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Consciousness and the New Paradigm
July 14, 2016 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Consciousness and the New Paradigm

The heart of our experiencing self—the unique natural phenomenon we have called ‘consciousness,’ is more than an incidental emergence in the human animal; it reflects something fundamental about the way reality is organized.

Who Will Be the King?
July 7, 2016 – 12:33 am | 23 Comments
Who Will Be the King?

Unless varnasrama is thought of in an essential sense, it is unlikely that we will see any such arrangement today—even in the society of devotees, much less in human society. Indeed, who will be the king?

Yoga Light or Yoga Heavy?
June 27, 2016 – 12:33 am | One Comment
Yoga Light or Yoga Heavy?

You can do simple things to turn that around and optimize your yoga practice.

The Spectrum of Faith
June 23, 2016 – 12:33 am | 21 Comments
The Spectrum of Faith

Where reasons ends, humble practice begins.

Chant and Be: The Happy is Inconsequential
June 16, 2016 – 12:33 am | 6 Comments
Chant and Be: The Happy is Inconsequential

It is the natural and human tendency to take shelter of one’s practice in difficult times; however in good times perhaps not as much.

Why Yoga has a Role to Play in Politics
June 13, 2016 – 12:33 am | No Comment
Why Yoga has a Role to Play in Politics

Without acknowledging the transcendent dignity of all individuals, whatever their background or offense, democracy and freedom are nothing but empty words.

Faith and Knowledge
June 9, 2016 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Faith and Knowledge

Faith unlocks the potential for knowledge, the potential for knowledge inspires our practice, our practice kindles the fire of realized knowledge, and the illumination radiating from that fire deepens our faith; the process comes full circle.

Hall of Mirrors
June 2, 2016 – 12:33 am | 3 Comments
Hall of Mirrors

Some see the ashram as an asylum for the troubled, while others see simply a paradise on earth. What is common to both groups is that they consist mostly of people who have never actually set foot in an ashram.

To Err Is Human
May 23, 2016 – 12:33 am | 9 Comments
To Err Is Human

To err is human. To err is inevitable for all, being not perfect. Still, no one wants to remain imperfect. There is an element within all that is animate that tends towards perfection. If it were not so, we would feel no want at all.

How Does The Human Brain Create Consciousness?
May 16, 2016 – 12:33 am | One Comment
How Does The Human Brain Create Consciousness?

Does the brain create consciousness? I’m not so sure. At the very least, I know that no neuroscientist has caught the brain “red-handed” in the act of creating consciousness.

Is the World Living or Dead?
May 12, 2016 – 2:05 am | No Comment
Is the World Living or Dead?

Reality eludes all efforts to reduce it too much, or to use only formalisms to describe it. It seems to be trying to tell the scientists who will listen that things in connection with one another, evolving in time, are not just different in scale from things studied in isolation but fundamentally different in kind.