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Hinduism is a religious tradition that originated in the Indian subcontinent. Hinduism is often referred to as Sanatana Dharma by its practitioners, a Sanskrit phrase meaning "the eternal law". Dr. Radhakrishnan notes: "Hinduism is not just a faith. It is the union of reason and intuition that can not be defined but is only to be experienced. Evil and error are not ultimate. There is no Hell, for that means there is a place where God is not, and there are sins which exceed his love".

The knowledge of the Self is the fire that burns up the dry grass of desire. This indeed is what is called Samadhi, not mere abstention from speech.
Just as the great ocean of milk became still when the Mandara Mountain (with which the ocean of milk was churned) became still, even so the illusion of samsara comes to an end when the mind is stilled.
Salutations to the Serene Effulgence, infinite and all-pervasive, unlimited.
The Brihat (great) Yoga Vasista or the Yoga Vasista Maha Ramayana, as it is also called, contains over 29,000 verses in Sanskrit.
The Hamsa-Gita belongs to the class of Hindu religious literature known as the Puranas. The word ‘Purana’ in Sanskrit means ‘a narrative of ancient times’.
O sages, foremost among those who have realized the Atman! What is the condition and fate of those persons who do not mostly adore Lord Hari, whose desires are still un-satiated and whose minds and senses are uncontrolled?
Be pleased to describe to us those various deeds performed by Lord Hari in his various Incarnations which He has taken at His own sweet will in the past and the present, and which He will take in the future.
We are anxious to know the (nature of the) Maya and (the Will Power) of the Supreme Lord Visnu which deludes those (gods like Brahma) who themselves are endowed with such deluding powers.
O Sage of well-observed vows! Be pleased to instruct us to that course (in this life) whereby we shall directly and easily be liberated from the samsara teeming with various kinds of miseries and beset with fears and dangers on all sides.
The Siddha-Gita is Srimad Bhagavata which belongs to the class of Hindu religious literature known as the Puranas. The word ‘Purana’ in Sanskrit means ‘a narrative of ancient times’.
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