The Law of Success – Paramhansa Yogananda

In truth, the manifestation of abundance is a spiritual process that flows on from our aim to seek the true one in us. As aspiring yogis with the goal of self-realisation, our path is akin to the Christian way of saying we want a closer walk with God. We want to seek the Kingdom of God. We want to experience the Kingdom of Heaven here on Earth. We all know from Paramhansa-ji and his Autobiography of a Yogi that he was one of the very first to bring Kriya Yoga to the West. His organisation is known as the Self-Realisation …

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Vedanta and you, the Magician

“Like the esoteric world of spirituality, quantum physics is an invisible world. It proves that matter is actually energy and there are no absolutes. At the atomic level, matter does not even exist in certainty. It only exists as a tendency to exist.” If you understand this, you are on your way to becoming the Magician that is your birthright. Advaita Vedanta says, “We are not the body; we are not the mind; we are pure consciousness”. The moment we can accept this greatest paradigm shift ever, that we are not the body or the mind (that means all the stuff …

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A great resource for all things Vedanta

We found a great site and we’d like to share it with you. If you like what you see down below which we have duplicated for you to have a taster, then head over to the site for more. It’s a super, great site for anyone wanting to go deep and a bonus if you are a lover of Sanskrit just like us. It’s wisdomlib.org. Go over and show some love.  Here’s a sample page from the site… Chandogya Upanishad Verse 8.12.3 < Previous parent: Section 8.12 Next > एवमेवैष सम्प्रसादोऽस्माच्छरीरात्समुत्थाय परं ज्योतिरुपसम्पद्य स्वेन रूपेणाभिनिष्पद्यते स उत्तमपुरुषः स तत्र पर्येति जक्षत्क्रीडन्रममाणः स्त्रीभिर्वा …

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I am not the body – Ashtavakra Samhita 11.6; 15.4

नाहं देहो न मे देहो बोधोऽहमिति निश्चयी । कैवल्यमिव संप्राप्तो न स्मरत्यकृतं कृतम् ॥ ६ ॥ nāhaṃ deho na me deho bodho’hamiti niścayī | kaivalyamiva saṃprāpto na smaratyakṛtaṃ kṛtam || 6 || Realising, “I am not the body, nor is the body mine. I am awareness”, one attains the supreme state and no longer remembers things done or undone. How many times have our spiritual teachers reminded us, “You are not the body. You are not the mind. Here is the way to realise your true nature.” And with that ringing in our ears one last time, we get into the taxi …

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If I am God, why should I pray?

“As the night-bird Chakor gazes all night at the moon; so Thou art my Lord and I am Thy servant. From the beginning until the ending of time there is love between Thee and me; and how shall such love be extinguished? As the river enters into the ocean, so my heart touches Thee.” – Kabir Doesn’t this remind us of Rumi’s poetry as well? Swamiji explains we pray because of this deep and abiding love we have for the divine in us that we are a part of. But we can also choose not to. When our true nature is pure consciousness, we …

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Who is watching the mind? – Mandukya Upanishad 7

 The four states of consciousness – awake, dream-filled sleep, deep sleep, and beyond deep sleep. This is a deep one, so consider yourself forewarned. Swamiji answers a question that relates back to: Who Am I? If everything begins and ends in the mind then the answer to this question has got to do with the mind and how we can transcend it to the point where we are just the Witness. However, the path to the Witness is littered with obstacles. There are the 5 sheaths (pancha-koshas) and the 3 bodies (Sarira Traya). And then there are the 4 states …

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The heart lotus – Chandogya Upanishad 8.1.1-2

“Within the city of Brahman, which is the body, there is the heart, and within the heart there is a little cave. Within this cave is a lotus bud, and within it dwells that which is to be sought after, inquired about, and realized. What then is that which, dwelling within this little cave, in this lotus of the heart, is to be sought after, inquired about, and realized?” (Chandogya Upanishad 8:1:1-2). What we seek is the blossoming of the Heart Lotus or Hrit Pundarik which resides in the etheric heart, the Ananda Kanda or Space of Bliss. The etheric heart lotus …

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Vrittis of the mind – Patanjali Yoga Sutras

योगश्चित्तवृत्तिनिरोधः ॥२॥ yogaś-citta-vr̥tti-nirodhaḥ ॥2॥ In Sutra 1, verse 2, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, you will encounter this verse that sums up all that we hope from doing yoga, or rather have yoga do us. We have been walking the yoga path for a long while now and have come to see how the Vedantic concept of the mind can perfectly explain the ills and sufferings that our clients experience as a result of their patterns of thinking and therefore behaving. But whose fault is that, you might ask. Society? Parents? Teachers? Whatever or whoever shaped our thinking? It’s all and none. …

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