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spiritual readings blog would explore certain facets of the puranas and characters from close quarters and also question certain well-ingrained conventional thinking. This is not a rebel column, but, like in the yore, here our plan is to bring out the truth, as we see it, through intense questioning. It may be correct, it may be wrong, but just give it a thought. That’s all.

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The Purpose of Life's Journey – II, What is Bhagavata Dharma? In the last write-up we had discussed the sequence following a question posed by Vasudeva, father of Lord Krishna, to Narada Muni.  The question was: What is Bhagavata Dharma? Narada Muni in turn recalled that the same question on Bhagavata Dharma was posed by Nimi Chakravarthy to Navayogis. (Please refer...
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The Purpose of Life’s Journey: Introduction Quite often, in our puranas, we come across question and answer sessions on life and philosophy. This format is easy to understand and relate to, rather than a one-sided preaching on tough philosophical issues. One such Q&A session is between Vasudeva and Sage Narada. Vasudeva is the father of Krishna, the Supreme Being. Despite being...
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Did Sri Krishna come from an alien civilisation? The question may sound appalling to some, foolish and silly to many. But consider the way Sri Krishna’s birth and times are described in the puranas, especially Srimad Bhagawatham. Krishna was not born to human beings. Devaki and Vasudeva, the deemed parents of Krishna, did  not have any physical relationship to have a...