A Peace/Piece of Mind

A Peace/Piece of Mind

मैत्रीकरुणामुदितोपेक्षाणां सुखदुःखपुण्यापुण्यविषयाणां भावनातश्चित्तप्रसादनम्॥३३॥maitrīkaruṇāmuditopekṣāṇāṁ sukhaduḥkhapuṇyāpuṇyaviṣayāṇāṁ bhāvanātaścittaprasādanam||33|| Through the cultivation of friendliness towards those who are happy, compassion towards those who...
Creating Kind-Fullness

Creating Kind-Fullness

तत्र ध्यानजमनाशयम् ॥ tatra dhyānajamanāśayam   Only the minds born of meditation are free from karmic impressions.   Yoga Sūtra chapter 4, verse 6   Each thought, word and action in this life create our karmic impressions (saṃskāra) and determine our character both in...
The Value In The Stars

The Value In The Stars

देवान्भावयतानेन ते देवा भावयन्तु व: | परस्परं भावयन्त: श्रेय: परमवाप्स्यथ || 11|| devān bhāvayatānena te devā bhāvayantu vaḥ parasparaṁ bhāvayantaḥ śhreyaḥ param avāpsyatha “May you cherish the gods (devas) and may the gods cherish you; by nourishing and cherishing...
The Caregiver In The River

The Caregiver In The River

adveṣṭā sarva-bhūtānāṁ maitraḥ karuṇa eva ca nirmamo nirahaṅkāraḥ sama-duḥkha-sukhaḥ kṣamī अद्वेष्टा सर्वभूतानां मैत्र: करुण एव च । निर्ममो निरहङ्कार: समदु:खसुख: क्षमी ॥ १३ ॥   The Bhagavad Gita, a sacred text of Hindu philosophy, is a profound scripture that...
To Be Well Established

To Be Well Established

जातिदेशकालसमयानवच्छिन्नाः सार्वभौमा महाव्रतम् jāti-deśa-kāla-samaya-anavacchinnāḥ sārvabhaumā-mahāvratam These Great Vows are universal, not limited by class, place, time or circumstance. Yoga Sūtra 2.31 Our yoga practice doesn’t directly affect the language that we...
A Mothers Love

A Mothers Love

A Mothers Love दुर्गे मा काली Durge Mā Kālī Mother Kālī and Goddess Durga, who are both the ending as well as the beginning. We celebrate your power and overcoming darkness just as a mother cares for her children, may you guide us. – According to Hindu and yogic...