Da! Da! Da!

Namaste, The people asked Prajapati “Please teach us!.” To them he uttered the syllable Da and asked: “Have you understood me?” They replied: “Yes, we have. You said, ‘Control your senses (damyata).’ He said...

A Thousand Hindus

Namaste, They say there are over a billion Hindus on the planet. I don’t believe that figure, if there was even a thousand Hindus there would be no starving children, no horrendous factory farms causing suffering to millions of innocent...

The Meaning of Namaste

Namaste, Heritage is easy to take for granted. Being born into an Indian family, I never knew the richness and profound importance Hinduism has in the world. Even the simplest greeting is an offering to the divine. My teacher Ram Dass said...

Is your mind clouded?

Namaste, When the sea is rough, it is clouded and difficult to see the bottom, but when the waters are calm you can see things with clarity.  Patanjali says Yoga means to calm the fluctuating mind, How is this done? Patanjali says by practise.....

Racing through life..

Namaste, In this wonderful 2 minute video, Alan Watts describes our predicament. It is designed by the animators of South Park. https://youtu.be/WGoTmNU_5A0 I remember being in High School, desperate to get in to college, then in college...

Lord Shiva’s Advice

Namaste, One of my most loved scriptures is the Mahabharata, it is the longest poem in the world and contains a wealth of knowledge from so many areas of life. I found this short but powerful advice to householders from Lord Shiva himself...

A saint called Ramananda

Namaste, Here is the only written work he left us, which is within the holy book of Sikhism, the Guru Granth Sahib. Where should I go? My home is filled with bliss. My consciousness does not go out wandering. My mind has become crippled. One day...