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Ordinary Mind

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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November 15 2012

If we have a relationship to a teacher with some greater realization, we can follow the advice of the teacher and relax our own karma. The teacher gives us more access to the View from the ocean. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

The Karma of Marijuana

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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November 6 2012

Despite what some sadhus claim, smoking pot is not a path to enlightenment. Lack of clarity breeds fantasy, and fantasy is the death knell of any authentic spiritual practice. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Stayin’ Together, Stayin’ Alive

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
July 2 2012

Most of us cultivate the fantasy that we are independent beings. We often feel proud when we do something “on our own.” When our ever-present loneliness manages to make itself heard amidst the tumult of our hyper–activity, we feel shame. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Sadhana is Play

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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February 2 2012

Meditation postures are often difficult to maintain at first. Try to work with your body in a friendly, playful, experimental way. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

How to Make Ghee

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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August 11 2011

Ghee, or Indian-style clarified butter, is super-easy to make. It’s also a wonderful, tri-doshic food that nourishes your tissues, emotions, senses, and mind. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Talkin’ that Realized Talk

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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January 24 2011

Using spiritual teachings to support ego – oh, let me count the ways! This is especially attractive to teachers. It’s easy to mouth the teachings of others. It’s easy to fool people who are sincerely longing for support and spiritual friendship. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

The Guru’s Hint

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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January 11 2011

Have you heard of the phenomenon of the “Guru’s hint?” The most obvious “hint” is when your teacher says to you: “I suggest you do this,” or “You may want to do that.” Your teacher is inviting you to a deeper level of surrender. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Transcendence is in the Details

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
November 30 2010

The infinite possibilities of transcending karma arise from the weave of everyday life. True realization shows up in the way we move, speak, play, work and especially in how we relate to others. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More


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