Intellectual Mind

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      Instinctive, Intellectual, Superconscious Mind

      The Hindu point of view. Everyone has a three-fold nature: instinctive, intellectual and superconscious. Everyone is a divine being. Everyone has the seed of divinity. See what phase of the ...

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      Hinduism / Christianity Counterpoint

      An Upadesha by Bodhinatha describing the differences between Hinduism and Christianity. Good words and deeds are not enough; the experience of God breaks the cycle of samsara. A key difference ...

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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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      Hinduism's Take on Evil and Suffering

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami of Kauai's Hindu Monastery answers the first of five questions posed to a panel of diverse religious leaders at the Permian Basin's first interfaith gathering held at ...

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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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      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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      What About Evil, Hell and Sin?

      Hindus believe in each individual as a soul, a divine being who is inherently good. We all have a threefold nature: instinctive, intellectual, intuitive. Develop the intuitive/spiritual/soul nature with compassion, ...

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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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      Claiming Your Spiritual Identity Exercise 3

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami teaches the third practical exercise in claiming our spiritual identity: we are not our body, mind or emotions. In this third exercise we learn to be a ...

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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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      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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      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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      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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      Need for Religion Part 2

      Gurudeva said there is a need for religion. Gurudeva at first just taught meditation, but then later he started teaching devotion and had everyone building temples. Gurudeva realized his devotees ...

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      Vows (Parampara) part 3 of 4

      Part 3 of 4Bodhinatha continues his talk on vratas, vows, with the parampara vrata, vowing loyalty to one's lineage and not studying the teachings of other lineages. This powerful vrata ...

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      Welcome to the Jivana Ritau

      Welcome to the Jivana Ritau! Why did Gurudeva give us the three ritau system? Because he liked variety, change, for everything not to just remain the same all the time. ...

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      Gurudeva's Mahavakya Part 1

      Bodhinatha welcomes everyone to the first annual observances of Gurudeva's mahasamadhi with a talk on the mahavakya, or great sayings. Citing several classics from the Upanishads, Bodhinatha repeats and elucidates ...

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      Be Simple

      Our intellectual mind can make the most simple thing complicated. In Shum we are trying to have a specific experience, trying to go to a specific area of the inner ...

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      Intellect: A tool for the soul.

      Intellect and technology can be tools but also can obscure the soul. Kaif, naam ariyom: The concepts are not the experiences. Detach from knowledge. Shum: A map, not the destination. ...

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      Malaysia-Singapore Visit Report Part 3

      Bodhinatha continues his report on his visit to Malaysia and Singapore (part 3). Bodhinatha attended a large Hindu Renaissance event, where he noticed how abstract and complicated Hinduism can be ...

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      Yama 5 - Kshama, Patience

      Yama number 5 - kshama, patience. The youth group in Malaysia is focusing on the yamas and niyamas as the basics for successful temple worship. There are many opportunities to ...

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      The Role of the Guru

      Choose a sect of Hinduism and a guru and dedicate yourself to him. The need for a guru is preeminent in Saiva Siddhanta. A guru focuses on our weakest areas, ...

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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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      Harnessing Reaction; Live in the Box of Dharma

      Responding and handling karma when feeling mistreated. The goal: insight into our self, get into a more refined cycle of life. Harness instinctive and intellectual reaction and forgive, karma's totally ...

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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 Three Phases of the Mind

      Three phases of the mind- instinctive, intuitive, intellectual. Each function in distinct ways: 0:2:45; Instinctive mind, automatic, animal response: 0:6:36; Intellect- Knowledge remembered, external world: 0:9:46; Intuitive, superconscious "mind of light." Actinic ...

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      Hatha Yoga, Relaxation, Letting Go

      Set aside personality. Focus on being a spiritual individual. Hatha yoga helps release stress and tension. Use subsuperconscious, not reason, analysis and intellect for understanding in an intuitive way. Let ...

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      Origin, Form, Unfoldment

      The language of animals and their importance are brought forth. Merging with Siva, the lotus flower of the soul, a talk given about 40 years is remembered by Gurudeva. The ...

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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: Waiting for Intuitive Flashes

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

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      The River of Life: "Nobody Understands Me"

      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 Superconscious Mind: Subduing The Intellect

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

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      The Nature of Thought: Thought and Awareness

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

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      The Nature of Thought: Thought and Manifestation

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

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      The Nature of Thought: The Sources Of Thought

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

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      The Nature of Thought: Being the Watcher

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

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      The Nature of Thought: Seeking a New Perspective

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

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      The Nature of Thought: Become The Watcher

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

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      The Astral Body: Harnessing Instinctiveness

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

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      The Astral Body: The Intellect, Or Outer Ego

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

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      The Human Aura: The Remarkable Human Aura

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

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      Develop Will Power; Three Phases of Mind; Accept Life

      Individual awareness, willpower and primal life force are the same thing. Interest relates to willpower. Meditation: Disciplining the instinct and the intellect. Superconscious insights change the nature of the intellect ...

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      The Fine Art of Meditation: What Is Meditation?

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

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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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      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 Illumination of Man

      Master Course Recording. Chapter 7. Human aura, subconscious aura and colors. Living a contemplative lifestyle. Defining sub-superconscious mind, soul body. Study Guide: Listening to a guru speak is not an ...

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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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      The Two Paths

      Master Course Recording. Chapter 11. Odic and actinic forces. Move awareness into simshumbisi, sushumna. Difference and similarities between man and woman. Ida and pingala. Sannyasin ideals. Attitude toward family life. ...

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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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      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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      There Is No Eternal Hell

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from "Dancing With Siva," lesson 53, discussing the Saivite Hindu view of the concept of Hell. ...

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      Control of Speech, Part 2

      Gurudeva continues his Talk on Talking. He warns today about other forms of talk, such as that which comes from opinionated knowledge, and why that can be "really dangerous." Instead, Gurudeva ...

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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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      Involution

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami discusses the concept of involution. ...

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      Intuition Requires Careful Handling of the Intellect

      Who am I? "I am my intuitive mind. I am my inner divine being." The three bodies, the five sheaths and the seven aspects of man work together. Approach the intellect as a tool, make it subservient to the intuitive ...

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      Four Perspectives of Consciousness

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives his weekly Upadesha in Kadavul Temple at Kauai Aadheenam. Here Satguru discusses the four perspectives of consciousness that are outlined in the Shum language of meditation. ...

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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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      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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      From Merging With Siva - The River of Life - Part 3

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

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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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      Mahasivaratri, Get into Touch with Intuition

      "Siva's followers all believe that Lord Siva is God, whose Absolute Being, Parasiva, transcends time, form and Space..." Intuition, when you are awake, is 'cold and clear, direct and profound.' ...Intuitive flashes come from deep within for this is your jnana, your own wisdom breaking through. Open ...

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      Understanding Physical and Pranic Bodies

      Understanding the world of the mind and controlling that autonomous, interrelated, self-perpetuating mechanism with the will. Reacting to, despising or cherishing the body too much along with negative or positive ...