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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 »

Saint Kabir

Supreme Lord was never this or that Avatar

Attach yourself to that Master who will free you from duality, and take you to the Supreme Lord. Make no mistake, the Supreme Lord did not come as an avatar in… Read more »

Steve Taylor

Inner silence & solitude gave him so much bliss

In 1978, an Australian named Paul Narada Alister was wrongly convicted of a terrorist attack and spent 7 years in prison before being pardoned. In his book Bombs, Bliss and Baba, he… Read more »

Swami Dayananda Saraswati

Vedanta is independent of perception & inference

We often hear that Veda is scientific. Is this true? The Veda as a whole is looked upon as a means of knowledge in the Vedic tradition of learning. Being an independent… Read more »

Mary O'Malley

Five core qualities of your well-being

There are five core qualities (flow, spaciousness, light, love, and stillness/peace) that are the essence of the meadow of your well-being and as you learn how to open into Life, you will… Read more »

Swami Ramdas

Sense of possession a great obstacle to realization

It is not by mere external renunciation that one attains God. There are so many who have externally renounced and gone to the forests but have not realized Him. It is… Read more »

Vimala Thakar

Spiritual inquiry is not withdrawing from life

To be spiritual is to be related to the visible, invisible and the infinite aspects of life simultaneously. True spirituality never provides any escapes for fear-obsessed people. We may find other escapes… Read more »

Jesus

The seven last words of Jesus on the Cross

The following are the last  seven words of Jesus  Christ on the Cross recorded in Scripture: The first word: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”-Gospel… Read more »

Mahavir 24

Greatest conquest is conquest of one’s own self

The evolution of a soul from the lowest depths of misery to the highest summit of bliss is of the greatest benefit to humanity. This feature is the chief source of interest… Read more »

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Chuck Hillig

Just because everything is perfect, that doesn’t mean that things don’t appear to change. Who you really are, of course, doesn’t (and can’t) ever change. Who you think you are, however… Read more »

Roy Dopson

All your experience is no more than story in a book

A map is used to give a different perspective. From this different perspective you may be able to better see where you are and where you can go. The ‘One-Step Path’… Read more »

Mahatma-Gandhi

Woman is the incarnation of Ahimsa, or infinite love

I had flattered myself that my contribution to the women’s cause definitely began with the discovery of satyagraha. But the writer of the letter is of opinion that the fair sex requires… Read more »

James Swartz

Major obstacle is the thought ‘If only I were different’

Perception, inference, and language are means of knowledge. The means of knowledge we use is determined by the type of object we want to know. For example, if I want… Read more »

Paramhansa Yogananda

Keep consciousness on God & you will have no fears

Mind is the creator of everything. You should therefore guide it to create only good. If you cling to a certain thought with dynamic will power, it finally assumes a tangible… Read more »

Kahlil Gibran

You can’t separate the good from the wicked

One of the judges of the city stood forth and said, “Speak to us of Crime and Punishment.” And he answered saying: It is when your spirit goes wandering upon the wind,… Read more »

Ramana Maharishi

Self can’t be realized if the world is taken as real

As all living beings desire to be happy always, without misery, as in the case of everyone there is observed supreme love for one’s self, and as happiness alone is the cause… Read more »

Mother Meera

Love, sincerity & aspiration connect us to the Divine.

Question: What should we do to receive your Light and help when you are not with us physically? How can we find the constant inner contact with you? What should… Read more »