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      A Lesson in Energy (an Upadesha by Bodhinatha)

      A lesson in Energy from Merging with Siva - An Upadesha given by Bodhinatha on 02 July 2011 Gurudeva pointed out that consistent meditation impacts on the states of mind ...

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      The Journey to Liberation

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the October/November/December 2015 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. "Though moksha may seem remote, there is wisdom in keeping this ultimate goal in mind as we live our day-to-day life." Bodhinatha explains how daily sadhana which includes worship, introspection, affirmation and study is a ...

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      Mauritius Spiritual Park by Vidya Jusrut - Part 3

      A interview with Paramacharya Palaniswami made at the Spiritual Park of the island of Mauritius. He explains how to find pure happiness; this entails practising our religion, meditation, yoga, sadhana, ...

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      Claiming Your Spiritual Identity Exercise 1

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami teaches the first practical exercise in claiming our spiritual identity: We are not our mind,body or emotions. We are a divine soul on a wondrous journey, evolving ...

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      Behold the Sacred Lotus Flower - Publisher's Desk

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Apr/May/Jun 2012 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. Bodhinatha uses the analogy of a bud blossoming into a beautiful lotus flower in order ...

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      Improving Our Character

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives a presentation which is based on the Hinduism Today's Publisher Desk article entitled "How to Improve our Character"? Character is defined as hte sum total of the mental and ...

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      Behold the Sacred Lotus Flower

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives a presentation on topic which featured in the April/May/June 2012 Hinduism Today edition entitled "Behold the Sacred Lotus Flower". In this presentation, Bodhinatha reminds us that the seed of ...

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      Practice Makes Perfect

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives a presentation on a topic entitled "Practice Makes Perfect" which featured in the Jan/Feb/Mar 2011 Hinduism Today. In this Presentation Bodhinatha explains that deep inside we are perfect ...

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      Our Three Kinds of Temples

      The community temple, the home shrine and the sanctuary inside you are readily available to stabilize and uplift your daily life. If an individual finds fulfilment in the community temple, ...

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      Path to Higher Consciousness

      Bodhinatha's presentation is based on the Oct/Nov/Dec 2014 edition of Hinduism Today and is entitled "Path to Higher Consciousness". Bodhinatha explains that attaining higher consciousness requires more than virtuous living and humanitarian ...

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      Sinner or Divinity?

      Bodhinatha's presentation is based on the Oct/Nov/Dec 2012 edition of Hinduism Today and is entitled "Sinner or Divinity?" While some faiths view man as sinful by nature, Hinduism holds that our inmost ...

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      The Aim of Hindu Practices

      Bodhinatha's presentation is based on the Jan/Feb/Mar 2015 edition of Hinduism Today and is entitled "The Aim of Hindu Practices". Bodhinatha reminds us that deep inside we are already one with God and ...

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      The Aim of Hindu Practices - Publisher's Desk

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the January/February/March 2015 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. Dharma, seva, puja and raja yoga lead to purification of the mind, which is the ...

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      Path to Higher Consciousness - Publisher's Desk

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Oct/Nov/Dec 2014 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. In this edition Bodhinatha outlines how virtuous living which consists of performance of dharma, selfless ...

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      What Is the Nature of Our Soul?

      "The essence of the soul is Pure Consciousness and Absolute Reality." There are three bodies, shariras, five sheaths, koshas, an inner and an outer aura. The chakras are windows of consciousness. We can find That which has never changed, then ...

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      About Siva and You: an Upadesha by Bodhinatha

      Parasiva, Parashakti and you as the Self: Realize that! An Upadesha given at Kadavul temple on July 24, 2011. Bodhinatha explains that we are all immortal souls living in earthly ...

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      Patanjali Yoga Sutras: an Upadesha by Bodhinatha

      Patanjali Yoga Sutras - An Upadesha by Bodhinatha - June 2011 Bodhinatha explains the ancient and revered Yoga Sutras in the light of Gurudeva's insights. He also compares some of ...

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      Monthly Video - August 2009

      Kauai's Hindu Monastery's monthly video for August 2009. In this edition, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his Publisher's Desk article from the October/November/December 2009 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. He speaks ...

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      Monthly Video - February 2009

      Kauai's Hindu Monastery's monthly video for February 2009. In this edition, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his Publisher's Desk article from the April/May/June 2009 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. This article ...

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      Claiming Your Spiritual Identity Exercise 2

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami teaches the second practical exercise in claiming our spiritual identity: The three types of control we should practise: animal instinct; ramifications of the intellect and pride of ...

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      Practice Makes Perfect - Publisher's Desk

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the January/February/March 2011 edition of HInduism Today magazine. Five core disciplines for bringing our inner perfection into our intellectual, emotional and instinctive nature. ...

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      Introduction to Hinduism (Part 4/5)

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, publisher of Hinduism Today magazine, reads his Publisher's Desk article from the April/May/June 2009 issue. Part 4 focuses on the nature of the soul and the world. ...

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      Bodhinatha's June 2013 Mid-West Trip Part 6

      After Minnesota, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami traveled to Ontario, Canada, to visit the Hindu Temple of Windsor and the home of one of his formal sishyas. Windsor is just across the ...

