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A New Year – A New Resolution

Lectures & Talks, Life Hacks, Videos

Last night at our 1st Mantra Night get together for 2018 we discussed New Year resolutions and how they are generally about wanting to become a better “me”. This, of course, leads to a conversation about our having two natures – a higher nature and a lower nature or Sat-svabhāva and asat-svabhāva in Sanskrit. Our real happiness and true spiritual…

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Aum Asato-Ma Mantra

Enlightenment, Life Hacks, Meditation & Kirtan, Videos

It is very unfortunate that many yoga practitioners today remain out of touch with the foundational precepts of yoga which ensure their actual happiness. If I instead remain mired in worldliness and worldly experience, the result will simply be continued the continued suffering of material existence. Some important and basic truths are: My body and mind are not me –…

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SELF – Selfie – Selfish

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Self-centeredness leads us away from our true inner spiritual nature, where real happiness and spiritual love is to be found.  While the selfie-epidemic may seem harmless (because it is so common), not so long-ago selfies would have been viewed as somewhat narcissistic and not healthy.  What is the spiritual view on self-centeredness and its’ harmfulness?  Any point to consider is…

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Marriage & Relationships – Great (unrealistic?) Expectations

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Much of our unhappiness in our marriages or relationships come from being let down or disappointed. But this also comes about because of having unrealistic expectations of others. The expectation that I will find a perfect and complete love with another less than perfect human being, or that I can actually live “happily ever after” is not realistic and can…

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