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. . . a man of disciplined mind, who moves along the objects of the sense, with the senses under control and free from attachment and aversion, he attains purity of spirit. And in the purity of spirit, there is produced for him an end of sorrow; the intelligence of such a man of pure spirit is soon established in the peace of self.
— Bhagavad-Gita 2:54-65
Advaita Vedanta Home Page
"This site is an attempt at providing an easy and structured online introduction to the philosophy of advaita vedAnta, as taught by SankarAcArya and his followers. It is not meant for religious propaganda. This website represents a serious attempt at exploring philosophical issues in advaita vedAnta, as handled by the leading philosophers themselves, and in the context of their times."
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
"I have come to light the lamp of Love in your hearts, to see that it shines day by day with added luster... I have no plan to attract disciples or devotees into my fold or any fold. I have come to tell you of this unitary faith, this spiritual principle, this path of Love, this virtue of Love, this duty of Love, this obligation to Love." This site is devoted to the teachings of Indian guru Sai Baba.
South Asia Resource Access on the Internet (SARAI)
A substantial collection of electronic texts, including the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Bhagavad Gita, and many monographs. This page is an archive of an older resource, and it has been replaced by a portal dedicated to South & Southeast Asian Studies at Columbia University.
"This website is an introduction to the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. The tradition, founded by Sri Krishna Chaitanya in the 16th century CE, is in many ways unique amidst the various bhakti-traditions, both ancient and modern, of India. Aside its profound philosophical treatises, it is well known for its developed aesthetic insights into the dynamics of the eternal loving sports of God."
Gurus, Sages, and Seekers: Holy Men and Women in the Indian Tradition
"This page is devoted to introducing westerners to teachers from different Indian religious traditions. It consists of pictures and short life-stories of charismatic seekers, saints, teachers, and gurus from the 19th and 20th centuries who trace their religious origins to India. In addition, references will be given to help the reader learn more about these individuals."
Harappa: Glimpses of South Asia before 1947
This site features images, movies, and sounds relating to Indian culture, as well as informative essays.
A list of Internet resources, maintained by James Lochtefeld at Carthage College.
This site offers a variety of resources on Hinduism and India, such as Articles, Scriptures, Meditation, Forums, Videos, MP3 Songs, MP3 Lectures.
Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother
"Welcome to the Web site of information on Integral Yoga, a spiritual path founded by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. This site includes introductions to the yoga and to the people and centers who aspire to its golden promise -- including the revolutionary experiments in south India known as the Ashram and Auroville."
Introduction to Hinduism
"A guide to various aspects of Indian religious thought and inter-religious understanding and religious tolerance."
Shiva Shakti Mandalam: Tantrik Home Page
"On this large Web site you will find yantra, mantra, tantra and other material relating to some of the different traditions; texts on the siddhas, gurus and yogis of the Natha sampradaya; much about kundalini, nadis, chakras; images of gods and goddesses; meditations and dharanas; an extensive bibliography, and original English translations as well as links to other sites." Maintained by Mike Magee.
Sivananda Yoga Om Page
"This award-winning site is growing and evolving, being modified and upgraded, on a regular basis. At the present moment it has 273 pages, 388 graphics (full-color, duotone, gray-scale and line-art), 2 audio clips and 8 animated illustrations. In this site, you will learn about the various techniques and teachings of Yoga and Vedanta. You will also learn about the different activities of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers such as the Yoga Teachers Training Course, Yoga Vacations, Residential, Work-study and Full-time staff programs."
Bhagavad Gita (documentary)
26 min. "This video introduces The Bhagavad Gita, the most famous section of the great ancient Indian epic, the Mahabharata. Life and death, duty and desire are all explained by Krishna, the creator god."
Hinduism (Internet Sacred Text Archive)
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Muktabodha Indological Research Institute
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Ramakrishna - Vivekananda Center of New York
"The Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of New York is an accredited branch of the Ramakrishna Order of India. It was incorporated in 1933 as a non-profit religious organization under the laws of New York State. The Center bases its teachings on the System of Vedanta, which combines both the religion and philosophy of the Hindus, especially as explained by Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886), his wife and spiritual companion Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi (1853-1920) and his disciple Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) and demonstrated in their lives."
Religion in South Asia Web Site
"This is the web site of the Religion in South Asia Section (RISA) of the American Academy of Religion (AAR). RISA participants are scholars interested in the academic study of the religious traditions of South Asia. RISA-L is the official email list of RISA. This page is designed to give RISA participants, RISA-L subscribers, and other scholars of religion in south Asia access to RISA-related material."
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