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Namaskāra नमस्कार

Q… Did your Guru Sri Krishnamacharya teach you Sun Salutation or Suryanamaskāra? Oh yes! Yes it was one of the first chants he taught me. You know Suryanamaskara mantras form the longest chapter in the Yajur veda (Krishna)–132 paragraphs in 32 sections– which is still in vogue in India especially South India. Krishna yajurveda aka […]

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Helping the World – The First Necessity

In spiritual practice there is often so much emphasis on liberation that the world is neglected, forgotten, or even seen as an illusion. But this emphasis is there because attaining the liberated state is the qualification for helping the world. Buddha spent many years seeking for knowledge and meditating before he became enlightened. Then he […]

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The Self Beyond the Mind

The main goal of Yoga, Samkhya and Vedanta is to realise the spiritual conciousness, or Self, as distinct from the mind. These three philosophies, although displaying differences in their approach, all accept that pure consciousness is our true nature and the source of true happiness. This is distinct from the everchanging body/mind complex that we […]

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