SATYA – LEAD ME FROM THE UNREAL TO THE REAL

SATYA – LEAD ME FROM THE UNREAL TO THE REAL

Satya-pratiṣṭḥāyām kriyā-phalāśhrayatvam When the Yogi is established in satya, honesty, the yogi attains the fruit of his actions without effort.    In order to develop unwavering discriminating knowledge (vivekakhyāteḥ) between the seer and the object of seeing or...
AHIṂSĀ

AHIṂSĀ

यमनियमासिप्राणायामप्रत्याहारधारणाध्यािसमाधयोऽष्टावङ्गानि ॥ २.२९॥ Yama-niyamāsana-prāṇāyāma-pratyāhāra-dhāraṇā-dhyāna-samādhayo’ṣṭāvaṅgāni Ashtanga Yoga, the Eight-Fold Path, is described by Lord Patanjali: Yama – Restraint Niyama – Observance Asana – Seat Pranayama –...
SĀDHANA PĀDA

SĀDHANA PĀDA

tapaḥ-svādhyāyeśvara-praṇidhānāni kriyā-yogaḥ (PYS 2.1) You must be fueled by a burning desire to continuously study the Self, which is only available in the present moment, and to devote your self wholly to this effort – these are the actions to be taken to attain...
INTENTION

INTENTION

LOKĀḤ SAMASTĀḤ SUKHINO BHAVANTU May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.   What determines the result of any action in life is the...
CHAKRAS

CHAKRAS

HYP 2.5 When all nadis and cakras that are completely impure become purified, then the self-controlled Yogi retains (his) vital breath within — Translation by Manorama The urge to transcend self-conscious selfhood is a principal appetite of the soul — Aldous Huxley...
POLITICAL ACTIVISM AND SPIRITUAL ACTIVATION

POLITICAL ACTIVISM AND SPIRITUAL ACTIVATION

यद्यदाचरति श्रेष्ठस्तत्तदेवेतरो जन: | स यत्प्रमाणं कुरुते लोकस्तदनुवर्तते ||Oṁ yad yad ācarati śreṣṭhas tattad evetaro janaḥ sa yat pramāṇaṁ kurute lokas tad anuvartateA great person leads by example, setting standards that are followed by others all over the world....