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Culture   Mythology – Historical Facts or Metaphorical Truths?

   According to Hindu mythology, Anjaneya flew over a sea; Ravana had ten heads and Vamana, the dwarf-avatar of Vishnu, measured the entire universe with his feet. How believable are these mythological stories and how relevant are they in today’s world of logical thinking and scientific advancements? If the stories…
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Is religion necessary?

Scientists believe that the universe is a physical phenomenon - with a natural order that could be understood through observation and reasoning. A few scientists also assert that God had nothing to do with the creation or the order of the universe (The Grand Design - Stephen Hawking, University of…
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Music

HONORING A KARMA YOGI – BHARATA RATNA M. S. SUBBULAKSHMI

      Speech By Dr. Ram Sriram at the Chinmaya Mission, Atlanta Recently, two reputed Atlanta organizations - the Chinmaya Mission Atlanta and the Sankara Nethralaya-OM Trust (USA) celebrated the birth centenary of the renowned musician, Bharat Ratna Smt. M. S. Subbalakshmi. The two events, however, differed in their…
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Spirituality

The Kural – Changing the Axis of Life

Ram Sriram Recently, The Hindu newspaper published an article about the renowned Tamil scholar, Thiruvachagamani Balasuramaniam and his conversation with the former President of India, Saravepalli Dr. S. Radhakrishan, during an event at the Chennai Kapali temple in 1961. Impressed by Thiru Balasubramaniam’s speech on Periyapuranam at the event, Dr.…
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