first episode of The River of Wisdom!
11:39
August 15, 2018
Trailer: The River of Wisdom
People like us have been looking for answers to many, many questions about life. This is the invitation to the River of Wisdom podcast by Swamini B, a Hindu monk and a traditional teacher of Vedanta which is a body of self knowledge, and a former psychologist. It is an invitation to a journey of discovery for those who are seeking meaning to their life and living. Launching on 15th August 2018, Independence day for glorious India and birthday of my guru, Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati ji.
02:27
August 12, 2018