Sunday, April 26, 2009

Spiritual Blogs & Discussion Groups of Note

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Following blogs are added to the Indian Spiritual Blog Search Engine.

Blogs are listed in random order with no ranking system. Newer Blogs added are generally listed at the bottom of each section so that regular users find it easy to find newer Blogs.

Blogs (Total: 74):

1. Spiritual Blogs (24) 5. Sri Shirdi Sai Baba (6)
2. Sri Ramakrishna / Swami Vivekananda. Blogs by Monks of Sri Ramakrishna Order. (9) 6. Blogs on Hinduism (13)
3. Sri Ramana Maharshi (6) 7. Blogs Dedicated to Sri Ramsukhdasji Maharaj / Sri Jadayal Goyandka ji and Sri Hanuman Prasad ji of Gita Bhavan (4)
4. Semi Spiritual Blogs (7) 8. Blogs Dedicated to Radhanath Swami of ISKCON (5)

Discussion Groups:

1. Dedicated to
    a. Sri Ramakrishna
    b. Sri Ramana Maharshi

2. Forums



1 ?????????? (Subhashitani) Wise sayings in Sanskrit

Unique Blog Regularly updated with quality content.
2 MANBLUNDER Your partner in self realization.

This blog contains very quality posts updated regularly.
3 Talks on Bhagwad Gita Discussions, explanation of Verses from Bhagawat Gita. It is a reproduction of Yahoo groups.
4 Jnanagni: The Fire of Wisdom "As the blazing fire reduces wood into ashes, so does the fire of wisdom reduce all bondage to ashes." - Bhagavad Gita This Blog is all about spreading the fire of wisdom, the message of love and peace and spirituality, and growing together.

Contains good collection of Quotes
5 Saranaagathi - Surrender to the Divine Saranaagathi means "Surrender Unto the Lord". Surrender is also called as "AtmaNivedana" is the highest form of Bhakti or Devotion, where the Self is surrendered to God in entirety. This Surrender is the culmination of the sadhana of Bhakti and Jnana...

Blog inspired by Swami Sivananda. Contains good information
6 Hindu Expressions A blog on Indian spirituality and Vedic culture

Less Frequently updated but has quality content.
7  Paramhansa Hariarananda Teachings and guidance of the great 20th Century Kriya Yogi.

Excellent Blog dedicated to spread the teachings of Kriya Yoga Guru Parahmansa Hariharananda.
8 Don Baba's Blog Don Baba is blessed and authorized by Kriya Yoga Guru Parahmansa Hariharananda to initiate others. Spreading Kriya Yoga.

Don Baba has beautifully explained Seven Levels of Kriya Yoga Initiations.
9 The Philosophy of Advaita Vedanta - Nonduality Advaita Vedanta Philosophy of Adi Shankaracharya, Ramana Maharshi, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.

Last post: May 30, 2008. Informative blog.
10 Hindu Scriptures - Online Upanishads, Vedas, Gita .. 108 Upanishads, Vedas, Bhagavad Gita, Brahma Sutras, Yoga Vasishta, Bhagavatam, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Astavakra Gita, Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, Chandogya Upanishad, Madukya Upanishad, Katha Upanishad, Isa Upanishad, Mundaka Upanishad, Itereya Upanishad, Tittiriya Upanishad, Mudaka Upanishad, Prasna Upanishad

Well, this is what the blog header says. Needs to be explored. Last article was posted on 28th March 2008. Informative blog.
11 Nisargadatta Maharaj Nisargadatta Maharaj - Teaching, Quotes, Videos, Self-Enquiry, Navnath Sampradaya, Ramesh Balsekhar

Last Post: March 27, 2008. Dedicated to Sri Nisargadattaji Maharaj. Non-dualistic approach - who am I.
12 Hanumanji Page
Blog Dedicated to Lord Hanumanji.
13 Atma Jyoti A Meditation and Practical Spiritual Life Resource. The Blog is dedicated to living the traditional Hindu monastic life.

"Come here every now and then. A brass pot must be polished every day: otherwise it gets stained. One should constantly live in the company of holiness."
-Sri Ramakrishna

A Blog by swami Nirmalananda Giri.
14 Sangha of Buddhas Buddha Sangha Blog is to have Online Satsang with Buddhas - Jiddu Krishnamurti, Ramana Maharshi, Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Rama, Gautam Buddha, Lau Tzu, Mulla Nasruddin, Saint Kabir, Astavakra, Adi Shankaracharya

Frequently updated blog.
15 Prashant About India

Prashant About India (Telugu)
About India,Bhagavad Gita and Advaita Vedanta teachings of Ramana Maharshi,Sri RamaKrishna Paramahamsa,Nisargadatta Maharaj,Swami Vivekananda.... Ramana Maharshi Teachings in Telugu are available in below mentioned blog.Thanks to my wife Sneha jalasutram for translation.

