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      What Are the Three Worlds?

      "The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas." We use our inner eyes to see what's going on in the temple, the three worlds. In the temple we're being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in ...

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      Why Are We Not All-Knowing Like Siva?

      The three bonds/pashas, given by Lord Siva: karma, maya and anava, are there to mature the soul. At first it is natural for the soul to be totally involved in ...

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      The Aim of Hindu Practices

      Bodhinatha's presentation is based on the Jan/Feb/Mar 2015 edition of Hinduism Today and is entitled "The Aim of Hindu Practices". Bodhinatha reminds us that deep inside we are already one with God and ...

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      May 2016 Pubdesk Video

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the July/August/September 2016 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. "It is easy to talk high philosophy in Hinduism, 'man is God,' 'we are divine,' it is easy to say profound things...however to put these principles into practice to the extent that we really are a more spiritual person, that is the challenge. And that, is what we will explore here." Bodhinatha considers 5 ways the attitude of a dancer is similar to an individual ...

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      Deeper Perspectives and Monastic's Realization of the Self

      The more you can detach yourself from life the more you can avoid the ups and downs of life, but you don't want to detach too much, or you will ...

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      Need for Religion Part 2

      Gurudeva said there is a need for religion. Gurudeva at first just taught meditation, but then later he started teaching devotion and had everyone building temples. Gurudeva realized his devotees ...

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      God, soul and world

      Bodhinatha talks about Pati Pasu Pasam, God, soul and world; the timeless teaching of the oneness of soul with God: Aham Brahmasmi, and the bonds of anava, karma, maya which ...

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      Transcending anava

      The bonds on the anava marga -- darkness, egoity and pride -- can be dissolved through temple worship of the Deity. A Yogaswami story illustrates that the experience of God, ...

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      The Progression of Self-Concept

      Bodhinatha discusses the talk he delivered to a nice metaphysical group that visited from Chicago, describing the 4 self-concepts we evolve through in life - 1) external ego identity (negative) ...

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      Force Fields and Thought

      You are much more influenced by those who surround you then you realize. We want to be the changer rather than the changed. We need to be challenged to strengthen ...

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      Yama 5 - Kshama, Patience

      Yama number 5 - kshama, patience. The youth group in Malaysia is focusing on the yamas and niyamas as the basics for successful temple worship. There are many opportunities to ...

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      Niyama 2 - Santosha, Contentment

      Bodhinatha speaks on santosha, contentment. This niyama is about being content and happy on the inside of ourselves no matter what happens on the outside. Unfulfilled desires keep us from ...

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      The Role of the Guru

      Choose a sect of Hinduism and a guru and dedicate yourself to him. The need for a guru is preeminent in Saiva Siddhanta. A guru focuses on our weakest areas, ...

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      Becoming a More Spiritual Person Part 1

      Part 1 of 3 - Bodhinatha gives a second class during Guru Purnima on the role of the guru. Beginning with a glorious quote from Gurudeva about the spirit of ...

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      Becoming a More Spiritual Person Part 3

      Part 3 of 3 - Bodhinatha continues his second class during Guru Purnima, talking more about not making the same mistake twice. Using the yamas and niyamas as a reference ...

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      Niyama 7 - Mati, Cognition

      Bodhinatha speaks about the niyama mati, cognition. He urges seekers to develop a spiritual will and intellect with their guru's guidance. Part of mati involves cultivating and awakening our intuition, ...

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      Spiritualizing our Actions, the Cultivation of Humility

      Pride and it's opposite humility. Redirect praise, avoid spiritual pride. Karma yoga, spiritualizing our actions, is effective in increasing humility and reducing pride. Work is worship. ...

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      Attenuating Obstacles, Meditation

      Understanding keys to the mind and transformation. Kriya, the yoga of action, comprised of tapas, svadhyaya and Ishvara pranayama. Living in the soul nature; attenuating the kleshas. Detaching from the ...

