2021 (24)
  • December 29 Spiritual Books currently on my desk (Uncategorized)
    I usually read a number of books at a time and during the holiday period I wanted to share some of what I’ve been exploring. Here are three books I’m currently hanging out with. The Spirit of Hindu Law has helped me gain a deeper understanding of what variety of ancient texts have codified as […]
  • December 25 Neem Karoli Baba always instructed that we should Love and serve the poor (Uncategorized)
    Neem Karoli Baba always instructed that we should Love and serve the poor, he was once asked by a devotee, Who is poor? His response was “Everyone is poor before Christ.” He said “Hanuman and Christ are one. They are the same.” We are all one family. There is no rich and poor in the […]
  • December 15 A Life Of Love (Uncategorized)
    The mother and father of the Universe, Shiva and Bhavani gave birth to a child Sanmukha who as decreed by the sages, went on to defeat the evil demon Taraka who had been forever tormenting the innocent villagers.  This was the story of the re-unification of Shiva and Bhavani for the good of all living […]
  • December 7 The importance of Focus & Spirituality to become a changemaker (Video)
    Hear Hanuman Dass speaking at Varchasva 2021 on the importance of Focus & Spirituality to become a changemaker 🧡✨ Thank you Yog Foundation for providing us this lovely opportunity.  
  • November 22 Go Dharmic Founder Hanuman Dass in conversation with young minds (Video)
    Hear our founder Hanuman Dass talking to these young minds about the Power of Kindness, COP26 & blessing they have compared to millions who don’t have enough to eat. This #worldchildrensday, let us groom our children with the value of humanity, compassion, & kindness. And hope to see them change the world with these values. […]
  • November 8 Hanuman Dass in conversation with Satish Kumar (Video)
    Hear Hanuman Dass speak with Mr. Satish Kumar on the importance of Ahimsa (non-violence), and why is it necessary to restore our Earth.  
  • October 31 OPEN LETTER TO LEADERS ATTENDING COP26 (Uncategorized)
    Dear Leaders attending COP26, COP26 is perhaps one of the most important events of our lifetime; as a leader of society responsible for our collective wellbeing and making peace with nature, we will be planting 108 peace trees dedicated to you and each of the other leaders attending. We will plant the mangrove trees in […]
  • October 31 Ahimsa and the Environment: Making Peace with Nature (Video)
    Ahimsa and the Environment: Making Peace with Nature – Views of Go Dharmic on UN Climate Change Conference, UK 2021.  
  • September 9 GD Principle: Charity (Video)
    One of the most important GD principles aims to bring together the communities and individuals and show Power of the Collective – a beacon of hope and goodness. As Dr.Martin Luther King Said, “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness”. Here […]
  • September 2 GD Principle: Service (Video)
    This year marks the 10th anniversary of Go Dharmic. The last decade has been a special journey for us. Eight universal principles guide Go Dharmic in this mission. In the coming weeks, we will share how these principles help us make a difference. Today we share about: Service Selfless Service is one of the most […]
  • September 2 GD Principle: Compassion (Video)
    Mahatma Gandhi once said that we must be the change we wish to see in the world. And to create a compassionate revolution, we must be compassionate to others in every aspect of our lives. Compassion in Action is our capacity to open to the reality of suffering and aspire to its healing. Little by […]
  • September 2 GD Principle: Love. (Video)
    Love is everything around you. Love all. Feed All. Serve all  
  • July 27 100. A Message for Dasaratha (Ramacharitmanas)
    Janaka’s messengers finally arrived at Ayodhya and were completely mesmerized by the beauty of the sacred city of Rama’s birth (janamabhumi).  They sent a letter with the guards standing at the gates to the palace.  As soon as Rama’s father, King Dasaratha got word, he smiled and immediately ordered for the guests to be welcomed […]
  • July 8 99. Behind the Fear Lies Joy and Happiness (Ramacharitmanas)
    The sound of music was everywhere as instruments of all kinds were being played by gods and humans alike in celebration of Shri Rama’s glory.  People’s ignorance was removed and only happiness remained.  They saw beauty and grace in everything as they sang songs of devotion which opened their hearts like the cuckoo birds singing at […]
  • June 19 98. Miracles of Love (Ramacharitmanas)
    Rama said, Parashurama, why don’t you think before you speak?  I may have broken the bow, but this is a small thing in comparison to how angry you are getting.  Anyhow, the bow was tired and old, it was probably going to break by itself anyway.  There is nothing here for me to be proud […]
  • May 30 97. Work is Worship (Ramacharitmanas)
    “Do you think I am fool.  You persist on addressing me in saintly terms, as a brahmin, as a sage.  Let me tell you what kind of sage I am Rama!” said Parashurama becoming even more infuriated. “This bow which I hold in my hands is my sacrificial ladle, Every arrow I shoot is my […]
  • May 26 Moving Mountains – A talk on the Hanuman Chalisa (Video)
    Get enriched with A talk on the Hanuman Chalisa with Hanuman Dass, Krishna Das & Dr.Nicholas Sutton  
  • May 10 96. Nine Virtues (Ramacharitmanas)
    Parashurama told Rama that his brother was completely mad.  He looked over at Lakshmana who continued to smile back at him with a look that just made him even more furious. Your brother is foolish!  He may appear in front of us with a fair complexion but there is darkness in his heart.  Was he […]
  • April 21 95. Confrontation (Ramacharitmanas)
    Shri Rama speaking directly to Parashurama said, “What do you want to happen? Surely it was a humble servant of yours who has broken Shiva’s bow.” Parashurama became further enraged, his eyes previously red were now turning purple, as he said,  “A true devotee serves unconditional love! Not one who goes against the teacher’s ways. […]
  • April 2 94. Love Transcends All Rules (Ramacharitmanas)
    Music played throughout the kingdom.  Sita was united with Rama.  While the wicked minded became saddened, those of good heart were extremely happy.  The gods in heaven, the kinaras, the humans, the nagas, the saints and sages of the Himalayas, all were dancing with joy and blissfully chanting the name of the lord.  Like the […]
  • March 15 93. Shri Rama’s Victory Celebration (Ramacharitmanas)