A blog with Majority of articles to Sri Ramana Maharshi.
16 Hindu Devotional Blog Hindu Sanskrit Slokas, Mantras, Stotrams, Slokhas, Vedic Hymns, Gods Images, Goddesses Pictures, Daily Prayers, Bhajans Videos, Devotional Songs Lyrics Free Downloads. Temples Tours, Festivals.

Informative blog.
17 Bhajans Online With most of the online streaming videos, from you tube. lyrics in Hindi and English and other related links will be provided. Devotees can find and enjoy collection the Bhajans of their favourite Gods,Godesses, Deities and Gurus and Bhajans songs music by their favorite Singers at one place. You can also download videos in various various file formats like 3gp aac ac3 avi flac gif iphone ipod mp3 mov mp4 mpg mpeg ogg and wav from the link provided just above the posts.

Yet Another inspirational Blog by the owner of Shirdi Sai Baba. But this blog is not Sai Baba Exclusive.
18 Jaya Kula Jaya Kula [Jai-yuh Koo-la] is a nonprofit center for people learning how to integrate authentic Tantrik View and practice into their everyday lives.

Grounded in the Indian traditions of direct realization Tantra and the teachings of Sat Guru Sri Anandamayi Ma, Jaya Kula exists to support its parishioners and all people in the natural process of unfoldment toward Self-realization. Shambhavi Sarasvati is the spiritual director.

Informative Spiritual Blog inspired By Sri Anandmayi Maa
19 Spiritual Gurus of India India is a country which is known for spirituality. India has been the birthplace of a lot of great spiritual masters such as Buddha, Vallalar, Sri Ramakrishna, Vivekananda, Shankaracharya, Ramana Maharishi etc. This blog is completely dedicated to the teachings of such great gurus who have brightened the lives of thousands of people by sharing the precious knowledge which they have attained. This blog would act as a platform to share the best of the teachings of such gurus who have indulged their lives selflessly in the spiritual growth of others.

Nice collection of Biographies, Teachings, Ebooks and Speeches.
20 Original Christianity and Original Yoga Nice Another Quality Blog from Atma Jyoti Ashram
21 The Voice of Stillness

"You and I are One"

Down to earth straight talk on nonduality and living a liberated life


Though this blog does not point to shastras, it's articles and philosophy / teachings are similar to Advaita Vedanta. Very informative blog. Excellent for all specially for westerners.

The Blog also has a Satsanga Forum, which is password protected.
22 The Spiritual Bee

Date Added: 17.10.2012
Discover the Divinity Within You!

This blog has good collection of practical questions, which are answered by great saints. Though the author has shared own thoughts, the entire article rotates around the teachings of great saints with reference linking to the original source from where it is taken.
The originality of the teachings is preserved.

As on today, the website is dedicated to Advaita Vedanta with majority of the articles inspired by Swami Vivekananda and about 10 % by Sri Rabindranath Tagore. The author is planning it to include articles by Sri Ramakrishna and Sri Ram Sharma Acharya of Gayatri Parivara
23 Rishi Chintan

Date Added: 17.10.2012
Seeds of Thought Transformation

This blog has good collection of articles containing updeshas of Sri Ram Sharma Acharya of Gayatri Parivara.

The Blog is written in dual language - Hindi and English.
24 Guiding Thoughts

Date Added: 17.10.2012
Articles and Quotes from the Literature and books of Shriram Sharma Acharya, Swami Vivekananda, Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and similar other modern day humanitarians, and scientific spiritualists.

This blog has good collection of articles containing updeshas of mostly from Sri Ram Sharma Acharya of Gayatri Parivara and from Swami Vivekananda.


1 Daily Spiritual Quotes and Quotations FRESH Spiritual Quotes, Positive Inspirational Thoughts and Religious Spiritual Sayings From Saints.

Regularly updated Spiritual quotes mostly of Sri Ramakrishna or by Monks of Sri Ramakrishna Order.
2 Swami Shivapadananda FRESH Spiritual Quotes, Positive Inspirational Thoughts and Religious Spiritual Sayings From Saints.