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      Progressive Stages of Practice

      The progressive practice of karma, bhakti and raja yogas. Suffering is caused by our own improper, unwise action, bending the rules of dharma. True wisdom, in our tradition, comes from ...

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      Sadhana Path of Change

      Follow Gurudeva's teachings in a serious way; take up a daily vigil, sandhya vandana, worshiping at the change of days (sunrise and sunset). It takes time to change and master ...

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      Purify Subconscious, Let Go of Negative Attachments

      With the worship of Lord Karttikeya, the study of Gurudeva's teachings and the practice of daily sadhana awaken kundalini in a gentle controlled way. Through svadhyaya, communion with Ishta Devata ...

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      Bhakti, Devotion, the Key to Meditation

      It's easier to meditate after puja. If you try and practice meditation without devotional practice you can build up the ego and spiritual pride. External and internal worship. Give up ...

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      Detach Awareness From the Consious Mind

      Avoid creating ripples in life, being permanently emotionally disturbed. The English language is a conscious mind language structured to teach us that we are our emotions. Be observant of thought ...

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      Listen to Your Soul

      Gurudeva talks about the ancient art of stone carving in India for the Iraivan Temple. Discussion ensues about saying "I'm sorry." Humility is a strength of the soul, this is a ...

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      What Are Our Saiva Forehead Marks?

      The three stripes of vibhuti across the forehead signify trying to purify ourselves from the influence of anava, karma and maya. There are two ways we're attached to the world, ...

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      Not Getting Upset, Viewing Reaction from Higher Faculties

      A measure of how serious we are in making spiritual progress is that we've learned the lesson from experience. Develop the ability to watch the mind think, understand the patterns ...

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      Eight Features of the Natha Sampradaya

      We have to discover that part of us that is the Self. One of the important benefits of temple worship is it softens the ego. Recognize and love a Being ...

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      The Path to God

      Today's inspired talk was given early in the morning with Gurudeva sitting before the Siva Nataraj and giant crystal Lingam of Kadavul Hindu Temple. It is a deeply mystical look ...

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      Bodhinatha discusses the Muladhara and Svadhishthana chakras, the pranic body, the nature of the soul and the kriya pada

      A class given by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami during the 2014 Mauritius Innersearch. He discusses the Muladhara and Svadhishthana chakras, the pranic body, the nature of the soul and the kriya ...

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      All Knowing is Within You: The Immortal Body of the Soul

      Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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      All Knowing is Within You: Experience Without Reacting

      Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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      The River of Life: The River, a Symbol of Life

      Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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      The River of Life: "Nobody Understands Me"

      Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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      The Universe of the Mind: Unfolding the Superconscious

      Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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      The Conscious Mind: Reason Reigns Supreme

      Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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      The Conscious Mind: Shrouding the Soul Body

      Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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      The Conscious Mind: The Meaning Of Detachment

      Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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      The Sub of the Subconscious Mind: Not Analyzing Your Dreams

      Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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      The Superconscious Mind: The Use Of Intuition

      Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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      The Astral Body: Harnessing Instinctiveness

      Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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      The Astral Body: The Intellect, Or Outer Ego

      Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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      The Astral Body: The Intuitive Nature

      Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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      Is it an Error to Meditate?

      Today Gurudeva answer the question, "Is it selfish to meditate and read religious books." He replies by saying that it is not, that it is very productive to work on oneself, especially compared to watching TV or living ...

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      Use of Psychic Powers

      Today Gurudeva answers a question about psychic powers, and how these are used by spiritual leaders to get their job done. It is traditional in Hinduism that psychic abilities are ...

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      Your Personality and Your Individuality

      Finding that part of you that's been the same throughout your entire life. Putting positive experiences into the subconscious mind through affirmations changes us in a very dramatic way. Devotional ...

