The individual sounds of So and Ham.
In the first stage, one synchronized Soham with the breath. In the second stage, one synchronized Hamso, with the breath. Now in the third stage the introspection is upon the individual sound of So with the ingoing breath and Ham with the outgoing breath. After So there is a pause again and after Ham. Be aware of the two individual sounds and do not unite them. Continue reading
Chaitra Navratri signifies the creation of the universe and the beginning of the universe and beings. Durga Ma was engaged in the procreation of the world and therefore this festival is considered to be the beginning of the Hindu year. It also demonstrates the synergy between Devi and Rama. What is our role and how can we celebrate Chaitra Navratri with our hearts and souls. Continue reading
“Another name for God is bliss. No ego, no me, no you, no office. Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram.”
Life itself is a yogic sadhana.
Bliss is of two kinds; one is the bliss of worldly pleasures and the other is the bliss of Brahma, Brahmananda, which manifests and awakens from within, or of the self, atmananda. Worldly bliss is the result of external experiences and this bliss which is obtained from worldly objects is perishable and a womb of sorrow. Continue reading
There are two wars we all have to fight. One war is waged on the battlefield and the second war is within us. The first war is waged against external enemies and the second war is waged against our thoughts. Yoga enables us to fight the war within. Continue reading
I can become a yogi by practicing Karma Yoga and Jnana Yoga. Karma Yoga and Jnana yoga practice have to be combined. I have to fulfil my duties, whether I am a parent, sibling, friend, teacher, or mentor. I must remain committed to the demands placed on me. In order to develop the attitude of a karma yogi and jnana yogi. Continue reading
An ongoing meditation practice will lead you to satisfaction and bliss, if you are undistracted and intent. It is a continuous practice. Continue reading
Who is a friend? A friend is a person who is there for us. A friend never lets us down. Our friend always tells us the truth and looks out for us.
There are so many proverbs about friends. A friend in need is a friend indeed. A friend’s eye is a good mirror. False friends are worse than open enemies. Friends are thieves of time. Friendship is love with understanding. Continue reading