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Asmitā (अस्मिता)

This article is written by Srivatsa Ramaswami and is reproduced here with his kind permission: The Sanskrit root ‘as’ rhyming with ‘bus’ would mean ‘to be’. The sanskrit ‘as’ is like ‘is’ in English. ‘as’ becomes ‘asmi’ when conjugated in its first person, singular, present tense. Asmi means ‘am’. Just like the English ‘am’ refers […]

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Vyāhṛti-व्याहृति: beautiful, highly potent and meaningful mantras.

This article is written by Srivatsa Ramaswami and is reproduced here with his kind permission: The two most important mantras of the Vedas are Pranava (OM) and then the Gāytri. There is another mantra or a group of mantras used extensively, the vyahritis. Ahriti is to hold back whereas Vyahriti is to give out and […]

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Ramaswami UK Visit 2015 now open for bookings.

You’ll be pleased to hear that this popular programme is now available for you to book. Srivatsa Ramaswami’s 2014 programme was oversubscribed, so if you know you’d like to participate this time around, please do book early. Further details, including how to book, here.  

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