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Doing Our Best

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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

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

Bad Tantra

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
September 18 2005

Tantra has a bad reputation, especially in India where it’s associated with “black” magic and general unsavoriness. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

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