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A visit to Sri Shankara’s birthplace

With bubbling excitement a quest for the Self, embarked on a journey within.

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Short stories

Imbibing Gita ideas, Gitamritam students write short stories within 4 lines max! I am LoveOnce a girl came to me and said: “I love you so much”. I smiled and said “Yes, I too love myself so much. I am love. Thank you “. And the girl disappeared.~ Vasudevan Father, Mother & MeMy Father, Avyay, […]

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Mind games

The voice of Krishna echoes Across millennia To get up And fight Not for glory

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Two paths: Sukla gati & Krishna gati

There are two paths That we may walk The path of ignorance Every step Clouded in darkness Or the path illumined By the light Shining from The dark-hued Gopala Guided by The music of his Melodious flute Away from the shadows Of suffering Into the light Of knowledge. Into the light Of knowledge. Poem – […]

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Hearts full of gratitude and mind full of wonderful memories

The Jatayu sculpture is the biggest bird sculpture in the world. It stands as a tribute to women’s safety and honour.

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Participate in #GitaChallenge

Hari OM! Namah Shivaya. Om Namo Narayanaya! It is common for us to celebrate birthdays as our special day. Our friends and family come together and shower us with attention and love. Taking the spirit of this concept forward, let us create a difference by celebrating the birthday of a book – Bhagavad Gita – […]

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2018 Nipun

Nipun 18: Life-altering lessons, say the camp participants

Many have felt like being gifted with a new pair of eyes, to look at life with a whole new perspective.

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Grab life by the horns: Prasad Deole

The session by Mr Prasad Deole, an adventure tourism entrepreneur on ‘My work, My Life’ was an exhilarating account of a journey of success. The session was a truly electrifying experience, testified the camp participants unanimously. According to Gayathri, the experience was like “Being in a lab with a professor to see demonstrations of Gita’s […]

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Samatva: The way of the Yogi

The ability to look at life with composure is the first step towards becoming a yogi. This capability called Samatva enables one to treat both happiness and sorrow with equanimity. As part of Nipun ’18 camp, a session on this skill was conducted by eminent scholar V. Shankar Kumaran. Prof. Sankar is a passionate research […]

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Think and grow rich: A session on passionate, professional approach towards work

In this session on ‘My work, My life’, Mr. K. Nandakumar, founder & CEO of SunTec technologies spoke of his philosophy for life and success. The technology evangelist with more than two decades of experience under his belt shared his insights with the participants of Gitamritam Nipun 2018. Even though the session was ‘too technical […]

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Yoga: The art of awakening the force within

As part of the Nipun ’18 camp, the sessions on Yoga and Yoga Nidra were conducted by eminent scholar Dr Sripad H. Ghaligi. The session was packed with energy, said the participants who considered it as an exhilarating experience. “Sripad Ji has beautifully explained the basics of Yoga, complete with practical tips’’, remarked Mr Abhishek A […]

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Bhagavad Gita: A user’s manual for life

It’s not uncommon for people to get baffled by the challenges and uncertainties thrown at them by life, in both professional and personal fronts. How to be happy all the time, is money the answer to all problems in life, is there a magic formula to win love from your family or how to stay […]

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A world through his lens: My Life My Passion -C Radhakrishnan

Celebrity photographer Shri C Radhakrishnan spoke about his life and passion to the Gitamritam campers. He started his talk with a slideshow of some photographs. He spoke of how his young son gave him suggestions for creating videos on Youtube. He said that he is here to learn from youngsters and that learning should never stop […]

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Love for law & order: My Life My Passion – Vinod Kumar Pandey

Shri Vinod Kumar Pandey enthralled the young audience with anecdotes from his life and shared his passion. He started the session by asking the youngsters “What is life? Who do we owe our life to?”He said that parents are God for each of us, and we owe everything to them and must take care of […]

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Love for Surgery: My Life My Passion – Dr Mohit Sharma

Dr. Mohit Sharma Clinical Professor. Specialist in for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Burn Surgery, Ear Reconstruction, from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences spoke about his life and passion. Dr Sharma started with his experiences in school. He said that all through his life he always wanted to improve and do something better. Through an anecdote from […]

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Love for Science : My Life My Passion – AP Jayaram

Dr A. P. Jayaraman, a world-renowned scientist from BARC and a passionate science communicator shared his life and his passion for science with the campers. His interaction was filled with interesting and humorous anecdotes from his life. He started by showing a picture of himself with Stephen Hawking, and humorously referring to how he was […]

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Dance is my religion : My Life My Passion – Haleem Khan

The Kuchipudi dancer and actor Shri Haleem Khan enthralled the Bala audience with his fascinating life. The session started with a short and wonderful promo of his dance and his life. “Born into a conservative family, Haleem Khan demonstrated that art is beyond religion and creed“. Introducing his journey of life, he said: “For me […]

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गीतामृतेनैव मुक्ता भवन्तु

सुखे च दुःखे च स्थिरं सुकृत्या गीतामृतेनैव मुक्ता भवन्तु

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Mananam 2016 – Man of Perfection

Amma in her Satsang at the beach and in the hall gave an overall summary of the Purushottama Yoga with various examples in which a person could attain the enlightened state.

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At the International Gita Seminar, Kurukshetra

These students have taught in a very special way. It’s clear that they have understood the subject,” and “rather than just repeating what you have heard, they shared original insights.

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Isn’t learning Gita from book or Internet is enough?

Isn’t learning Gita from book or Internet is more than enough, given that there are elaborate commentaries and various versions of Gita available? If we go by the google search or the dictionary meaning, we would get into trouble. For eg; in Gita, the word “buddhi” is used as intelligence, knowledge and a means of […]

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Do we pass or get job by learning Gita?

NO. A job is not assured even after graduating, doing post-graduation and so on. The purpose of learning Gita is not to get a job.  Only if you study you will get marks.  Only if you pass you will be placed on the job. In that process even if you fail or you get one […]

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Gita is for the old and dead. Not for us

This is another misconception people usually have about Gita. First of all, let us look at who was Gita told to – Arjuna. Arjuna who wanted to achieve something in life, for which he had been preparing all along with his life. Gita was given to him and not for an old person. Gita was […]

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Why should we learn Gita which is an old textbook?

Bhagavad Gita  is not a textbook. Even though it is printed and published by Sage Vyasa, it deals with the eternal values one must have in life – certain do’s and don’ts. It is an instruction manual for all human beings. It teaches us how to deal with the objects of the world and people, […]

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How to be Happy in life; Gita is the way

Human beings want to be happy as long as they are alive. Even after death, we want to be happy. Gita deals with the subject of what is happiness, how to remain happy even in the midst of challenging situations. Like we use Google maps (GPS) to reach a destination, if we have Gita Practising […]