Articles in the teachings category

satsang Q & A, teachings »

[Apr 9, 2012]

Devotee: How can individual consciousness, and collective consciousness, be applied when natural disasters such as tsunamis and earthquakes occur? I try to be stoic and compassionate, but honestly, I find it quite devastating, both on a personal level and for the planet. So what kind of attitude should we have towards these events, and how
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teachings, the Guru's talks, yogic philosophy »

[Apr 9, 2012]

The following is part one of a talk given by Shri Anandi Ma in 2012. Dear Brothers and Sisters, I welcome you all with love and peace. It is often quite surprising when it is asked by a person in the later years of his or her life, What is my goal, Why am I
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scripture, teachings »

[Apr 3, 2012]

श्रीराम-हृदयम्   ततो रामः स्वयं प्राह हनूमन्त मुपस्थितम् । शृणु तत्त्वं प्रवक्ष्यामि ह्यात्मनात्मपरात्मनाम् ॥   आकाशस्य यदा भेदः त्रिविधो दृश्यते महान् । जलाकाशे महाकाशः तदवच्छिन्न एव हि  । प्रतिबिम्बाख्य मपरं दृश्यते त्रिविधं नभ: ॥   बुद्ध्यवच्छिन्नचैतन्य्मेकं पूर्णमथापरम् । आभासस्त्वपरं बिम्बभूतमेवं त्रिधा चितिः ॥   साभासबुद्धेः कर्तृत्वं अविच्छिन्नेsविकारिणि । साक्षिण्यारोप्यते भ्रान्त्या जीवत्व्ं च तथाबुधैः ॥  
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on the path, sadhana, teachings »

[Mar 15, 2012]

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Guidelines for anusthan, focused spiritual practice.

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satsang Q & A, teachings »

[Mar 14, 2012]

Devotee:  What is grace? Guruji:  When one person is suffering and another person feels this suffering as his own, wanting to help in whatever way he can, in thought, word, or deed; if he can remove the suffering of that person through his energy or through his power, then that is grace. God and Guru
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scripture, teachings »

[Mar 13, 2012]

The following conversation between Parvati and Shri Mahādeva, Lord Shiva, about the qualities of Lord Rāma is from the Adhyātma-Rāmāyana. It is presented here in celebration of Rām Navami, Rāma’s birthday on March 31st. I sing the praises of the lord of Jānaki, Lord Rāma, the embodiment of supreme knowledge, indestructible, who incarnated on earth
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teachings, yogic philosophy »

[Feb 2, 2012]

Of the three major deities—Brahma (the Creator), Vishnu (the Preserver) and Shiva (the Destroyer)—it is Lord Shiva who represents the archetype of Guru. The following stories from Lord Shiva’s life illustrate how He came to embody the Guru archetype. Stories of Shiva Shri Sati, the daughter of Dakshaji, who was the son of Lord Brahma,
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teachings, the Guru's talks »

[Feb 2, 2012]

Dear Ones, Jai Mahadeva. The exquisite night of Lord Shiva – Maha Shivaratri – is coming up. It is an opportunity to once again open further and strengthen the bond with the Supreme. As is said in the Ramayana, Lord Rama does not accept any devotion if the devotee does not also show love and
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ayurveda, events, teachings, workshops, yogic lifestyle »

[Jan 9, 2012]

  Shri Anandi Ma and Dhyanyoga Centers are excited to announce a special event in March, featuring world-renowned Ayurvedic Physician, Vasant Lad, BAMS, MASc. This weekend seminar, Ayurvedic Principles for Body, Mind and Spirit, to be held at the at the Center in Antioch, CA, will explore Ayurveda as a doorway to healing and spiritual
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cover letter, teachings, the Guru's talks »

[Jan 6, 2012]

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I wish you all a very Happy New Year. I send my love and blessings to you all. In India, just as in other countries, it is traditional to wish each other Happy New Year. But there is also a custom from time immemorial to seek blessings from elders. We all,
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