    Vishvamitra, Shri Rama’s guru, stood up; he was like an unending ocean of love. The beauty of the lord standing before him with the broken bow was like the beauty of the full moon rising above the ocean in the night’s sky.  The sage was absolutely thrilled, his joy was like the rising tide, enamoring […]
  • February 28 92. Rama Breaks Shiva’s Bow (Ramacharitmanas)
    When Lakshmana realized that his brother’s eyes glanced towards Shiva’s bow, the hairs on his body tingled. He stepped forward and said: O sacred animals who hold the earth steady, Shri Rama seeks to break Shiva’s bow. Listen for my command as what is about to happen may make the the world shake. As Rama […]
  • February 9 91. Sita’s Eternal Love For Rama (Ramacharitmanas)
    The feelings between Shri Rama and Sita in the same place together made every person present that day not want to blink in the fear of missing something.  All of their hearts were pounding as they inwardly prayed to God, ‘Please Lord, make Janaka wed his beloved daughter to Shri Rama;  the world will praise […]
  • January 20 90. Who is Sita? (Ramacharitmanas)
    King Janaka requested his servants to call Sita to the Swayamvar.  As she walked in, everyone present was stunned by her radiant beauty. Sita, none other than the human form of Jagadambe Ma (mother of the universe), embodied grace and perfection.  All worldly comparisons would not be fit to describe her beauty as it came from a […]
2020 (20)
  • December 30 89. The Divine Light (Ramacharitmanas)
    The two princes shone like bright divine lights amongst the thousands of princes assembled there in the court, all vying to win the hand of the princess.  Their endearing glances, filled with unconditional love, would have captivated the hearts of a million cupids.  Draped in yellow cloth, wearing the sacred thread and carrying beautiful bows, […]
  • December 10 88. One Divine Truth, Many Ways To See It. (Ramacharitmanas)
    The following post is one from the Ramacharitmanas series by Hanuman Dass.  Every week we move forward in our journey through the Ramayana of Love, as spoken by the great Saint Tulasidas.  The Ramacharitmanas has been described by the Acharya Vinoba Bhave as being similar to a cross between the Bible and Shakespeare. The Ramacharitmanas is like […]
  • October 20 87. More Beautiful Than The Moon (Ramacharitmanas)
    The following post is one from the Ramacharitmanas series by Hanuman Dass.  Every week we move forward in our journey through the Ramayana of Love, as spoken by the great Saint Tulasidas.  The Ramacharitmanas has been described by the Acharya Vinoba Bhave as being similar to a cross between the Bible and Shakespeare. The Ramacharitmanas is […]
  • September 30 86. Sita’s Prayer (Ramacharitmanas)
    The following post is one from the Ramacharitmanas series by Hanuman Dass.  Every week we move forward in our journey through the Ramayana of Love, as spoken by the great Saint Tulasidas.  The Ramacharitmanas has been described by the Acharya Vinoba Bhave as being similar to a cross between the Bible and Shakespeare. The Ramacharitmanas is […]
  • August 10 85. Sita Sees Rama (Ramacharitmanas)
    The following post is one from the Ramacharitmanas series by Hanuman Dass.  Every week we move forward in our journey through the Ramayana of Love, as spoken by the great Saint Tulasidas.  The Ramacharitmanas has been described by the Acharya Vinoba Bhave as being similar to a cross between the Bible and Shakespeare. The Ramacharitmanas is […]
  • July 25 84. Darshan of Shri Rama (Ramacharitmanas)
    Sitting on the banks of the river Ganga, the sage Vishvamitra spoke to Shri Rama and Lakshmana about the greatest of rivers.  He explained how the holy river purifies not only living beings but the whole universe.   Vishvamitra, the son of Gadhi, went on to perform his daily prayers together with a host of […]
  • July 5 83. King Janaka meets Shri Rama (Ramacharitmanas)
    Sitting on the banks of the river Ganga, the sage Vishvamitra spoke to Shri Rama and Lakshmana about the greatest of rivers.  He explained how the holy river purifies not only living beings but the whole universe.   Vishvamitra, the son of Gadhi, went on to perform his daily prayers together with a host of […]
  • June 15 82. Living With Vishvamitra (Ramacharitmanas)
    The following post is one from the Ramacharitmanas series by Hanuman Dass.  Every week, we move forward in our journey through the Ramayana of Love, as spoken by the great Saint Tulasidas.  The Ramacharitmanas has been described by the Acharya Vinoba Bhave as being similar to a cross between the Bible and Shakespeare. The Ramacharitmanas is […]
  • June 1 81. Shri Rama’s Great Game (Ramcharitmanas)
    The following post is one from the Ramacharitmanas series by Hanuman Dass.  Every week, we move forward in our journey through the Ramayana of Love, as spoken by the great Saint Tulasidas.  The Ramacharitmanas has been described by the Acharya Vinoba Bhave as being similar to a cross between the Bible and Shakespeare. The Ramacharitmanas is […]
  • May 14 80. A Mothers Love for Her Child (Ramcharitmanas)
    The following post is one from the Ramacharitmanas series by Hanuman Dass.  Every week, we move forward in our journey through the Ramayana of Love, as spoken by the great Saint Tulasidas.  The Ramacharitmanas has been described by the Acharya Vinoba Bhave as being similar to a cross between the Bible and Shakespeare. The Ramacharitmanas is […]
  • April 30 79. The Naming of Shri Rama (Ramacharitmanas)
    The following post is one from the Ramacharitmanas series.  Every week, we move forward in our journey through the Ramayana of Love, as spoken by the great Saint Tulasidas.  The Ramacharitmanas has been described as being similar to a cross between the Bible and Shakespeare. The Ramacharitmanas is like an ocean of love and bliss and […]
  • April 15 78. Shri Rama Is Born (Ramacharitmanas)
    In the city of Ayodhya, there lived a great king called Dasaratha, a name now famous in the Vedic texts.  He always tried his best to rule virtuously, had many good attributes, a man of wisdom, and a devotee of Shri Hari.  He lived with his two eyes on the Kingdom but his spiritual eye […]
  • April 10 77. Lanka, Our Own Kingdom of Desires (Uncategorized)
    Mandodari, the daughter of Maya, married Ravana.  As part of this marriage Maya constructed for them a majestic fortress on the island of Lanka. It was greater than anything that existed on Earth.  Decked with gold, silver, and precious jewels, even the fortress walls shone resplendently.  The oceans surrounding the island kissed the Kingdom’s golden […]
  • April 5 76. The Nature of Ravana’s Desire (Uncategorized)
