Conquest Of Death – Seeking the Immortal

Hari Om All are terribly afraid of death. No one wants to die. Even intellectual persons who have grasped the idea that the Soul is Immortal and is distinct from the body are also awfully afraid of death. Mysterious is Moha or infatuated love for the body! Mysterious is Maya or Avidya! This body is … Continue reading Conquest Of Death – Seeking the Immortal

An Account of the Law for Liberation – From the Garuda Purana

Hari Om The Garuda Purana is one of eighteen Mahāpurāṇa genre of texts in Hinduism. It is a part of Vedic literature corpus and narrated in the form of a conversation between Lord Vishnu and Garuda (King of Birds), primarily emphasizing the meaning of human life. It contains details of life after death, funeral rites and reincarnation, and therefore … Continue reading An Account of the Law for Liberation – From the Garuda Purana

Dream Psychology — A Dictionary of Dreams

Hari Om A Dictionary of Dreams As a rule dreams are very complex and it is difficult to single out any particular feature that stands forth and dominates the dream. But it frequently happens that one idea is so vivid that it is remembered to the exclusion of all the rest. When you have a … Continue reading Dream Psychology — A Dictionary of Dreams

Brahma Vidhya – From Ego to Absolute Consciousness

Hari Om Ego (mind) manifests itself as emotions such as greed, anger, jealousy, guilt, hatred, lust, resentment, fear, doubt, grief, arrogance, pride, and so on. Whenever you feel any of the above qualities manifest in you, please ask yourself this question, “Why do I feel this way?” …and you will find that it is Ego … Continue reading Brahma Vidhya – From Ego to Absolute Consciousness

Brahma Vidhya (Science of God)

Hari Om Brahma-Vidhya (science of God), is the Science of sciences. The knower of Brahma-Vidhya or the Science of Brahman or the Science of the Absolute, knows everything. His knowledge is full. He has the whole experience through intuition or revelation. Take your firm seat on the rock-bottom of the Upanishadic truths and accept the … Continue reading Brahma Vidhya (Science of God)

LORD KRISHNA’S GITA-YOGA

Hari Om WE HAVE used the new term Gītā-Yoga here because it sums up the titles of all the eighteen chapters of the Bhagavad Gītā, each of which is called a yoga, such as "The Yoga of Knowledge," "The Yoga of Action," etc. Gītā means song, and the whole title means the song of Shrī … Continue reading LORD KRISHNA’S GITA-YOGA

PATANJALI’S RAJA YOGA

Hari Om FOREMOST among the Yoga teachings of India comes that of Patanjali dating back, according to popular tradition, to at least 300 B.C. His Yoga Sūtras give definitions and instructions which are accepted by all teachers, even when they also make additions in minor matters. He begins with a description of yoga as "Chitta … Continue reading PATANJALI’S RAJA YOGA

Gnyana Yoga by Adi Shankara

Hari Om THIS Great Teacher of Advaitha, who founded monasteries in India for the study of Vedānta philosophy, is believed by many of his followers to have lived several centuries before Christ, though other scholars place him much later. The date does not matter to us today, but his philosophy does, for it is regarded … Continue reading Gnyana Yoga by Adi Shankara

THE MYSTICISM OF VEDIC METAPHYSICS (THE UPANISHADS)

Hari Om The adoration hymn to Hiranyagarbha (Cosmic Mind) who is therein described as the lord of the universe: "In the beginning rose Hiranyagarbha, Born as the only lord of all existence. This earth he settled firm and heaven established: What god shall we adore with our oblations? Who gives us breath, who gives us … Continue reading THE MYSTICISM OF VEDIC METAPHYSICS (THE UPANISHADS)

The Jnâna Yoga — The Path of Wisdom

Hari Om The word "Jnâna," being derived from the Sanskrit root Jnâ," to know, means knowledge; and the ideal which it holds up before its followers is the realization of that Absolute Truth, which is the one common source of all subjective and objective phenomena in the universe. It teaches that there is one life, … Continue reading The Jnâna Yoga — The Path of Wisdom