Spiritual Practice

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    Focus on Moving Forward Toward Moksha

    Facing challenges that are difficult cause us to mature spiritually. Doing what is next, our personal path of evolution progresses from one life to the next. There are four stages: ...

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    Choose to Live Above Problems

    We need a reminder of a spiritual nature, guidance of the Satguru, in order to avoid falling back into the basic pattern of the mind that we've established. Rise into ...

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    Moksha and The Two Paths

    Moksha's three aspects: fully realizing God, resolving karma, performing dharma well. The advanced soul. Through many lives, have all the experiences Earth has to offer. Otherwise be pulled back. Two ...

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    The Two-Syllable Mantra: A Bodhinatha Upadesha

    Upadesha by Bodhinatha on the Two-Syllable Mantra given at Kadavul Temple on July 31, 2011. The Sun is the goal of the devotee's path. Siva is the self God; the ...

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    What You Can Do

    Upadesha by Gurudeva on What You can Do. Gurudeva encourages and urges all initiates and students to put into practice what they have been taught/they have learnt and to be ...

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    Making Your Home God's Home - Publisher's Desk

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Oct/Nov/Dec 2011 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. Establish a formal shrine room as the family's place of communion with the Divine through ...

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    Publisher's Desk: Television as a Tool for Spiritual Progress

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, Publisher of Hinduism Today, Talks about television and how it can be used as a spiritual tool. Television can govern and guide actions of the world. ...

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    A 10-Minute Spiritual Workout - Publisher's Desk

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Jan/Feb/Mar 2014 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. "An abbreviated daily regimen designed for those who find that today's busy life allows little or no time for introspection". This consists of four main activities namely worship (repeating mantra to chosen deity), ...

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    Spiritual Workout (App)

    While today nearly everyone appreciates the need for daily exercise to stay fit and healthy, many don't realize the need to maintain a balanced spiritual life through daily practices. The ...

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    What Is Saivite Hinduism

    Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite Philosophy with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. This highlights how different Saivite Hinduism ...

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    Four Stages On the Path of Personal Evolution

    The soul body takes many lifetimes to mature. The height of divine consciousness: There is no difference between you and God. Spiritualize what you are doing as you engage in ...

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    What is the Nature of Life for Saivites?

    "Stand strong for Saivism." The nature of life for Saivites is to turn work into worship, to turn the secular into the sacred. Each day give a little extra warmth, humanness and upliftment ...

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    Gujarati Living with Siva Audio Book

    365 daily lessons based on ancient Vedic laws, disclosing how to approach family, money, relationships, technology, food, worship, yoga and karma to live a truely spiritual life. Read in Gujarati ...

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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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    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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    Divine Grace Sweeps Over

    English Verson of Siva Yogaswami's Natchintanai. ...

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    The Three Stages of Faith

    Bodhinatha's presentation is based on the Oct/Nov/Dec 2009 Hinduism Today edition and is entitled "The Three Stages of Faith". Faith is central to all religions. However, Hinduism considers that faith is the first ...

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    Living with Siva

    Living with Siva is the second in the series of The Master Course trilogy. The 365 daily lessons include spiritual rules "for the lion-hearted" on God, worship, marriage and family life, money, ...

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    Why Is the Satguru So Important?

    The satguru helps his devotees mover closer to God, deeper into themselves, into the sat, the real,the truth. Turn away from the world/asat--that which is not the truth, to find ...

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    What Is Sadhana?

    "Sadhana is practiced...wherever a pure, serene atmosphere can be found." Achieve steadiness, control of emotions through abhyasa-regular consistent practice with devotion, yoga-the restraint of mental activities and vairaghya-dispassion. Like the growth of a kauri tree, it's a slow process; ...

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    Protect Your Mind By Turning Within

    Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's very simple but powerful teaching on protecting your mind through daily meditation. In daily meditation we can correct our thinking, control the feeling nature and stop being ...

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    Patience with karma. Double your Practice.

    Ashramas in family life keep us busy up to age 72 but then there's more time; double your disciplines in purely spiritual pursuits. Be around others striving spiritually. Have confidence ...

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    Guru's Wisdom

    Addressing the challenges facing modern Hindus, including raising children, finding time for spiritual practice, the various yogas, living dharmically, managing stress, treating work as worship, using the power of affirmation ...

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    Moderate Consistent Practice

    Sustain consistent daily practice. "A Ten Minute Daily Religious Workout," includes: Worship, introspection, affirmation and study. Worship leads us closer to the Deity. Introspection moves energy up into the higher chakras. Affirmations remold the subconscious ...

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    How Do We Celebrate Festivals?

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 64 of the Himalayan Academy publication Path To Siva, discussing Hindu festivals. ...

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    How Can We Be Strong Saivite Hindus?

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 67 of the Himalayan Academy publication Path To Siva, discussing how to be a strong Saivite Hindu ...

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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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    Take a Bath

    Gurudeva keeps it short and sweet in response to a question from Chennai asking if it is necessary to take a bath in the morning before meditation. Have you ever ...

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    The Golden Body

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami discussed the teachings of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami in regards to the meditative practice of repeating one's deepest inner experiences again and again, as a foundation for true ...

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    Integrating Hinduism into Daily Tasks

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's Publisher's Desk editorial from Hinduism Today Magazine's April/May/June, 2020 Issue. "No need to wait for personal time for spiritual practices. You can do inner yogas, resolve karma and build your character anytime." ...

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    Expanded Consciousness

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives his weekly talk in Kadavul Temple at Kauai Aadheenam. Here Satguru reads from lesson 327 of Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's book Merging with Siva, discussing the meditative stages ...

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    Wisdom's Path - the Power of Observation

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives his weekly upadesha in Kadavul Temple. Here he reads from and discusses Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's book, Merging with Siva, chapter 6, lesson 39, "The Power of Observation." ...

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    The Leaders of Tomorrow

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives his weekly upadesha in Kadavul Temple. Here he reads from and discusses lesson 54 of Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's book, Merging with Siva. ...

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    The Charya Pada: Service and Good Conduct

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives his weekly Upadesha in Kadavul Temple at Kauai Aadheenam. Here Satguru reads from Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's Master Course Trilogy, discussing the Charya Pada, the stage of religious ...

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    The Kriya Pada: Internal and External Worship

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives his weekly Upadesha in Kadavul Temple at Kauai Aadheenam. Here Satguru reads from Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's Master Course Trilogy, discussing the Kriya Pada, the stage of worship ...

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    The Yoga Pada: Meditation and Austerity

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives his weekly Upadesha in Kadavul Temple at Kauai Aadheenam. Here Satguru reads from Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's Master Course Trilogy, discussing the Yoga Pada, the stage of austerity ...

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    The Seven Dimensions of the Mind - The Sixth Dimension Part 2

    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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    Shum Maps of Meditations - Part 1

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives part one of a series of talks which give insight and elaboration into a verity of fascinating concepts revealed in the Shum language of meditation. Here, ...

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    Shum Maps of Meditations - Part 2

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives part two of a series of talks which give insight and elaboration into a verity of fascinating concepts revealed in the Shum language of meditation. Here, ...