Regularly updated Spiritual quotes mostly of Sri Ramakrishna or by Monks of Sri Ramakrishna Order.
3 Swami Shivapadananda 2 More of the teachings of Swami Shivapadananda [1938-1994] the second President and Spiritual Head of the Ramakrishna Centre of Southern Africa.

Another Blog Dedicated to Swami Shivapadananda, a Monk of Sri Ramakrishna Order.
4 Triveni Sangam The cyber dhuni of Baba Bhajananand

Quality blog by Swami of Sri Ramakrishna Order.
5 Vedanta in practice Blog from Swami Vimokshananda now in South Africa.

A Monk of Sri Ramakrishna Order.
6 Shri Ramakrishna Blog Related to the Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda and other direct Disciples.
7 Sri Ramakrishna Teachings Quotes Swami Vivekananda Teachings Sayings Sri Ramakrishna Teachings blog shares Sri Ramakrishna teachings, Swami Vivekananda teachings, Quotes, Sayings, discourses, Ramakrishna Parables.

Good informative blog dedicated to the teachings of the Holy Trio (Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Maa and Swami Vivekananda)
8 Sri Ramakrishnarpanam
A Blog dedicated to the Devotees of the Ramakrishna Order.
9 Teachings of Swami Vivekananda
A blog dedicated to Swami Vivekananda


1 Arunachala and Ramana Maharshi I propose to use this blog primarily to air my occasional musings on any matters relating to the life and teachings of Ramana Maharshi. There will also be occasional contributions about Arunachala, the sacred mountain where Sri Ramana spent all of his adult life.

Blog by David Godman. A Sadhu who lives at the foot hills of Arunachala.
2 Arunachala-Ramana Blog Dedicated to Sri Ramana Maharshi.
3 Ramana Maharshi teachings Bhagwan Ramana Discourses Meditations Ramana Maharshi blog shares Ramana Maharshi teachings, Bhagwan Ramana Discourses, Bhagwan Ramana Meditation sutras.

Articles from the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi.
4 Ramana Maharshi Teachings, Quotes, Books
Talks with Ramana Maharshi, Advaita Vedanta, Self-Enquiry, Ramana Marshi Teaching, Ramana Maharshi Quotes, Ramana Maharshi Books, Ramana Maharshi Ashram, Arunachalam, Sage of Arunachala.

Last Post: March 1, 2008
5 Collected Works of Sri Ramana Maharshi ORIGINAL WORKS. Collected works of Sri Ramana Maharshi
6 Sri Ramana Leela
Blog Dedicated to Sri Ramana Maharshi.


1 Shirdi Sai Baba A blog dedicated of Sai Baba of Shirdi.A saint, a mystic who lived in Shirdi while he was in body. He lived like an ordinary man, a beggar. He has tremendous compassion. He has tremendous powers. His life can be called a carnival of miracles. He attracted people through His miracles to guide them towards spirituality, love and compassion. His grace is still doing it. Millions still visit His sacred tomb shrine in Shirdi called Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir.

Very Informative and inspirational Blog.
2 Sai Baba Videos A collection of online streaming videos of Shree Sai Baba of Shirdi. Shri Saibaba video clips from Tv serials Hindi movies Telugu movies Arati Bhajans songs Animations Devotional Chants Bhakti (Devotion) Spiritual Music Videos Hindi Songs Telugu Songs. You can also download videos in various various file formats like 3gp aac ac3 avi flac gif iphone ipod mp3 mov mp4 mpg mpeg ogg and wav from the link provided just above the posts.

Another inspirational Blog by the owner of Shirdi Sai Baba.
3 Shri Sai Sat Charitra Read the Sacred text, short stories of Sai Baba of Shirdi, this text has the blessings of Sadguru Saibaba and number of devotees and people have received much help and grace through this divine book, or listen to the audio podcast, download audio mp3 or itunes

Yet Another inspirational Blog by the owner of Shirdi Sai Baba.
4 Sri Sai Baba Wallpapers This blog contains Wallpapers and images of Sai Baba of Shirdi. Most wallpapers contains quotes of Saying of Sai Baba. New and Latest Wallpapers will be frequently added so keep checking or better subscribe to the blog. For free Download of any of these awesome and amazing Wallpapers of Sai Baba. Just click on the image and then right click to download the image.

Yet Another Blog by the owner of Shirdi Sai Baba.
5 Sri Sai Baba Bhajan Lyrics This blog contains Lyircs of Bhajans and devotional songs dedicated to Sai Baba of Shirdi in English and Hindi or Devanagari script.

