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  • Guru, the Self by Guru Nithya Chaithanya Yati

    Physical perception is a perception in contrast; a contrast of light and shadow. All objects of perception are finite bodies, illuminated by light. Where there is only pure light, and nothing illuminated by it, there is no physical perception. The Guru is pure light. For the physical eye to see, objects need to be illuminated with light, and there also has to be a light within that animates the eye and which

  • The two orbs of the intellect by Sri Aurobindo

    The intellect is an organ composed of several groups of functions, divisible into two important classes, the functions and faculties of the right hand and the functions and faculties of the left hand. The faculties of the right hand are comprehensive, creative and synthetic; the faculties of the left hand critical and analytic.

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    Amavasya, Journey from untruth to truth by Sadhguru, Isha Foundation

    Amavasya means no moon day or new moon day. Whenever something or somebody becomes absent, through that absence, her presence always becomes more powerful. On any other day, even the Pournami, she is there, but on Amavasya, the presence is felt even more – that quality is even more.

  • Lead by example by Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj ji

    Good governance is not an alien concept for a country like India, as even today Ram Rajya connotes the highest achievable level of good governance. We must understand a fact that  good governance is impossible without statesmen who function according to dharma and spirituality. Aristotle had said that an ideal state would be the one that has a Philosopher King.

  • The true teacher – The Mother, Sri Aurobindo Ashram

    The teacher should not be a book that is read aloud, the same for everyone, no matter what his nature and character. The first duty of the teacher is to help the student to know himself and to discover what he is capable of doing. For that one must observe his games, the activities to which he is drawn naturally and spontaneously and also what he likes to learn, whether his intelligence is awake,

  • Why was the Gita taught on the battlefield? by Swami Sivananda

    THERE was some purpose in the Lord’s choosing the battlefield for the Gita teaching. Yes. He wanted to point out to us that wisdom should not recline in an armchair. If his wisdom did not accompany a man to the field of battle, it was no wisdom at all! Any man could talk philosophy “after dinner”; any man could discourse upon the most intricate points in the Yoga Shastras sitting comfortably near the fireplace.

  • Perfection by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

    When we are joyful, we do not look for perfection. If you are looking for perfection then you are not at the source of joy. Joy is the realization that there is no vacation from wisdom. The world appears imperfect on the surface but underneath, all is perfect. Perfection hides; imperfection shows off.

  • A relationship is an offering — Sadhguru, Isha Foundation

    There are many types of relationships that you hold in your life. There are neighbours, friends, wives, husbands, children, parents, siblings, lovers, there are people who hate each other, everything is a relationship. Fundamentally, all relationships in your life have come up because you have certain needs to fulfill – physical, mental, emotional, social, financial and so on. You try to establish a certain type of relationship to fulfill whatever kind of need you

  • Transforming adverse conditions by GesheKelsang

    WHENEVER anyone harms us, instead of getting angry we should try to see that person as a Spiritual Teacher and generate a mind of gratitude towards him or her. There are various lines of reasoning we can use to develop this special recognition.

  • Self-Discipline by Steve Pavlina

    SELF-DISCIPLINE is the ability to get yourself to take action regardless of your emotional state. Just as everyone has different muscular strength, we all possess different levels of self-discipline. Everyone has some — if you can hold your breath a few seconds, you have some self-discipline. But not everyone has developed their discipline to the same degree.

  • T. G. L. Iyer

    Attaining self- reliance— By T.G.L. Iyer 

    SELF-RELIANCE is not about changing ourselves; it is about becoming ourselves. Underneath all our artificial exterior is a human being waiting to be woken up. Ignoring or betraying this authentic self is what is responsible for in this world. What we are seeking really is to discover ourselves. By doing so we uncover the divine energy that runs through each and everyone of us. We can start right now to live genuinely

  • T. G. L. Iyer

    When it gets dark stars will come out– T.G.L. Iyer

    A renowned historian was once asked: “What was the most important thing you learnt in your life’s study of historical events?” He promptly replied: “When it gets darkest, the stars come out.” John Smart Mill, who later became a celebrated English philosopher and economist, suffered from mental illness in 1826 when he was only 20 years old. He sank to such depths of despair, that he contemplated suicide.

  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

    Guiding Light: The Changing World

    You can be at ease with the uncertainty of the world when you realize the certainty of consciousness. Often people do just the opposite. They are certain about the world and uncertain about God. They rely on something that is not reliable and get upset. Uncertainty causes craving for stability and the most stable thing in the universe is our Self.

  • T. G. L. Iyer

    Controlling quality of life

    “The supreme self is beyond name and form, beyond the senses, inexhaustible. Those who realize the self are forever free from the jaws of Death.”- Katha Upanishad

  • H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

    Sahaja Yoga: Sahastrar Day

    Sahaja Yoga practitioners  in more than 140 countries including India celebrate Self-Realisation Day.  On this day, in 1970 in Nargol, in Gujarat, the founder of Sahaja Yoga,  Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi , experienced  in early hours   the divine knowledge of giving mass realization.  With this Mission She travelled to many countries giving mass self-realisation  to thousands of people  in public programs.

  • H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

    Sahaja Yoga: Sahastrar Day

    Sahaja Yoga practitioners  in more than 140 countries including India celebrate Self-Realisation Day.  On this day, in 1970 in Nargol, in Gujarat, the founder of Sahaja Yoga,  Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi , experienced  in early hours   the divine knowledge of giving mass realization.  With this Mission, she travelled to many countries giving mass self-realisation  to thousands of people  in public programs.

  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

    Guiding Light: Virtue

    Virtues cannot be cultivated. You must assume that they are there. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna said to Arjuna, “Grieve not Arjuna; you are born with virtues.” The seeker should remember that he is born with virtues; otherwise he would not be a seeker. If you think you have no virtues and then try to cultivate them, you will fail. When you think you do not have a virtue; then you come