Yoga Vashishta: A Spiritual Text on Advaita Vedanta and Liberation

Yoga Vashishta is a spiritual text in Hindu philosophy that is considered to be one of the longest and most elaborate treatises on Advaita Vedanta, which is a school of … Continue reading Yoga Vashishta: A Spiritual Text on Advaita Vedanta and Liberation

What are the parallels between a computer algorithm and a concept of conditioning – Samskara?

In Hindu philosophy, samskaras are the impressions, patterns, or habits that are formed in the mind as a result of our actions and experiences. These samskaras shape our thoughts, emotions, … Continue reading What are the parallels between a computer algorithm and a concept of conditioning – Samskara?

Divine Inspiration: Exploring the Lives and Teachings of Yoga’s Poet Saints

Throughout history, poets and saints have used their words to express their spiritual experiences and inspire others on their spiritual journeys. In the world of yoga, there are several famous … Continue reading Divine Inspiration: Exploring the Lives and Teachings of Yoga’s Poet Saints

Stotra: Ma Amba Lalitha Devi – Devi Prayer (video and text)

MahaTripura Sundari, also known as Rajarajeshvari, MahaShodashi, and Lalita is the primary goddess of Sri Vidya. Lalita is a revered name of Goddess, worshipped as a principal aspect of supreme goddess Mahadevi mainly venerated in Shaktism, the goddess-oriented sect … Continue reading Stotra: Ma Amba Lalitha Devi – Devi Prayer (video and text)

Stotra: Tantrokta DEVI SUKTAM (Video, text)

Devi Mahatmyam is also known as the Durgā Saptashatī (दुर्गासप्तशती) or Śata Chandī (शत् चण्डी). The text contains 700 verses arranged into 13 chapters. Along with Devi-Bhagavata Purana and Shakta Upanishads such as the Devi Upanishad, it is one … Continue reading Stotra: Tantrokta DEVI SUKTAM (Video, text)

19 major Yoga proponents in India in the last two centuries

Yoga is an ancient spiritual practice that originated in India and has become popular worldwide for its physical, mental, and spiritual benefits. Over the years, there have been many prominent … Continue reading 19 major Yoga proponents in India in the last two centuries

Discovering Ayurveda: A Guide to Purification and Healing Methods

Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine from India, has been used for thousands of years to promote healing and purification of the body and mind. The practice is based on … Continue reading Discovering Ayurveda: A Guide to Purification and Healing Methods

Shruti: Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali

Our highest psychic state, or nature (Prakriti), leads us in a dance toward awakening. But when we become aware of ourselves, the performance — the spinning carousel of Samsara — … Continue reading Shruti: Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali

Eco-Friendly Living

Yoga ecology is a concept that combines the principles and practices of yoga with environmental awareness and sustainable living. It emphasizes the interdependence of all living beings and the need … Continue reading Eco-Friendly Living

Bush Tucker in Australia: A Culinary Journey through Indigenous Foods

Australia’s diverse landscapes and ecosystems are home to a wide range of unique plant and animal species, many of which have been used as a source of food and medicine … Continue reading Bush Tucker in Australia: A Culinary Journey through Indigenous Foods

Can Duality and Non-Duality Represent The Same Nature Of Reality?

Adwaita Vedanta and Dwaita Vedanta are two philosophical schools of Hinduism that present different interpretations of the nature of reality and the relationship between the individual self and the universal … Continue reading Can Duality and Non-Duality Represent The Same Nature Of Reality?

Indigenous Ecological Practices in Australia: Honouring the Connection between People and the Land

The Indigenous people of Australia have a deep and abiding connection to the natural world, a connection that is reflected in their ecological practices and spiritual beliefs. For tens of … Continue reading Indigenous Ecological Practices in Australia: Honouring the Connection between People and the Land

Itihas – Dasa Mahavidya and Prajapati Sacrifice

Sharing one of the loftiest stories about Prajapati’s Sacrifice and … “The following explains the origin of Mahavidyas. Jagadamba defies Siva. Daksha, a secondary creator (Prajapati) born of sexual union … Continue reading Itihas – Dasa Mahavidya and Prajapati Sacrifice

The Power of Connection: Exploring the Parallels between Original Dreamtime and Ancient Yoga Practices

