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Shaoca and Aparigraha

Shaoca and Aparigraha

    Lately, I’ve been exploring the yamas and niyamas, the ethical guidelines laid out in the firsttwo limbs of Patanjali's eightfold path of yoga. I chose to focus on one yama and one niyama that seem so intertwined, they couldn’t be separated one from the...

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Hare the Thief

Hare the Thief

A little earlier, the question came up as to the meaning of the word “Hare.” And I think the answer left a couple people a little puzzled, [the answer] was not fully complete. [Many] of you know of the Law of Karma.   Just to review, when a human being [completes] an...

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Spiritual Intention

Spiritual Intention

Welcome! We are in the fourth day of our Transformational Training. When I was asked to say something towards the end of Dharmachakra today, initially, I had hesitation. Then, a flood of ideas and thoughts came in, mainly because this has been a very rich experience....

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The Ways of Dharma are Subtle

The Ways of Dharma are Subtle

  When I am in the role of a trainer or as an Acharya, I like that people have a clear understanding of philosophical concepts. Sometimes, I am very particular, and sometimes am quite particular in relation to fuzzy new-age thinking that I see. One of my...

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Passive and Active Meditation

Passive and Active Meditation

“Through mantra, through visualization, or through various systematic processes of ideation…there is an active effort to concentrate the mind, to withdraw from the senses, and to turn the mind inwards in ideation upon the Great.”

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