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Deepak Chopra, M.D.

5 things I wish I had known when I began meditating

Before I began meditating I felt that I had two advantages: I came from India, and because of my medical background, I had looked into the health benefits of meditation. So… Read more »

Alfred Sorenson

A distinct shakti was guiding me: Sunyata

Sunyata’s most ‘Himalayan’ and transforming experience came through Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi. On three occasions, Sunyata (born Alfred Julius Immanuel Sorenson in Denmark) traveled south from his home in the mountains to Tamil… Read more »

Paul Brunton

Science has itself become a sort of superstition

To regard all material improve ments as a move away from spirituality, or to assert that science, and the industries are based on it, is absolutely evil, is unfair and untrue. The… Read more »

Swami Rama Tirtha

Plan of nature is that fittest must survive

Vedanta did not hesitate to destroy men, even the nearest and dearest relatives of Arjuna, who were his preceptors, his uncles, his brothers and others. Vedanta says that by killing, Arjuna was… Read more »

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If God exists anywhere, He is feminine

Those who have looked upon God as mother – as Durga or Amba -their understanding is much deeper than those who look upon Him as Father. If God exists anywhere, He is… Read more »


Ram’s war was not against Ravan

When Ram had defeated Ravan, the Demon king; Ram walked over and bowed to him as a person of immense knowledge. Albeit gone awry. If we are looking for Good vs Evil… Read more »

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

How to be intense without turning tense

Only one who knows how to be intense and relaxed at once will know the true joy of activity. Right now the bane of humanity is that people have forgotten how to… Read more »

Abraham Maslow

Psychology of the healthy, sane and fulfilled

American psychologist Abraham Maslow realized that the theories of Freud and Jung had been developed through studying people who considered themselves to be sick or to have problems of some kind. The… Read more »

krishna ji

Krishna is still beyond man’s understanding

Krishna is utterly incomparable, he is so unique. Firstly, his uniqueness lies in the fact that although Krishna happened in the ancient past he belongs to the future, is really of… Read more »

Dr Robert Svoboda

The five elements are impersonal forces

In “Aghora” you mentioned that Tantra purifies the elements within one. Can you practice Tantra to get well or to balance your Doshas? Svoboda: You can. What’s important in Tantra is you… Read more »

Jean Klein

We can only know what we are not

You know moments in your daily life when you are completely absent as a person. You cannot think this absence, you are it. If you consider yourself to be a person, then… Read more »

Ananda Wood

Why be afraid of the old man’s death?

My mother was a disciple of Shri Atmananda’s, and in 1952 she took my sister and me to see him. I was then a five year old boy, troubled by a fear… Read more »

Martin Heidegger

Anxiety is the philosophical mood par excellence

The basic idea of ‘Being and Time’ by German philosopher Martin Heidegger is extremely simple: being is time. That is, what it means for a human being, to be is to… Read more »

Ramchandra Gandhi

We are not happy even with our happiness

I am rude to you in the queue for a bus because you, an old man, are not moving fast enough; I am quite avoidably rude to you, I am a reasonably… Read more »

Colin Drake

Restless mind no problem for awareness

Many people complain of a ‘restless mind’ when they try to meditate, contemplate or just relax into pure awareness. Their thoughts seem to speed up and many worldly worries crowd in that… Read more »

G. de Purucker

The so-called ascetic is on the wrong path

There is a totally wrong idea in the world that the way to obtain the “kingdom of heaven” (to use the ordinary Christian phraseology) is by giving up your manhood; that the… Read more »

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Tips and guidelines for Hatha Yoga practice

For a human being, the visual apparatus are the most dominant. When you close your eyes, the world disappears – unless you have your own false world in your head! The… Read more »

J. Krishnamurti

Yoga meant leading a very moral, disciplined life

Everybody seems to be terribly interested in yoga. They want to keep young and beautiful. Shall we begin with that? Yoga has now become a business affair like everything else. There… Read more »

Francis Collins

Arriving at faith because it makes sense

It was really as a medical student, and later as a resident, encountering the realities of what disease and the specter of death does to human beings, that I began… Read more »

D.T. Suzuki

Zen believes in inner purity and goodness

Zen is extremely elusive as far as its outward aspects are concerned; when you think you have caught a glimpse of it, it is no more there; from afar it looks so… Read more »