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      May 2016 Pubdesk Video

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the July/August/September 2016 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. "It is easy to talk high philosophy in Hinduism, 'man is God,' 'we are divine,' it is easy to say profound things...however to put these principles into practice to the extent that we really are a more spiritual person, that is the challenge. And that, is what we will explore here." Bodhinatha considers 5 ways the attitude of a dancer is similar to an individual ...

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      An Alternative to Happiness

      Bodhinatha's presentation is based on the Jan/Feb/Mar 2017 Hinduism Today edition and is entitled "An Alternative to Happiness". Bodhinatha considers the fleeting nature of happiness in the material world and outlines how ...

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      The Journey To Liberation

      Bodhinatha's presentation is based on the Oct/Nov/Dec 2015 Hinduism Today edition and is entitled "The Journey to Liberation". Bodhinatha highlights the mystical view that each time a soul takes birth into a ...

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      Sloka 1 from Dancing with Siva

      Video 1 of the Himalayan Academy publication Dancing with Siva. From the book's introduction: Every spiritually-inclined human being will be enriched by the path revealed in this extraordinary book. India's ...

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      Merging with Siva

      Merging with Siva, Hinduism's Contemporary Metaphysics is a guide for one who is ready to diligently walk the spiritual path. Great new vistas open up throughout its 365 daily lessons ...

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      Lemurian Scrolls

      Enliven your spiritual quest with a lavishly illustrated, clairvoyant revelation of man's untold journey to Earth from the Pleiades millions of years ago, and the struggles faced in ensuing eras ...

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      How to Become a Hindu

      Here are true histories of individuals and families who formally entered Hinduism over the years. The tales illustrate the six steps of ethical conversion which are detailed in the book: ...

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      The Path's Four Stages

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 30 of the Himalayan Academy publication "Path To Siva," explaining the four stages of our spiritual path, namely, charya, kriya, yoga and jnana. The four paths ...

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      What Is Dharma?

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 32 of the Himalayan Academy publication "Path To Siva," explaining dharma. Dharma is defined as the orderly fulfilment of an inherent nature or destiny (which encompasses ...

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      What is Reincarnation?

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 33 of the Himalayan Academy publication "Path To Siva," explaining Reincarnation. In essence, it is the cycle of birth, death and rebirth. In each life, we ...

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      How Do We Prepare for Death?

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 34 of the Himalayan Academy publication "Path To Siva," explaining how Hindus prepare themselves for death. Bodhinatha explains that the soul never dies; only the physical ...

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      Martin Luther King Day and Hinduism on Tolerance

      Parents need to teach tolerance. There are many practical ways to systematically do this from the pamphlet from the Southern Poverty Law Center http://www.splcenter.org/ such as avoiding stereotypes and valuing ...

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      Foundation of Bhakti

      Cybertalk: Bodhinatha reads from and gives bhashya on today's Master Course lesson of the Day from Gurudeva's trilogy, Dancing with Siva, Living with Siva and Merging with Siva. Lord Ganesha ...

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      Mahasivaratri Talk Part 2 Being Siva

      Cybertalk: In Part 2 of his Mahasivaratri talk for 2002, Bodhinatha speaks more on both being Siva and being separate from Siva, the crux of monistic theism, our wonderful and ...

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      Our Daily Journey In Consciousness

      Consciousness is the very basis of our existence, abiding as the steady inner light behind the changes of outer life. We are by nature conscious beings working through the instrumentalities ...

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      Expressing Our Souls Divinity

      Portions of the Master Course lesson of the day from both Dancing with Siva and Merging with Siva are about the soul body. The soul body gives us an important ...

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      Master Course on Moksha

      Today's Dancing with Siva lesson is on moksha, which is appropriate considering it is the moksha ritau, the third and final, inwardly drawn time of the year. It is important ...

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      Yamas and Niyamas pt 1

      The essence of our being is God. This is a beautiful teaching but it is also important to be grounded in other realities. We are a soul, but our soul ...

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      Self & Samadhi

      Echoing the ultimate teachings of Hindu scripture, Gurudeva, Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, spoke boldly of the Divinity within us. This book is a collection of those teachings, nine inspired talks in which ...

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      Life After Death

      Death is the most fateful experience of each of our lives. But no Hindu really fears death, nor does he look forward to it. Death for the Hindu is merely ...

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      Death and Dying

      Lead me from darkness to light, from death to immortality.? This famed Vedic prayer proclaims the human urge to survive, to conquer death and to know the joys of illuminated ...

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      God, Soul & the World

      Exploring the nature of the soul, God and the world. Offered here is a broad perspective that Hindus of most lineages would find agreement with, we offer a comparison of ...

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      Verschmelzung mit Siva

      365 Lektion der Erleuchtung eines lebenden Meisters. Offenbarung der Tiefen des Raja Yogas, das klare weisse Licht und die endgltige Bestimmung eines jeden Suchenden. bersetzt von Lakshmi Hartmann Bemerkung: Dies ...

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      Der Selbstgott

      German translation of The Self God ...

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      Mahavakya and Their Influence

      A discussion on Mahavakya from the Upanishads and from the Kailasa Parampara, focussing on ten of Gurudeva's Mahavakya, grouping them under - Self Realization, Nature of God, Nature of Man, ...

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      Learning from Mistakes

      Everybody makes mistakes, but only the spiritually inclined can turn them into knowledge and progress. Here's how. ...

