May 27, 2019


1. तऩ्स्वाध्यामेश्वयप्रणिधानाणन णिमामोग् ॥ १॥ tapahsvadhyayeshvarapranidhanani kriyayogah Mortification, study, and surrendering fruits of work to God are called Kriya Yoga. Commentary: The first step, the preliminary step, is called Kriya Yoga. Literally this means work, working towards Yoga. The organs are the horses, the mind is the reins, the intellect is the charioteer, the soul is the rider, and this body is the chariot. The master of the household, the King, the Self of man, is sitting in this chariot. If the horses are very strong, and do not obey the reins, if the charioteer, the intellect, does not know…
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July 4, 2018

Vivekananda and Kali

EXCERPT from "THE LIFE OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA BY HIS EASTERN AND WESTERN DISCIPLES", Advaita Ashrama.   After the death of Swami Vivekananda's father, the family fell into hard time, with not enough money even for two meals. That is when the one day Narendranath Dutta thought he will go an ask Ramakrishna to use his spiritual power to help him.   QUOTE   One day the idea struck me that God listened to Sri Ramakrishna’s prayers. So why should I not ask him to pray for me for the removal of my pecuniary wants, a favor the Master would never…
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