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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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