Aspiring more and more comforts is not enough

yogaAugust 27, 2017 Aspiring more and more comforts is not enough One of the disadvantages of modern culture is, it is expert in concealing or denying the miseries of the material world. We can surely work on decreasing the miseries as much as possible. But modern culture doesn’t educate people that this material world is a place of misery. Modern civilization promises that things will be alright here itself. By getting a faster internet connection or quicker airline travel, this world is not going to become a paradise. If one believes that then that person is living with a false hope which will never come true.
Providing material comforts and reducing sufferings is not wrong, it’s like a doctor giving the pain killer. But along with pain killer, the doctor also has to give main medicine for the disease. Our disease is that we have forgotten our relationship with God and trying to be happy in this world of miseries without him. We have to work on developing our relationship with God and…

The dark night of the soul

yogaNovember 10, 2017 The dark night of the soulWhat happens if we remove the battery from the battery operated toy? The toy doesn’t work because its source of energy has been removed. Similarly, enthusiasm is the source of energy to act in this world for a special goal. Without enthusiasm, one cannot be successful in any field of activity. A student, a businessman, an artist or anyone else who wants to achieve his goal must be enthusiastic. That special goal on the path of yoga is the attainment of stillness of our thoughts and experiencing the real bliss of atman. Sustained enthusiasm is the key to success on this path. Many practitioners start with a lot of enthusiasm but later find it difficult to pursue the goal of yoga. In the Christian tradition, a spiritual crisis in one’s journey towards perfection is referred to as ‘The dark night of the soul’. Sometimes serious doubts plague even serious practitioners and the ‘dark night’ could last even decades. Whenever this kind of dryne…

Living in the present and also planning for future, is it not a contradiction?

Learning to live in the present,” is one of the goals which a yogi aspires for peace and to chill the mind. When we talk about it, it means, we don’t allow our mind to brood over or lament about the past and also not unnecessarily worrying about future. Most of the people have a challenge for having control over their mind and their mind fall into the trap of lamenting and worrying. These unfortunate people don’t live in presence which is reality and they continue to live in the unreal world. So for such people, it has been advised, again and again, learn to live in now and use yours now in such a way that you will have eternal life, full of bliss and light in future. Asato mā sad gamaya
Tamaso mā jyotir gamaya
Mṛtyormā amṛtam gamaya
Aum śānti śānti śāntiḥ ” (Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad 1.3.28) From ignorance, lead me to truth,
From darkness, lead me to light,
From death, lead me to immortality,
Aum peace, peace, peace. If currently, I am not in a good situation then I need to plan to come out o…

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Misery should go and bliss should come – this is the goal of all living beings. We are endlessly in search of bliss everywhere. Why are we in search of happiness and bliss? We are in search of bliss because that is our essential nature we are seeing only a faint shadow of that supreme bliss and hence this craving of bliss. Secondly, suffering should go. There are three types of suffering according to the Samkhya philosophy: suffering from oneself, from natural forces, and from other beings. In spite of all our efforts we cannot   eliminate suffering. If we drive to out from one place, it comes to another. Suffering will never go because it is existential – it is one with existence. We must transcend this limited existence in order to overcome suffering. Limitation will go when we know the truth about ourselves. Truth alone can liberate us from existential suffering. The knowledge of the truth brings us true and lasting happiness. Every truly rational and sc…



Many students misunderstand meditation. They think it means withdrawing from the world and avoiding their responsibilities and relationships. Meditation is not needed for this; you already have many ways to avoid your duties. Meditation is the simple and exact process of becoming aware of who are you. It is the practice of gently freeing you from the worries that gnaw at you so that you can be free and respond to the needs of the moment and experience the joy of being fully present. Meditation is not what you think, for it is beyond thinking. You do not meditate on problems in order to solve them, but through meditation you see through the problems you have set up for yourself. It is a definite process for resolving conflicts, and that can be learned when you understand yourself. Your ancient masters knew how to meditate, but you have forgotten. You have dissipated; you have forgotten yourself in the rush to external stimuli. You have gone far away from yourself. Come home, o…