The World is an Ashram

The Master Course - Bodhinatha's Insights

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives a presentation on a topic entitled "The World is an Ashram" which featured in the Apr/May/Jun 2006 Hinduism Today edition. Our Gurus proclaim that from a Hindu perspective the world is a training ground for the achievement of freedom and there is no evil. It is a place where we mature individually by going through earthly experiences and make spiritual progress. In order to unfold spiritually, we must strive to spiritualize our daily life by facing life challenges positively and finding opportunities to serve. Bodhinatha illustrates 6 ways we may face challenges positively and 6 ways we may serve with a view to making spiritual progress.


Transcript:

Photo of  Gurudeva
Be like the river water. Water flows freely anywhere, easily finding its way around rocks and trees. Be pliable in your life, moving in rhythm with life. Let go of everything that blocks the river of life's energy.
—Gurudeva