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      God, soul and world

      Bodhinatha talks about Pati Pasu Pasam, God, soul and world; the timeless teaching of the oneness of soul with God: Aham Brahmasmi, and the bonds of anava, karma, maya which ...

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      The Idea of Oneness

      On the occasion of Yogaswami's Mahasamadhi Day Bodhinatha unfolds a story about Yogaswami to illustrate that we are all One. Bodhinatha explains that if we set aside a person's external ...

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      Bhashya on Chapter One: Merging with Siva

      On the occasion of Gurudeva's Mahasamadhi observance Bodhinatha expands on Chapter One of Merging with Siva counseling devotees not to get caught up in the externalities of the world, explaining ...

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      The Soul and its Maturing Process, Part 1

      This is part one of a talk by in which Bodhinatha elucidates the gradual maturing process of the soul There is no distinction between life, soul, energy, spirit. God is ...

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      The Soul and its Maturing Process, Part 2

      In Part Two of this talk Bodhinatha describes the divine nature of the sou, and its evolution as a process of closing the doorway to the lower chakras and gradually ...

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      How Our Soul Matures

      Bodhinatha presents a new pattern for "Hinduism Today" whereby the "Publisher's Desk" discourse will be podcast through Apple's Music Store. He then reads the July, August, September 2006 Hinduism Today Publisher's Desk ...

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      Origin of Karma Management

      Bodhinatha tells the story of the origin of the Karma Management seminar idea. Additionally he talks about enlightenment and dispels the common misconception that it happens instantaneously. He elaborates on ...

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      Gurudeva's Mahavakya Part 2

      Bodhiantha continues in Part 2 of his talk on the mahavakya, or great sayings, of our guru parampara. This part is on Gurudeva's mahavakya, split into five groups, with a ...

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      Nine Ways of Merging with Siva

      This is the last talk given immediately before Mahasivaratri. In this Bodhinatha reads from Merging with Siva about the nine ways to merge with Siva. He then describes the difference ...

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      Maha Sivaratri: Who Am I?

      The essence of Mahasivaratri is to have a deeper experience of God. 'Who Am I?' is explored going beyond being a human being into the soul nature. Give up identifying ...

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      The seed of desire.

      The seed of desire is a false concept. Shum helps transcend thinking, to experience spiritual energy. Call upon your inner intelligence; guide your unfoldment from within. The soul can control ...

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      The Body of the Soul

      Focusing on the soul: It is becoming and being, slowly maturing, it's essence already identical with God Siva. You, as awareness, can move from one state of consciousness to another. ...

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      Attainment of Parashiva

      In explaining our tradition to others make sure to clearly describe God Siva as the Supreme Being. Imkaef, striving for and experiencing Parasiva, daily, by at least one monk of ...

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      Gurudeva's Mahavakyas on Self Realization

      Part 3 of 4 - Bodhinatha talks on Gurudeva's mahavakyas having to do with Self Realization, part of the focus of the moksha ritau (Winter Season) ...

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      Our True Soul Identity

      The first mandala from Dancing with Siva speaks on Self-realization, "Know Thy Self," a core teaching of our Guru Parampara and many Hindu traditions that are monistic in some form. Bodhinatha reads ...

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      The Progression of Self-Concept

      Bodhinatha discusses the talk he delivered to a nice metaphysical group that visited from Chicago, describing the 4 self-concepts we evolve through in life - 1) external ego identity (negative) ...

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      How to See God Everywhere

      Bodhinatha continues his exploration of sloka 1 from Dancing with Siva with sentences 2 and 3 - "We came from God, live in God, and are evolving into oneness with God. We are in Truth, the truth we seek." God is our life, the Life of our life, and an important ...

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      Saiva Siddhanta, a Path of Knowing Thyself

      Bodhinatha is getting ready for his trip to Toronto, Canada. His talk is titled "Saiva Siddhanta A Path of Knowing Thyself". In summarySaiva Siddhanta focuses on both devotion to God and meditation. Siva Yogaswami was ...

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      Niyama 2 - Santosha, Contentment

      Bodhinatha speaks on santosha, contentment. This niyama is about being content and happy on the inside of ourselves no matter what happens on the outside. Unfulfilled desires keep us from ...

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      Niyama 3 - Dana, Giving

      After a short introduction on the progress of our children's course, of efforts to get Gurudeva's teachings to a broader region through classes and camps in various countries, Bodhinatha speaks ...

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      Niyama 5 - Ishvarapujana, Worship

      Bodhinatha speaks on the niyama of Ishvarapujana, worship of the Gods. Cultivate devotion by having a home shrine so that God and the Gods live with you all day long. ...

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      Becoming a More Spiritual Person Part 3

      Part 3 of 3 - Bodhinatha continues his second class during Guru Purnima, talking more about not making the same mistake twice. Using the yamas and niyamas as a reference ...

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      Niyama 7 - Mati, Cognition

      Bodhinatha speaks about the niyama mati, cognition. He urges seekers to develop a spiritual will and intellect with their guru's guidance. Part of mati involves cultivating and awakening our intuition, ...

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      Niyama 8 - Vrata, Vows

      Bodhinatha speaks on the eighth niyama, vrata, the practice of taking vows to ourselves, to the inner worlds and to family and community. Vows are a sacred trust. There are ...

