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The Guru’s Hint

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
Ma MajesticMa Majestic
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

Awareness is not Grasping

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water on altarwater on altar
October 21 2010

Each morning, my Tibetan housemate filled copper offering bowls to the brim with fresh water. She then walked slowly and steadily to the altar room, her gaze undistracted so as not to spill any precious drops along the way. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Astrology and Freedom

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PlanetsPlanets
June 27 2009

As long as we are not yet Self-realized, we are stuck in time. We have a relationship to astrology, to the relative positions of the planets and stars, only because we are still subject to karma. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

How to Practice Tantra

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Shiva lingam pujaShiva lingam puja
October 4 2008

Doing some special practice while seated on a meditation cushion (or as some of you imagine, while lying in a bed!) and then carrying on as usual in your everyday life is in no way Tantrik practice. There is no such thing as Tantra without integrated practice based on the daily precepts of Ayurveda. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

A Real Shaman

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inuit artinuit art
August 4 2008

Real shamanism is about working directly with the elemental forces of nature and other beings in order to help people. Shamanism on its own is not a path of Self-realization, but the the shaman–as healer, divinator and mediator between worlds–is an honored person in all direct realization traditions. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Do I Need a Guru?

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Anandamayi MaAnandamayi Ma
April 20 2008

The absolutely fundamental mistake of many students in the West is to treat spiritual practice as mere know-how or “information.” A real Tantrik teacher gives us instruction with direct transmission. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More


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