Meditation on the Soul

Meditation on the Soul

Just as in this body the soul passes from childhood, to youth and old age, similarly, at the time of death, the soul passes into another body. —Bhagavad Gita The soul is untouched by what happens to the body that it functions in. Like the clothes that we wear, the...
9 Ways to Practice the Yoga of Devotion

9 Ways to Practice the Yoga of Devotion

Thoughts constantly flowing in love toward the Supreme is devotion. —Swami Chinmayananda The discipline of maintaining a steady stream of love-filled thoughts toward God, the supreme cause of this world is called the yoga of devotion or bhakti yoga. The word, ‘yoga’...
Karma Yoga

Karma Yoga

The word, karma is usually associated with the Law of Karma. But karma yoga? Are you supposed to do some yoga postures in the hope that they will add to your bank of good karma? What is karma yoga? Yoga comes from the Sanskrit root word yuj, which means “to join.” A...
The Highest Spiritual Discipline

The Highest Spiritual Discipline

The highest spiritual discipline is identifying with the Self, the inner witness in you. This is the ever-present observer that is constantly aware of the thoughts, words and actions done by the lower self—the ego-personality you. Shifting your focus and...
The Path to Peace

The Path to Peace

Can you be happy without having peace of mind? It’s inconceivable because peace of mind and happiness are not two different things. A happy mind is itself a peaceful mind. When you say you want to be happy, what you are also implying is that you want peace of mind. Is...
What Are Your Duties as a Member of the Cosmic Family?

What Are Your Duties as a Member of the Cosmic Family?

Have you ever stopped to think of yourself as a citizen of the world, a member of the cosmic family? All things and beings belong to one cosmic family, intricately connected to each other in more ways than we can count. We in the cosmic family haven’t created this...
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