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      Niyama 9 - Japa, Recitation

      Bodhinatha speaks on the niyama of japa, the many dimensions of the sacred science of chanting a mantra, a holy syllable, word or sentence again and again. Often japa is ...

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      Yama 1 - Ahimsa

      Bodhinatha speaks on the first yama, ahimsa, which is noninjury in thought, word and deed. The law of karma decrees that it is wise not to harm or hurt others, ...

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      Yama 2 - Satya, Truthfulness

      Bodhinatha speaks on satya, the second yama. Truthfulness relates to what we say and honesty to what we do. People lie when they are fearful. People also lie to make ...

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      The Experience of Pure Awareness

      Outer personality verses individual awareness. Actinic energy is permanent and does not change. The soul gives Life to our life. Actinic energy appears as clear inner space. Inner light is ...

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      Are Souls And World Essentially Good?

      The world does contain suffering; it's this way for a reason. If the world was perfect why would we want to transcend it? We're not all in the same place ...

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      Are Souls And World Essentially Good?

      The world does contain suffering; it's this way for a reason. If the world was perfect why would we want to transcend it? We're not all in the same place ...

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      God is Love; Putting This Into Practice

      The deepest perception of Love: Love is the ultimate Truth. Our Affirmation of Faith: "God Siva is Immanent Love and Transcendent Reality." You are also that Love, you are also God Siva. There's only one Being and ...

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      Your Self-Concept; You Are A Divine Soul

      Focus on being a soul, not the body, mind and emotions. When we think of ourselves as a soul we're able to move forward and get closer and closer to ...

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      Nine Ways to Merge with Siva; the Nature of Liberation

      The celebration of Mahasivaratri is to have a deeper experience of God. Realization, liberation and merger. Nine progressive ways to merge with Siva. Parasiva, the eighth: becoming and being timeless, ...

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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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      Gurudeva's Spiritual Visions, Intuition

      Innersearch Kauai 2010 class. Gurudeva's vision of God Siva, Swayambhu Lingam, San Marga: 0:5:2; Personal visions are possible. : 0:9:33; High points of puja.: 0:11:18; Experiencing the Deity as spiritual ...

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      Progressive Stages of Practice

      The progressive practice of karma, bhakti and raja yogas. Suffering is caused by our own improper, unwise action, bending the rules of dharma. True wisdom, in our tradition, comes from ...

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      Bliss, Satchidananda and Samadhi

      The experience of ananda in savikalpa samadhi has to cease before you can have the deeper nirvikalpa samadhi. Agitations of the mind are released by the attainment of shanti in ...

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      Detach Awareness From the Consious Mind

      Avoid creating ripples in life, being permanently emotionally disturbed. The English language is a conscious mind language structured to teach us that we are our emotions. Be observant of thought ...

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      The Practice of Contentment

      Reflect on happiness, joy and sorrow. Even when having what we want, suffering is built in. Sometimes we condition our happiness. During morning sadhana claim and move awareness into the ...

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      Identify God Within

      Hold a balance between thinking of ourselves as an immortal soul and realizing that we make mistakes or we would not have been born on this earth. Awareness of being ...

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      Attention to the Inner Self

      Today in our monastery it is a day to pay attention to the inner self. Gurudeva explains that we are not our mind, body, emotions but a living soul body. ...

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      Describing Our Perfect Souls

      Gurudeva describes seeing out into "cyberspace", which is similar to seeing into the astral world, but a slightly different kind of psychic vision. You are perfect, he says, and ...

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      Tools of the Mind

      Gurudeva talks about extended families worldwide. Every member of Saiva Siddhanta Church becomes a foster member of an extended family. Gurudeva talks about Monday family home evening, study of sadhanas ...

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      The Five States of Mind

      Today Gurudeva discusses the soul, the five states of mind, desire and evolution and our choices in this life. Gurudeva tells us about Sri Sri Swami Pragyanand Maharaj of Delhi, ...

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      Live as Pure Souls

      Gurudeva tells us today about affectionate detachment, and how we should avoid getting down into the lower consciousness where persons think they are their physical bodies instead we may live ...

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      Soul Love, True Love

      Gurudeva tells us he sees us as shining souls and that we can penetrate his picture and see him also as a soul form. Gurudeva tells us how we can ...

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      Experience, Teach Discrimination

      Gurudeva describes his day and how he is working on the finishing touches of Merging with Siva. " Why did we come here" is a question answered by Gurudeva today. Experience, learning, improvement, and how ...

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      Experience, Teach Discrimination

      Gurudeva describes his day and how he is working on the finishing touches of Merging with Siva. " Why did we come here" is a question answered by Gurudeva today. Experience, learning, improvement, and how ...

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      Live as an Evolving Indestructible Soul

      Today Gurudeva talks about a visit by a local evangelist who thinks the world will end in 2000. Gurudeva then talks about joining Saiva Siddhanta Church and the guidance this ...

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      Not Getting Upset, Viewing Reaction from Higher Faculties

      A measure of how serious we are in making spiritual progress is that we've learned the lesson from experience. Develop the ability to watch the mind think, understand the patterns ...

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      Eight Features of Natha Sampradaya (Version 2)

      Don't put the search for the innermost divine Self in the future tense. You are Brahman. We're already identical with Siva. Kundalini is a slow awakening. Shum meditation gives you ...

