Wisdom

Teachings Of The Vedas

By Gayatri A | August 29, 2017

Delivered as a lecture by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on October 6, 1969, at Conway Hall, London, England. Teachings Of The Vedas Ladies and gentlemen, today’s subject matter is the teachings of the Vedas. What are the Vedas? The Sanskrit verbal root of veda can be interpreted variously, but the purpose …

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Karma Yoga: Cultivate Selflessness

By Gayatri A | August 11, 2017

The essence of the teachings of yoga scripture and great yoga sages is to encourage as many people in the world as possible to live a life of karma yoga. The word yoga means union of the individual soul (atma) with the Supreme Soul. According to yoga philosophy, everything animate and inanimate—all energy—emanates from God, …

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Mantra Meditation & Self Realisation

By Gayatri A | August 4, 2017

The practice of mantra meditation  is very simple. But first let me give you a summary of the science of identity, of which mantra meditation is a part. “Science” means “truth”; therefore the science of identity means the truth of our identity. The first question regarding our identity is: what are we in essence? Am …

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Yoga: Oneness in Love

By Gayatri A | May 29, 2017

The word yoga means union. For there to be union, there needs to be objects becoming united. The reality of that union can only be as real, true, or factual as the objects that are being united. If something that does not really exist–in other words, an illusion–is united with something that is real, then …

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CHIEF SEATTLE’S LETTER

By Madya Lila | April 28, 2017

According to the ancient yogic texts the earth is our mother. From the material elements our body is made and these material elements are provided by mother earth. At this time of the year when we honour our mothers lets also spare a thought of appreciation for our mother the earth. And nowhere is that …

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Yoga View of the Self

By Gayatri A | April 22, 2017

You are your body, right? You are chemical in essence … right? At least, that’s what one of America’s most influential scientists claims:

“I am a collection of water, calcium and organic molecules called Carl Sagan. You are a collection of almost identical molecules with a different collective label.” (Carl Sagan, Cosmos [New York: Random House, 1980], p. 127.)

Mantra Meditation Questions & Answers

By Gayatri A | March 3, 2017

Your meditation questions answered! Does chanting mantras ever get monotonous? Is Aum a mantra? Can mantras be bought and sold? Is chanting a kind of self-hypnosis? Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda answers these questions and more. Question: Doesn’t chanting the same sound over and over again get tedious or monotonous? Jagad Guru: No. When a person chants, the mantra …

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Transcendental Sound – Finding Real Strength and Shelter In The Holy Name

By Gayatri A | February 27, 2017

Edited from a lecture given by Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda on the prayers and teachings of the great transcendental personality, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the foremost proponent of Bhakti yoga and the inaugurator of the worldwide kirtan movement. Lord Chaitanya prayed: O my Lord, Your Holy Name alone can render all benediction to living beings, and thus You …

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The Nature of the Soul

By Gayatri A | February 7, 2017

A flower is by nature soft, sweet and fragrant.  So are we.  We are tender, sensitive living beings, but due to being covered by layers of material elements we appear hard, even to ourselves.  But in the depths of our hearts we are soft: we desire to love and be loved.  To love is the …

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Discover A Deep, Lasting Happiness That Money Can’t Buy

By Gayatri A | January 24, 2017

Money can buy many things, but can it buy happiness? Many of us aspire to live the lifestyles of the rich and famous but are the people we look up to really happy? What can we learn from them about how to find true happiness? Read more in this Q&A with Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda. Question: I grew …

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