Karma Yoga

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      June 2016 Monthly News Video

      Our June 2016 news video covers events in May 2016, including the progress on Iraivan Temple's perimeter wall and the recent shipment of stones, the month's travels of Satguru Bodhinatha ...

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      Awareness, Meditation, Work

      The mind doesn't move; awareness moves. We have control. Sitting still, restraining the mind, nirodha of the vrittis, is what's changing subconscious from the inside out. Being spurred on by ...

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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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      Behold the Sacred Lotus Flower - Publisher's Desk

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Apr/May/Jun 2012 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. Bodhinatha uses the analogy of a bud blossoming into a beautiful lotus flower in order ...

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      Spiritualizing Temple Leadership HMEC 2012

      Presentation on "Spiritualizing Temple Leadership," given to the Hindu Mandir Executives' Conference on August 18, 2012, by Hinduism Today assistant editor Sannyasin Senthilnathaswami. In this presentation, Sannyasin emphasises the importance of maintaining ...

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      Behold the Sacred Lotus Flower

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives a presentation on topic which featured in the April/May/June 2012 Hinduism Today edition entitled "Behold the Sacred Lotus Flower". In this presentation, Bodhinatha reminds us that the seed of ...

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      Karma Yoga

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives a presentation entitled "Karma Yoga". In this presentation, Bodhinatha delves into the spiritualizatio of action, outlines how the orderly fulfilment of duties to the best of ...

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      The Aim of Hindu Practices - Publisher's Desk

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the January/February/March 2015 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. Dharma, seva, puja and raja yoga lead to purification of the mind, which is the ...

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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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      What Are Siva's Traditional Forms

      "Every form is a form of Siva." The Sivalinga symbolizes Siva's formless state. Yantras for Siva temples involve the Panchakshara Mantra. Kadavul represents Si, Siva in a firey aspect; Iraivan represents Ya, akasha. Reflect on that ...

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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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      Which Yoga Should I Follow

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives a presentation on a topic which festured in the July/August/September 2012 Hinduism Today edition entitled "Which Yoga Should I Folow?" In this presentation, Bodhinatha outlines the nature and purpose of ...

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      The World is an Ashram

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives a presentation on a topic entitled "The World is an Ashram" which featured in the Apr/May/Jun 2006 Hinduism Today edition. Our Gurus proclaim that from a Hindu perspective the world ...

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      December 2014 News Video

      Our December 2014 news video covers events in November 2014, including: progress on carving the Iraivan Temple perimeter wall, unpacking of the Panchabrahma bronze murtis, several karma yogis visiting Kauai ...

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      December 2015 News Video

      The December 2015 news video from Kauai's Hindu Monastery features our Mahasamadhi celebrations for Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, class from Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, Skanda Shashti abhishekam in Kadavul Temple, Kritikka Dipam ...

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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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      Honoring of Gurudeva at the Kauai Rotary Club

      A New Shrine to Gurudeva has been created so that monks and pilgrims may come and prostrate. Poipu Rotary Club had a meeting to honor Gurudeva. The Mayor gave a ...

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      Karma Management Part 2

      Review of part 1 plus... Fifth principle: create no negative karmas. Refrain from actions that will create negative karmas. Promise to. Sixth principle: Mitigate past karma. As long as we're ...

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      Karma Yoga

      Wouldnt it be wonderful if we had a way to turn our ordinary work into a spiritual practice, a contemplative art that could transform drudgery into acts of concentrated, worshipful ...

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      Karma Management Day 1 Part 2

      2002 Kauai Innersearch/Guru Purnima Day 1, Part 2Bodhinatha discusses some common misconceptions about the law of karma and balances them out with a few very clarifying correct concepts. ...

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      Karma Management Day 3, Part 4

      Bodhinatha talks about the Seventh Principle: We can lessen the karma we are carrying by doing Karma Yoga. Bhakti yoga: Devotion, worship that is intense enough to recieve the grace ...

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      Karma Management Day 4, Part 1

      2002 Kauai Innersearch Day 4, Part 1 Bodhinatha gives several examples of how we can work through our karma by helping others through their karma. He also talks about Drug ...

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      Honoring the Mayor of Kauai

      Bodhinatha gives news of a dinner at the Marriott Hotel which he and another monk attended in honor of our island's mayor who is about to leave office after eight ...

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      Engage Positively With the World

      To those pursuing the path of selfless service the world takes on a spiritual nature. Engage in the world with a positive spiritual attitude having in mind that actions during ...