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      The World Is an Ashram in which All Are Doing Sadhana

      Following listening to Gurudeva's original talk entitled "The Eternal Now," given in 1961, this auspicious Mahasivaratri night Bodhinatha reads two recent lessons from Dancing with Siva about the essence of the path ...

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      Nine Ways to Merge with Siva, Part 1

      Bodhinatha spoke today on Gurudeva's several ways, nine in all, of merging with Siva, from the simplest to the loftiest. He read from Gurudeva's introduction to Merging with Siva giving ...

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      Patanjali - Overcoming Obstacles with Concentration and Friendliness

      Bodhinatha discusses Patanjali's description of the eight obstacles to progress in Raja Yoga. He discusses two of Patanjali's solutions. One is concentration that comes from an intense interest in the ...

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      Nine Ways to Merge with Siva, Part 2

      Bodhinatha urged us not to put off our efforts to merge, but begin striving today, not waiting until you think you are ready or worthy. He asked all to make ...

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      Getting to Know God through Sadhana

      Bodhinatha spoke on the Tamil New Year, which is today, how this is the first day the Sun is in Aries. He talked about the ultimate goals of life, Self ...

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      Bodhinatha discusses the Muladhara and Svadhishthana chakras, the pranic body, the nature of the soul and the kriya pada

      A class given by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami during the 2014 Mauritius Innersearch. He discusses the Muladhara and Svadhishthana chakras, the pranic body, the nature of the soul and the kriya ...

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      What Is the Hindu Way of Greeting?

      "Namaste" and "vanakkam," core practices of greeting. Recognizing that God is within everyone, the same God within me is within you. A Hindu concept not necessarily believed by other religions. ...

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      All Knowing is Within You: The Immortal Body of the Soul

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

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      All Knowing is Within You: Everything Is Within You

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

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      All Knowing is Within You: Handling Each Experience

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

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      All Knowing is Within You: No Good, No Bad

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

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      All Knowing is Within You: Inner States, Outer States

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

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      All Knowing is Within You: Experience Without Reacting

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

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      All Knowing is Within You: Waiting for Intuitive Flashes

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

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      The Purpose of Life: Find the Core Of Your Being

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

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      The Purpose of Life: The Path of Unfoldment

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

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      The Purpose of Life: Are You Ready To Turn Inward?

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

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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 Universe of the Mind: Intellect And Intuition

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

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      The Universe of the Mind: Understanding Is Control

      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 Sub of the Subconscious Mind: Uncovering the Light of the Soul

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

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      The Superconscious Mind: Consciously Superconscious

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

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      The Superconscious Mind: When Are You Superconscious?

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

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      The Superconscious Mind: Be Aware Of Energy

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

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      The Superconscious Mind: The Use Of Intuition

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

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      The Superconscious Mind: Subduing The Intellect

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

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      The Superconscious Mind: The Self Never Changes

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

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      The Subsuperconscious Mind: The State of Perfect Timing

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

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      The Astral Body: Soul Body, The Real You

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

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      You Are Siva

      We come from Siva; the way back to Siva is clearly defined. Take on Siva's perspective. Siva is everyone and everything. Intuition: The ability to solve through insight. Self-created barriers, ...

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      The Jnani's Omniscient Vision

      Yogaswami explains: You are all-pervasive; that is your nature. Intellectual concepts: The obstacle to realizing omnipresence. Visualizing: The first step toward experiencing. A jnani can use all-pervasiveness, not just a ...

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      Sleep and Dreams: The Continuity Of Consciousness

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

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      Sleep and Dreams: Shared Dreams; Inner Darkness

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

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      Love the Spirit Within Everybody

      Today Gurudeva talks about.... love, the many kinds of love. ...

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      The Fine Art of Meditation: Going Into Meditation

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

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      Maturing Through Experience - Reaching Omniscience

      Bodhinatha's comments on Dancing with Siva on how maturing through experience eventually takes leads to revealing our all-knowingness. He give examples from the life of Yogaswami how a great jnani ...

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      Remolding the Subconscious; You Are a Divine Being

      Gurudeva gives a number of ways to impress and remold the subconscious mind that we are a spiritual being. Affirmations work better after Maha Vasana Daha Tantra. If we experience ...

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      The Guru Parampara

      Today Gurudeva talks about how his predecessors, his guru parampara, was driven by "soul force," as are all people with a mission in life. Get the teachings from Dancing with Siva ...

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      Superconscious Soul Power

      Today Gurudeva describes the morning fire puja in honor of his guru, Sivayogaswami of Jaffna, Sri Lanka, and the reopening of the Saiva Siddhanta Church of Sri Lanka. He asks ...

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      Willpower equals Soulpower

      Today Gurudeva talks about willpower, what it is, and how to get more if you don't have enough. He explains how once you have willpower, you can't lose it again ...

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      Psychic Powers

      Today Gurudeva answers a question about how to acquire psychic powers. He explains that the first job is to find one's Self, because psychic powers alone only develop the ego ...

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      A Plan for Planning Ahead

      Today Gurudeva gives a complex though short talk beginning with the concept of how to plan ahead. This requires, Gurudeva explains, the ability to look into the future, which in ...