    By means of a Brahmana’s curse, the once virtuous King Pratabhandu was reborn as the terrible demon King Ravana. Ravana had two brothers, Kumbhakarana, who was a powerful giant, and Vibhishana, who was Ravana’s minister.  All though each of them performed exactly the same yogic austerities and various kinds of penances, due to their individual natures, they […]
  • April 1 75. Rama’s Voice (Ramacharitmanas)
    To Brahmas beautiful prayer, Rama responded by saying: ‘Do not be fearful.  For all of the good and saintly people of the world, for all of the Yogis, for all of the Gods and for righteousnesses, I shall come.  I shall be born as a human on Earth. In the glorious solar dynasty, I shall […]
  • March 15 74. Brahma’s Prayer (Ramacharitmanas)
  • March 1 73. God Is Revealed By Love (Ramacharitmanas)
    The world was plunging into chaos.  Villains, thieves and gamblers were everywhere to be seen.  Men coveted that which belonged to others rather than being content with what they had or working hard for themselves.  People no longer honored their parents like forms of God, but instead ridiculed them.  No longer were the great teachers […]
  • February 12 72. Ramacharitmanas: The Karma of A Good King (Ramacharitmanas)
    The story that follows describes a man who was to become, in a future life, the demon King Ravana.   In ancient times, there lived a great and honourable King named Satyaketu. Satyaketu had two sons, Pratapabhandu and Armiadarana, both were embodiments of kindness and wisdom.  When the time came, Satyaketu passed the throne to his […]
  • January 24 71. Ramacharitmanas: A Story of Yoga and Devotion (Ramacharitmanas)
    The first born man, Swayambhuva Manu was married to Satarupa and together they had three children.  Their firstborn son Uttanapada became a great king, whose son Shri Dhruva was a renowned devotee of the Lord.  Their second child Priyavrata, again a son, was praised in the Vedas. Finally they were blessed with a daughter named […]
  • January 14 70. Ramacharitmanas: A Story Of Pride (Ramacharitmanas)
    Deep in the mountains of the Himalayas, there lived the Sage Narada in his ashram located on the banks of the river Ganga.  Such was the power of his meditation, all of his past impurities were washed away.  The King of the heavens, Indra became jealous, and he felt great distress due to Narada achieving such a blissful
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  • December 25 69. Ramacharitmanas: Ram Naam Satya Hai (Ramacharitmanas)
    Lord Shiva said: “Singing the names of God, those of pure heart cross the ocean of suffering and mundane existence finding bliss in abundance. It is through the name of Rama that I liberate the dead in Varanasi. The Lord manifests for the good of all beings, out of compassion for those of pure heart, […]
  • December 8 68. Ramacharitmanas: Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya! (Ramacharitmanas)
    Lord Shiva said: Now listen as I explain to you the blessed story of Shri Rama! Your wish to hear this story soothes my heart!  First I will describe the sanctifying reasons for the Lords descent. His mysterious ways are impossible for the intellect to conceive but I will try to explain them to the best […]
  • November 18 67. Ramacharitmanas: The Sun And The Clouds (Ramacharitmanas)
    Lord Shiva said, “Our vision is limited, our eyes cannot perceive the divine reality without our hearts, just like a young child may mistake the sun to have disappeared when clouds cover the sky. Our true self is clouded by our senses and the objects they are attracted to. Shri Rama is like the Sun, […]
  • October 31 66. Ramcharitmanas: How Can A Human Be God? (Ramacharitmanas)
    Seated on their celestial thrones, Shiva and Bhavani were shining like the Sun.  The daughter of the Himalayas smiled at Shiva and felt truly content.  She was now inspired to help others, to do something for the greater good of all beings, she said, “O Lord, your glory has spread throughout the entire universe, you […]
  • October 10 65. Can A Human Be Divine? (Ramcharitmanas)
    Seated on their celestial thrones, Shiva and Bhavani were shining like the Sun.  The daughter of the Himalayas smiled at Shiva and felt truly content.  She was now inspired to help others, to do something for the greater good of all beings, she said, “O Lord, your glory has spread throughout the entire universe, you […]
  • September 20 64. Ramacharitmanas: Filling Your Life With Love And Joy (Ramacharitmanas)
    The mother and father of the Universe, Shiva and Bhavani gave birth to a child Sanmukha who as decreed by the sages, went on to defeat the evil demon Taraka who had been forever tormenting the innocent villagers.  This was the story of the re-unification of Shiva and Bhavani for the good of all living
  • August 31 63. Ramacharitmanas: The Hindu Wedding (Ramacharitmanas)
    Festive songs were heard throughout the land as preparations for the divine wedding of Shiva and Bhavani took place. Homes were cleaned and decorated with finest ornaments with men and women, both young and old, adorned their finest garments.  The most delicious dishes were prepared and presented in golden thalis.  It is difficult to describe the
  • August 11 62. Ramacharitmanas: She Was Born To Do It (Ramacharitmanas)
    The all knowing mendicant Lord Shiva understood why Kama had come, he knew that the time had come to unite with his eternal consort Bhavani.  The wedding was arranged by the sages with the mountain lord Himacala and Mena, the parents of Parvati at the most auspicious time. As the passionless bride groom approached with his
  • July 21 61. Ramacharitmanas: The Third Eye (Ramacharitmanas)
    Kama nervously approached Shiva who was majestically seated in perfect meditation.   Just has he had done with every living being on Earth, Kama assumed he could bring Shiva under his sway. He prepared his weapons of intoxication. When he saw Shiva he began to tremble, he was awestruck, but it was too late to turn back […]
  • July 1 60. Ramacharitmanas: Lust, Desire & Discrimination (Ramacharitmanas)
    With flowers in his hands, Kama (Cupid representing desire) departed for the abode of Lord Shiva.  Firing arrows to every corner of the Earth, he brought the whole world under the sway of lust and desire.  All of the Vedic injunctions and teachings were rejected as people everywhere lost their senses. Viveka and his army
  • June 28 59.A. Seeing Rama Everywhere (Uncategorized)
    After realising Shri Rama was the supreme reality embodied in human form, Sati initially felt uncomfortable but then felt as if all worries and burdens had been lifted from her shoulders.  ‘Why did I ever question the words of Shiva?’ She asked her self silently, as she turned to leave the forest, through the grace […]
