"Guru knows you and sees you as that Guru Consciousness, moment to moment. No personal implications fetter the immediate connection. Whatever the situation, whatever the obstacle, Guru reaches you as your own Being. He lifts you and guides you, step by step ~ not from a space of tutorship, but from the space of Oneness."
Shuchita offers six resounding reasons why Guru is essential for an aspiring yogi and seeker of Truth.
"All beings have come on earth with the purpose of doing various things, but the life that is most worthwhile belongs to that one who has the perception of his own true nature."
Look within and ask yourself this: "What is my aim in life?"
“Here begins the description of Yog, without beginning, without end, the ever the same existence of one Whole, all-permeating.”
Who is it, what is it, that makes a meaning of life which has no beginning or end?
Who or what places life within the limited parameters of birth and death?
And who is that one who knows that life is eternal, and ever the same?
"When I sit in deep meditation and allow the ‘I’ to disappear, all that is left is space filled with love that is pure, unconditional, and allows everything to be just as it is. This love is here and now, it always was, it always will be. It is the love we sometimes call ‘oneness’. I am you. You are me. We are pure love. Divine love."
Lea leads us to our Source, our own true Self, in this unassailable expression of Divine Love.
“Meditation is just becoming aware of consciousness and everything arising in it, without getting involved.
“When you close the eyes to meditate, you’re actually knowing your true Self.”
Divya Devi was asked some fundamental questions about her meditation practice of many years. Look within for her answers, and start asking…
Karen has discovered the most precious and glorious gift of peace, and offers it in the spirit of oneness and love, of peace on Earth and goodwill to all.
"Songs have been written, pilgrimages to holy places made ~ and ironically, wars waged ~ all in the pursuit of peace. But the fact is, peace is already and forever within you. It is more a part of you than your own name. It is more ethereal than your subtlest of thoughts. It is closer than your heartbeat. Peace just is, and it is You, your true Self."
Shyam Kishore Rishi leads us to find the missing peace.
"I am infinite. I am sky. I am that which gives rise to the sky, the sun, the air, the oceans, the earth, the body, all the bodies, all beings. I am the I of all beings.”
A tiny child knows this in his heart of hearts. Urvashee looks at how this innate awareness can shine in every being.
"I am not influenced by the dualistic functioning of my mind. I am pure. I am free. I am forever... I am sky."
Prapti offers her findings on the true nature of every being, and how to awaken it.
Who hasn’t known perfection at some time... perhaps while gazing upon a newborn baby or a crimson sunset, or while hearing a piece of music that stops the world ~ and the breath ~ for just a moment?
What if the cause of a moment of perfection wasn’t because we saw or heard something wonderful?
Turiya shares the simplest technique to discover your own perfection.
Malas are adorning the figures of yogis and meditators everywhere. Accepted as a cachet of spirituality, at the same time assuming an air of eclectic, eye-catching jewellery, millennial Malas are often fashioned with fantastical whimsy. Love them all, and let the best of them enhance your meditations and celebrations.
Urvashee offers some sound and sensible guidance in creating the perfect Mala, from finding your ideal gemstone to Guru setting to singing Mantra and more.
“Awareness of space has opened an expanded view that we as human beings need not be limited by the endless flow of concepts and ideas that arise in our consciousness.
“Conscious movement ~ creating space ~ is the great releaser and healer.”
A guiding light to all who wish for freedom from the body’s limited mobility and the mind’s limited view, Mayank offers a new vision on Space and the means of creating space.
“When the attention of the mind is liberated from dualistic distractions, awareness blossoms to truly see that the design of the mind is perfect in its relative purpose, and the one who sees is perfect – the unchanging, ever-present light of awareness.”
Deep Shikhaa gives an insightful introspection of the functioning and machinations of the human mind from the perspective of Seer ~ the eternally free awareness.
Mystical, magical... 108.
It's one among millions, trillions, quadrillions of numbers. And it's an exceptional number, with mystical and magical implications.
Urvashee shares nine exceptional stories as to why a Mala is made of 108 knots.
"...in the state of meditation, a feeling of ease and being unaffected by the circumstances, thoughts, and feelings is experienced as the meditation practice taps into the reservoir of internal happiness."
Our dear Rakesh offers an incisive excerpt from The Handbook of Meditation: The Discovery of Internal Happiness.
“I am the Awareness that makes itself all forms, just as one long cotton thread can have thousands of knots but remains one thread, without any second or third knot as something other than itself.”
~ Bhagavad Gita VII:7
Mala Mantra Meditate:
one action, one vision, one whole.
"I am the one watching the insanity and sanity alike. The activity, the waves of the mind may rise and may subside, and still I am the same watcher."
Our dear Sukhveer tells of his introduction into meditation, and his discovery and direct experience of placing the attention on the attention.
"Freedom is your own true nature. You must own it."
Our dear Sinja shares her findings from her exploration into meditation and why it is essential in the pursuit of freedom, in her TEDx talk "Why Meditation?" Here's a full disclosure packed into 10 short minutes. Watch ~ and then watch within.
Our dear Padma describes for us the true meaning of Padmaasan, the crest jewel of Yog aasanas.
"To be established in Padmaasan is not merely to sit in a particular cross-legged posture... to be in Padmaasan is to be fully established in the awareness of yourself as the one, eternal, divine Being."
Our dear Deep Priya offers an in-depth exploration of Yog in this era when yoga has become embraced universally. She takes us on a journey through the layers and limbs of Yog, each of which she has probed thoroughly.
"That which is everywhere is not in space. That which is eternal is not in time. That is Yog."
Our dear Sampriya offers her vision on true love, meditation, and Oneness.
"Love is infinite and omnipresent, it has no beginning and no end... I hope that you will find time to close your eyes, tune in and directly experience the infinite wealth of the Source of Love as You."
"Having crossed vast skies and endless seas, at long last I reached Guruji’s Himalayan hermitage. I was blessed with a Mala, a Mantra, and Meditation."
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