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Swami Sivananda

Gita brings Upanishadic wisdom into homes

The philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita is no other than the philosophy of the Upanishads. But in one respect it has gone a step further, in that the Gita has brought the… Read more »

Francis Lucille

Condition for love is disappearance of ‘I’

The word ‘love’ refers to a lived experience. It is a para doxical experience because even though we have all experienced the reality of it, it appears to escape every attempt to… Read more »

Saint Kabir

It is the grace of Guru that liberates you

The following sakhis are from the book “Kabir Sakhi Spiritual Gems of Kabir” translated by Mahant Jagdish Das Shastri, edited by Dr. J. Das, and first published by the Kabir Association… Read more »

Ribhu Gita

Thoughts are brief ripples in limitless Self

The Ribhu Gita forms the sixth section of the Sanskrit work known as Siva Rahasya. It is the teaching of Lord Siva in Mount Kailas to His devotee Ribhu, from whom the… Read more »

J. Krishnamurti

Perception of true values awakens intelligence

The test of right action is in its spontaneity, but to act spontaneously is to be greatly intelligent. The majority of people have merely reactions which are perverted, twisted, and stifled because… Read more »

Gautam Buddha

Those who subdue the mind are liberated

Mind precedes all mental states. Mind is their chief; they are all mind-wrought. If with an impure mind a person speaks or acts suffering follows him like the wheel that follows the… Read more »

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Mahashivratri is almost celebration of Darkness

The fourteenth day of every lunar month or the day before the new moon is known as Shivratri. Among all the twelve Shivratris that occur in a calendar year, Mahashivratri, the… Read more »

Greg Goode

Meditation on the ultimate nature of things

When I was about ten years old, my friends and I would throw rocks at each other. This led to a kind of self-inquiry, as I later found out. Smack! My friend’s… Read more »

Papaji (H.W.L. Poonjaji)

Find out who is the one who sees

Who are you? Where do you come from? Many times you came and many times you returned. You have never attempted to ask yourself who you are. If you had done so,… Read more »

Pamela Wilson

Sorrow is a sane response to the human condition

Sorrow has been a constant companion for many of us, and yet we are content with the mind’s interpretation of what it is. What if sorrow is not what it appears to… Read more »

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 »

Durga copy

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 »