Chakras

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      Drawing Close to Ganesha

      Bodhinatha's presentation is based on the Jan/Feb/Mar 2016 Hinduism Today edition and is entitled "Drawing Close to Ganesha". Bodhinatha explains the shaktis of Lord Ganesha who is the guardian of dharma, lord ...

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      Drawing Close to Ganesha

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the January/February/March 2016 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. "How sincerely approaching Him as a real being can deepen your relationship with the Lord of Obstacles." Lord Ganesha is the most accessible, easily contacted Deity whose blessings and shakti elevate ...

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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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      Who is Lord Ganesha?

      We need stability and calmness to prevail in the muladhara chakra, not experiencing serious fear, anger or jealousy for deeper teachings to prevail. Ganesha is the Lord of Obstacles, Vighneshvara. ...

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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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      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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      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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      Drawing Close to Ganesha

      Bodhinatha's presentation is based on the Jan/Feb/Mar 2016 Hinduism Today edition and is entitled "Drawing Close to Ganesha". Bodhinatha explains the shaktis of Lord Ganesha who is the guardian of dharma, lord ...

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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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      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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      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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      Karma Management and Ganesha

      With karma management it is important to apply our philosophical understanding to our life in order for it to really benefit us. A new concept is"divinely influence karma." Through the ...

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      Controlling Anger part 2

      In part two of his talk on anger, Bodhinatha refers back to a trip Gurudeva made to Malaysia in June 2000. Before Gurudeva left he was thinking positively about the ...

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      Our Subtle Energy Highway

      There are two basic energy currents within our subtle body. These are ida and pingala, which surround a central major current, sushumna. The ida current is feminine and the channel ...

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      The Chakras

      There are fourteen great nerve centers in the physical body, in the astral body and in the body of the soul. These centers are called chakras in Sanskrit, which means ...

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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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      Our Grand Chakra Journey

      The knowledge of the chakras is a spiritual science from the world of sadhus and sannyasins, the monks of Sanatana Dharma. It is a road map that can bring us ...

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      A Solution to Emotional Problems

      Often devotees will write to Bodhinatha about emotional problems. To these he says he always gives the same advicespend extra time worshiping Lord Ganesha, especially in the temple. Bodhinatha elucidates ...

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      Desires and Chakras

      Focus on how we are influenced by others. Desires show up in our dreams and determine where we will live in the inner worlds. Desire-fulfillment-pleasure-loss-pain-suffering. We have desire because we ...

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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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      Transmutation and the stages of life

      Subtopic: Transmutation of energies and the four stages of life: 0:6:49 Subtopic: "Desire is Life": 0:6:49 Subtopic: Analogy of how to direct desire and energy: 0:6:49 ...

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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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      Improving Our Behavior with the Help of the Guru Part 4

      Part 4 of 7 - Continuing Bodhinatha's first Guru Purnima class on the role of the guru and his task of helping us improve our behavior, we look at rung ...

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      Putting Gurudeva's Teachings to the Best Use, Part 3

      Bodhinatha continues his Gurudeva mahasamadhi observances class with this part on ashtanga yoga, which is the teaching of our Nandinatha Sampradaya's Kailasa Parampara. When you go to study yoga somewhere ...

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      Kamsatyamne, Kamshumalinga, Dimensions of the Mind

      In kamsatyamne we see patterns, actions and reactions in our life rather than individual events. It is the third eye that sees through the chakra of the dimension you are ...

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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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      Inner happiness, life cycles, visualizations.

      Claim happiness then radiate it out to other people. We find ourselves naturally doing what we were doing in previous cycles of life. Gurudeva's discovery of the Shum language of ...

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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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      Bhakti, Devotion, the Key to Meditation

      It's easier to meditate after puja. If you try and practice meditation without devotional practice you can build up the ego and spiritual pride. External and internal worship. Give up ...

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      Stabilize Consciousness in the Muladhara Chakra and Above

      The challenge of not falling below the muladhara chakra. "Achieve freedom with responsibility," living in the box of dharma. Ahimsa and himsa: Patanjali advises: to overcome the propensity to do harm, cultivate the ...

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      Raise Kundalini Gradually; Strive Continuously

      Awakening the kundalini prematurely can have negative consequences. A slow gradual process is favored. Persevere, be consistent, particularly when facing challenging personal situations. If we let down in our sadhana ...

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      Chakras In Relation to the Gods

      An important feature of Saiva Siddhanta is the mixing of Monism and Theism. Worshiping in the temple and meditating are inter-related quite dynamically. In our tradition the kundalini force requires ...

