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How Do We Use Our Home Shrine?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-09-18

We need to perfect Ishvarapujana, personal worship, before we can expect to do really well in meditation. "The idea of Ishvarapujana, worship, is to always be living with God, living in Siva in God's house..."...

Why Are We Vegetarian?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-07-20

Vegetarianism: Man's natural and noble diet with a minimum of hurt to other beings. The object of nutrition...

How Do We Meditate, Part 2

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-06-14

"Adjust yourself to the realization that you are a divine being, a self-effulgent, radiant being of light." Jyoti is the Sanskrit word for inner light. To bestow on devotees terms that were more specific,...

How Do We Meditate, Part 1

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-06-08

"Meditation is a long journey, a pilgrimage into the mind itself." In Gurudeva's approach we start meditation with the physical body then get more and more subtle, withdrawing...

What Is Meditation?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-05-23

Meditation is the study of awareness, of yourself and of the universe, experiencing the soul. The purpose of...

What Is Yoga?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-04-24

Gurudeva stresses the importance of cultivating devotion to Siva incorporating the yamas and the niyamas, performing atmartha puja....

The Meaning of Sivaratri and Nirvikalpa Samadhi

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-02-19

Mahasivaratri: A time of striving to realize Parasiva. In our teachings yoga is the restraint of mental activity...

How Do We Use Affirmations?

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-03-10

Having a positive concept allows us to identify with our inner, spiritual nature so that we truly feel...

What Is Our Code of Conduct - Niyamas

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Given On: 2018-02-02

In Patanjali's comments on the niyamas he speaks on religious action, kriya, bringing about samadhi and attenuating the...