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Mantras & Stotras 

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Gayathri Mantra 

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PraataH SmaraNa

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Sanskrit Documents 

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T R Chari's site with Stotras in Multiple scripts

Bhagvad Gita 

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Real Bhagvad Gita

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bhagavad giita ki.nchidadhiita

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Gita Links

Bhajans & Aaratii

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Bhajans Page

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Bhajan Mala 2003
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Bhajan Mala 1997
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Bhajan Mala Audio 1997
(by Meena Aithala)

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Kirtan Tunes

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Bhajan Audios by VNS Bhola

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Aarati Audio by Anurag

Ganesha OM

Puja

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Satsangh's Puja Page

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Hindu Deities

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Puja & Bhajan Texts (ITRANS, unicode devanagari and devanagari .pdf files) 

Talks & Discourses 

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Humor in Communication

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SundarkaanDa 1997

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Ramayana 1998

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Ramayana 1999

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Satva, Rajas, Tamas

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vivekachuuDaamaNi

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Links 

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Old FAQ 

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Index of pages

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Satsangh

Satsang is the company of a good person. 'Sat' stands for godliness, 'sang' for company.  Company of the sants (saints, which word came from sant) ennobles, educates (in a higher sense) and 'purifies' us. Purifies means removes from our mind greed, lust, pride, jealousy, vanity and delusion. We generally see these defects in other people. But in Satsangh, I start seeing them in myself, because I am in the Satsangh basically for myself, to correct myself.   

Were I totally happy with myself needing nothing, I would not have come to Satsangh. It is this need, a fear of uncertain future, a lacuna in life in spite of having everything, an in explicable void despite being wealthy or powerful, that makes me come to Satsangh. When I am totally happy and contented and need nothing (because of right understanding of the world), then also I will come to Satsangh to share what I know with others.  

In Satsangh the prevailing atmosphere is one of nobility, understanding, generosity and love. All noble qualities are to the fore, suppressing the baser instincts and feeling. All satsanghiis (people who attend satsanghs) seem to like each other and ever willing to help each other. When we first started the fire, most of the logs were wet and only one or two a bit dry; these kept the fire alive and exposed other wet logs to the heat of the fire. Slowly but surely, all logs started drying up and the fire started burning brightly. Any passer-by could come and get the warmth.   

Why purification of mind is necessary ? Same reason why we clean our reading glasses; with dust, oilstain and paint marks on my spectacles, I won't be able to read anything, and if I insist on reading through them, you would say that I was crazy; but that's what's the whole world's problem. We just won't wipe our specs clean and see clearly. So too, the mind full of desires (paint marks) and other enemies (stains and dust), is unable to know what is good for it. Tragically, it does not even know that its specs are full of dust & dirty.   

In Satsangh, we read the scripture of our choice (Gita, Upanishad, Bhaagavatam,  Ramaayana etc.), read commentaries and either discuss or someone knowledgeable explains the meaning and its relevance in today's world. Invariably the practical day to day living guidance is given.  

The duration is generally 90 minutes to 2 hr. First half hour of bhajans, chanting, and the last half hour for mahaprasad (eating what was offered to Lord). The central time is for discourse.  

We families have been meeting 4 to 5 times a week since 16 years; This itself is a great miracle. How can one meet, talk, eat with same families week after week without getting tired of each other?  

Something of an experience.  

---Email from Guruji

 

Dhatu samvat Maagha vadya sapthami (Mar 01, 1997)

Salutations to Aatmaswaroop

Srimad Bhagavad Gita, or Srimad Bhagavatham, or Shri Vishnu Sahasranamam or Gayathri mantram speak one langualge. "Wake up from the sleep"

What gave you the idea that you are not in satsangh ? You are very much there. The physical distance is part of the dream in which we are living.

Start chanting Sri Vishnu sahasranama daily. Its benefits are numerous. Gives you health, wealth, importnace, status, knowledge, presence of mind, fortitude, a clean mind and heart, eventual peace and ultimate good. In addition satanghis now chant Shiva sahasranama (target 108 times for 1997), Rama sahasrananama (as we appraoch Ram navami - target 108 times),
and then Aanjaneya sahasranama etc.

Daily reading of one chapter of Gita with meaning (average 6 to 15 minutes) and one chapter of Srimad Bhagavatha will assure you of knowledge of the Vedas.

---Email from Guruji

 

Bahrain Satsangh

Bahrain is a small island in the Arabian Gulf.  Bahrain Satsangh is a non-profit Hindu organization formed 19 years ago to embrace spirituality as a way of life. Bahrain Satsangh is now a mature International group with several satsanghs operating as far and wide as Singapore, Australia, India, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Canada.

Our Satsangh spreads the message of the Lord contained in the Hindu scriptures such as Bhagavad-Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, the Upanishads, Vivekacudamani, Panchadasi and Jivan Mukti Viveka, to name a few.  In addition, we help perform Hindu pujas, marriages etc. Bahrain Satsangh also undertakes several forms of charities. The beneficiaries of the charity are Goshalas, Schools, Orphanages etc., operating across India. As a principle the corpus of the Charity is fully funded by the members of Satsangh and has so far operated without any external aid.

Our web addresses include http://www.geocities.com/satsangh1 (Satsangh web page), http://www.geocities.com/somsram/ (The Real Bhagavad Gita site). We also have mirror sites on http://www.hindunet.org/ and http://sanskrit.gde.to which includes our Satsangh's pujas (transliterated from Sanskrit), bhajans etc.

Our mission is to propagate the divine message of Bhagavad-Gita and to this end, in the last twelve months, we have already distributed Bhagavad-Gita books and other scriptures worth US$ 5,000. These are mainly published by the Gita Press, Gorakhpur and Ramakrishna Mission.

We are convinced beyond all doubt that weekly Satsanghs or weekly prayer meetings on a larger scale - for all Hindus are imperative to instill Scriptural knowledge on a lasting basis. Having 100,000 Satsanghs is one of our visions and we are determined and focused in pursuing this objective. We believe that team effort and association of like-minded organizations could help foster and instill a sense of belonging to this great religion, in the minds of the masses thereby passing on this great tradition to future generations. Reaffirmation of faith and conviction in our religion is the order of the day and we need to take cues from other religions in this respect.

In the light of the above, we are embarking upon an ambitious project of creating awareness of Gita and other Hindu scriptures amongst the masses.  We feel that it is the will of the lord that we came across information about your activities.  We are pleasantly surprised to see that many of our key aims appear to coincide with those of yours such as making the Gita available in various places such as Hotel rooms, Hospitals etc.  Currently, we have targeted placing the books in 300,000 rooms in over 1,000 hotels in India in a phased manner. 

To enable the recipients to appreciate such profound scriptural texts, in future, we also intend to re-design some of these books in a manner that would make them appealing and user friendly even to a casual reader.

If you would like to further this mission you can write to this email id.
 
We pray for the prevalence of harmony and Sanathana Dharma and look forward to a beginning of a long term relationship.

May the Lord bless your noble service.

Hari Om

The original website pages had been made possible by:
Contributions from Guruji, Ram, Sowmya, Meena, Raji, Sarojaji, Bahrain Satsangh &
Contributors to Sanskrit Documents Site
Encouragement from various satsanghiis & visitors ,
Thank You All!

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