yoga philosophy

How to Find a Spiritual Teacher: The Pipilika Marga or the Way of the Ant

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A student recently asked me about finding a “teacher”. She was not referring to a yoga teacher or even a spiritual guide, but rather to a Living Master that could illuminate her way on the spiritual path. “What do I do in the mean time, while I even don’t have a teacher?” she asked. It was such great question from a really sincere heart space and so I contemplated the question. Here are some of my thoughts.

As I searched with ...

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Reflecting Upon the Goal of Life

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Purusha Artha: The Four Aims of Life

Do you ever ask yourself what is the meaning of it all? Living in the world at times can seem to be overwhelming, hectic, and heavy not to mention fast paced and removed from the nature. When one cannot see the forest through the trees then it is time to take a step back, breath and reflect upon the larger picture. Perhaps you may want to take some time yourself and contemplate your own ...

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Patanjali Yoga

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Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodhah- Patanjali Yoga Sutra I:II.

Patanjali, the great sage of yoga, gave us a sacred gem in this short and complete sutra.  A sutra is a compact aphorism that contains a pearl of deep, profound wisdom and insight. Sutra means a thread and is the root for the english word suture. The classic image is that of a pearl upon a thread. This is called a mala, or garland. A mala is a beaded piece of jewelry like ...

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