Read Full Epic Tale ‘Abhijñānaśākuntalam’ in English

This is a well-known story in India, occurring earlier in the Mahabharata, but immortalized by India’s most famous classical poet, Kalidasa.  In passing I wish to make the point that stories in India are always re-told, which makes no one version of them authoritative.  This story has also been retold many times—there are even studies …

An Enlightened Person

Relationships, such as father, mother, son or relative in the home atmosphere, or master, servant or colleague in the workplace, form the basis of an individual’s experience. But just as a dream sequence is lost on waking, these are cut off when one gains Gyan (Enlightenment) . “Who is the wife? Who is the son?” …