As we become more immersed in natural continuity, the sense of urgency about protecting, defending and defining our small self begins to radically fade. Then we can experience life’s diverse manifestations from the perspective of actors rather than true believers. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
What I want to speak to today is the question of how we, as practitioners and disciples of any teacher or lineage or stream of teachings, can most skillfully relate to the fact that some spiritual teachers and Gurus are going to lie and abuse and indulge in manipulative or even criminal behavior. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
In India, many if not most cooks grind their spices by hand using a stone and a roller. Certainly, a traditional Ayurvedic practitioner would not consider using commercially ground spices in medicinal formulas. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
There are many different phases of seated practice. Sometimes we feel really raked over the coals. When you feel you’ve failed, or things are going excruciatingly slowly, when you don’t know if you’ll relax in 10,000 lifetimes, when you feel obstructed, you can always serve. You are never obstructed from serving. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Guru Tattva is the natural, inexorable mechanism or process by which manifest life moves from a relative state of ignorance of Self to total awareness or Self Realization. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Clear instructions for using a 108 bead mala to do mantra practice (mantra japa) in the Hindu style. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Here in the U.S., we suffer from a terrible virus. We catch it at a young age and most of us virusdie with it running rampant in our systems after a lifetime of uncontrolled replication. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Clarity, knowledge, wonder, curiosity, mercy, love, compassion, creativity, vajra pride—all of these give rise, collectively, to devotion. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
You know. Renunciates. Those oh-so-spiritual folks sporting shaved heads and orange robes, or natty dreads and tattered loin cloths. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Let me just say, right now, that it is yogis who can best explain science, not science that can best explain yoga. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Hell realm karmic vision is intensely painful, all-encompassing and full of anger. Life itself, including other people, is experienced as torturing. The best weapon against hell realm is a sense of humor. Unfortunately, a sense of humor is hard to come by when a person is trapped in hell realm visions. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
What do the fruits of consistent spiritual practice really feel like for most of us most of the time? Read More
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