THE FOUR BODIES

So here’s a pretty compelling and revolutionary idea that incidentally, also makes a lot of sense. Our “bodies” are actually made up of four distinct parts—physical, emotional, mental, spiritual—and while three of them seem intangible and ephemeral, they actually have a physical presence. These are additional rings around your body…in fact, a lot of extra … Continue reading THE FOUR BODIES

Focus on a centennarian

Professor G. Venkatasubbaiah Namo namaha.नमो नमः Today we honour another centennarian in our series "Focus on a centennarian". Early life Venkatasubbiah was born in Ganjam village, Srirangapatna, on 23 August 1913 in Mandya district and is 107 years old. His father Ganjam Thimmanniah was a renowned Kannada and Sanskrit scholar. Venkatasubbiah completed his Bachelor of … Continue reading Focus on a centennarian

There is action in inaction and inaction in action

Namo namaha.नमो नमः karmany akarma yah pasyed akarmani cha karma yaha sa buddhumaan manushyeshu sa yuktah kritsna karma krit Those who see inaction in action and action in inaction live is wisdom. He or she is a Yogi and can accomplish anything. Bhagavad Gita IV-18 Are you really not doing anything when you are not … Continue reading There is action in inaction and inaction in action

10 Levels of consciousness

Namo namaha.नमो नमः In a previous post (part one) I discussed what consciousness is. In part two I continue the discussion with looking at the different levels of consciousness. To repeat myself for those that haven't read that article, consciousness, at its simplest, is sentience or awareness of internal or external existence. Consciousness is everything you experience. Freud … Continue reading 10 Levels of consciousness

The Five thieves of happiness

Happiness Namo namaha. नमो नमः Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. Human needs and wants for security, relationships, for finding God whatever you seek boils down to being happy. We want those things because we want to be happy. However, we suffer because we have been taught to identify with and cling to and believe … Continue reading The Five thieves of happiness

Bhakti Yoga – by Swami Rama

Namo namaha. I am including an excerpt (29 pages long) written on Bhakti Yoga by Swami Rama. It is taken from his book "Choosing a path." https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mHUznyjT2G5M3-Eo5w-wtTGjzczbOO8V/view?usp=drivesdk It is found on my guru's page, which can be looked up at "Antar Yoga." https://www.antaryoga.org/ Here is a short "about" on the book itself: https://shop.himalayaninstitute.org/products/choosing-a-path Thank you … Continue reading Bhakti Yoga – by Swami Rama

The 5 Vayus

Namo namaha. At its heart, Yoga is more than just flexibility or strength in postures; it is the management of prana, the vital life force that animates all levels of being. Prana enables the body to move and the mind to think. It is the intelligence that coordinates our senses, and the perceptible manifestation of our higher … Continue reading The 5 Vayus