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      Psychic Powers

      Today Gurudeva answers a question about how to acquire psychic powers. He explains that the first job is to find one's Self, because psychic powers alone only develop the ego ...

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      Use of Psychic Powers

      Today Gurudeva answers a question about psychic powers, and how these are used by spiritual leaders to get their job done. It is traditional in Hinduism that psychic abilities are ...

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      The Internal and External Ego

      Today Gurudeva discusses the subtleties of the anava in its internal and external aspects. Gurudeva stresses that the first step of spiritual unfoldment is to harmonize these two so that ...

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      Karma and the Jivanmukti

      Occasionally a question comes in that inspires Gurudeva to expound deeply upon the subject. So it is today with the intruiging question, "Does the Jivanmukta still make karma?" Gurudeva first talks about those who are ...

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      Kundalini Experiences; Attraction to Girls

      A cyberspace devotee from Trinidad had some kundalini experiences and now wants to know what to do with it. In order to find the control so that it does not ...

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      Accepting and Facing Challenges

      Having a sense of who we are, fulfilling the dharma of that person, we're motivated to do certain things in the world. Those change lifetime to lifetime. Find inspiration in ...

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      Bhakti, the Foundation, Leads to Humility

      Attainment beyond anava marga. Acknowledging and coming closer to the Deities. True humility and devotion result from sincere temple worship. Charya involves shutting out anger with love. Dancing with Siva ...

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      The Illusion of the Mind, Self-Reflection, Fulfill Your Duties

      This is a classic talk by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami from 1962. He explains the illusion of the mind, karma, meditation, dharma, and Self-Realization from the Advaita perspective. He urges listeners ...

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      Involution

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami discusses the concept of involution. ...

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      The Third Dimension and the Shum Perspective, Part 1

      The third dimension, that most people live in most of the time is the rapidly changing world of thoughts and feelings, emotions and intellectual theory. The meditator watches his actions ...

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      The Seven Dimensions of the Mind - The Third Dimension Part 2

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives his weekly Upadesha in Kadavul Temple at Kauai Aadheenam. Here, Satguru continues his discussion of Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's writings about the seven dimensions of the mind with ...

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      The River of Life, Merging with Siva

      The precursor to "The Master Course" Gurudeva's inspired talk in 1957 The River of Life.. "...What stops you from flowing with the cosmic forces and becoming one with life's ocean of eternal bliss? Is it not attachment...to personalities and possessions?" Find strength, inspiration, purpose within our self and share with others, let go of experiences and ...

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      Aura, the Fourth Aspect of Man

      The human aura is the colorful spectrum that registers reactionary patterns of the instinctive mind. Fear, anger and depression are passive or aggressive odic forces. The colors of the aura ...

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      The Astral Body, Harness the Instinctive Mind

      Observe yourself, not on the basis of race, color, caste, creed or nationality, rather on the basis of spiritual individuality. Change the emotions. Dissolve the dark auric colors, the lower ...

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      Refined Astral Body, Subsuperconsciousness Comes Through

      Man's seventh aspect is the intuitive nature. Discover great truths. Observations give birth to understanding; understanding comes from the superconscious mind. Cultivate this power through control of thought, being more ...

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      The Human Aura, Soul Body, the Real You

      The first great attainment of the aspirant is the experiencing of inner light. It is the soul body which reincarnates, life after life. You come out of timelessness, causelessness, spacelessness. ...

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      Human Aura - Its Colors Are Changing, Part 2

      The outer aura is a reflection of one's current state of consciousness. As consciousness changes so do the colors in the aura. The inner aura is a reflection of the ...

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      The Art of Seeing the Human Aura

      The world of imagination exists within the substance of the mind always in a state of creation. By seeing physical objects as reality, we can lose touch with the spiritual ...

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      Consciously Working to Improve the Aura

      The seven chakras are great force centers, spinning vortexes of mind power. Colors within the aura as well as associated feelings are transferable and may influence the state of consciousness ...