This Is a Cosmic Mission

If you simply put your trust completely in that great force, all your burdens will be lifted. You will be led to perform your mission. You should know that you have been sent here for a purpose. It’s not that you decided one fine morning, “Let me go and take birth in America or on…

Sivananda Gita – 5

I constantly meditate on the following: Prajnanam Brahman, aham brahmasmi, tat tvam asi, ayam atma brahman. Satyam jnanam anantam brahman, santam sivam advaitam. Aham         atma      Gudakesa.        Aham      atma      nirvikarah       sarvavyapi svabhavatah. Brahma satyam jagan mitya jivo brahmaiva na parah. Akarta, abhokta, asanga, saksi, ajo nityah sasvatoyam purano. Jyotisamapi tat jyotih. To raise the fallen, to…

Exercises in Meditation

Keep a picture of Lord Krishna with a flute in his hand. Sit in your meditative pose and gently concentrate on this picture until you shed tears. Think of his feet, adorned with anklets. Think of his yellow silken garment. Think of the ornaments around his neck. Think of the long garland of beautiful flowers…

The Whole World Is an Altar

Question: What did Jesus mean when he said, “Take, eat; this is my body which was given for you.” Answer: When he says, “It’s my body,” that means the bread itself is the manifestation of that spirit. Whatever you eat, eat it with the feeling that, “It is the spirit that has manifested as this…

Self-surrender

Surrender is lsvarapranidhana – the devotee consecrates all his works and their fruits to the Lord. The devotee has no will of his own. He says unto the Lord, “I am thine. All is thine. Thy will be done. I am an instrument in thy hands.” In surrendering one’s will to the Lord, his will…