Yet Another Blog by the owner of Shirdi Sai Baba.
6 Free Sms of Shirdi Sai Baba Quotes All the devotees of Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi and spiritual seekers, have a great attraction for the divine words that fell from Sai Baba's mouth. Just a line or couple of lines have great meaning and shows direction for better living. This blog will publish a quote of Shirdi Sai Baba per day. Devotees can subscribe the same with Sai Baba's picture in their email box and/or subscribe for free sms.

Yet Another Blog by the owner of Shirdi Sai Baba.

1

Amrut Vani

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Blog Dedicated to Sri Jayadayal Goyandka ji,
2

Satsang is the only practice !

Blog Dedicated to Swami Ramsukhdasji.
3 Satsang is the only Sadhana Blog Dedicated to Swami Ramsukhdasji in Hindi.
4 Satsanga Sudha

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The Blog focuses on Sri Hanuma Prasad ji's writings in Hindi.



1

Radhanath Swami - Quotes

From his teachings.

Blog Dedicated to Sri Radhanath Swami, Contains Swamiji's quotes.
2

Radhanath Swami.Org

Without Humility you can have knowledge, but not realization.

Blog Dedicated to Radhanath Swami's quotes and photos
3 Radhanath Swami Wallpapers Blog Dedicated to Radhanath Swami's quotes and wallpapers
4

Radhanath Swami.Info

Radhanath Swami articles.

Blog contains Radhanath Swami's teachings and writings.
5 RNS Online Radhanath Swami on Life, Insights, Nature and Events

Practical answers given by Radhanath Swami.

Blogs on Hinduism


1 Hindu Blog Hindu Blog is an online magazine that updates regularly about matters related to Hinduism (like festivals, fasting, rituals), the latest developments in Hindu society and religion and explores Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism).

This blog is daily updated with quality content.
Recommended for all.
2 Hindu culture This blog is devoted to Hindu traditions and rituals.

New Blog by owner of Divine India.
3 Divine India Amma's Dream "Everyone in the world should be able to sleep without fear, at least for one night. Everyone should be able to eat to his fill, at least for one day. There should be at least one day when hospitals see no one admitted due to violence. By doing selfless service for at least one day, everyone should help the poor and needy. It is Amma's prayer that at least this small dream be realised." -Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

Very Informative and inspirational Blog.
4 Hindu Janajagruti Samiti - Hinduism Articles Hindu Organization working for awakening
Hindu soul and uniting Hindus globally.

Blog cum Website. An active foundation. Has good
information.
5 Sons of Gods: The Mahabharata Among creations I am the beginning, the middle and also the end, O Arjuna! Among the sciences I am the science of the Self. Bhagavad Gita, Ch. 10:32

Blog on Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita.
6 PARTHASARATHI Dayal Prabhu Sri Sitanath

Blog focuses on Gaudiya Vaishnav (Chaitanya / Hari Vaishnav) Tradition. Teachings of Disciple of Sri Kandarpa Gopal Goswami,a 14th generation direct descendant of Adwaita Prabhu.

7 My words of Wisdom The blog dedicated to serve lord Krishna

Blog Dedicated to the glories of Lord Krishna. Writer adds his experiences of his visit to holy places.

8 Divine Brahmanda

Date Added: 17.10.2012

Updated:
22.10.2012
Divine Brahmanda is a unique informative Blog. It has a good collection of spiritual helpful tips, explanation of Slokas and devotional songs with audio. Audio file may or may not contain full songs or stotras.

None of the audio, ebook or any downloadable file is hosted by Divine Brahmanda. They are all external links. 

Blog has quality content. Table Of Contents (TOC) helps to easily explore hugh collection of useful articles.
9 Suvarnabhumi Nusantara

Date Added:
22.10.2012
Exploring Vaishnavism in South East Asia and Indonesia

Blog explores Hindu Dharma in Indonesia focused on Bali, as Bali is the only province that contains Hindu Majority. Balinese people practice Vaishnavism, Shaivism and other similar Hindu practices.
10 Temples of South India

Date Added:
22.10.2012
A guide to Ancient Temples & Pilgrims of South India

As the title suggests, this blog tries to provide information about temple, it's location and ways to reach it.

A relatively new blog.
11 Astrojyoti

Date Added:
22.10.2012
Astrojyoti is a gigantic collection of information of Hindu Shastras, Astrology, strotras in MP3. Along other shastras, Astrojyoti also hosts Bhagavad Gita by Swami Shivananda Saraswati with MP3 chanted in a sweet single voice of Swami Brahmananda of Chinmaya Mission. It can be streamed online or downloaded.

