The gateway and the universe
Some argue that beliefs of women being divine and givers of life are pagan and erroneous, yet without our mothers we do not exist. Instead of believing, our ancient ancestors understood that without the sun there could be no life on earth and without the earth, we could not exist here.
Therefore the sun was seen as the father and the earth as the mother because life comes through the substance of the earth that is powered by the energy of the sun. Another understanding is that everything physical is feminine in nature while space which has no apparent physicality is seen as masculine. This is because our spacious universe holds the physical in place
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Towards an Ethical Way of Life
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Most of us have heard the term karma, a Sanskrit word (कर्म) implying the interlinking of cause and effect. Karma signifies a moral caution and a stimulus to become responsible in life because when we cause harm to others by accident or even design, consequences will come back to us at some point.
The Dhammapada is one of the most sacred and best-loved of Buddhist texts. It points out the method of self-realization, by the way of moral conduct:
Like garlands woven from a heap of flowers, Fashion from your life as many good deeds.
The text further enlightens on the nature of the karmic fruit:
For while the
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Connecting and uplifting
In contrast to music and song designed to soothe or stimulate one’s heart and mind towards some short-term happiness, the intent of mantra is to help an individual to transcend the mundane and enter a super conscious existence.
Much of our modern music can stimulate right action towards greater peace and harmony that like the brokenhearted cowboy songs it serves to reinforce a sense of hopelessness and limitation. Some music will set your body free to move and dance while some music facilitates greater reflection.
Mantra if you like is the most sophisticated of reflective sound. The melody or arrangement of sounds is conducive to brain function and the activation of intelligence rather than emotion. The words
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What Everyone Should Know About Hinduism
One in every six people in this world as a Hindu by virtue of their birth yet all around the world, people of all nations are becoming Hindu because it offers a lifestyle where life is celebrated and not controlled. Hinduism offers freedom and a way of living that generates happiness from within, a happiness and the joy that is not dependent on any external factors. It could be said to be the art of happiness and joy which arises when one’s life is aligned with the nature of existence. As a lifestyle, Hinduism is about living with nature, understanding the cycles and seasons and learning to adapt. But for years
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An inspiration to millions
If you become fully meditative, you will be beyond karma
A knower and exponent of life, Jaggi Vasudev is more popularly known as Sadhguru. He is an Indian gentleman from South India, a Yogi, mystic, Padma Vibhushan awardee, and New York Times bestselling author with a following of many millions of spiritual seekers.
He founded the Isha Foundation, a non-profit organization which offers yoga programs around the world, including India, the United States, the United Kingdom, Lebanon, Singapore, Canada, Malaysia, Uganda, China, Nepal, and Australia.
The Foundation is also involved in various social and community development activities, which have resulted in the Foundation being granted special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of
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The root and extent of life
“When we say “Shiva,” there are two fundamental aspects that we are referring to. The word “Shiva” means literally, “that which is not.” On another level, when we say “Shiva,” we are referring to a certain yogi, the Adiyogi or the first yogi, and also the Adi Guru, the first Guru.” ~ Sadhguru
Shiva today is mostly associated with India, Yoga and Hinduism. But the concepts represented by Shiva were once universal before the development of modern civilisation. Below, Dr Naila Hussain explains the significance of Shiva in Arabia.
ॐ नमः शिवाय Aum Namah Shivaya
SubhanAllah wa bihamdihi = Om Namah Shivay.
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A secret history
Today there would be no software, no binary computing, accounting or the sciences if there was no zero and the Indian numericals all modern science and technology is based on.
This includes the branches of Math : arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, conics, astronomy, calculus, etc.
Ancient Hindus deviced an amazing system of math codes using syllables and then creating sutras [aphorisms] & mantras [chants] with that that gave a student instant idea of the mathematical applications.
This sutra is endowed with spiritual content as well as mathematical significance: gopi bhagya madhuvrta, srngiso dadhi sandhiga, khla jivita khatva, gala hala rasandara It translates: O Lord anointed with the yogurt of the milkmaids’ worship, O saviour of the fallen,
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Into the Realm of Bliss and Wholeness with Sacred Sexuality
Sacred Sex Art from Khajuraho, India
Sacred sexuality has had a great deal of press in recent years however with new avenues of research and new understandings, these ideas are spreading within the wider community. There are those who continue to disparage this work, but they are an increasing minority.
It is hoped that the casual reader may get that sexuality has nothing to do with morals or social rules, it is more to do with a divine connection which occurs in the hearts of lovers and is fuelled by real intimacy and sex is only a part of that conversation.
Sacred sexuality is not about having
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With dignity and self determination
George woke up feeling pleased to be alive, he slid back the blankets, swung his feet to the floor and as usual Kate who had also woken began verbally itemising the things she wanted to happen that day. George had long ago learned not to comment, he walked to the window and drew back the curtain allowing the room to fill with the morning light.
He sat on the bed, gave his wife a good morning kiss and told her that mow the lawns before lunch as it was one of the tasks that he had agreed on yesterday and Kate itemised moments ago as a reminder. He had not forgotten even though she often
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Hare Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Hare
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Introduction: Iskcon may be seen as a way of seeing life, a philosophy or a belief system that has manifested within what is referred to as Hinduism. Lord Krishna whom is celebrated was an actual person who lived some 4000 years ago and he promoted the idea of Bhakti (devotion) as a means of spiritual survival during a dark period of history.
If you have heard the mantra Hare Krishna, Hare Rama. Rama is also a historical figure who fulfilled his duty to society even though his life was made exceedingly difficult by the political climate in which he lived.
Iskon began five
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