A Handful of Sanskrit Tools is now available on ArshaDrishti.org.
There are many online and offline digital tools available to help those interested in reading Sanskrit. It is best to study Sanskrit with a teacher, so the resources below are not meant to teach Sanskrit. They are simply a handful of recommended tools useful to have at your fingertips to help along the way. Pāṇini tools will be posted separately.
Let me know what your favorite Sanskrit tools are!
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Bhagavad Gītā with Śaṇkarācārya’s Sanskrit commentary with reference to Bhāṣyārkaprakāśaṭīkā subcommentary
Universal Peace Prayer (svasti prajābhyaḥ);
Teacher-Student Prayer (sahanāvavatu)
Vision of Non-duality (pūrṇamadaḥ)
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Audio recordings of the Thursday Tattvabodha classes and meditations will be made available on a weekly basis for downloading. Meditations will be broken out separately from the classes themselves. The plan is to post the Thursday evening classes on the Sunday following the class.
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LISTEN TO GUIDED MEDITATIONS
A new online Vedanta class taking the text Tattvabodha will be starting Thursday July 31. Beginning and intermediate Sanskrit classes as well as chanting classes will starting in August. Read more about it here. Sign for Sanskrit classes here.
Swami Viditatmananda Saraswati was warmly received by devotees and students during his recent visit to San Diego. Nearly 150 sādhaka-s (spiritual aspirants), including a number of long-time students attended Swamiji’s talks and met with him to receive his blessings. The display of love and respect with which he was welcomed was heartwarming, and reflects the deep value that the San Diego community has for the Vedic teachings and tradition.
Swami Viditatmananda received at San Diego Shiva Vishnu temple
Swami Viditatmananda speaking on “Freedom From Sadness” at the San Diego Unitarian Universalist Church
Swamiji presented two beautiful, thought-provoking discourses, each of which was followed by an engaging question and answer session. You can download or stream the audio or watch the videos above.
In addition, during his brief stay a pādapūjā for Swamiji was performed by a devotee at his home, and later that day another devotee offered a lovely bhikṣā at her home. The parents of both of these devotees have been serious students of Pujya Swami Dayananda for decades, and introduced their children to Swami Viditatmananda at a very young age. It is beautiful to now see these new parents introducing their own young children to Swamiji and exposing them to the teachings and values of Sanātana Dharma.
Swami Viditatmananda pādapūjā by devotees in San Diego
Swami Viditatmananda enjoying bhikṣā in San Diego
We would like express our deepest gratitude to Swamiji for rearranging his busy travel and teaching schedule to bless us with his gentle presence and words of wisdom to guide us along our spiritual journey. We would also like to express our heart-felt thanks to the hard-working volunteers, host, and venue coordinators who together helped make Swamiji’s visit such a beautiful and successful one.
Sri Swami Viditatmananda Saraswati will be visiting San Diego June 30 – July 2, 2014. Swamiji will be giving two public talks:
Tuesday July 1st, 2014
First Unitarian Universalist Church
Clark Chapel, Hillcrest Campus
298 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103.
Campus is opposite the UCSD Medical Center.
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(Free-will donation accepted)
Please contact Daksha@arshadrishti.org for more information.
Sri Swami Viditatmananda, a senior disciple of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, expounds Vedanta with a simplicity and directness that make it easy to assimilate. Having lived and worked in the United States prior to becoming a renunciate, Swami Viditatmananda is familiar with the lifestyles in India and the West. With his insight into both cultures, he reaches out to everyone with equal ease.
Swami Viditatmananda graduated in 1978 from the course taught by Pujya Swamiji in Bombay, India. Since then he has been extremely active, teaching, writing books and preparing Pujya Swamiji’s words for publication. He visits the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in Saylorsburg PA every year during spring/summer and conducts classes.
Under the banner of Adhyatma Vidya Mandir, Swami Viditatmananda conducts various programs to disseminate the knowledge of the scriptures. He gives talks on the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita all over Gujarat, India. He also conducts management seminars with a view of showing the relevance of Vedanta in management.
Swami Viditatmananda’s TatvatirthaAshrama is situated in the western outskirts of Ahmedabad in Gujarat. As its name suggests, it is a center for learning the Tattva, i.e. the truth.