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      Attaining the Ultimate

      Hindu scripture: The knowledge God has put into all souls. In meditation go deep enough to have realization of the deepest truths. The experience of Satchidananda is available right now. ...

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      You Are a Soul, the Light of Siva

      A powerful affirmation of who we really are: the soul ...

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      Karma and Soul Power

      Many people have soul power, the positive qualities of the soul. In facing our karmas over and over again, we realize what we experience today, we created in the many ...

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      The Great Story of Awareness

      Master Course recording. Chapter 1. Gurudeva defines who is a mystic and what awareness is. Gurudeva elaborates on 5 states of mind, Self Realization, darshan. Dedication: This course is dedicated ...

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      Your Personality and Your Individuality

      Finding that part of you that's been the same throughout your entire life. Putting positive experiences into the subconscious mind through affirmations changes us in a very dramatic way. Devotional ...

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      The Making of a Master

      Master Course Recording. Chapter 2, Gurudeva describes his catalysts and the systematic process of unfoldment. Yogaswami. Initiation. Study Guide: Cultivate the great art of doing nothing. Before listening to Master, ...

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      The Nature of Mahasivaratri

      Mahasivaratri is right before the new moon signifying we're beseeching the blessings of God Siva to benefit our inner spiritual identity. The core of the soul is one with God; ...

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      The Donkey and the Carrot

      Master Course Recording. Chapter 5. Five states of mind. Defining conscious mind. Body of the soul.Defining subconscious mind. Programming subconscious. Attention and concentration. Mulingnishum. Study Guide: Breath is life, and ...

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      The Donkey and the Carrot

      Master Course Recording. Chapter 5. Five states of mind. Defining conscious mind. Body of the soul.Defining subconscious mind. Programming subconscious. Attention and concentration. Mulingnishum. Study Guide: Breath is life, and ...

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      The Faithful Computer

      Master Course Recording. Chapter 6. Defining subconscious. Reprogramming subconscious mind. Using affirmation. Reprogram subconscious. Work with the hands. Defines sub-subconscious. Study Guide: Continue to keep your appointment with yourself every ...

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      How Do We Observe Pilgrimage?

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 65 of the Himalayan Academy publication Path To Siva, discussing Hindu Pilgrimage ...

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      The Mind of Light

      Master Course Recording. Chapter 8. Aura, awareness, thought forms, astral body, astral plane. Defining superconsciousness. How to know superconsciousness? Reincarnation. Defining awareness. Study Guide: Allow yourself to absorb the teachings ...

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      Chakras, Energies, Death and Reincarnation

      Master Course Recording. Chapter 10. Defines chakras and moving awareness through them. Kashumlinga, sushumna, simshumbisi. Cycles of man's life every seven years. Defining Aum. Body as temple. Muladhara and memory ...

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      Siva Consciousness

      Yesterday we started the page by the omnipresence of the Divine in this universe, "Siva above us. Siva below us. Siva before us. Siva behind us. Siva to the left of us. Siva to the right of us. Siva outside us. Siva within us. How Great is such an ever-present One?" ...

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      Life the Great Experience

      Master Course Recording. Chapter 3. Gurudeva clarifies the meaning of the body of the soul. Face experiences positively. Awareness as a lotus flower. Life as decisions. Eternity of the moment. ...

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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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      Four Kinds of Love

      Gurudeva begins this series of talks with the three famous words "I love you." Mentally say this to everyone you meet. Gurudeva tells us about four forms that love takes: Emotional, Intellectual, ...

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      Spiritual Love

      Gurudeva talks about the love of the soul body. Spiritual love transcends physical love. With spiritual love we see Siva emanating from everyone. Say "I love you" and then think what you ...

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      Love Siva Within Everyone

      Gurudeva explains that encompassing beautiful love radiates throughout the perfect Universe. Be in the state of consciousness where harmony, bliss, peace is. Live Saiva Siddhanta religion every minute of the ...

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      Love is a Force

      Gurudeva tells us about expressing love, keeping it flowing. Express love through gratitude and kind thoughts. Everything begins with thought. Love is an inner happiness you can cultivate in someone ...

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      Love (Part 6)

      Gurudeva tells us many physical ways we can express love in the home. Gurudeva tells us to be patient. Respect elders. Respect ourselves. The hope of the world is love ...

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      Big People, Small People

      The Soul Part 1. Gurudeva describes the soul body as it functions in the physical and astral body. The soul has a mind, intuitive superconsciousness. It does not conflict with ...

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      Sacrifice and Renunciation, the First Step to Religion

      Gurudeva tells us the next steps to take. The soul of the individual moving forward stems from sacrafice. Souls gather together. Gurudeva tells us about the magic of religion, the ...

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      Achieving a New Identity

      Is it possible to be successful in the world while maintaining your philosophical perspective? Gurudeva says, Yes, of course, that once you understand and accept yourself as a soul, rather ...

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      The Soul Body

      Gurudeva gives us a short reminder of who we really are and the path that we are on in his talk about the soul body, called anandamaya kosa in Sanskrit. ...

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      Gratitude Versus Criticism

      You'll be grateful to Gurudeva for this message. It's about Criticism Versus Gratitude. Gurudeva instructs us to turn our mental criticisms around by being grateful for all the good that ...