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      Closing Off the Lower Chakras

      There is a continuity between the dominant states of consciousness you are in at the time of death and what you experience after death. The goal is to aim for ...

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      The Foundation of Spiritual Progress

      Spiritual unfoldment is slow and steady. Habitual consciousness can be raised up life after life. The foundation is built by sadhana. Raising children is as important as meditation in fulfilling ...

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      Master Your Energy Patterns Through Meditation

      Consistent meditation draws energy from the instinctive mind into superconscious, lessening antagonistic forces. Energy is energy although it flows through different channels. We can control the flow of energy within ...

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      Sadhana to Uplift

      Gurudeva talks about the work place. We do what we do in love. Love everyone equally. Accept everyone as being on the spiritual path. Higher and lower chakras are discussed, ...

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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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      Sadhana, Fearlessness

      Today Gurudeva talks about fears, how they hold us down in consciousness. Gurudeva talks about real fear and unrealistic fears and how we can bring what we fear upon us. ...

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      Kundalini Yoga

      Today Gurudeva welcomes Chundadevan Mahadevan from Malaysia, our newest aspirant monk, who has been staying with Swami Guhabhaktananda of the Divine Life Society in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a period ...

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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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      How to Realize God: The Perspective Of the Knower

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

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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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      Dealing with Past and Future

      What we do with our awareness relates to where our energy goes. Purge, through vasana daha tantra, unresolved events we haven't accepted or understood. Affirmations. Redo goals, harness and control ...

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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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      The Human Aura: Chakras And Nadis

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

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      Sleep and Dreams: Interpreting Dreams

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

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      Karma, the Natural Law: The Law of Cause and Effect

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

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      Karma, the Natural Law: How We Face Our Karma

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

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      Karma, the Natural Law: The State Of Resolve

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

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      Use Will Power to Raise Energy; Discipline Speech

      We are pure energy. We chose the chakras we're going to express our energy, the life force through. Transmutation of energy from one chakra up to a higher one. Speaking ...

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      Achieving Forgiveness

      Today Gurudeva talks forgiveness and how to achieve it, lifting the instinctive energies up to the heart chakra. ...

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      Building Willpower

      Today Gurudeva talks once more about willpower, how some people possess more than others, developed in this life or a past life. He talks about how to get more willpower ...

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      Building Willpower

      Today Gurudeva talks once more about willpower, how some people possess more than others, developed in this life or a past life. He talks about how to get more willpower ...

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      Animals and Reincarnation; Soul Power; Controlling Anger

      Today Gurudeva answers a question about what happens to pets after they die, then goes on to explain more about will power, how we need it to progress on the ...

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      Anger Management

      Today Gurudeva talks about the need for anger management, how anger is one of the biggest barriers on the path. He explains how drugs can open the lower chakras and ...

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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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      Spinning Wheels of Consciousness: 14 Regions of Consciousness

      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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      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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      Three Stages of Self Realization

      What is the Self? Parasiva the Transcendent Source of Omnipresent Consciousness. Self-realization in three stages. Realizing oneself as the Soul, realizing oneself as Satchidananda - Omnipresent Consciousness, and realizing oneself ...

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      Bodhinatha discusses the 7 chakras, kundalini, Self relization and the Charya Pada

      A class given by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami during the 2014 Mauritius Innersearch. He discusses the 7 chakras, kundalini, Self relization and the Charya Pada. ...

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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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      Bodhinatha discusses the seven chakras, the pranic body, the San Marga and the 52 character qualities

      A class given by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami during the 2014 Mauritius Innersearch. He discusses the seven chakras, the pranic body, the San Marga and the 52 character qualities. ...

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      Bodhinatha discusses the chakras, prana, the meaning of Siva's dance and gives an introduction to the four Padas

      A class given by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami during the 2014 Mauritius Innersearch. He discusses the chakras, prana, the meaning of Siva's dance and gives an introduction to the four Padas. ...

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      Driving to Work, Chakras and Lotus Flowers

      A cyberspace devotee from Iowa wonders what he can do for his spiritual life when driving to work each day. Gurudeva suggests that he listen to a selection of the ...

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      How Dare I Meditate?

      We include the reading of the question again, to give a little audio look into the question and answer sessions with Gurudeva as they happen. Today Gurudeva responds to an ...

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      Caution to Healers, Part 1 Tamil Translation

      Gurudeva gave us an insightful and practical Caution to Healers in preparation for the large Healing Touch group that visited us today. In part 1 he introduces the principles of ...

