A skilled yogi blossoms even while living in the three gunas, just as a lotus flower blossoms in muddy waters.

You are in HimHow can you do wrong or right?Surrounding you foreverHe is always in your sight Do You Really Leave Empty- Handed! The saying that 'you leave the world empty-handed' is only partially true. In fact, you carry a lot of baggage with you. Your mind carries it all, and there...

[caption id="attachment_30386" align="alignnone" width="1597"] Susie and Miracle![/caption] In response to my last post, Is Eating Eggs an act of Himsa, Susie shared the above beautiful picture. and wrote: I am glad you acknowledged that hens lay eggs because of nature, and if they are unfertilized they do not contain a life.  I...

 Himsa means violence, and ahimsa means non-violence. Ahimsa is the 1st principle of yoga. It teaches us to not commit unnecessary violence. Hurting or killing animals for our own gratification is an act of unnecessary violence. Some animals kill other animals for survival, but the humans don't need to. The...

" I have been on the spiritual path full time for many years, but I still crave for a more comfortable life. I also would like to get married and have a family. But a part of  me feels guilty for having such worldly desires. I am in conflict. Could you...

Making Your Mind Pleasant (Chitta Prasadnam) In order to keep your mind pleasant and undisturbed, the Sage Patanjali tells you what kind of attitude you should have with different kinds of people. He breaks it down into four categories: Be friendly with people who are mentally happy and content.  Associating with...

The Beginner's Tree Pose  The Advanced Tree Pose The Earth nourishes a tree A tree is deep rooted in Earth Your Self nourishes you Are you deep rooted in Self?  For nothing  in return a tree gives flowers, fruits wood and shade. For nothing in return do you reach out to needy to their aid? Alone or together a tree stands silent. Alone or...