Every object in the universe is endowed with four characteristics: dharma, karma, prema and gyana. Of these, karma is the most talked about; it is also the most misunderstood. The Gita says: “Gahna Karmanyo Gathi” -- Unfathomable are the ways of karma. There are three types of karma: Prarabha, sanchita and agami. The first is latent karma, an impression or seed of action. The second is karma as action, and the third is karma as… Continue
Added by K.R.Yaadagiri Rao on June 30, 2011 at 6:24pm —
Everything you think and feel reflects who you are. If you think and feel from a superficial level of awareness, that is who you are. To dive deeper into yourself and, hopefully, to get to that place where you are love, compassion, trust, and truth, you have to follow the path of your present responses.
Someone who feels unloved can still find love in its purest form, but he will have to work through the layers of resistance that block the feeling of pure… Continue
Added by K.R.Yaadagiri Rao on June 28, 2011 at 7:02pm —
It is said that if a man speaks truth uninterruptedly for 12 years, whatever he speaks thereafter will come true. The saying, at once, reveals the power of truth as also the difficulty of remaining conscious of truth consistently for any length of time. Theoretically speaking, truth should be a simple task as the most natural thing to do. Truth about oneself is always self-evident. Our thoughts and feelings, fears and aspirations,… Continue
Added by K.R.Yaadagiri Rao on June 25, 2011 at 3:16pm —
What is spiritual enlightenment? Spiritual enlightenment is the term we use to describe an increase in our ability to perceive the Truth more clearly. How exactly do we do this? How does one become more spiritually enlightened? Ludwig Borne once said, “Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth.” What this observation brings to light is the fact that it is precisely by letting go of our delusions that we, accordingly, arrive at the Truth. And for every… Continue
Added by K.R.Yaadagiri Rao on June 19, 2011 at 12:13pm —
Practise on an empty stomach. Wear loose clothing. Spread a yoga mat on the floor. Begin with any warm-up routine. Vajrasana: Knees on the ground, heels apart, sit on the upturned soles of the feet, keeping the body erect and hands on the knees.… Continue
Added by K.R.Yaadagiri Rao on June 15, 2011 at 3:10pm —
The Buddha asked him to share what was on his mind. The rich man continued, “My life is focused on my work. Although I have made a lot of money, I am preoccupied with worry. Many people work for me and I am responsible for them. They depend on me for their success. Yet, I enjoy my work and enjoy working hard. When I met your followers they spoke of the importance of living the life of a recluse. I also notice that you yourself were… Continue
Added by K.R.Yaadagiri Rao on June 13, 2011 at 11:58pm —
a) Redeem = "to rescue from going to waste"
b) Time = "the passing of life" Why is it so important to redeem YOUR time?a) Time is limitedb) Death is certainc) Our use of time brings ETERNAL consequencesd) Time is not recoverablee) Time is our most valuable earthly possessionf) We must given an account of how we spend our… Continue
Added by K.R.Yaadagiri Rao on June 11, 2011 at 7:48pm —
In the Chandogya Upanishad, after twelve years of studying the Vedas, Svetaketu returns home to his father Uddalaka. Finding his son filled with pride of learning, and puffed up… Continue
Added by K.R.Yaadagiri Rao on June 11, 2011 at 12:24am —
We have the power to think. But, are you free to think? We are not free to think because we are in a system, in a frame, in a society, in our small hole, and there we can only think according to the size of our hole Why? Because according to the present size of our frame, our consciousness is very limited. When we are in a frame, we are limited. We can think when we discover our unlimitedness In truth, in reality, we belong to the… Continue
Added by K.R.Yaadagiri Rao on June 11, 2011 at 12:20am —
Salutations to Lord VenkatEsa , who is the cowherd of Brindhaavanam , who comes to the rescue of devotees in distress !
The Govinda nama is the ideal one to save those in distress, as proved by both Sri Prahlada and Draupati, who, while issuing an SOS to the Lord, addressed Him as Govinda!.