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      Caution to Healers, Part 2

      Gurudeva's Caution to Healers continues today with his explanation of what happens when someone who is functioning in the lower chakras tries to heal another. Tamil Translation. ...

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      Caution to Healers, Part 3

      Listen now to the conclusion to Gurudeva's Caution to Healers. You need to hear this, no matter which side of the healing you are on. Gurudeva advises to become someone ...

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      Chakra Rotation

      Gurudeva answers an intriguing metaphysical question about the rotation of the chakras. The question sparked an inspired response from Gurudeva about the reckless practice of spiritual disciplines, the taking of ...

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      Sealing Off the Lower Nature

      An e-devotee asks what asana besides the lotus posture would work to close off the lower chakras. Gurudeva's response describes the lower chakras in terms of the lower nature and ...

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      Fire Worship; Lotus of the Heart

      Gurudeva briefly answers two questions today, one about fire worship and the other about the lotus of the heart described in Merging with Siva. ...

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      Anger Management

      Today Gurudeva talks about the need for anger management, how anger is one of the biggest barriers on the path. He explains how drugs can open the lower chakras and ...

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      Rising in Chakras; Hindu Calendar

      A cyber devotee wants to know how a person would know how high he can rise in his chakras. Gurudeva suggests that he should think how low he can sink ...

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      21 Chakras; 5 Steps; Right and Wrong

      An e-devotee asks why we must incarnate into a physical body which has all 21 chakras available in order to attain Self Realization. A second question asks for elaboration on ...

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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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      Demons, Heaven and Hell; Taunting in School

      Today we include two of Gurudeva's answers to questions from e-devotees. The first explores the view of demons, heaven and hell according to Hindu tradition. The second comes from young ...

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      Chakras in the Arms

      A healing touch practitioner asks Gurudeva about the chakras in the arms. Gurudeva explains briefly that the 21 main chakras (described in Merging with Siva) are the primary chakras of ...

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      Gurudeva Interviewed by Loni Petranek Part VII

      This is part seven of a radio interview conducted by Loni Petranek with Gurudeva. The interview gives an overview of Gurudeva's worldwide mission. Today Gurudeva talks with Loni about the ...

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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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      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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      Esoterics of Namasivaya Japa

      Aum Namah Sivaya takes us into the reality above and beyond the 'relatively real.' Part of us is always identical with God. Nothing has to happen for that to be ...

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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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      The Fifth Dimension and the Shum Perspective, Part 1

      It's easy to see the world as imperfect. The fifth dimension perspective means it's the way it is because of what went before. "In this state we realize a great bliss, a comprehensive, all-encompassing acceptance of the universe... the vision of perfect harmony..." In Shum. Lingingdashum: The fifth dimension, ...

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      The Seven Dimensions of the Mind - The Fifth 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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      The Fifth Dimension and the Shum Perspective, Part 2

      Over time, even short encounters of the fifth dimension change the whole subconscious structure. Before becoming involved in the ramifications of the fifth and sixth dimensions have the foundation of ...

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      The Fifth Dimension and the Shum Perspective, Part 3

      Gurudeva: "The fifth dimensional world which is a very vibrant world is the core of the body of the soul and the pivot point from which human destiny is mapped out." The fifth dimension is beyond ordinary sequential time. The past and the future exist in the present. We have an aspect of awareness, inside of everyone, that's always ...

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      The Seven Dimensions of the Mind - The Fourth 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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      The Seven Dimensions of the Mind - The Fourth 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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      The Fourth Dimension and the Shum Perspective, Part 2

      The fourth dimension is the home-base for the jnani; living here he is peaceful, alive and balanced. The fourth dimension encompasses the subsuperconscious, intuitive realm of consciousness, a place to ...

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      The Third Dimension and the Shum Perspective, Part 2

      "The third dimension is the essence of duality, the shifting of forces constantly. A constant ebb and flow of the odic forces characterizes this dimension. It is always in flux, always changing. Within the changing world of the third dimension are two basic and intricate energy flows. Shum words associated with the third dimension relating to the first three chakras. Akalyisimbi-the first chakra; in Sanskrit the muladhara. Rehnamtyevum-the second chakra; in Sanskrit svadhishthana. Bivumbika-the third chakra; ...

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      சிவபெருமானுடன் ஐக்கியமாதல்

      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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      From Merging With Siva - The River of Life - Part 4

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

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      From Merging With Siva - The River of Life - Part 6

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

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      River of Life, Developing Vision, MWS Part 6

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