  • June 12 59. Ramacharitmanas: The Greatest Religion is Compassion (Ramacharitmanas)
    The sages were enthralled by the faith exhibited by Sati (Bhavani),  they bowed their heads at her feet and said, ‘You and Lord Shiva are the mother and father of the Universe.’ They experienced blissful feelings as they departed from the forest where she was practising her austerities. As they wondered through the forests speaking
  • June 5 58.A. The Story of Sati and Shiva (Uncategorized)
    Continuing our journey through the Manas, we see through the eyes of Lord Shiva, who speaks of Shri Rama.  Of course, in reality there is no difference between the too, but the Ramcharitmanas is the tale for expression of Love for Rama, it is a devotional text intoxicated upon on Rama, and therefore even Lord […]
  • May 24 58. Unshakable Faith (Ramcharitmanas)
    The difference between the individual soul and God cannot be described by words, similarly the difference between the Shiva and Vishnu is difficult to comprehend.  Shiva is the all powerful aspect of the divine, bestowing an ocean of benevolence upon the devoted.   He is the embodiment of intelligence, truth, happiness and bliss. Roaming the […]
  • May 4 57. Purifying Yourself (Ramcharitmanas)
    Holy men would never drink wine, even if the water was taken from the  river Ganges.  The same wine however, if poured into the Ganges becomes purified.Many religious scriptures of the world prescribe ‘mantras’ and people chant them to for worldly success, marital partners, fame, and all number of objectives, but are we missing the point? Are […]
  • April 15 56. On Being Truthful (Ramcharitmanas)
    Sati did not reveal the entire truth to Lord Shiva.  When he asked her how she tested Shri Rama, she responded that she hadn’t, but she went in disguise before him to see if he could recognise her.  What made her lie? only her mind knows.Even water when combined as milk, can be sold as […]
  • March 26 55. Happy Akshaya Tritiya (Ramacharitmanas)
    Today we celebrate Akshaya Tritiya.  This festival holds great significance for me, our Go Dharmic Welfare Foundation and the world at large. It is a festival where we celebrate the divine fulfilment of our desire to serve.  It is my desire that one day, our Foundation will be a an eternal boon to this world, a […]
  • March 7 54. He Who Serves God (Ramacharitmanas)
    “After so much tapasya I have understood this as the highest truth: God is present in every being. There is no other God besides that. He who serves all beings serves God indeed.” ~Swami Vivekananda
  • February 18 53. Parashurama (Ramacharitmanas)
    Several princes were still present, watching the victory celebrations. Out of a burning desire and lust for Sita they looked on in jealousy.   One after another they got up from their thrones slowly–their minds still furious–each plotting various evil schemes.  One called out: “Let’s kidnap the princess and take the two princes hostage.  Who cares […]
  • January 30 52. How The Ramayana Will Nourish You (Ramcharitmanas)
    You will be well aware that it is stories which leave the biggest mark upon us.  Rather than telling somebody that they should behave in a virtuous manner, a story teller with a tale illustrating the powerful effect of dharma through a story is far more convincing and will be remembered within the psyche of […]
  • January 10 51. Knowledge, Dispassion, Love: The Three Rivers To God (Ramcharitmanas)
    There are three types of devotee, the first is a spiritual soul, interested in liberation, interested in seeing God within every being.  The second is the seeker who tries to rationalise everything, the third is the devotee who follows through blind faith. When spiritual souls congregate the world is transformed, blessings are showered in all […]
2018 (20)
  • December 21 50. The Three Types Of Devotee (Ramcharitmanas)
    There are three types of devotee, the first is a spiritual soul, interested in liberation, interested in seeing God within every being.  The second is the seeker who tries to rationalise everything, the third is the devotee who follows through blind faith. When spiritual souls congregate the world is transformed, blessings are showered in all […]
  • December 2 49. Experiencing Bliss (Ramcharitmanas)
    There are those who will get close to the lake through tremendous personal endeavour, but often the pride of this personal achievement often numbs, them into not taking a dip in the precious lake of the manas, he leaves without even taking a sip of this holy water.  But the honest aspirant, with the kind […]
  • November 14 48. The Joy Of The Ramayana (Ramcharitmanas)
    Your mind is like a gardener, the thrill of joy you will receive from reading the Ramayana is like the most beautiful of gardens, full of birds, and flowers, orchards and groves.  The unconditional love which permeates the Ramayana is water which permeates the entire garden but is also poured by the gardener.Those who carefully […]
  • October 24 47. What You Will Learn From The Ramayana (Ramcharitmanas)
    Like seven sacred steps are the seven books of the Ramayana, which the soul will delight to read.  The Glory of Shri Rama is eternal and boundless.  This sacred text provides a taste of that unfathomable reality. The incomparable love is the pollen, the high minded ideas are like the honey, and the elegant expression […]
  • October 5 46. The Truth Within Your Heart (Ramcharitmanas)
    A beautiful mind is like the earth, but the heart is like the unfathomable universe.  The Shastras (sacred texts) are like purifying seas, whilst great beings are like nourishing rain clouds who pour down these auspicious words of spirituality for all to enjoy.  The playful acts of Shri Rama which great beings delightfully narrate contain these most […]
  • September 15 45. The Wild Elephant Of The Mind (Ramcharitmanas)
    The mind is like a wild elephant, angrily rampaging in all directions. The impulsive mind is quickly lead away by lust, arrogance, hypocrisy, and many other negative attributes.  But like meditation and other spiritual practises, the Ramacharitmanas is like a calm lake for this wild elephant.  You will find great solace from this beautiful lake […]
  • August 26 44. The Best Form To Worship God Is Every Form (Ramcharitmanas)
    The Ramayana consists of thousands of verses but at the same time is infinite. Shri Rama appeared in bodily form but has infinite forms. Sages since time immemorial have sung sweet stories of God in so many diverse ways according to how God has revealed himself to them. Therefore open your heart to this narrative. […]
  • August 8 43. A Blazing Fire (Ramcharitmanas)
