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Getting out of samsara

Getting out of Samsara

CHENNAI: Every human birth is an opportunity to strive for salvation and this truth is reinforced emphatically in the lives of saints. It is important that each individual becomes self introspective and tries to understand the purpose of life. We have to get rid of the consequences of our actions if one has to transcend the cycle of Samsara.

Saiva Siddhanta points out that every act (good or bad) of an individual is recorded and the consequences (joy… Continue

Added by Michael Krahl on March 25, 2009 at 3:24pm — No Comments

What a beautiful soul in the physical body of a dog...

Read this amazing story:

Isn´t it beautiful?

Added by Michael Krahl on March 25, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Answer to sanjuguru!

Dear sanjuguru!

Thank you for welcoming me!

“Achintya Meditation” consists Pranayam (breathing exercise) , Meditation and yogicnidra ( yogic sleep)

Is yogic sleep a dream that you are sharing with others or having the awareness of "day-consciousness"

OM Shanti,


Added by Paul Ricken on March 21, 2009 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Photographs of Swami Krishnanada, Disciple of Swami Sivananda

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Remark: There are several Swamis with the name "Krishnananda". These photographs are of Swami Krishnanada, disciple of Swami… Continue

Added by Sukadev Bretz on March 16, 2009 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Non-Duality Press

I'm just reading a 'sampler' book from this publisher which has extracts from what's classed by some people as Neo-Advaita authors:

Awakening to the Dream and From Self to Self by Leo Hartong

Perfect Brilliant Stillness by David Carse

Oneness by John Grevan

Already Awake and Being: the bottom line by Nathan Gill

This is Unimaginable and Unavoidable by Guy Smith

Awake in the… Continue

Added by Neil Anthony on March 13, 2009 at 2:32am — No Comments


Today is Holi and tomorrow Dhulate. Holi is a festival of colours and love.
May God gift you all the colors of life, colors of joy, colors of happiness, colors of friendship, colors of love and all other colors you want to paint in your life. Happy Holi!

Added by Mahendra on March 10, 2009 at 12:03pm — No Comments

be happy

सर्व भवन्तु सुखिनः सर्व सन्तु निरामयाः।
Let Every Body Be Happy And Free From Diseases .

सर्व भदाणि पश्यन्तु मा कश्चिद् दुःखभाग्भवेत्॥
Let Every Body Enjoy Welfare and Let None be Distressed .

Added by ॐ sanjuguru on March 10, 2009 at 8:54am — 1 Comment

Holi, a brief explanation

This taken from Sivananda excerp on Holi

All great Hindu festivals have religious, social and hygienic elements in them. Holi is no exception. Every season has a festival of its own. Holi is the great spring festival of India. Being an agricultural country, India's two big festivals come during the harvest time when the barns and granaries of our farmers are full and they have reason to enjoy the fruits of their hard labour. The harvest season is a festive season all over the… Continue

Added by maryse on March 10, 2009 at 8:46am — No Comments

Yoga In Daily Life Live Webcast

My guru, Vishwaguru Mahamandaleshwar Sri Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, is currently in New York on his 2009 World Peace Tour. There will be live webcasting starting today. Go to for more information.

During times that there is no live webcasting there are recorded webcasts of previous satsangs playing.

Added by Rebecca Matchett on March 6, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments


Question not the 'why' of life, experience the act of living it.

© T.S. (Tim) White, 2008
All rights reserved

Added by T.S. (Tim) White on March 5, 2009 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Petition for signatures to save a Spiritual Ashram

Hi Sukadev.

This is Eduardo.

It came to me a petition for signatures to save a spiritual ashram. I have already given my signature and now put it into your consideration as the head of this forum-home the decision to run the petition.

I am not related anyway to this. I repeat, it came to me via e-mail. A link to the page is given below.

Hari… Continue

Added by Eduardo Mendoza on March 3, 2009 at 11:08pm — No Comments

The Abandoned Dog -Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja

Viareggio, Italy: April 13, 1999

Tridandisvami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja

[This is the first publication of the transcription below. Although it is five years old, it is timely. As Srila Narayana Maharaja told the story herein, he was unsuccessfully trying to hold back his tears. In order to wipe his eyes as he was reaching the story’s end, he opened his arms to take hold of his upper sannyasa cloth and slip it under his eyeglasses. He was wearing a very thin… Continue

Added by Madhavananda Das on March 3, 2009 at 7:43am — No Comments

Prayer For March 1

Show me the way, Lord.

