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शिव सूत्र २, ३, ४: Shiva Sutras Section 1, Sutra 2, 3, & 4

ज्ञानं  बन्ध: ।।२।। Jnaanam bandhah 2. (Limited) Knowledge is bondage. योनिवर्ग: कलाशरीरम् ।।३।। Yonivargah kalaashariiram The Source (Womb) + class/group (i.e. the physical realm of Maya) + the body/form + ignorance/a moment in time. (Kalaa also means menstrual discharge, which goes with the … Continue reading

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शिव सूत्र १: The Shiva Sutras Section 1, Sutra 1

Sutra means thread or string, and sutras are spiritual or sacred texts that thread together ideas and messages in as few words as possible. This is to avoid any ambiguity in their meaning, and yet it makes them so fully … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to B.K.S. Iyengar

Originally posted on Shambhala Blog:
The great, perhaps the greatest living yoga master, B.K.S. Iyengar died today in Pune, India, at the delightfully advanced age of 95. There will be many public tributes and even more private tributes as his…

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On Life, Death, & Original Sin

As I study A Course in Miracles with my friend and study buddy Lisa of BloomLisa, I have often pondered the concept of original sin. Having gone to a Roman Catholic school from ages 5-13, I studied in depth the teachings and philosophies of … Continue reading

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गुरुस्तोत्रम् Gurustotram (3 & 4)

  अज्ञानतिमिरान्धस्य ज्ञानाञ्जनशलाकया । चक्षुरुन्मीलितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ।। ३ ।। स्थावरं जङ्गमं व्याप्तं येन क्र्त्स्नं चराचरम् । तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ।। ४ ।। (3) ajñaanatimiraandhasya jñaanaañjanashalaakayaa cakshurunmiilitam yena tasmai shriiguruve namah (4) sthaavaram jangamam vyaaptam yena krtsnam … Continue reading

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Butterfly Journal 6th Month: Patience (Entry #1)

So far on our caterpillars’ metamorphic journey, we have grown from Self-reflection, Truth, Faith, Awareness, and Acceptance. Now we are half way through our journey, and it’s time to take a pause. Not a break, but a pause to take in … Continue reading

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Relating Heart to Heart

I’ve recently had the pleasure of reading fellow spiritual blogger Leigh Gaitskill’s book, Relating Heart to Heart, A Guide to Playing Well with Others. In only 53 pages, Leigh gets to the heart of the matter of relating to others: good … Continue reading

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The Eighth Limb of Yoga: Samadhi समाध

The final limb of the Eight Limbs of Yoga is                                                               … Continue reading

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The Seventh Limb of Yoga: Dhyana

The seventh of the eight limbs of yoga is Dhyana.                                                            Dhyana … Continue reading

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The Sixth Limb of Yoga: Dharana

The sixth of the eight limbs of yoga is Dharana.                                                             … Continue reading

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