Considering that this project is handled by just one man, it is really a gigantic effort, a Bhagirathi prayaas.

Bhagavad Gita commentary with streaming audio can be found here and in streaming and downloadable in MP3 format can be found here.

Sitemap is worth having a look

Categories are further divided into Sub-Categories. the pattern is from Left to Right

12 Hindupad

Date Added:
2.11.2012
Hindupad is a huge collection of anything and everything related to Hindu Dharma and our shastras.

A TOC or archive would be much helpful to browse entire blog.
13 World of Wise

Date Added:
2.11.2012
This blog is dedicated to the "Light of Wisdom", which is capable of dispelling the dark and of liberating the humanity from vice and evil. - Vikas Sood

Good collection of articles on Hinduism and on teachings of Chanakya.


1 E Japa Yagna
E-Japa. Typing the name of God or his mantra repeatedly. Started by a devotee of Holy Trio.
2 Shraddha Sankri
A Blog Dedicated to the teachings of Holy Trio (Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Maa, Swmi Vivekananda)
3 A musing of Rama ShastriX A musing of Rama ShastriX

Blog contains articles by Sri Ramakrishna, and other spiritual Articles. It also contains some other topics like health, travel, etc.
4 Religion2God Discover the truth of life, God, religion, meditation, spirituality and much more.

Nice informative Blog. Author is acquainted with Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, some others text and biographies of Great Saints.
5 Priya Ram's Blog Author has great Reverence for Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi), who is a great saint and humanitarian, with prima faci goal of serving humanity.

Blog focuses on Social service and on country Bharat with articles quoting revered Amma's words,
6 Shree Balaji Mandir - Charkop

Date: Added 17.10.2012
Blog is dedicated to Lord Balaji. Though this blog should be in Hinduism section, the articles are not containing any references to shastras. They appear to be the musings of the admin. 

I could not find an archive page to navigate older posts, making is difficult to freely browse.
7 Where the Rivers Meet

Date Added: 17.10.2012
The spiritual musings of Trevor Hall

Where the Rivers Meet is a good blog of Trevor Hall (Priyaram Baba), who is associated with Kali Mandir and following spiritual tradition of Sri Ramakrishna. It has author's musings (poems) and small collection of good articles.
 
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Devotees of Holy Trio - An Excellent Google Group with Regular Quality content. The posts are of Very Good quality. No Personal Attacks, no absurd thoughts, no abuse.

Ramakrishna-Vedanta-Meditation - Good Discussion group.

srk_devotees

Ramakrishna

Vedanta
 
RKCentre

Sri Ramakrishna



HarshaSatsangh

Ramana_Maharshi

Namo Ramana

Hindu Dharma Forums 

A forum dedicated to Sanatan Dharma, Bharat and Shastras


If you know Spiritual Blogs / Discussion Groups which are not listed here, please email them. It would be much helpful if you provide some more blog info like: Blog Title, Blog Url & Blog Description.

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7 comments:

Chris Hebard said...

Hi, I was searching this type of blog from a long time, at last I got it. Thanks a lot for posting it. Really it is very useful blog.

hindulegacy said...

hi this is a wonderful blog on Sanatana dharma!

Spiritual Blogs said...

One blog I read regularly is spiritual blog by Capital Self (link in my name). Weekly posts based on teachings of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj and Sri Ramana Maharshi.

Peace,
Vivian

Piyush said...

Sanatan Dharma is the oldest culture in the world, and there was a time when it was spread throughout the world. People can find swastika in every culture like the American Indians, Greece, troy, Italy, Russia and many other countries have this symbol. Look at the 108 symbols of god in Sanatan Dharma and their origin. Things will become very clear about the origin of humanity in this world. It is time to free ourselves from the lies and deception spread throughout the world about our culture.

Dont forget, even today in Sanskrit and Hindi the words for Divorce and any other abusive words do not exist.

Shakti peethas said...

A good collection of spiritual blogs. Ethics and Spirituality are the real assets of India. Since Gautama Budha India teaching Spirituality to the world.

Spiritual blogs India said...

Very Nice post, I liked it. I will defiantly share it with my friends on Facebook. thanks again.

Your sister said...

GOD Has come on earth , To lay the foundation of a new age.Satyug/Heaven.

To revive the oldest culture Aadi devi devta sanatan Dharma based on PURITY.

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