    Rama’s virtues are like a blazing fire consuming the easily flammable dry wood of evil acts.  Deceitful reasoning,  mischief and cheating, hypocritical actions, selfishness, these types of behaviors are abundant in this age of Kali. The sweet acts of Rama are for all beings to find nourishment, like the cooling effect of a full moon […]
  • July 18 42. Sita & Rama: A Blessing to the World (Ramcharitmanas)
    This glorious story is like a holy river washing our souls.Look in my eyes, I share it with sincere love in my heart.Come and enter the sacred forest of Sita and Rama’s acts and experience the bliss of unconditional love.The acts of Rama are like jewels of wisdom for saintly beings, and a true blessing […]
  • June 30 41. Dharma is Hidden In The Cave Of The Heart (Ramcharitmanas)
    Disregarding my lack of intelligence, I am certain that Rama sees my hearts sincerity. Shri Rama looks beyond our actions and sees the truth within our hearts. Actions, and thoughts, are important but the spirit of ones intentions are the most crucial.  We all know that it is wrong to hunt, but Rama killed Vali […]
  • June 12 40. The Virtues Of Rama (Ramcharitmanas)
    I shall now proceed to explain the virtues of Rama.  Rama is the repository of all virtues, his grace extends towards all beings. He is the richest of all kings, and yet has taken in me, the poorest of servants. He is the root of compassion and love, and he embodied all of the highest […]
  • May 24 39. Say Rama At Any Opportunity (Ramcharitmanas)
    Repeat the name regardless of good or bad intentions, whether yawning or out of frustration it matters not, it is the heart of all hearts.Recite the name at any time, whether when angry, hungry, tired, happy, it is a centering device, it is a sacred mantra to bring you to your inner silence. repeat not […]
  • May 16 38.A. Yajnavalkya Is Asked, Who Is Rama? (Uncategorized)
    Rama is beyond comprehension.  Rama is God, the ground of reality, Rama is the Brahman of the Upanishads, yet at the same time was a prince who lived in the city of Ayodhya.  How is this even possible?  God is immeasurable, is there anything he cannot do?  Whether we meditate upon the vast, inconceivable Brahman, […]
  • May 5 38. Prahlada Maharaja (Ramcharitmanas)
    This name of Rama is none other than Narasimha who manifested in a lion like form to destroy the evil King Hiranyakashipu who is like the Kali Yuga. Crushing evil in its worst form, the name is God, those who take refuge in repeating it will find the greatest of sanctuaries.Prahalada is considered a saintly […]
  • April 16 37. The Name Is Like Hanuman (Ramcharitmanas)
    In the Sat Yuga, Meditation was the best method for liberation, in the Treta Yuga it was the Vedic fire sacrifice, in the Treta Yuga worship of God, and in the Kali age the name of Rama is the path.  Chanting, meditating on, singing, embracing the repetition of Rama’s name is the best method for liberation and […]
  • March 27 36. The Four Yugas (Ramcharitmanas)
    In all of the four ages, past, present, and future, living beings have acheived freedom from meditation on Rama nama. The Vedas, the Puranas, the holy saints, they all agree, the reward of living virtuously is the opening of the heart and living with the Love of Rama.In Hindu cosmology time is cyclical. Existence arises […]
  • March 8 35. Love For The Name (Ramcharitmanas)
    Lord Shiva loves and glorifies the name. The sage Narada acknowledged the glory of the name. Shaunaka and Sukadeva enjoyed heavenly bliss through the chanting of the name. Prahlada became the King of all through the grace ofd the name.  Dhruva was saved from distress by the recitation of the name. The list of beings […]
  • February 19 34. Ending Suffering For As Many People As Possible (Ramcharitmanas)
     It is my opinion that Rama’s name is greater than the attributeless Brahman  and even Ramachandra himself.It is true that Rama incarnated as a human being to help good people, he endured much suffering for the happiness of pious souls; but anybody who takes to lovingly repeating this name will find endless joy and become an […]
  • January 31 33. Satchitananda (Ramcharitmanas)
    There is no difference between Brahman and Rama, they are one.  The essence of the all pervading brahman is truth, awareness, and bliss. It is said in the scriptures that Brahman is present in the heart of all beings, pervading all of existence, if this is so, why is there so much suffering? Meditation upon the […]
  • January 12 32. The Easiest Path (Ramcharitmanas)
    The two aspects of God, Brahman and the personal God with Attributes are both difficult to understand and attain. But the name is so simple, available to all of us to embrace and find refuge in. Meditation on the name is there for the masses, this is why, in my view as a humble servant, […]
2017 (19)
  • December 23 31. The Form Of The Name (Ramcharitmanas)
    The divine is conceived in two ways, the first is impersonal, formless, the second is personal, with form, both of these aspects are indeed beyond our minds conception, they are without beginning or end, eternal is the Lord.  To me, God in the form of his holy name is greatest.  This name of Rama is […]
  • December 4 30. Like A Fish In Water (Ramcharitmanas)
    Even those who are free from all desire, who are absorbed completely in complete devotion to God, throw their hearts into the spiritual lake which is the name of Rama.In discussion with Ram Dass, I asked him; Maharaji is a realised being, why does he chant Rama Nama if he has achieved spiritual perfection?  He […]
  • November 14 29. All Are Good (Ramcharitmanas)
    Some Yogis follow the path of non-attachment from worldly desires, making themselves one with the absolute reality which is Brahman, they live in equanimity, seeing both pleasure and suffering as the same.  Reciting the name of Rama, they transcend the material world. Some seekers of truth, trying to understand destiny, recite the name in search […]
  • October 25 28. Ra and Ma (Ramcharitmanas)
    Like two divine eyes are the sounds Ra and Ma. They as dear to Tulasidas as Rama and Laxmana.  On their own they lose their beauty, but together they give meaning to life.  They are one, just like the atman and Brahman.  They are one just like the sagacious brothers Nara and Narayana.  They are […]
  • October 7 27. Divine Letters (Ramcharitmanas)
    These two precious letter-sounds (ra and ma) are pure divinity hidden in the alphabet. They are sweetness, and attraction personified, to they are the life source to the devoted.  So simple, and easy to remember, these two letter-sounds will bring happiness to the entire world, they are the doorway to a life free of suffering.
