Hari Om Gautama, prince of the house of Siddhartha, of the Sakya class, was born in northern India in the township of Kapilavastu, in the year 556 B.C., according to the best authorities, as interpreted and reported by Max Muller. The Japanese tradition agrees with this, practically, stating that O Shaka Sama (signifying one born … Continue reading GAUTAMA BUDHA—THE COMPASSIONATE
Hari Om In theoretical as well as applied psychology no term is more misleading, or confusing than the term consciousness. We use the term often in our conversation; we come across it in our study; but when we are asked to define it properly, to explain its significance, its meaning, or the idea for which … Continue reading THE INNER CONSCIOUSNESS — How to Awaken and Direct It?
Hari Om In Bhagavata Purana Sri Krishna's Reply to Uddhava: SKANDHA XI. CHAP. 11. Uddhava asked: — "Âtmâ dwells in the transformations of the Gunas forming the body. Why should it not be bound down by the Gunas. Or if Âtmâ is free (like Akâsa) why should it be at all in bondage? What are … Continue reading BONDAGE AND LIBERATION
Hari Om The following are the important twenty hints on mediation given by Yogi Sri Swami Sivananda. 1. Have a separate meditation room under lock and key. Never allow anybody to enter the room. Burn incense there. Wash your feet and then enter the room. 2. Retire to a quiet place or room where you … Continue reading Twenty Hints on Meditation
Hari Om "I am the richest man in the whole world. My heart is full. Further, all the wealth of the Lord belongs to me now. Hence I am king of kings, emperor of emperors, maharaja of maharajas...." Swami Sivananda Sarasvati (1887 - 1963) is a great yogi who has written about 200 books on … Continue reading SIVANANDA GITA
Hari Om In a universe governed by unalterable and immutable laws have men free will and, if so, how much? Or are the Mohammedans correct in their belief that a man's fate is bound around his neck at birth? It is true that all which happens to man is in accordance with law, as there … Continue reading FREE WILL – THE POWER TO CHOOSE
Hari Om Numerous are the reasons advanced of why the world has seemingly gone to pieces. Extraordinary is the ingenuity writers display in avoiding the natural and obvious explanation. Some even delve into astrology in their efforts to evade acknowledging the sole and direct cause which is none other than materialism. The destructive doctrine of … Continue reading IMMORTALITY – THE TREASURE BEYOND ALL PRICE
Hari Om There are three qualities of Maya (nature's deluding power) and they are present in varying quantities within one's mind: Satva: qualities like tranquility, restraint, forgiveness, purity and peace of mind Rajas: qualities like passion, aggression & pleasure Tamas: qualities like anger, resent, arrogance, excessive lust and destruction. Various foods can influence the state … Continue reading FAQ: Why do Religious / Spiritual people/ Brahmins avoid Onion and Garlic in their food during festival, fast, Srardh days or Vrath days?