Category Archives: Teachings and inspiration

  • Patanjali- Yoga and its aims-aphorisms 31.

    Posted on August 10, 2012 by in Teachings and inspiration

    When an aspirant enters upon the spiritual life, he naturaly does so with great enthusiasm. The first steps he takes are almost always accompanied by feelings of peace and delight. Every thing seems so easy, so inspiring. It is therefore very important that he should realize, right from the start, that this mood will not [...]

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  • Kitchen Prayer

    Posted on July 17, 2012 by in Teachings and inspiration

    Lord of Pots and Pans and things Since I’ve not time to be a Saint by doing lovely things or watching late with thee, or dreaming in the dawn light or storming Heaven’s gates. make me a Saint by getting meals and washing up the plates. Although I must have Martha’s hands I have a [...]

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  • Smile- a contribution by Swami Dharamananda Saraswati Maharaj

    Posted on July 17, 2012 by in Teachings and inspiration

    A smile I had a smile I gave that smile away The milkman and the postman Seemed glad of it each day. I took it out when shopping I had it in the street. I gave it (without thinking) to all I chanced to meet. I gave the little one’s my smile and ‘though I’d [...]

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  • Guru Puja

    Posted on June 16, 2012 by in Dharma Journal archive articles, Teachings and inspiration

    The following is taken from Dharma Journal 1998 Salutations unto thee, O Vyasa of broad intellect and with eyes large like petals of full-blown lotuses, by whom the lamp of Knowledge, filled with the oil of the Mahabharata, has been lighted -Gita Dhyanam The celebration of Guru Purnima is held on the full moon day [...]

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  • The Road Not Taken a poem by Robert Frost

    Posted on May 29, 2012 by in Teachings and inspiration

    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy [...]

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  • Silence

    Posted on May 16, 2012 by in Dharma Journal archive articles, Teachings and inspiration

      An article by Swami Dharmananda Saraswati Maharaj which appeared in the Dharma newsletter, Winter 1992   SILENCE- Is Golden Is Within Inner Silence It is the Sound of Silence Listen to the Sound of Silence Out of the Silence Silent Music There are many sayings, quotations stemming from ancient texts, branching out of our [...]

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  • Nasadiya- Creation Hymn

    Posted on April 9, 2012 by in Teachings and inspiration

      Nasadiya There was neither non-existence  nor existence then; there was neither the realm of space nor the sky which is beyond. What stirred? Where? In whose protection? Was there water, bottomlessly deep? There was neither death nor immortality then. There was no distinguishing sign of night nor of day. That one breathed, windless, by [...]

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  • The Rock Cries Out to Us Today by Maya Angelou

    Posted on April 6, 2012 by in Teachings and inspiration

    The Rock Cries Out to Us Today by Maya Angelou A Rock, A River, A Tree Hosts to species long since departed, Mark the mastodon. The dinosaur, who left dry tokens Of their sojourn here On our planet floor, Any broad alarm of their of their hastening doom Is lost in the gloom of dust and [...]

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  • Daksha’s Prayer to the Impersonal

    Posted on April 6, 2012 by in Teachings and inspiration

    Srimad Bhagavatam-The Wisdom of God Chapter 11 Daksha’s Prayer to the Impersonal Daksha, son of the Munis, worshipped God and sang his glory thus: “Our salutations to the most high! Pure consciousness is thy nature: Thou art the ruler of Maya and Lord of all beings. They know not thy divine nature Who live within the bonds [...]

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  • The Art of Fire

    Posted on March 29, 2012 by in Teachings and inspiration

      The following is an excerpt from The Master Monkey, by Dhan Gopal Mukerji, Published by Dutton.     Hanuman Mistakes the Sun for a Fruit Painting by Bhawanrao Shriniwasrao Pant Pratinidhi Chapter X The Art of Fire After a whole week spent in watching Hanuman study fire-making, the God of Storms left for Ceylon, [...]

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