  • September 18 26. The Name Is Like Rain Following A Drought (Ramcharitmanas)
    Devotion to Shri Rama is like the rainy season for me, his faithful satsang of devotees is like the growing rice, the two glorious sounds (ra and ma) of the mahamantra are like the sacred months Shravan and Bhadra.Indian villages have to endure many dry months before the rains come to supply the land and […]
  • August 31 25. Shiva and Parvati (Ramcharitmanas)
    Hearing the purity of Parvati reciting the name of Rama just once, Lord Shiva made her half of his being. This great Lord Shiva knows the power of this name better than any, for him even deadly poison can be easily consumed as nectar.I was in Rishikesh with KD where we discussed many spiritual topics, […]
  • August 12 24. Mara, Mara, Mara, Mara (Ramcharitmanas)
    The first of poets, Valmiki is well acquainted with this name, for he found liberation even by chanting it backwards!In his early days, Valmiki, then called Ratnakara, was a criminal who attacked and robbed a group of sages.  The sages spoke to him about dharma, and enlightened him to the path of right action.  Knowing […]
  • July 23 23. The Holy Name Of Rama (Ramcharitmanas)
    I now greet the holy name of my beloved Lord Shri Rama, these two powerful syllables represent Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva combined. It represents the eternal message of the Vedas, it represents the great Brahman of the Upanishads, the glory of this name is known by Lord Ganesha, and Shiva to be all powerful, it […]
  • July 4 22. Mother Sita (Ramcharitmanas)
    Laying my head on the ground, I fall at the sacred feet of the Janaka’s daughter. She is the mother of the Universe and the heart of the merciful Shri Rama.  My thoughts, words, and actions are all offered at the feet of Shri Rama who without nothing can exist. With eyes like a lotus […]
  • June 15 21. Jai Hanuman (Ramcharitmanas)
    Glory to Hanuman! Our beloved hero. What can we say about him when God himself sings his praises?Hanuman is the son of the wind, he is the highest wisdom in this world. He is fire in a forest of wickedness, it is within his heart that Shri Rama can be seen so clearly Finally we […]
  • May 26 20. Maharaja Janaka (Ramcharitmanas)
    I bow to the great King Janaka and his family, I know they hold Shri Rama’s feet close to their hearts.Although he appears austere, his being shines like the sun, soaked from the rays of King Janaka is revered throughout the scriptures of Hinduism.  He is mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita (3.20) as an enlightened […]
  • May 7 19. Ayodhya (Ramcharitmanas)
    I bow with reverence with to the sacred land of Ayodhya. It is the birthplace of our beloved Lord Shri Rama.  I bow to those fortunate souls lucky enough to reside there. I greet Kausalaya, the Queen of Dasaratha, whose glory should be known throughout the world. I revere the great King of Dasaratha as […]
  • April 18 18. Lord Shiva’s Grace (Ramcharitmanas)
    If I even dream that I recieve the grace of Lord Shiva and Parvati, my work written in the local language will be blessed beyond belief!Western academics in the field of religious studies are often amazed that there have been no wars between the followers of Shaivism and Vaishnavism, they are apparently different. But when you […]
  • March 31 17. The Saints Who Came Before Us (Ramcharitmanas)
    When huge bridges have been constructed by governments and Kings over large and dangerous rivers, even the tiniest ants find it easy to cross over.We often trick ourselves into thinking that our identity is only individual, but we are much more than that.  We have a family identity, where would we be without our parents […]
  • March 12 16. I Bow To You (Ramcharitmanas)
    I bow to you all. I bow to my Guru and the great saints and Gurus who came before us, Vyasa, Valmiki and others, who with hearts filled with devotion, have recounted the playful narratives of Shri Hari. I bow to all of the poets out there, who sing the virtues of my sweet Lord, […]
  • February 23 15. Sub Ek (Ramcharitmanas)
    Even though we accept the Lord is beyond our understanding and unfathomable, we endlessly describe it, this is justified by the Vedas themselves continuously expound the remembrance of Brahman. The Lord is without any desire, without any form, without any name, eternal, he is truth, consciousness and bliss. The Lord is the supreme Brahman, which […]
  • February 4 14. Not This! Not This! (Ramcharitmanas)
    All of the Gods proclaim it, Goddess Saraswati proclaims it, Lord Shiva proclaims it, the tantric texts teach it, the Vedas and Upanishads themselves unceasingly teach it that the only way to describe his unfathomable glory is by saying it is not this, it is not this.In the last verse, Tulasidas proclaims that his attempt […]
  • January 15 13. See My Spirit (Ramcharitmanas)
    We are born in the age of Kali, where vultures can appear like swans. Some choose to live an immoral life abandoning the teachings of the Vedas, instead choosing to follow a life based on desire, untruthfulness and deceit. Be wary, for even apparently spiritual beings are in fact impostors in this Dark Age. Slaves […]
2016 (16)
  • December 27 12. True Beauty (Ramcharitmanas)
    What is true beauty? What good is a precious jewel if left at the top of a mountain? The splendour of a jewel is surely appreciated when adorned by a beautiful lady or a great King. Similarly, the wise say that although the poet pours out beautiful poetry from his mind, the appreciation of the […]
  • December 8 11. The Ramayana Is For All Of Humanity (Ramcharitmanas)
    This book will be appreciated by many people, but only because it is about Shri Rama, just like a like a lump of wood is transformed into a beautiful sculpture and is adored by all, regardless of the quality of the wood. Regardless of colour all cows produce beautiful white milk, similarly, people of of […]
  • November 19 10. This Work (Ramcharitmanas)
    This work contains the sacred name of Shri Rama, the nectar of the Vedas and the Puranas. This name removes all suffering, it is a great blessing and is even chanted by Lord Shiva himself. No matter how great a book, or poetic composition is, there is no beauty unless adorned by Shri Rama’s name. […]
  • October 31 9. The Hidden Jewel (Ramcharitmanas)
