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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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,

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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The Vivansaa