I am always your student.

I am always in love with you.

I am always willing to change myself

to follow the deepest promptings

that you have planted in my heart.

Show me not the answer,

show me the right questions

to ask. Show me what is right

and I will try as best I can

to do it. I will fail, often.

If I ask for something that does not help me,

show me the error, and lead me to that

which helps… Continue

Added by Art Rosch on March 3, 2009 at 5:23am — No Comments

Prologue to the sci fi novel "The Gods Of The Gift"

When he was nine years old, Garuvel Nep Zing discovered

that he could disappear. He was sitting in a white gazebo on the family estate.

It was hidden by tall thin evergreens to the rear of the Great House, at the end of a long sloping lawn. Garuvel treasured this spot for its remoteness from the prying eyes of his family and the family’s servants. Little finches nested in the stately spires, and Garuvel watched them land and disappear twittering inside the moist


Added by Art Rosch on March 3, 2009 at 4:21am — No Comments

A Poem entitled "Crazy"

If you have asked yourself the question

“why am I so crazy”?

the answer is simple.

You are crazy with grief.

Deep down inside,

you are like one attending a funeral,

tearing your clothes,

bewailing your loss.

“But what have I lost, to be so crazy?”

you ask.

Something infinitely precious,

something you love so ferociously

that even to remember it consciously

would set you to rending your hair,

again and again.

There is a… Continue

Added by Art Rosch on March 3, 2009 at 2:10am — No Comments

Remembering The Ashram

Truly its been a revival for me to come to this community and this site and to be in the company of fellow yogis like you. There I have to correct myself because when I compare myself with you all I see the difference. All of you are adepts and teachers of yoga running your own ashrams and studios while the last class of yoga I might have taught at the Sivananda Yoga center in Trivandrum Kerala may have been fifteen years back. Nevertheless in Yoga there is no comparison and the first breath of… Continue

Added by Jacob on February 27, 2009 at 5:41pm — No Comments


First of all let me say that I am enlightened hehehe. When I say that I mean that all of us are enlightened. Otherwise we wouldn’t be able to communicate would we? There is a light within us that makes it possible for us to be aware, to know, to think, to remember and be active through the body mind and senses. That light or awareness makes it possible for us to sleep, dream, and to wake up from sleep, to a new day with all the memory of the previous days of our life in continuity. That light… Continue

Added by Jacob on February 26, 2009 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Catching the Jivas' -Artilce by Prem Prayojana Prabhu


21 July 2002, 8 p.m.

Tel Aviv, Israel

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Krsna Himself, Brajendra-nandana Syamasundara, the son of Nanda Maharaja, who plays upon a flute, wears a peacock feather and performs sweet pastimes in Vrndavana. That same person, coming with a very important purpose, has appeared in Navadvipa Dhama as the son of Saci Mata. This same Krsna, who is the Supreme Lord, the ause of all causes and the Absolute Truth, explains in… Continue

Added by Madhavananda Das on February 25, 2009 at 8:32pm — No Comments

mantra diet

THE Mantra Diet:

True Wealth and Health

Loose Karmic weight

Feasting on Enlightened






The etherial Sounds



Mantras are sacred SOUND VIBRATIONS

and yes all Words are also INFUSED


to CONDENSE into our Thoughts and

MANIFEST OUR perception of

all Planes of… Continue

Added by Madhavananda Das on February 25, 2009 at 8:28pm — No Comments

God Is All

God is all that we can imagine him to be,

And he can be just beyond that imagination.

He can be gentler than the gentlest breeze,

And more fierce than the hurricane.

He is the Lord of creation,

But is also a lady.

He is simpler than the simplest,

But more complex than complicated.

Smaller than the smallest,

Yet larger than the largest.

Closer than the closest,

But further than the farthest.

Friend to a friend,

Father to a… Continue

Added by Jacob on February 25, 2009 at 6:41pm — No Comments

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