Indigenous cultures around the world have developed unique spiritual and physical practices that reflect their deep connection to the natural world. One striking example of this is the parallels between … Continue reading The Power of Connection: Exploring the Parallels between Original Dreamtime and Ancient Yoga Practices

3 Electrifying Chants for Wealth, Long Life and Protection

Vedic chanting is an ancient practice that originated in India and has been passed down through generations. It involves the recitation of mantras, which are sacred sounds or phrases believed … Continue reading 3 Electrifying Chants for Wealth, Long Life and Protection

Yoga Games: Ancient Game of Snakes And Ladders called Moksha Patam

The 13th century poet saint Gyandev created a children’s game called Moksha Patam.  The British later named it Snakes and Ladders instead of the original Moksha Patam. In the original … Continue reading Yoga Games: Ancient Game of Snakes And Ladders called Moksha Patam

Vedic Studies and Sustainability

Ancient Vedic/Hindu knowledge has long promoted sustainability and conscious living through its scriptures on a wide range of subjects, including engineering, management, astronomy, mathematics, chemistry, and specific traditions on natural … Continue reading Vedic Studies and Sustainability

Sacred Texts on Kaya Kalpa, Siddha Vaidya and Ayurveda

Kaya Kalpa is not a spiritual practice rooted in sacred texts, but rather a system of rejuvenation and revitalization techniques that have been passed down through generations of Ayurvedic practitioners. … Continue reading Sacred Texts on Kaya Kalpa, Siddha Vaidya and Ayurveda

Saucha aka Cleanliness for Eco-Consciousness

Cleanliness, or “saucha” in Sanskrit, is one of the Niyamas or ethical principles in Yoga. It refers to purity of body, mind, and speech. In the context of Yoga, cleanliness … Continue reading Saucha aka Cleanliness for Eco-Consciousness

Yoga Ecology – The Science of Now – exhortation in 5 languages

Dear future generations, As you look back at the history of our civilization, you will undoubtedly see many challenges we faced and overcame. One of the most pressing issues we … Continue reading Yoga Ecology – The Science of Now – exhortation in 5 languages

POEM TEN – Brihadaranyaka Upanishad – The Essence of Upanishads

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad Poem ten on Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. I decided to explore the ten Principle Upanishads and extract the essence from them. Given that the Upanishads are themselves an extraction of … Continue reading POEM TEN – Brihadaranyaka Upanishad – The Essence of Upanishads

POEM NINE – Chandogya Upanishad – The Essence of Upanishads

Chandogya Upanishad Poem nine on Chandogya Upanishad. I decided to explore the ten Principle Upanishads and extract the essence from them. Given that the Upanishads are themselves an extraction of … Continue reading POEM NINE – Chandogya Upanishad – The Essence of Upanishads

POEM EIGHT – Aitareya Upanishad – The Essence of Upanishads

Aitareya Upanishad Poem eight on Aitareya Upanishad. I decided to explore the ten Principle Upanishads and extract the essence from them. Given that the Upanishads are themselves an extraction of … Continue reading POEM EIGHT – Aitareya Upanishad – The Essence of Upanishads

POEM SEVEN – Taittiriya Upanishad – The Essence of Upanishads

Taittiriya Upanishad Poem seven on Taittiriya Upanishad. I decided to explore the ten Principle Upanishads and extract the essence from them. Given that the Upanishads are themselves an extraction of … Continue reading POEM SEVEN – Taittiriya Upanishad – The Essence of Upanishads

From Dreams to Reality – Building a Shiva Temple Natural Way (album)

One saintly Swami back in 2017 has given me a Kalash – the copper stacked chakras that are put to crown the top of a sacred site. She said “that’s … Continue reading From Dreams to Reality – Building a Shiva Temple Natural Way (album)

POEM ONE – Mandukya Upanishad – The Essence of Upanishads

Mandukya Upanishad Poem one on Mandukya Upanishad. I decided to explore the ten Principle Upanishads and extract the essence from them. Given that the Upanishads are themselves an extraction of … Continue reading POEM ONE – Mandukya Upanishad – The Essence of Upanishads

Exploring the Differences Between Major Patriarchal Religions and the Eternal Nature of Sanatan Dharma

Difference between Major Patriarchal Religions and Jnana Yoga Major patriarchal religions like Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism have their unique beliefs, practices, and philosophies. However, one common thread that runs through … Continue reading Exploring the Differences Between Major Patriarchal Religions and the Eternal Nature of Sanatan Dharma