Moksha

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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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      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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      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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      What Is the Ultimate Goal of Life?

      The three distinct attainments in our philosophy: realization-nirvikalpa samadhi, moksha-liberation and merger-vishvagrasa. Believe in our ability to raise consciousness high and hold it. Every day live in the highest state ...

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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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      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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      Can Everyone Benefit from Yoga?

      While openly available, yoga is rooted in Hindu scripture, teaches Hindu practices and leads to oneness with God. Yoga is comprised of eight main practices namely yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, ...

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      I Want To See God

      Some pertinent suggestions to sincere seekers on where and how to look for Divinity. Hinduism prescribes that belief in God is the first step towards the ultimate purpose of life, ...

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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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      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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      What is Reincarnation?

      The destiny of all souls without exception is moksha. To achieve moksha we need to engage in the world positively, fulfill dharma well, resolve karma and realize God not just ...

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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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      Karma Management Part 3

      Seventh principleaccelerate karma. Saivite Shastras talk about this in terms of monastic 36-year pattern for training. Within his life he goes through four lifetimes of karma. One in first 12, ...

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      Moksha, Realizing God

      There is a misconception that one day we are experiencing zero percent God, then the next moment we are experiencing 100 percent God. Enlightenment doesn't just happen in an instant. ...

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      Need for Religion Part 1

      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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      Communicating with a Departed Guru

      Drawing from the lesson of the day, we can send messages to departed loved ones in the inner worlds. Gurudeva said that chelas (close initiated disciples) communicate with their departed ...

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      Do I Now Have Two Gurus?

      A question came in by e-mail"Do I have two gurus now? Are both you and Gurudeva my guru?" Each guru works inwardly from the inner worlds with his initiated successor, ...

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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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      Sadhana

      Spiritual life can be likened to climbing a mountain. Each experience offers opportunities to progress toward the peak, which represents illumination and union with the Divinity that lies within us. ...

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      Karma Management Day 4, Part 2

      2002 Kauai Innersearch Day 4, Part 2 Bodhinatha gives us two final correct concepts about karma, that we are creating our future in the present and that the ultimate future ...

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      The Mission of Our Mission

      Bodhinatha pulls from Gurudeva's writings in his Trilogy extracts in explaining the nature of our order and its mission. Much of this publicly defines our order and outlines the duties ...

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      Hindu mysticism and scripture

      The September 2008 visit to Singapore and Malaysia included a television presentation on What is Hinduism. Only a Hindu would say: "I'm of all religions." Mysticism, the personal experience of God is mainstream ...

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      The Aftermath of Self Realization

      Bodhinatha talks about what the experience of Parasiva causes to happen within us. He describes 3 ways our consciousness is impacted in the aftermath of Parasiva, based on Gurudeva's statements ...

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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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      The Ultimate Goals of Life

      Walk the San Marga with the ultimate goal in mind. Five abysses, five darshans. Foundational work, harmonious relationships. The absence of awareness: Realization of Parasiva. The purusharthas culminate in moksha. ...

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      Self Image, Spiritual Progress, Moksha.

      What Gurudeva means: Iraivan a moksha temple: 0:2:20 Self-image. Making mistakes in life: 0:7:1 Feeling good about ourselves, penance: 0:10:3 Character flaws. Issue with self-image. Sutra 1 DWS: 0:12:4 Hindu ...

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      Nine Ways to Merge With Siva

      On Mahasivaratri, February 27, 2014, Satguru Bodhinathaswami comments on Gurudeva's introduction to Merging with Siva, where he elucidates nine different ways that we can merge with God Siva. Everyone on ...

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      Moksha - Resolving Karma, Fulfilling Dharma

      The most important aspect of resolving karma is to accept it. Find a way of depersonalizing mistreatment. Everything that happens to us is a pattern we set in motion. Dharma ...

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      Karma Management Review

      Moksha includes resolving karma. Even if you realize God, if you have karma you haven't resolved, you're going to be here. Ten Principles of Karma Management in three parts: Handle ...

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      How Is All Karma Finally Resolved If We Make Karma in Each Life?

      Bodhinatha answers an interesting question: if we are making karma in each life, how can we ever possibly resolve all our karmas so that we can attain moksha? Bodhinatha reads ...

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      Bodhinatha discusses the vishuddha chakra, the pranic sheath, the nine ways of merging wih Siva and the jnana pada

      A class given by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami during the 2014 Mauritius Innersearch. He discusses the vishuddha chakra, the pranic sheath, the nine ways of merging wih Siva and the jnana ...

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      Fulfill Dharma to Attain Realization

      Bodhinatha comments on excerpts from the book "Self and Samadhi." Worship of Lord Ganesha helps us get settled in our dharma. Challenge ourselves through our duties. Interests and desires change from life ...

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      Makaif - The Ultimate Practice and Attainment of Siddhanta

      Makaif is the shum word defined as the ultimate attainment of Siddhanta. Using the shum language, Gurudeva describes the path to the Self-Realization. How to live a lifestyle dedicated to ...

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      On the Brink of the Absolute

      Choose the path of the Spirit. Move from the clear white light to the brink of the Absolute. Focus on foundational studies; sustain the higher realizations. Worship Lord Ganesha to ...

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      Bodhinatha discusses the manipura and anahata chakras, Siva's omniscience and the yoga pada

      A class given by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami during the 2014 Mauritius Innersearch. He discusses the manipura and anahata chakras, Siva's omniscience and the yoga pada. ...

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      Caste System, Karma and Moksha

      A cyberspace devotee from Malaysia ask why high caste people do not mix with low caste people and is caste a part of Hinduism. Gurudeva explains that the caste system ...

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      Talking about Moksha

      Aditya Balachander, a 12-year-old living in Texas, asks why the ultimate goal of Self Realization is seemingly so unpopular in Hinduism these days. Gurudeva suggests that the mature swamis traveling ...

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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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      Ending the cycle of karma

      A cyberspace devotee from Bowie, Maryland, asks about the cycle of karma, how karma seems to be an unending chain of related events. Gurudeva explains the inner nature of karma, ...

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      Hindu versus Christian Practice

      Doing good works is not enough. Practicing Hinduism, believing that we are all divine beings, we to come closer to God, have experiences of God . Good conduct, selfless service, ...

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      Three Spiritual Goals of Life and Willpower

      Three goals of life : realization, liberation and merger. Realization means we have a complete experience of the transcendent absolute. We have to realize God many times to achieve liberation. ...

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      Accepting Mistreatment

      Create a vibration of love and harmony. Misunderstandings, not cleared up, build year after year. Karma is in no hurry. If we do not retaliate for negative events the karma ...

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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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      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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      The Self - Gurudeva On the Multiple Ways To Realize God

      Satguru Bodhinatha's Mahasivaratri Upadesh imparting Gurudeva's quintessential early teachings on realizing the Self; worshiping Siva as the source and Self of all that exists, starting with 1959, "The Self God" and 1968, ...

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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 ...