Personal Journey

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 Search

Truth is found in and through the desire for truth. The experience of the hunger for truth is a revelation of truth. It is in the very search for truth that its transforming power is revealed. In answer to its summons individual lives and, through them, whole worlds are pulled out of the dark swamps…

Drawing the Battlelines

The ideals of true religion are the only power capable of arresting the social cancer that is Corporatism and it achieves this a number of ways. True religion destroys fear; more specifically, it destroys the fear of death. Furthermore, it seeks to dissolve our attachment to material things – thereby freeing us to live lives…

Spiritual Exercises for Healing and Protection

Healing and Protection

Continuing our exploration of the book The Spiritual Exercises of ECK by Harold Klemp the next chapter covers spiritual exercises on healing and protection. These spiritual exercises deal not just our physical body but also include healing and protection for our inner emotional and mental bodies too. Our imagination is one of the main tools…

How to get insights from your dreams

Dreams give us access to our inner worlds. With practice we can learn to tap into Soul’s eternal wisdom and insights. While our Western culture has lost an appreciation for our dreams, it is possible by using a few simple spiritual exercises to apply insights gained in dreams to make our outer life a happier…

The Great Leveller

I watched a great documentary a few years back called: The Great Leveller. It was an exploration of Death and Life. It focused on the two most studied primates in the world: the Baboon and the Civil Servant. It drew fascinating parallels between the lives of the two: both lived in a hierarchical civil structure,…

Spiritual Exercise Programme for the New Year

Spiritual Exercises

At this time of year we start off with lots of good intentions of becoming a fitter and healthier person. This is all good for our physical body but what about our spiritual body? Do we have a plan for improving our spiritual health? Eckankar, the spiritual path which welcomes and accepts all positive religions…

The Great Source

“My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.” ― Nikola Tesla   Most spiritual traditions share a common essence, their most revered spiritual teachers taught one great and…

Your Inner Truth Sets You Free!

What do you believe is true for you? Does it come from outside of yourself in your surroundings, in people, things or events? Anything outside of your true self is an illusion. While outside appearances can look real according to your five senses, your state of being determines how you perceive this. When you are…

Your True Power Lies Within!

When we are looking for direction in life, we tend to look outside for answers to see what is the best way to go. When looking outside of yourself for answers, then you have an external locus of control. You have been trained in this way during your life, through  programming and conditioning that comes…

SILENCE

Silence is unity. Silence is absolute and eternal. Its powerful evolution to our mind and soul. It is oneness. Nature is silence. We experience diversity in silence. Silence is real source of awakening. When a person is at peace that person has nothing relevant to argue about. Peace and silence is so powerful that it…

Spirituality and Journey

It is the commonest of clichés to state that life is a journey. And yet that metaphor keeps cropping up in religious and spiritual circles as if it were something new. We all like to go on journeys, and at this time of year, the airports, seaports and train stations of the world are crammed…

What did I do to deserve this?

As we go through life we come across people who give us a hard time. Very often these people are close to us such as family members. colleagues or school mates. The injuries they inflict on us can include: Bullying, Being unfaithful, Cheating or stealing from us, Injuring and hurting us, Breaking our hearts. Why…

Spirituality and Story

All the religions of the world, and indeed the various approaches to spirituality that have sprung from them, prize the centrality of story to their very existence. They mostly all have sacred texts or books that were inspired by their founders, works that attempt to highlight the main tenets of their faith. To make their…

Spirituality and Absence

In our last reflection in this sequence of posts, we spoke about spirituality and presence and now we turn to its apparent opposite: the spirituality of absence. In talking about spiritual matters, it would seem that we are always involved in the balancing of polar opposites. Let us turn, then, momentarily to reflect upon this existential balancing in…