Character

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    Improving Our Character - Publisher's Desk

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Jan/Feb/Mar 2012 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. Spiritual life is no different from real life. The key to progressing along the life ...

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    July/August/September 2010 Issue Summary

    The Editor-in-Chief of Hinduism Today magazine highlights the features of the July/August/September 2010 issue. In his Publisher's Desk, Bodhinatha explains how to let go of the past and future and ...

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    The Art of Listening

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the July/August/September 2015 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. In this edition Bodhinatha explains how listening is an art which can lead to spiritual ...

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    What Is True Success?

    Bodhinatha's presentation is based on the Oct/Nov/Dec 2004 Hinduism Today edition and is entitled "What is True Sucess?" Hinduism favors and furthers the pursuit of wealth, pleasure and happiness--all guided by dharma. Happiness ...

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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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    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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    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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    Mistakes Are Part of The Spiritual Path

    Hinduism proclaims that all of mankind is good, that the whole world is one family; that all souls emanate from God and evolve into oneness with God. Each soul starts ...

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    Growing Up Without Prejudice - Publisher Desk

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the April/May/June 2016 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. "Conflict and violence have their roots in hatred learned during youth. By teaching children tolerance, we create a more peaceful future." In order to build a peaceful world and society, we must refine our character ...

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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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    Surrender is Central to All Yogas

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Jul/Aug/Sep 2017 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. "Individuals who are not religious make progress toward achieving their goals in life by self-effort. Whatever they accomplish is, from their perspective, solely the result of what they do to achieve it." In order to unfold spiritually, one must relinquish his free instinctive nature and surrender ...

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    Yoga's Forgotten Foundation

    Ancient secrets from the yoga tadition for building good character and self-discipline, the seldom-taught but essential first steps for knowing God within. ...

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    Atti Chudi

    Auvaiyar was a saint of Tamil Nadu (ca 200 BCE), a contemporary of Saint Tiruvalluvar, devotee of Lord Ganesha and Karttikeya and one of the greatest literary figures in ancient ...

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    Yamas and Niyamas part 2 Foundation

    Today many people interested in a spiritual path say "Forget the basics, let's just start with the end of the path." Of course this approach doesn't work very well because they don't have a foundation. Gurudeva said that the yamas and ...

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    A Character Building Workbook

    As a tool to help children and adults build, transform and improve their character, we have developed a list of sixty-four character qualities and present them in this workbook. For ...

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    Life Skills for Hindu Teens

    Its tough being a Hindu teen in the 21st century, whether you live in India or in the West. There are too many examples of what you should not do ...

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    Growing Up Hindu

    Personal values and character traits instilled when young are the key resources for youth to face the challenges of teen years. Herein are ten stories illustrating the value and power ...

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    Vows (Tithing) part 4 of 4

    Part 4 of 4Bodhinatha continues his talk on vratas by elucidating the dasama bhaga vrata, the tithing vow. This vow relates to our finances, but at a deeper level it ...

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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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    Yama 6 - Dhriti, Steadfastness

    Yama number 6 - dhriti, steadfastness. Willpower has to be used to be steadfast. Overcoming fear, and perseverance, are steadfastness. Gurudeva said, "consistency is the key to the conquest of karma." Dhriti is also important to progressing on ...

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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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    Putting Gurudeva's Teachings to the Best Use, Part 4

    Bodhinatha continues his Gurudeva mahasamadhi observances class with this part on the importance of The Master Course Trilogy in helping us establish our foundation of philosophical understanding (Dancing with Siva) ...

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    Becoming a More Spiritual Person Part 1

    Part 1 of 3 - Bodhinatha gives a second class during Guru Purnima on the role of the guru. Beginning with a glorious quote from Gurudeva about the spirit of ...

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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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    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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    Putting Gurudeva's Teachings to the Best Use, Part 5

    Bodhinatha continues his Gurudeva mahasamadhi observances class with this part on how to explain the purpose of Hinduism to non-HindusHinduism teaches us how to become a better person, improve our ...

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    Sadhana Path of Change

    Follow Gurudeva's teachings in a serious way; take up a daily vigil, sandhya vandana, worshiping at the change of days (sunrise and sunset). It takes time to change and master ...

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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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    What Is the Value of Spiritual Friends?

    Friends who are fine, positive and good Hindus will help you most of all. It's important for parents of teenagers to know their teenager's friends. Our strength comes from mixing ...

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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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    Yamas, Niyamas - Remolding Our Character

    "Yamas and niyamas are ancient scriptural injunctions for all aspects of human thought, attitude and behavior." Our behavior is based on attitudes which are based on thoughts. Character can be remolded with great dedication and effort and it is the foundation for spiritual unfoldment. Hinduism ...

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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. ...