When we are compelled by our habits of desiring this and not desiring that, we call this bondage. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
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
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
Our lives are a mixture of fate and free will. Some karma has more energy and is harder to change. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Shiva is the personification of feeling-awareness, and Shakti is the personification of creative power. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
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 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
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
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
Achamanam is the sipping of water from the base of the palm of your right hand. It begins any kind of ritual practice. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
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
The authentic way to start practicing Tantra is to bring your daily conduct more in line with your constitution and Nature. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
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