“Let’s Meditate”

For the rest of my life, I will always remember Swami Swaroopananda starting out every lecture with his favorite phrase, “Let’s meditate.” By the end of teacher’s training, I could drop into deep meditation within moments.

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Bringing Harmony to Chaos

—Often Tamas and Rajas are working together intimately. Ignorance, fear and denial fuel the angers and frustrations and veil the solution to the problem, projecting them onto some outside reasons or perceived aggressors.

—Sattwa is Light, purity, revelation. One need not do anything to find a solution, but just cease denial and fear (tamas) and cease reaction, impatience or control (rajas) and calm down through Yoga, breathing, relaxation, proper diet and meditation practices. Yoga practices and lifestyle improve sattwa.

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Manage Your Mind

1. Be in the present: If you take care of the present, if what you do today is good, then you will just move toward your ultimate realization.  That is the purpose. Other things, worries, this that, “What will happen?”, “Where do I live?”, “What do I eat?”, “Who am I with?”, all these things are not […]

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