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What is Vedanta?

  Vedanta is one of the world’s most ancient spiritual philosophies and one of its broadest, based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India. It is the philosophical foundation of Hinduism; but while Hinduism includes aspects of Indian culture, Vedanta is universal in its application and is equally relevant to all countries, all cultures, and all religious backgrounds.

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Words of Wisdom

"Even the injunctions of destiny are cancelled if one takes refuge in God."Sri Sarada Devi


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What is

Why is there Misery
and Suffering in Life?

What is

When to Commit to a
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The nuns, monks, devotees, members, and friends of the Vedanta Society of Southern California pay tribute to the memory of
Swami Brahmananda Birthday Celebrations Hollywood Temple Sunday January 26 10:00 am Worship 1:00 pm   Homa Fire and Prasad Lunch 2:30 pm   Special Program