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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

Chakras

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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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

Open Eye Meditation

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
January 1 2006

While many wonderful meditation practices are rightly done with eyes closed, teachers of direct realization will generally insist upon an eyes-open meditation posture. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Tantra and Freedom

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
November 3 2005

The Nirvana Shatkam, or Six Verses on Nirvana, by Adi Sankaracharya is a beautiful and profound expression of life as it is, beyond concepts of duality or non-duality. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More


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