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Karma Yoga, Bhakti, and Tantra

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
March 14 2007

For Tantrikas, every aspect of life is practice and an opportunity to directly realize one’s essential nature. Tantrikas perform puja, develop relationships with tutelary deities, and offer acts of service or karma yoga. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Trika Tantra

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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February 25 2007

Trika is an older name for Kashmir Shaivism. Abhinavagupta, the great 11th century Kashmiri adept and scholar, defined Trika as Shiva, Shakti, and their unison. A blogpost from Satsang with Shambhavi Read More

Is Karma Punishment?

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
February 18 2007

Experiencing some result in our lives as punishment can only happen within the context of dualistic experience. Karma is nothing but responsiveness in a state of continuity. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Should We Eat Animals?

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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November 8 2006

Do you have to be vegetarian to be spiritual? Most important when considering the question of should we eat animals is the wisdom of Ayurveda that teaches us to ask: “For whom and when?” By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

With God to Our Right

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
November 3 2006

Learn how paying money for spiritual teachings can be part of your practice. The amrita of teachings is met with reciprocal amrita offered by the student. This is Self giving to Self: an expression of primordial generosity. No matter how rich or poor we are, by giving money, other gifts, or service, we can participate. Read More

Doing Our Best

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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July 26 2006

If you do a lot of spiritual practice and try hard to self-realize, this is not a point of personal pride. You are not better, more holy, or even making more effort than anyone else. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More


Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
July 19 2006

Chakras are not things. They are not “nerve plexuses” or energy “vortexes.” The physical sensations—streaming, whirring, swirling, and tingling—or emotions such as sadness, anger, and fear, thought to be “my chakras” are really effects of the life processes being mediated by the chakras. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Find Out!

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
February 18 2006

Anandamayi Ma often ends her discourses with the instruction: Find Out! Find Out! is at the heart of Tantrik sadhana. Yes, read inspiring words. Listen to satsang. Absorb the teachings of your Guru. But then, Find Out! for yourself. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

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