Added by K.R.Yaadagiri Rao on June 9, 2011 at 3:31pm —
The term "Hindutva" is derived from the two terms "Hindu Tattva", which literally mean "Hindu Principles". Now the question is, what are Hindu Principles and what comprises the "Hindutva" Outlook?
To answer this question we would have to begin with the history of the Hindus. The history of the Hindus is the history of a civilization which has developed in its natural state, without interruption, since antiquity. Its age is dated to be…
Added by K.R.Yaadagiri Rao on June 9, 2011 at 12:50pm —
Added by K.R.Yaadagiri Rao on June 7, 2011 at 10:55pm —
Sanatana Dharma, meaning “Eternal or Universal Righteousness” is the original name of what is now popularly called Hinduism. Sanatana Dharma comprises of spiritual laws which govern the human existence. Sanatana Dharma is to human life what natural laws are to the physical phenomena. Just as the phenomena of gravitation existed before it was discovered, the spiritual laws of life are eternal laws… Continue
Added by K.R.Yaadagiri Rao on June 6, 2011 at 10:43pm —
Third Yama of Ashtanga Yoga
Brahmacharya has two main meanings. In the broad sense it means control of the senses or indriyas. More specifically it refers to celibacy or chastity. Like all traditional spiritual traditions, yoga advocates restraining from indulging in sensual gratification. One of the many reasons is that practicing the higher limbs of ashtanga yoga - dharana, dhyana, samadhi - requires a tremendous amount of energy or prana. This energy is… Continue
Added by K.R.Yaadagiri Rao on June 5, 2011 at 8:28pm —
Fear bears a good association as far as it takes up a protective role, helping you to rightly recognize and respond cautiously to impending dangers and possible threats.
A fear that makes you wait patiently before crossing a busy road for safety reasons is certainly a healthy fear.
Fear powerful emotion that fear is, it had endowed you with enough ‘reasoning’ (in your childhood days) not to touch a hot iron or catch hold of your… Continue
Added by K.R.Yaadagiri Rao on June 5, 2011 at 7:53pm —
Science and SpiritualitySpirituality and Science is seen by many as two separate things.
What we normally call Science is that which we can measure, see and prove. From that perspective, Spirit is maybe the last thing to find in any microscope. The science of Spirituality is maybe not so easily measured from the parameters used in normal science.
In many religious traditions God is seen as infinite, all powerful, perfect and beyond change and growth. In stark contrast the… Continue
Added by K.R.Yaadagiri Rao on June 4, 2011 at 8:29pm —
Law of attraction has many different labels, "Success consciousness", "Law of Magnetism", "Power of Thought" etc.
What it says is; all your thoughts, all images in your mind, and all the feelings connected to your thoughts will later manifest as your reality. In other words; everything you have in your life - now - has been attracted to you thru your mind.
This means that both the things you are happy with and those you are not - is your own creation.
Added by K.R.Yaadagiri Rao on June 4, 2011 at 8:24pm —
There was a great rishi, a former king, who gave up everything to go to a forest to meditate. There was also a king who had conquered many territories and peoples. One day, the king set his heart on gaining power over the rishi to make him obey his commands. People thought it was strange that the king would focus on conquering a rishi who had neither property nor kingdom. When the king failed to attract the attention of the rishi who was in… Continue
Added by K.R.Yaadagiri Rao on June 3, 2011 at 9:43am —
Happiness and unhappiness are states of mind. They are attitudes. One who dwells in the positive field of the mind, one who looks for the light in the midst of darkness, comes to realize that it is not the external circumstances that are responsible for happiness or unhappiness. Ultimately, it is our response; it is our reaction to external circumstances, our reaction to the repetitive thoughts and emotional patterns within that create our… Continue
Added by K.R.Yaadagiri Rao on June 3, 2011 at 9:38am —
The world is a very different place from the one our grandparents or for that matter our parents were born in. Perhaps one of the main changes is that the world is fraught with increasing pollution rates that have resulted in increased greenhouse gas emissions and other detrimental environmental impacts. When we speak of pollution, we generally think of the usual types of pollution such as air pollution, water pollution, sound pollution, food… Continue
Added by K.R.Yaadagiri Rao on June 1, 2011 at 10:47am —