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      Light of the Soul

      We have taken a portion of one of Gurudeva's recent talks and behind it we play the sounds of the chipping of the stones at the Iraivan temple site in ...

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      Our True Identity, Part 1

      Gurudeva answers a deep question from an e-devotee today. The question was a long one about what is our real identity at the deepest level. Gurudeva answered in the context ...

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      Our True Identity, Part 2

      Today we conclude Gurudeva's answer to the question about the nature of our soul. Gurudeva discusses our realization of the deepest parts of our being, Satchidananda and Parasiva, as well ...

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      Center of Awareness

      Sit in with a discussion with Gurudeva about the center of awareness. What is it? Gurudeva says that many people think that they are just their name or they are ...

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      Experience, Dreams and Visions

      Gurudeva briefly answers two questions today, one on whether we must experience every experience to be experienced, or if we can go through some things mentally. The other question is ...

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      Animals and Group Souls

      We finish the phase with a fun question and answer session on the concept of individual souls and group souls and how they relate to humans and animals. A devotee ...

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      Psychic Powers

      Today Gurudeva answers a question about how to acquire psychic powers. He explains that the first job is to find one's Self, because psychic powers alone only develop the ego ...

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      Hinduism is Sanatana

      Hinduism is eternal, comprehensive, complex and has a place for everyone. The truth is inside the soul. Mold and control the contents of the mind. Tat Tvam Asi -- That ...

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      Physical Pain

      A cyber cadet from Malaysia wants to know how we can remember that we are a spiritual being when we are going through a period of physical pain. Gurudeva says ...

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      Arthur Pacheco interviews Gurudeva Part 4

      Today's cybertalk is a radio interview with Gurudeva conducted by Arthur Pacheco. Arthur Pacheco conducts a weekly radio show in Honolulu, Hawaii and is also a trans-medium. This interview is ...

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      Gurudeva Interviewed by Loni Petranek Part III

      This is a radio interview conducted by Loni Petranek with Gurudeva. The interview gives an overview of Gurudeva's worldwide mission. In the third part today Gurudeva shares with Loni and ...

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      The Internal and External Ego

      Today Gurudeva discusses the subtleties of the anava in its internal and external aspects. Gurudeva stresses that the first step of spiritual unfoldment is to harmonize these two so that ...

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      Nature of the Soul

      A cyberspace devotee wants to know about the nature of the soul. Gurudeva says that the nature of the soul is absolute bliss and perfection. ...

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      Physical Injury; Daily Sadhana

      A cyberspace devotee asks about the injury that Gurudeva sustained in his back in December 2000 and how one should face physical difficulties. Gurudeva says that if one associated himself ...

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      Temple Prasadam / The Inner Body of the Soul

      A cyberspace devotee wants to know more about temple and prasadam and if one can eat it. Gurudeva says the prasadam is blessed by the Gods and contains the vibration ...

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      Meditation and Yoga

      A cyberspace devotee heard that chakras need to be cleaned in order for the kundalini to work properly and wants to know what this process of cleaning the chakras is. ...

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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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      What is a self-effulgent form?

      A cyberspace devotee wants to know what it means when it is said that souls in the third world live in their self-effulgent form. Gurudeva says self-effulgent means full of ...

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      Rituals and Moksha

      A cyberspace devotee from Singapore wants to know how rituals contribute to moksha. Gurudeva says ritual practices are a natural expression of a person wanting moksha, but it also requires ...

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      What the soul learns; Being on the right path

      A cyberspace devotee from India wants to know if the soul is also learning when the mind is being educated. Gurudeva says we are the soul and anything that is ...

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      Niyama 10: Tapas

      Tapas is to practice austerity, serious disciplines, penance and sacrifice which increases the speed at which we are moving forward on the spiritual path. Daily sadhanas and penance to atone ...

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      Gurudeva Leads Shum Meditation

      Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami leads a guided Shum meditation and towards the end speaks from the inner sky, guiding us to see ourselves as a soul that uses it's bodies as ...

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      The Self God

      This is the quintessential spiritual discourse by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami on the goal of soul evolution: Self-Realization. ...

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      Find Your Divinity Within, Do Sadhana and Service

      We don't have to do anything to become God. Religion gives us an age-old, well proven structure to move forward. Daily vigil is the discipline, practice and the maturing of ...

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      Life's Experiences Accelerate Our Evolution

      Most of us need interaction with other people to challenge us, to make spiritual progress. The more we focus on personalities and differences the harder it is to get along ...

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      Decisions, Discover and Use Your Intuition

      As a human race we don't solve problems until we have to; then we get highly motivated. Forget worry, blame, past, future. Higher philosophy: Everything that happens to us is ...

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      The Soul and Its Five Bodies

      One of the ways of understanding the soul is to understand what it is not. The faculties of memory, reason are limited therefore not the soul. Annamaya kosha allows the ...

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      Classical Definition of Yoga

      The Yoga Pada of Gurudeva related to Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. The goal is to restrain the vrittis. Awareness, I am, the essential nature. Svarupa and vritti sarupa. Restraint through consistent, ...

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      Karma Management Seminar Part 2

      Karma Management Seminar day 2 given to pilgrims and devotees at the 9th Annual Mahasamadhi Celebration preliminary to the presentation in Malaysia with questions and answers. ...

