Defining ‘God’

The Taittiriya Upanishad presents a precise, profound, and sublime definition of God. ब्रह्मविदाप्नोति परम् , “The knower of the Brahman attains the highest” — a short statement in Taittiriya Upanishad encapsulates the entirety of Vedanta. The simple understanding is that there is something called Brahman, it is possible to know ‘It’, and by knowing ‘It’Continue reading “Defining ‘God’”

Lord Shiva & Maha Shivaratri

Ever thought why is Shiva the subject of such deep wonder and worshipped so widely in India? Could Shiva be an actual person? Does divinity possess a human form ? And would it be limited if that divinity was in a human body? What is Mahashivratri and Why it is Celebrated? Mahashivratri, “The Great NightContinue reading “Lord Shiva & Maha Shivaratri”

“Asparsa yoga” for attaining ‘no mind’

If we look at our own experience, the subject-object duality is the very basis of our experience of the world. I am a limited being separate from the rest of the world, this is the duality which a natural feeling of all sentient beings. “I am the experiencer and all the world of objects isContinue reading ““Asparsa yoga” for attaining ‘no mind’”

Disciplining the Mind is True Yoga

Swami Chinmayananda says in one of his talks “If mind is not under my control, nothing within or outside me is under my control” In Patanjali Yoga, training the mind & disciplining the mind is the primary goal to enter into Samadhi which is the final goal of Yoga. According to Vedanta or Upanishads, ChittashuddiContinue reading “Disciplining the Mind is True Yoga”

Reality of the ‘ego’ is unreal

Vedanta says there only Sat-Chit-Ananda (Absolute Truth) alone Is. In that substratum (adhishtâna) this mysterious offshoot ‘me’ with all its desires, ambitions, pretensions, assumptions and above all, a tremendous thirst to thrive as an individual, is born. This spurious offshoot is ‘jeeva’. It is the ego. In fact the ego is a ghost. But itContinue reading “Reality of the ‘ego’ is unreal”

Steady Wisdom comes from Devotion to Lord

A famous verse from Holy Gita says; The Lord Said: Those who, fixing their minds on Me, worship Me, ever steadfast and endowed with supreme faith, these are the best in Yoga in My opinion. (B.G. C. XII; V. 2) Many Acharyas are written commentaries on this Verse in different ways. According to my understanding, Lord KrishnaContinue reading “Steady Wisdom comes from Devotion to Lord”

Aspiration & Devotion are the Best Purifiers of Mind

A saint says that attaining Samadhi is a matter of one minute but prerequisite is a purified mind and this may takes uncountable time. When we dwell on it, we understand how deep and important it is for us to forward in spiritual life. There is a spectrum of methodologies taught for purification of theContinue reading “Aspiration & Devotion are the Best Purifiers of Mind”

Company of Saints Support Spiritual Seekers in despair

Key pointers for Spiritual Seekers from teachings of Saints: The attainment of God-realisation is a gradual process. Hence it must be understood by every aspirant that the path which takes him to the goal of spiritual perfection should be trodden upon with determination, steadiness and patience. What is needed is a fixed resolve, a sustainedContinue reading “Company of Saints Support Spiritual Seekers in despair”

Swami Ramdas expression about Nature, Lord & Ultimate Truth

Identify yourself with the immortal Purusha — the witness — beyond the Gunas and Dwandwas — on one hand; surrender all your actions to the Divine Shakti — whose manifestation is the universe of name, form and movement — on the other. Lastly, realize that the inactive Purusha-the witness, and the active Shakti or Prakriti-theContinue reading “Swami Ramdas expression about Nature, Lord & Ultimate Truth”