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      Niyama 1 - Hri, Remorse and Modesty

      Bodhinatha speaks on hri, the niyama of remorse, which is needed to resolve problems. Niyamas focus on helping us to express our divine qualities. Criminals will repeat crimes unless they ...

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      Niyama 9 - Japa, Recitation

      Bodhinatha speaks on the niyama of japa, the many dimensions of the sacred science of chanting a mantra, a holy syllable, word or sentence again and again. Often japa is ...

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      Overview of Upcoming Ganesha Chaturthi Trip

      Bodhinatha offers everyone in the temple an overview of his coming trip to California, Mauritius, Malaysia and Singapore. Click below to listen. Real Audio --- | --- MP3 (Quicktime or ...

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      Spiritualizing our Actions, the Cultivation of Humility

      Pride and it's opposite humility. Redirect praise, avoid spiritual pride. Karma yoga, spiritualizing our actions, is effective in increasing humility and reducing pride. Work is worship. ...

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      Nine Ways to Merge with Siva; the Nature of Liberation

      The celebration of Mahasivaratri is to have a deeper experience of God. Realization, liberation and merger. Nine progressive ways to merge with Siva. Parasiva, the eighth: becoming and being timeless, ...

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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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      Seeing the World as an Ashram for Making Spiritual Progress

      Our view of the world is colored by our state of mind. How can one act in an evil way if they are the soul? Do you think as you ...

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      God Ishvara, In Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

      The ideal of pure awareness, pure devotion. With devotion become open, sensitive to the grace of Siva. "Parameshvara as the original, uncreated soul, the creator of all other souls." Theism. The benefit of Saivism: Ishvara has the ability to communicate, provide ...

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      Face and Accept Karma; Three Ways to Mitigate Karma

      Human nature is very strange in that we tend to blame others when things go poorly. Avoid that. Accept whatever happens as our own creation. Karma can be mitigated or ...

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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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      How Do We Practice Karma Yoga?

      ray to Lord Ganesha before beginning work. Turn everything you do into selfless service, seva, karma yoga. Work becomes worship. Hold the perspective of Sivanadiyar that you are the devoted ...

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      Tradition, Adaption for Modern Life, Karma Yoga

      God comes when you chant in Sanskrit, the language of invocation; English wouldn't work. Hinduism needs to change tradition to keep up with the times. Do karma yoga to help ...

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      The Purpose of Life

      Today Gurudeva answers a question about the purpose of life--which he explains as Realization of the Self. In answer to another question, he cautions that religion is not an intellectural ...

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      The Fine Art of Meditation: Energy and Meditation

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

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      The Fine Art of Meditation: Overcoming Karma

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

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      The Illumination of Man

      Master Course Recording. Chapter 7. Human aura, subconscious aura and colors. Living a contemplative lifestyle. Defining sub-superconscious mind, soul body. Study Guide: Listening to a guru speak is not an ...

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      Mysticism and Religion

      Sadasivanathaswami imparts how mysticism is an integral part of Hinduism and compares Gurudeva's teachings to other religions' views on meditation, yoga and mysticism in general. Master Course Trilogy, Living with ...

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      The River of Life

      Master Course Recording. Chapter 4. Light of spine like Christmas tree. Kundalini shakti. Life as a sacred river. Lean on own spine. Move and detach awareness. Areas of mind. Become ...

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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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      Hindu Duty

      The question put to Gurudeva is, "What is my duty as a Hindu?" Gurudeva answerslearn your religion, practice what you have learned, and everything else will come automatically, leading you into the progressive stages of unfoldment ...

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      Selfless Service and Penance

      An e-devotee asks if it is better to do a personal penance or to do some kind of selfless service to the community. Gurudeva explains the difference between the two ...

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      Karma Yoga

      A cyberspace devotee from Tamil Nadu, India, asks about karma yoga. Gurudeva explains the voluntary, selfless nature of karma yoga and how it effects future lives. ...

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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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      Importance of Associations; Hinduism In the Technological Era

      Part 1 of Bodhinatha's Karma Management Course preliminary to a presentation to be given in Singapore including questions and answers from pilgrims/devotees during the 10th Annual Gurudeva Mahasamadhi Celebration. ...

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      Importance of Associations; Hinduism In the Technological Era

      The inner nature of every person is divine. We need a balance in recognizing the inner divinity but discriminating as to the outer relationship. We learn from own mistakes but ...

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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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      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." ...