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      No Guilt, Do Penance, Live Joyously

      Think of heaven and hell as being states of mind, available in the present moment. Live in a heavenly or peaceful, blissful state of mind. The state of mind we're ...

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      Find That Within That Never Changes

      We think of people, the world, as separate from us. Siva sees only a oneness. He doesn't see anything as separate from Him. Human nature, we identify with what changes. ...

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      We Are Not Sinners

      The idea of redemption is not really the case in Hinduism. Being already exists deep in the soul. Part of us is becoming, getting more refined, more spiritual. Get into ...

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      Affirm Your Divinity

      Seeing our shortcomings it's hard to think of ourselves as divine beings. Avoiding that series of memories we don't meditate. Overcoming that involves better understanding, learning from experience, improving our ...

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      The Illusion of the Mind, Self-Reflection, Fulfill Your Duties

      This is a classic talk by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami from 1962. He explains the illusion of the mind, karma, meditation, dharma, and Self-Realization from the Advaita perspective. He urges listeners ...

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      The Universe of the Mind: Intellect and the Instinctive Mind

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

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      Bursts of Light and Intuition

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives a talk on lesson 202 from Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's book, Merging With Siva, titled "Bursts of Light and Intuition" ...

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      Who Am I? Where Did I Come From?

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from chapter one and two of Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's book, Dancing with Siva, discussing some of the foundational questions about the path we are all on. ...

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      The Story of Awareness

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from chapter 5 of Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's book "Merging with Siva," which is titled "The Story of Awareness" and which elaborates on the evolution of one's awareness as we traversed the spiritual ...

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      The Nature of the Jnana Pada

      "Jnana is the fruition of yoga tapas... It is when the yogi's intellect is shattered that he soars into Parasiva and comes out a jnani." Gurudeva gives a sense of ways of realizing Parasiva. In Shum realization of Parasiva is described as imkaif: awareness aware of itself, dissolving. Gurudeva's definition of jnana and the ...

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      The Fourth Dimension and the Shum Perspective, Part 1

      The fourth dimension is the "...threshold to vaster inner space and spiritual realization." The story of Gurudeva's twelve year, at sunrise, Tamalpais mountain top monthly pilgrimages starting in 1959. Shum words related to mountain top consciousness in ...

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      Awareness and Omnipresence-Yoga Sutras, Part 2

      Patanjali: "Yoga is the restraint of mental activities. Then awareness abides in its essential nature." Awareness disunites with mental activities. Disunion also takes place in deep meditation, the sustained experience of pure awareness. Objectless samadhi-asamprajnata samadhi. Pure awareness aware only of itself; kaivalya-liberation, ...

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      Awareness and Omnipresence, Summary and Conclusion, Part 9

      Bodhinatha summarizes his 8 part series of talks on Awareness and Omnipresence begun on 01/07/2021. First talk: Omnipresence and Sat-chid-ananda defined. Second talk: Awareness as found in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, ...

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      Insight: Yoga and Human Biology

      The practice of yoga and the science of yoga, or yoga bhyasa and yogavidya, are two of the traditional ways that yoga is described. Yoga is a practice (abhyasa) and ...

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      Life, the Great Experience - Clear White Light - Part 3

      The clear white light is always there, it's covered up; pranayama quiets the mind of thought and purifies the subconscious through understanding the lesson of each experience. We create our ...

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      Life, the Great Experience, Realization, Liberation, Merger, Part 4

      You were born to realize the Self, touch into the Self, the experience of Satchidananda. Gurudeva imparts three distinct attainments: Realization which is equated with nirvikalpa samadhi; the attainment of ...

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      1960, Love Is the Sum of Law

      Love is the sum of all the spiritual laws. Pure love is a state of Being. 'Agape' love of mankind, is what Gurudeva calls universal love. Love is the heart ...

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      1960, Love Is the Sum of Law, Part 2

      "With the help of devotion, you can soar within." Being aware in the superconscious mind of light there is nothing to worry about; it is you. In love with the inner Self, the monistic expression of devotion, we ...

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      1960, Love Is the Sum of Law, Part 3

      We have the power to choose the character qualities we express. Devotion for the inner self, our superconsciousness, helps us choose the more refined qualities through the yoga called bhakti. ...

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      Insight: A Mystical Map of Existence & Consciousness

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami--Author's Introduction to the Dimensions--The dimensions are a positive and helpful way of looking at life and understanding the experiences we have on the inward path. By identifying ...

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      Hatha Yoga, the Way to Your Soul, Odic Prana

      Through hatha yoga develop humility and a deep feeling of the realities of life, forming within consciousness a solid foundation for meditation. Use of the subsuperconscious mind brings forth a ...

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      The Spiritual Way of Odic Prana

      Referring to energy we have actinic, pure energy, shuddha; odic, magnetic gross energy, ashuddha; in combination, actinodic, shuddhashudda, spiritual magnetic energy. Gurudeva imparts experiments to achieve control over your pranic ...

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      The Experience in the Prana Body

      Man is the immortal soul surrounded by seven aspects. The first aspect the physical body, the second, the vital health body, the third, the astral body. Astral matter is of ...

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      The Experience in the Prana Body, Part 2

      The Master Course is your key to entry during sleep into the astral school of Himalayan Academy, learning from gurus and guides in Saivite schools within the spiritual areas of ...