What Is Devotion?

Make use of this precious human birth for the achievement of this supreme purpose – God-realisation. Pray to the Lord to make you desireless. But have one strong desire and let it be for attaining self-realisation. Through a life of devotion, service, purification, charity, sadhana (spiritual practice) and meditation attain the highest self- realisation and…

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Yoga Is Eternal Life

Yoga is a perfect and practical system of self-culture. Yoga is an exact science, it aims at the harmonious development of the body, the mind and the soul. Yoga is the turning away of the senses from the objective universe and concentrating it on the mind within. Yoga is eternal life in the spirit. Yoga…

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Two Kinds of Samadhi

Samadhi  means  super-conscious  state,  wherein  the  yogi  gets super-sensual experiences. Samadhi is of two kinds viz., sarhprajnata or sabīja or savikalpa, and asamprajnata or nirbīja or nirvikalpa. In savikalpa samadhi, there are triputi (triad) – the knower, knowledge and knowable. There is ālaṁbana (support) for the mind to lean upon. The samskāras (tendencies) are not…

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Life and Death

Death is only a process by which life is continued. Death is not annihilation of the self. Hence do not be afraid of death. Death is for the better; it is a blessing. Therefore grieve not. Life is impossible without death. Death is just another aspect of life. Until the proper time comes, one’s death…

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The Spiritual Path

Youth is the best time, the most fitting in a man’s life, to devote himself to spiritual aspiration and sadhana (spiritual practice). The spiritual life is practical from beginning to the end. The love for the ideal should be single minded and whole-hearted. The spiritual path is an unknown path which is as straight and…

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Life is Artificial

Life has become very artificial. There is physical, mental and moral degeneration. You do not find robust, stalwart, healthy people. Longevity is unknown. Everywhere you see puny, stunted creatures with dilapidated frames and sickly appearance. They cannot even walk a short distance. Children beget children. People die like moths. They have become weaklings, effeminate, impotent.…

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Moksha Gita, 5

As fire is concealed by ashes, sword by the scabbard, sun by the clouds, fetus by the amnion, rubies by the earth, mattress by the bedsheet, so also Brahman is concealed by flesh and bones. If you remove the ash you can perceive the fire; if the clouds are dispersed you can recognise the sun;…

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Moksha Gita, 3

Avidya (ignorance) is malina satva (weakened purity). It is the upadhi (limiting adjunct) of jlva (individual soul). It is the karana sarira (causal body) of the individual soul. Avidya is anandamaya kosha. Avidya is a false perception by which the ignorant jiva takes the body and intellect as pure, permanent and a source of pleasure.…

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Everybody Is Needed

 Only timid people get intimidated. If you don’t want to be like that, don’t compare yourself with others. You are what you are. Everybody is needed to make the whole drama, the cosmic play. Everybody. The king is needed, the queen is needed, the gatekeeper is needed, the hero is needed, the villain is needed,…

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