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Yoga View Of The Self

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The secret to true happiness lies in knowing who you really are. The yoga view of the self is about you—your essential nature. But what is your essence? What are you made of? Are you made of matter—a mere collection of…

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Mantra Meditation Questions & Answers

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Your meditation questions answered! Does chanting mantras ever get monotonous? Is Aum a mantra? Can mantras be bought and sold? Is chanting a kind of self-hypnosis? Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda answers these questions and more. Mantra Meditation Questions & Answers Question:…

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The Sweet Fruit Of Self Realization

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The sweet fruit of self-realization is to experience deep and lasting inner peace and happiness, a life full of meaning and purpose, and fearlessness in the face of death. According to ancient yoga scripture, in order to achieve the highest…

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The Supreme Soul: Beyond The Ocean Of Light

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The ancient Bhagavad Gita speaks of the impersonal Brahman, the dazzling ocean of light, which is described as being a constitutional position of happiness. Many yogis and transcendentalists have also heard of this ocean of light and strive towards achieving…

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Kirtan: The Heart And Soul Of Yoga

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Kirtan, the singing or chanting of sacred mantras, or Transcendental Sound, is an easy yet sublime method of yoga meditation that has been practiced since time immemorial. It is the recommended process for self-realization in the modern age and has…

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Rise Above Envy And Frustration

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Few things create as much unhappiness and disharmony as envy. Because enviousness can be so destructive, it is imperative to understand it and then to do our best to dig out envy at its roots. Learn more in this Q&A…

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Mistaken Identity: You Are Not Your Body

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Most people identify themselves as being their physical body, but is that who you really are?  Scientific research concludes that there is a complete change of the cells making up our bodies every five years. Discover how this evidence proves…

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