Jnana

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      Which Yoga Should I Follow? - Publisher's Desk

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Jul/Aug/Sep 2012 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. In this edition Bodhinatha focuses on the four main types of yoga,namely, Kama yoga, Bhakti ...

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      Hinduism: Religion or Way of Life?

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Apr/May/Jun 2013 edition of Hinduism Today magazine, confronting a long-standing misapprehension about our faith, showing us why Hinduism is more than a ...

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      Publisher's Desk: Three Kinds of Temples (Part 2/2)

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, publisher of Hinduism Today magazine, reads his Publisher's Desk article from the Jul/Aug/Sep 2009 issue on camera. He focuses on the importance of keeping the house clean ...

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      What Are the Path's Four Stages

      Naalupadasaivam: "A Saiva doctrine that the initiate should pass successively through charya, kriya, yoga and jnana stages and thence obtain moksha." The charya pada, the dasa marga, path of servitude. Sharing the world of God. The kriya pada, satputra marga, true son's way. Nearness to God. The yoga pada, ...

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      The Path's Four Stages

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 30 of the Himalayan Academy publication "Path To Siva," explaining the four stages of our spiritual path, namely, charya, kriya, yoga and jnana. The four paths ...

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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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      Mahasivaratri Talk Part 1 Siva and Muruga

      Many devoted pilgrims are coming lately. One who came was focused entirely on the worship of Lord Murugan and doesn't worship Siva. Apparently some Saivites only worship Murugan. Why is ...

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      Nallupada Saivam

      Bodhinatha recalls a segment of his talk on Nalupada Saivam where he compared the Vedanta and Siddhanta paths. He also gives us a preview of his talk about God Siva, ...

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      The Nature of Desire

      Bodhinatha gives a wonderful discourse on the nature of desire. Gurudeva never asked us to give up desire. Desire is life. However, on the spiritual path it is important to ...

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      Effects of Self-Realization

      Bodhinatha elucidates how we can know if we have realized the Self. He describes the various experiences and results that come from Self-Realization that would make you realize that you ...

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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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      Gurudeva's Mahavakyas on Self Realization

      Part 3 of 4 - Bodhinatha talks on Gurudeva's mahavakyas having to do with Self Realization, part of the focus of the moksha ritau (Winter Season) ...

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      False Concepts About the Spiritual Path

      As is true in many areas of life, there are more false concepts about something than true concepts, and this is certainly true regarding the spiritual path. Here Bodhinatha speaks ...

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      Results of Self Realization

      If the Self is nothing, how do you know you have realized it? One way you know is the sense that you have stepped out of time, form and space. ...

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      Saiva Siddhanta, a Path of Knowing Thyself

      Bodhinatha is getting ready for his trip to Toronto, Canada. His talk is titled "Saiva Siddhanta A Path of Knowing Thyself". In summarySaiva Siddhanta focuses on both devotion to God and meditation. Siva Yogaswami was ...

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      Jnana. Self Correcting Awareness.

      Iccha , Kriya and Jnana Shakti: the pattern of life. We can always use more of the power of wisdom, Jnana Shakti. The power of desire, Iccha Shakti. If it ...

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      Progressive Stages of Practice

      The progressive practice of karma, bhakti and raja yogas. Suffering is caused by our own improper, unwise action, bending the rules of dharma. True wisdom, in our tradition, comes from ...

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      Jnana in Saiva Siddhanta

      Jnana in Saiva Siddhanta is realization achieved through raja yoga. A realistic goal is to move forward in steady and consistent improvement in meditation. As long as we are trying ...

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      Jnana Yoga, Jnana Pada

      Distinguishing Jnana Yoga from the Jnana Pada. A significant component of Jnana Yoga, the path of knowledge, is scriptural study. Jnana Pada, actually achieving the goal of Parasiva, is the ...

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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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      Jnana Many Lives Humility

      The practice of yoga, well performed, produces the jnani. Believe in future lives but just be sure to achieve in this life. We carry forward, like a prolonged nalif, our ...

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      True Jnana -- the Unspeakable Knowledge of Nirvikalpa Samadhi

      An important distinction between Siddhanta and Vedanta. What jnana, divine wisdom is and how we acquire it. In Siddhanta we acquire jnana by practicing charya, kriya, yoga and by doing ...

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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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      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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      Karma and the Jivanmukti

      Occasionally a question comes in that inspires Gurudeva to expound deeply upon the subject. So it is today with the intruiging question, "Does the Jivanmukta still make karma?" Gurudeva first talks about those who are ...

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      The Life of Your Life

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Sivaya Subramuniyaswamis book Living With Siva, chapter 274, discussing the importance of non-violence. One of the foundations for living a spiritual life. He continues on ...

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      Four Stages of Vedanta Versus Siddhanta

      Gurudeva blends the practices of Vedanta and Siddhanta together in his teachings. Charya, kriya, yoga and jnana: the progressive pada of Saiva Siddhanta. "Jnana is the blossoming of wisdom, of enlightened consciousness, of true being." What makes one a jnani, in ...

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      Expanded Consciousness-Apex, the Pulse of the Universe

      Disturbance of the mind comes from unwise actions. Control the external, instinctive and intellectual mind. Meditation is man's wisdom. Remember the five steps to enlightenment: attention, concentration, meditation, contemplation to ...

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      The Depth of Charya Worship

      The more devotion the bhaktar has the stronger the darshan can be perceived. The natural place and time for meditation, to internalize worship in the Saiva Siddhanta Tradition is after ...

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      The Jnana Pada: The Result of Realization

      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 Jnana Pada, the stage of evolution ...

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      The Nature of the Jnana Pada

      "Jnana is the fruition of yoga tapas... It is when the yogi's intellect is shattered that he soars into Parasiva and comes out a jnani." Gurudeva gives a sense of ways of realizing Parasiva. In Shum realization of Parasiva is described as imkaif: awareness aware of itself, dissolving. Gurudeva's definition of jnana and the ...

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      The Seventh Dimension-Pure Awareness, Part 2

      Gurudeva's long explanations of the seventh dimension of the mind: "...Enter realms of knowledge resulting from superconscious perceptions of the superconscious itself...Everything learned must be forgotten..." Discard the baggage of accumulated opinions and misunderstandings, unresolved issues, memories, externalizing samskaras. The seventh dimension, endless inner space, ...

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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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      Awareness and Omnipresence-Yoga, Charya, Part 3

      The practices of Saiva Siddhanta, thousands of years of teachings: The four padas of charya, kriya, yoga and jnana the natural sequence of the soul's evolutionary process to attain moksha, ...

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      Three Points of Concentration, Samyama

      In meditation, focusing the mind on three facts or points of concentration. Its called samyama in the Yoga Sutras. Concentrate on each individually, then meditate upon them collectively. Thought, meaning ...

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      Innerversity - Knowledge From Within

      Innerversity: Learning from within through yoga, concentration and meditation. The state of consciousness we achieve in meditation needs to influence us in our daily activities. "The only real, permanent education is your unfoldment into the building of the intuitive mind through the control of the intellect." Gurudeva Master Course Trilogy ...

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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 ...