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SelfSelf is not just the mind-body complex. Often people think of the Self as the mind-body complex. This is an erroneous notion. Neither the body nor the mind is the Self. All the yoga you do is for the body. All the meditation you do is for the mind.
Five Factors That Influence the MindPlace, Time, Food, Past Impressions, and Associations and Actions
Every place you are in, has a different impact on the mind. Even in your house, you can see that you feel different in different rooms. A place where there there has been singing, chanting......Read More
PrayerGive me not thirst if you cannot give me water.
Give me not hunger if you cannot give me food.
Give me not joy if I cannot share.
Give me not the skills if I cannot put them to good use.
Give me not intelligence if I cannot perceive beyond it.......Read More
Abiding in the selfAbiding in the self you become the valentine for the whole world. Spirit is the valentine of matter and matter is the valentine of the spirit. They are made for each other. They uphold each other. If you hold onto matter and do not respect the spirit,......Read More
Evolution: Not part of the selfAre you evolving? If you are evolving, you are not in the Self. And you are not out of the Self, because nothing can exist out of the Self. (Laughter)
Broadly they can be put in these 5 catagories. There are six distortions that do not exist in the Self.
Attaining self-knowledgeDesire, awareness of the Self and action all are manifestation of the same energy that is you. Among these three, one of them dominates at a time. When you have lots of desires, you are not aware of the Self. When desire dominates, Self-awareness will......Read More
Shaucha and AshauchaWhen you are miserable, what has happened is that you have gone away from the Self. This is called Ashaucha. It means you have become unclean. In India when someone dies, the close relatives are said to be Ashaucha for 10 days because they are very......Read More
The True YagyaRage has no ears, nor does it have vision. It only leads to reaction. And reaction leads to regret. Regret causes frustration. Frustration clouds the reason. Unreasonable acts provoke rage, and start a vicious cycle. Self Knowledge and Devotion alone......Read More
Stimulating the soulWhen a part of the body is stimulated, pleasure arises. When your soul is stimulated, love arises. Love has no end but pleasure ends. Often people think pleasure is love. Distinction between pleasure and love has to be understood, only the luckiest one......Read More
Sakha -- Your Reliable SenseThere are three things: the Self, the senses, and the object, or the world. And there are three words: sukha, pleasure; dukha, sorrow; and sakha, companion. These have one thing in common: "kha," which means "senses."
The Self through......Read More