    The mockery and laughter of the wicked will only help me in my cause; how can a buffalo be expected to understand the Bhagavata? (A devotional scripture dedicated to Krishna) This undertaking of mine will be perfect for their mockery, for they have no idea of poetry or devotion to Shri Rama. This feeble attempt […]
  • October 12 8. True Humility (Ramcharitmanas)
    According to the scriptures, there are 8,400,000 different species of living beings on earth, living on land, water, and air. The truth however is that there is nothing other than Sita and Rama. I stand before them with hands joined in prayer. They are reservoirs of compassion, and I am forever a servant. With my […]
  • September 23 7. Our Fortunate Destiny (Ramcharitmanas)
    As destiny dictates, out mind has been blessed with the ability to discriminate between the eternal path of Sanatana Dharma and abandon the evil. By the forces of karma, and the current age we live in, even good people sway towards wickedness under the influence of maya (illusion). The devotees of Shri Hari however wash […]
  • September 4 6. The Good and The Bad (Ramcharitmanas)
    Having praised the hostile ones, who must not fail to perform their part we must move on. However kindly we speak to vultures, can we ever expect them to become vegetarians? I stand humbled in prayer before both the good and the bad, the saint and the sinner. Of course, there is a difference between […]
  • August 15 5. Greeting the Hostile Ones (Ramcharitmanas)
    I now greet the hostile ones from the bottom of my heart. Some people are hostile even to those who are friendly to them. They view the loss of others as their own gain, they even delight in the suffering of others.  They constantly try to eclipse the glory of even Vishnu and Shiva, similar […]
  • July 27 4. Bowing to the Saints (Ramcharitmanas)
    I Bow to the saints. The saints and siddhas of this world see all beings equally. Regardless of friend or enemy, they are like flowers that do not discriminate between the hand the plucks it or the hand that holds it. Seeing their high minded nature and unconditional loving disposition, they personify innocence and the eternal […]
  • July 8 3. The Greatest Pilgrimage (Ramcharitmanas)
    Having in my heart thrown myself at the feet of my Guru, I shall proceed forth. I shall now begin this retelling of the sacred story of Rama. It is believed that simply hearing and sharing with others this sacred story of love, brings liberation from all worldly suffering. No longer will you be pushed […]
  • June 19 2. Bowing to the Guru (Ramcharitmanas)
    I bow to the dust which rests upon the feet of my Guru. This dust is unconditional love itself, it is the source of true spiritual realisation. It has the great power of giving freedom to living beings from the bondage of material existence. How lucky are the people who know this dust! Adorning the […]
  • June 1 1. A Prayer (Ramcharitmanas)
    I worship you Shri Ganesha the remover of obstacles.I worship you Saraswati Mata, in the form of speech, wisdom and learning.I worship you Mother Parvati, together with Lord Shiva, together you two are the essence of unshakable faith personified. It would be impossible to grasp the nature of God without your grace.My beloved Lord Shiva! […]
  • May 23 What is Enlightenment? (Uncategorized)
    The word enlightenment is used in a variety of contexts.  From the perspective of the Upanishads, we have a very good word to describe the nature of enlightenment.  The word is satchitananda.  The word satchitananda is a composition of the three attributes to enlightenment. The first, sat, means truth.  This is is the truth of the cosmos.  The truth […]
  • May 9 Are You Centred? (Uncategorized)
    Are you Centred? Life shoots a multitude of arrows at us on a daily basis.  Just missed the train, stuck in traffic, the boss is angry with us, an argument with a loved one. Constantly we are given the opportunity to lose our peaceful, centred state. We have options… We can allow our selves to […]
  • April 25 The Qualities of Devotion (Uncategorized)
    Namaste, One who performs deeds with me in mind, considers me as supreme, becomes my devotee, does not become attached to things and has hatred for no other living being will surely come to me. Bhagavad Gita 11.55 This verse of the Gita offers Krishna’s thoughts on the qualities of a devotee who reaches the […]
  • March 21 What is Sanatana Dharma? (Uncategorized)
    Namaste, Here is Bhisma’s definition in the Mahabharata. Not harming, truthfulness, remaining free from anger, and charity, are the four practices you must adhere to, Ajatasatru. This is the Sanatana Dharma. In this verse, we have another delineation of Sanatana Dharma, this time given to King Yudhishthira by Bhishma, his sagacious grandfather, just before the […]
2015 (21)
  • December 25 How To Meditate Like Christ (Uncategorized)
    Namaste, I hope you had as wonderful Christmas Day with your friends and families as I did with mine. The following is an excerpt  from the book: Chants of a lifetime, by Krishna Das. One day a Canadian man arrived for his first visit with Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaj-ji). He  didn’t know much about Maharaj-ji […]
  • November 15 Meditation 5 – Love Everybody. By Dr. Nicholas Sutton (Video)
    This is the 5th of a series of Meditations on HInduism based on the book, The Eternal Path by Dr.NIcholas Sutton and Hanuman Dass.
  • November 1 Meditation 4 – Qualities of Good People. By Dr. Nicholas Sutton (Video)
      This is the fourth of a series of Meditations on HInduism based on the book, The Eternal Path by Dr.NIcholas Sutton and Hanuman Dass.
  • October 17 Meditation 3 – The Superior Understanding (Video)
    This is the third of a series of Meditations on Hinduism based on the book, The Eternal Path by Dr. NIcholas Sutton and Hanuman Dass.
  • October 1 Meditation 2 – Core Principles of Dharma By Dr. Nicholas Sutton (Video)
    This is the second of a series of Meditations on Dharma based on the book, The Eternal Path by Dr.NIcholas Sutton and Hanuman Dass.
  • September 15 Meditation 1 – What is Dharma? By Dr. Nicholas Sutton (Video)
    This is the first of a series of Meditations on Dharma based on the book, Pearls of Wisdom from Hinduism by Dr. NIcholas Sutton and Hanuman Dass.
