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Discipline Thinking about the Future

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-11-30

Worry, thinking about unnecessary negative patterns, excessive talk: Wastes energy, over-stimulates intellect and desire. Discipline, quiet the mind....

Patience with karma. Double your Practice.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-10-31

Ashramas in family life keep us busy up to age 72 but then there's more time; double your...

Fulfill Dharma to Attain Realization

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-11-08

Bodhinatha comments on excerpts from the book "Self and Samadhi." Worship of Lord Ganesha helps us get settled in our...

You Are the Self, Identify with Awareness

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-10-23

Find the right balance in the world that you can sustain. Purify, quiet the mind, transcend externalities. See...

Find the Self

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-10-16

Wrapped up in externalities, upset, life in a swirl, we forget about going within. Be sublime, control actions...

Affirm Your Divinity

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-10-09

Seeing our shortcomings it's hard to think of ourselves as divine beings. Avoiding that series of memories we...

We Are Not Sinners

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-10-02

The idea of redemption is not really the case in Hinduism. Being already exists deep in the soul....

Bhakti, the Foundation, Leads to Humility

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-09-02

Attainment beyond anava marga. Acknowledging and coming closer to the Deities. True humility and devotion result from sincere...

No Guilt, Do Penance, Live Joyously

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-08-26

Think of heaven and hell as being states of mind, available in the present moment. Live in a...

How God and Gods Come Into the Murti During Puja; Jivana Ritau

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-08-18

Three varied Hindu views regarding the Gods and temple images. Gurudeva's perception: During the high point of puja...

Theism and Monism in Saiva Siddhanta

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-07-27

In Gurudeva's teachings both approaches, monism and theism, are found in one tradition: monistic Saiva Siddhanta. Keep them...

Dealing with Distraction, Lesson 99 of Living with Siva

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-07-20

The shumif perspective is helpful in detachment. Thoughts are stationary, move awareness to the pattern we want to...

Importance of the Saiva Agamas

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-07-02

This talk was prepared by Bodhinatha as an address to the conference of Adi Saiva priests in Bangalore,...

Conduct, thoughts, life-cycles

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-06-12

When we think about someone, we're sending a thought form to that person. Start with: "I need to be sending positive thoughts to others." Negative habits,...

Classical Definition of Yoga

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-05-21

The Yoga Pada of Gurudeva related to Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. The goal is to restrain the vrittis. Awareness,...

Methods for Maintaining Inner Awareness

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-05-14

When going into meditation have a destiny; find the spiritual energy, the power that's within the spine. Learn...

The Soul and Its Five Bodies

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-05-08

One of the ways of understanding the soul is to understand what it is not. The faculties of...

Decisions, Discover and Use Your Intuition

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-04-30

As a human race we don't solve problems until we have to; then we get highly motivated. Forget...

Find Your Divinity Within, Do Sadhana and Service

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-04-26

We don't have to do anything to become God. Religion gives us an age-old, well proven structure to...

Life's Experiences Accelerate Our Evolution

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-04-22

Most of us need interaction with other people to challenge us, to make spiritual progress. The more we...

No Need to Ponder Past Lives - Look to the future

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-03-23

We are the sum total of actions and reactions set in motion in past lives, recorded in the...

Accepting and Facing Challenges

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-03-13

Having a sense of who we are, fulfilling the dharma of that person, we're motivated to do certain...

Accept Your Life; Be Engaged

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-02-22

Many people end up in the state of mind that we should be doing something else. Accept reincarnation...

Importance of Associations; Hinduism In the Technological Era

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-01-17

The inner nature of every person is divine. We need a balance in recognizing the inner divinity but...

Niyama 10: Tapas

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2012-01-11

Tapas is to practice austerity, serious disciplines, penance and sacrifice which increases the speed at which we are...

Accepting Mistreatment

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2011-12-27

Create a vibration of love and harmony. Misunderstandings, not cleared up, build year after year. Karma is in...

See God by Guru's Grace

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2011-11-12

In Hinduism believing in God is only the first step. Hindus want to move beyond just believing to...

Three Spiritual Goals of Life and Willpower

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2011-11-03

Three goals of life : realization, liberation and merger. Realization means we have a complete experience of the...

The Many Benefits of Temple Worship

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2011-10-13

The most important teaching of Gurudeva: "Siva's followers strive for God Realization as the first and foremost goal of life." Gurudeva's mystic and psychic abilities. Gurudeva is the only teacher in...

Hindu versus Christian Practice

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2011-10-05

Doing good works is not enough. Practicing Hinduism, believing that we are all divine beings, we to come...

Let Go of Attachments, Part 2

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2011-08-30

Achieve the maximum possibilities we can attain in this life inwardly and outwardly. Attachments, regrets about the past,...

Let Go of Attachments, Part 1

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2011-08-26

The sacredness of rivers. "The River of Life." as inspired by Niagara Falls. Attachment comes in many forms and hinders us...

Siva Meditation Only for Serious Meditators

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2011-07-31

Shi Va. Two syllable version of the Panchakshara, a monistic version. When we go deep enough in meditation...

Identify God Within

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2011-07-24

Hold a balance between thinking of ourselves as an immortal soul and realizing that we make mistakes or...

Master Your Energy Patterns Through Meditation

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2011-07-02

Consistent meditation draws energy from the instinctive mind into superconscious, lessening antagonistic forces. Energy is energy although it...

Overcoming Disappointments in Life and on the Spiritual Path

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2011-06-17

Disappointment is a natural human emotion which can be overcome if we don't personalize it. Without challenges we...