Attachment

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    Finding Affectionate Detachment

    Bodhinatha describes the various kinds of negative attachment and methods by which to free ourselves from attachments to negative experiences in the past. Moving from negative attachment to "unaffectionate detachment" to ...

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    The Lessons of Water

    Bodhinatha talks about rain and water and their importance. We live by a river at the Aadheenam and it offers a lot: the mystical teaching of the soul's merger in ...

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    How Does Moksha Ritau Apply to Family Life?

    Part 1 of 4 - Bodhinatha talks about the moksha ritau, the cool season and one-third of the year when we focus on the inside of ourselves and making improvements ...

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    State of the Church Address 2003, Part 4

    Part 4 of Bodhinatha's State of the Church Address for 2003 discusses sadhana follow-up for members, primary focuses being on the Maha Vasana Daha Tantra, the annual vasana daha tantra, ...

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    Kundalini and Self Realization for the Monastic

    Bodhinatha discusses today's lesson from Dancing with Siva as it relates to Moksha Ritau and Self Realization. The lesson answers the question "What is the Sannyasin's Kundalini Path?" Bodhinatha summarizes this lesson, explaining that when ...

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    The Summit of All Religions; Regular Meditation

    Religion has a oneness in mysticism but has major differences in terms of beliefs and practices. Unrelenting effort, working on the outside with our faults and weaknesses, allows us to ...

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    Attenuating Obstacles, Meditation

    Understanding keys to the mind and transformation. Kriya, the yoga of action, comprised of tapas, svadhyaya and Ishvara pranayama. Living in the soul nature; attenuating the kleshas. Detaching from the ...

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    The River of Life: The River, a Symbol of Life

    Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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    The River of Life: Affectionate Detachment

    Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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    The River of Life: Be Like the River Water

    Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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    The Conscious Mind: Like Writing On Water

    Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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    The Conscious Mind: Shrouding the Soul Body

    Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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    The Conscious Mind: Conscious and Subconscious

    Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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    The Conscious Mind: The Meaning Of Detachment

    Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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    Attachment, Desire and the Spiritual Life

    Today Gurudeva talks about attachment, desire and the spiritual life. He explains how to analyze your attachments and desires in terms of your highest spiritual goals, and then choose accordingly. ...

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    The River of Life

    Master Course Recording. Chapter 4. Light of spine like Christmas tree. Kundalini shakti. Life as a sacred river. Lean on own spine. Move and detach awareness. Areas of mind. Become ...

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    Affectionate Detachment

    A cyberspace devotee from Luxemborg wants Gurudeva to give him some practical examples of affectionate detachment and how it can help him in his daily life. Gurudeva says many people ...

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    Maha Vasana Daha Tantra (cont)

    Gurudeva continues the discussion from last week about the Maha Vasana Daha Tantra, this is the practice of writing down 10 pages of memories for each year of your life ...

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    Let Go of Attachments, Part 1

    The sacredness of rivers. "The River of Life." as inspired by Niagara Falls. Attachment comes in many forms and hinders us from moving forward. Past unresolved experiences are attachments holding us back from ...

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    Let Go of Attachments, Part 2

    Achieve the maximum possibilities we can attain in this life inwardly and outwardly. Attachments, regrets about the past, clinging to people and possessions, burden us and prevent us from moving ...

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    The Seven Dimensions of the Mind - The Third Dimension Part 1

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives his weekly Upadesha in Kadavul Temple at Kauai Aadheenam. Here Satguru continues his discussion of Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's writings about the seven dimensions of the mind with ...

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    From Merging With Siva - The River of Life

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives his weekly upadesha in Kadavul Temple at Kauai's Hindu Monastery in Hawaii. It is part one of a series of talks elaborating on the inspired teachings ...

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    The River of Life, Merging with Siva

    The precursor to "The Master Course" Gurudeva's inspired talk in 1957 The River of Life.. "...What stops you from flowing with the cosmic forces and becoming one with life's ocean of eternal bliss? Is it not attachment...to personalities and possessions?" Find strength, inspiration, purpose within our self and share with others, let go of experiences and ...

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    River of Life, Affectionate Detachment, MWS, Part 2

    The River of Life. India has always looked upon it's rivers as divinities. A bath in the Ganga, lifetime's ambition; a pious resolve indicating the desire to destroy one's sins ...

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    River of Life, Live in Now, MWS Part 5

    Kailasa, God Siva's divine abode. Merge into the.river of life. Face everything in the light of the present. Be.free from life's attachments. Permanent enlightenment, a.long journey, multiple lives for most ...

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    River of Life, Tuning Into the Now, MWS Part 4

    River Ganga: The Saivite version of the origin of the Ganges. A soul can rise from being inThe Saivite version of the origin of the Ganges. A soul can rise ...

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    River of Life, Developing Vision, MWS Part 6

    The three rivers inside of us: Ida is the Ganga of the lower world, pingala the river Yamuna, and between ida and pingala is sushumna, the subtle river Sarasvati. Ganga ...

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    Aura, the Fourth Aspect of Man

    The human aura is the colorful spectrum that registers reactionary patterns of the instinctive mind. Fear, anger and depression are passive or aggressive odic forces. The colors of the aura ...

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    The Astral Body, Harness the Instinctive Mind

    Observe yourself, not on the basis of race, color, caste, creed or nationality, rather on the basis of spiritual individuality. Change the emotions. Dissolve the dark auric colors, the lower ...

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    Refined Astral Body, Subsuperconsciousness Comes Through

    Man's seventh aspect is the intuitive nature. Discover great truths. Observations give birth to understanding; understanding comes from the superconscious mind. Cultivate this power through control of thought, being more ...

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    The Human Aura, Soul Body, the Real You

    The first great attainment of the aspirant is the experiencing of inner light. It is the soul body which reincarnates, life after life. You come out of timelessness, causelessness, spacelessness. ...

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    Human Aura - Its Colors Are Changing, Part 2

    The outer aura is a reflection of one's current state of consciousness. As consciousness changes so do the colors in the aura. The inner aura is a reflection of the ...

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    The Art of Seeing the Human Aura

    The world of imagination exists within the substance of the mind always in a state of creation. By seeing physical objects as reality, we can lose touch with the spiritual ...

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    Consciously Working to Improve the Aura

    The seven chakras are great force centers, spinning vortexes of mind power. Colors within the aura as well as associated feelings are transferable and may influence the state of consciousness ...

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    Colors Magic: Devas Send Out Colors

    The Deity, when you place yourself at his feet, will work through his helpers, the devas, lightening darker colors of your aura, infusing them with rays of white and violet ...

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    Colors Magic: Sing to the Baby - Karma Mitigation

    Seed karmas of the child can be harmonized, mitigated and lightened through religious songs and by flooding the colors of the aura with white light. Purify the intellect: a blessing ...

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    Colors Magic: Methods for Self-Improvement

    Through the grace of Lord Siva, during sadhana, colors in the inner aura lighten as they adjust to the rays of white light from deep within the spine. The inner ...

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    Colors Magic: Charging Your Aura with Prana

    Pray to our dear Lord Ganesha to help remove the obstacles of doubt and fear. Then, a little willpower, a strong intent or a mental command is sufficient to flood ...