  • August 30 The fear of imperfection (Uncategorized)
    Namaste, We are constantly aiming to be perfect in life. many times the fear of imperfection persuades us out of action.  A better model is to learn by our failures and scares, to improve, to ‘experiment with truth’. We should never be afraid to change our position for the better. Mahatma Gandhi once in the […]
  • August 15 Miracle of love (Uncategorized)
    Namaste After decades of Academic research in the top American Universities, Ram Dass found something very profound in India.  The miracle of universal unconditional love. This love goes beyond the boundaries of race, gender, religion, even species. Neem Karoli Baba personified this universal love. I feel this is the nature of an ideal being, something […]
  • July 31 Sweet Rasa (Uncategorized)
    Namaste, The days of blind faith are over, we want experience. Evidence of this is the way that over the next 9 nights thousands and thousands of people will fill temple halls and buildings for Navaratari experience of ‘Rasa’ which literally means to taste. The Yoga Sutras tell us that it is by ‘doing’ that […]
  • July 30 Teachings from Lord Shiva – Part 2 (Uncategorized)
    Namaste Continuing on from the last post which received a lot of response on Lord Shivas words in the Anusasana Parva of the Mahabharata here is some lovely advice to Married couples. Householders should worship daily keeping the sacred flame in their homes at all times. Study the Vedas and honour ancestors. Eat only after serving and […]
  • June 15 Chicken Nuggets Anyone? (Uncategorized)
    I normally try to keep blogs positive, but this is an area I feel strongly about.  Animals suffer tremendously at our hands, I think we should have a greater responsibiliity towards their lights as living beings.  Many people kept quiet during the slave trade, the way we treat animals is something I feel we should […]
  • May 31 Being An Essence Seeker (Uncategorized)
    Namaste, I believe the worlds religions are in essence all good. All of them also can be and are construed for those who seek power and to dominate others. If we seek the essence of a scripture, festival, prayer, ritual or religion we will derive much more benefit. The act of hugging somebody from a […]
  • May 15 The Opposite of Harming (Uncategorized)
    Namaste, We often talk about punishing those that harm others. We rarely discuss and celebrate those who actively non-harm. Ahimsa is not pacifism. It is not accepting the harmful. It is the propagation the way of least harm. It is not always easy to decide what is Ahimsa and what is Himsa. We need to consider very carefully our decisions […]
  • April 30 Conquering Anger (Uncategorized)
    Namaste, Anger is our own worst enemy. It clouds our judgement making us act without due consideration. It does not solve our problems, in most cases will exacerbate them. The Mahabharata says if we can control our anger we can conquer everything, and lead a better happier life. Here is what it says: ‘The wise […]
  • April 15 For Better or Worse (Uncategorized)
    Written by Hanuman Dass Four years ago Ram Dass gaveme a very simple mantra to chant.  He said, ‘chant the holy name of Ram, he said where ever you go ‘Ramize’ the world! Spread the awareness of Love within yourself and everywhere you go. Remember you are loving awareness.’   He said, ‘keep a murti (A […]
  • March 31 A Reminder to Relinquish negative characteristics (Uncategorized)
    Namaste, In the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Lord Shri Krishna says, ‘Relinquishing egotism, violence, pride, lust, anger, and selfish desire; free from the notion of “my”, obtaining a peaceful disposition; then one becomes fit for attaining oneness with Brahman. (18.53) Of course this is easier said than done. It has been the subject of study and […]
  • March 15 Different Rivers (Uncategorized)
    Namaste, trayī sāṅkhyaṁ yogaḥ paśupatimataṁ vaiṣṇavamiti prabhinne prasthāne paramidamadaḥ pathyamiti ca | rucīnāṁ vaicitryādṛjukuṭila nānāpathajuṣāṁ nṛṇāmeko gamyastvamasi payasāmarṇava iva || 7 || Different paths to realisation are found in the three Vedas, by the philosophy of Sankhya, Yoga, Shiva worshippers, Vaishnava Shastras. People follow many different paths, straight or crooked, according to their individual temperament, […]
  • February 28 Rama: The rise of Dharma (Uncategorized)
    Namaste, The Following blog is written by Vijay Sodhi who is working on a very exciting project, a feature length movie titled Rama: The rise of Dharma. I think it is crucial to use technology and the best in innovative creativity to carry forward treasures of India. Obviously, I love this idea, I hope you […]
  • February 1 The Power of Compassion (Uncategorized)
    Namaste, I really feel this video encompasses the meaning of Compassion. The ego can so quickly overcome us, it is the inner values which need to be maintained. Ram Dass beautifully narrates the power of compassion shared by Terry Dobson. It is very touching and I feel displays the benefits of wisdom from our ancient […]
  • January 15 The Goal of Yoga: Atyantam Sukham (Boundless Happiness) (Uncategorized)
    Namaste, What is the goal of Yoga? Many modern practitioners may say that it is to get a flexible body, or to get fit. This is a positive outcome but somewhat misses the mark, there is more to yoga then meets the eye. Traditionally speaking Yoga is one of the six orthodox philosophical schools of […]
  • January 1 Is it up to your effort? Or due to destiny? (Uncategorized)
    Namaste, Is it up to your effort? Or due to destiny? This question has been asked for thousands of years. Is what we do really due to our effort? Or does everything occur as a result of pre-determined destiny? Theists would often argue that it is all in Gods hands, that everything occurs due to […]
2014 (9)
  • June 15 Da! Da! Da! (Uncategorized)
    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: “Yes, you have understood.” Then they shouted again: “Please teach us!” To them he uttered the same syllable Da and asked: […]
  • May 30 A Thousand Hindus (Uncategorized)
    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 animals, solving all of societies problems. Just a thousand Hindus would prevent the elderly from having to […]
  • May 15 The Meaning of Namaste (Uncategorized)
    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, ‘In India when we meet and part we often say, ‘Namaste’, which means: […]
  • April 30 The Meaning of Raksha Bandhan (Raksha = Protection. Bandhan = Bond) (Uncategorized)
    Namaste, This is an opportunity for brothers and sisters to reaffirm and protect their sacred relationship. One of my cousins who unfortunately could not meet to tie a rakhi in person said she tied it on Lord Ganesh, so that everybody is included! I really liked this.. So with that in mind happy Raksha Bandhan […]
  • April 15 Is your mind clouded? (Uncategorized)
    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.., meditation, yoga, worship, what ever you choose.. do something… Best wishes, […]
  • April 1 Racing through life.. (Uncategorized)
    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 desperate to go to University, then again desperate to get into a high flying city role. The message is […]
  • March 15 Lord Shiva’s Advice (Uncategorized)
    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: Maheshwara said, ‘Causing no injury Truthful speech Compassion to all living beings […]
  • February 25 A saint called Ramananda (Uncategorized)
    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, a desire welled up in my mind. I ground […]
  • February 1 A guide to dealing with people (Uncategorized)
    Namaste, A guide to dealing with people ‘Friendship to the happy, Compassion to the distressed, Joy to the virtuous, Equanimity to the impious, This is how clarity and calmness of mind is achieved.’ Yoga Sutras 1.33 As people on ‘the path’, we want to remove negative emotions and remain as pure as possible.  One a practical […]
2013 (1)
  • December 15 Guest Blog : Some Insights into Dharma – Shukavak Dasa (Uncategorized)
    In Sanskrit most words can be derived from smaller words called roots. These are called dhātus in Sanskrit. Even without training in Sanskrit grammar one can learn to spot the dhātu within a word. For example, the dhātu of the common word karma is kri. Kri means ‘to do’ and karma means action, so one can easily […]