How to Maintain a Peaceful Mind

How to Maintain a Peaceful Mind

We generally think that we must first be happy and only then will we gain peace of mind. But we’ve got it wrong. We must first create a peaceful mind and then only will happiness follow. The reason for this is that in order to be happy, most of us depend on enjoying...
A Discipline that Ensures Your Spiritual Growth

A Discipline that Ensures Your Spiritual Growth

Dama* or self-control is a fundamental discipline that ensures your spiritual growth.  It is to be practiced at the level of your senses as well as your responses to life. Your senses—the eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin give you the ability to see, hear, smell,...
An Affirmation to Invoke Your Higher Self

An Affirmation to Invoke Your Higher Self

You have two identities—an apparent, lower identity called the ego, and an essential Higher Self that is pure consciousness. Your Higher Self is the unchanging, peaceful inner witness. This is your real nature. Whenever you forget your Higher Self and identify with...
The One Solution for All Your Problems

The One Solution for All Your Problems

Can there be only one solution to all our problems? In spite of how improbable this seems, this is exactly what I learned from some Q&A sessions with Swami Aparajitananda, a wise and pragmatic teacher of Vedanta on YouTube recently. Spiritual seekers posed...
Being the Detached Inner Witness

Being the Detached Inner Witness

Where do you experience emotions such as joy, fear, anger and sadness? And what about sensations like pain, pleasure, cold and warmth? You feel them in your mind and body. Notice that they are in “your” mind and body. Yet, when you feel joy, anger or pain you say,...
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