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Priya Umesh

I am Priya, an Indian by birth and origin but like to be called a citizen of the beautiful Mother Earth , having lived in different countries! A homemaker ,mom of 2 teenaged boys and a toy poodle, an ardent spiritual seeker and student of Advaitha Vedanta, I wish to share with all, what I have learned and thus divulge the teachings which have empowered my mind with peace, freedom and joy! Vedanta is that system of the ancient Vedic Philosophy which educates us about the “SELF” and thus teaches us how to live a liberated life “here and now”!

Death and Life, a Vedantic Perspective!

OM! Humble salutations to the Supreme Intelligence, The Advaitha Guru Parampara (lineage teaching non-Duality) and my own Acharya (Preceptor) for the content that I put forth in this blog !   In normal parlance we use the phrase ‘Life and Death’ in that order because ordinarily it is understood as a linear process; first life…

Going beyond Religion, Spirituality!

OM! Humble salutations to the Supreme Intelligence, The Advaitha Guru Parampara (lineage teaching non-Duality) and my own Acharya (Preceptor) for the content that I put forth in this blog ! It is a very common question, especially among those who are new to spirituality,”Where do I begin? Do I really need a guide/teacher to teach…

The Mechanics of Happiness !

OM! Humble salutations to the Supreme Creator, The Advaitha Guru Parampara (lineage teaching non-Duality) and my own Acharya (Preceptor) for the content that I put forth in this blog ! What is there to write specifically about happiness you may wonder, after all, who doesn’t know or hasn’t experienced happiness! The happiness that we are…

Fate vs Free-will!

OM! Humble salutations to the Supreme Creator, The Advaitha Guru Parampara (lineage teaching non-Duality) and my own Acharya (Preceptor) for the content that I put forth in this blog ! Is our life on earth governed by Fate or is it governed purely by Free-will? “Fate and fate alone”, if you say, these are the…

Powerful sentences that helped awaken the sleeping Me!

OM! Humble salutations to the Supreme Creator, The Advaitha Guru Parampara (lineage teaching non-Duality) and my own Acharya (Preceptor) ! Through this blog, I wish to share some powerful lines which really shook me up from my deep slumber! These are lines from various books and lectures of various religions, traditions, authors and cultures. It certainly…

The Mind and Liberation! (Part 2)

OM! Humble salutations to the Supreme Creator, The Advaitha Guru Parampara (lineage teaching non-Duality) and my own Acharya (Preceptor) for the content that I put forth in this blog ! As the title suggests, this is in continuation with my previous blog ‘The Mind and Liberation!’. We left off saying that the mind has to…

The Mind and Liberation!

OM! Humble salutations to the Supreme Lord, The Advaitha Guru Parampara (lineage teaching non-Duality) and my own Acharya (Preceptor) for the content that I put forth in this blog !     You must be wondering, “What unconnected topics! What do they have in common? ” Lets explore ! First things first, let us try…

What is the “God” principle?

OM! Humble salutations to the Supreme Lord, The Advaitha Guru Parampara (lineage teaching non-Duality) and my own Acharya (Preceptor) for the content that I put forth in this blog ! “What is God ??” or Like many of us would like to phrase it, “Who is God?” All of us will come to this question…

Who really am “I”??

OM! Humble Salutations to the Lord, The Advaitha Guru Parampara (teaching lineage of non-Duality) and my own Guru(teacher) who has blessed me with the content that I put forth !! “WHO AM I REALLY?” I’m sure many of you have had this burning question! It is this quest that, without even my knowing where to…

Biography of an Individual (Jiva)!!

Om! Humble salutations to The Lord, The Advaita Guru Parampara(teaching lineage) and my own Guru(teacher) who has endowed me with the content I put forth ! The “Individual” mentioned in the title above applies to you, me, Mr. Smith from across the road, Mrs. Yusuf the next door neighbor, Xiao Ming the piano teacher and…