Meaning of Adhyatma | The path to Self Discovery

We had discussed the subtle difference between the same sounding terms like Adhyatma and Spirituality in our previous post. Now in this post we will immerse ourselves deeper into the meaning of Adhyatma. This term has become a wide catching Read more…


Understanding the Comparative Meaning of Spirituality, Adhyatma and Religion

Meaning of spirituality adhyatma and Religion

You must have heard of words like adhyatma or spirituality used interchangeably at various places. Commonly it is understood to be synonyms. Adding to the confusion is the word religion. Often in general fashion terms like “spiritual but not religious” Read more…


A Minimalist lifestyle | A sine qua non for a spiritual life

Minimalist lifestyle is compatible with meditation

There has been increasing trends of Minimalist lifestyle in various aspects of our life. There has been latest trends from minimalist home to minimalist fashion to minimalist art to minimalist art to software UI. Now the question comes what exactly Read more…


इन्द्रियां पर दृष्टा भाव कैसे रखें?

मात्रास्पर्शास्तु कौन्तेयशीतोष्णसुखदुःखदाः। आगमापायिनोऽनित्यास्तांस्तितिक्षस्वभारत॥ इस श्लोक में समता के महत्व को बताते हुए पूरी साधना विधि का उल्लेख करते हैं| समता अर्थात संसार की जैसी भी परिस्थिति क्यों ना आए परिस्थितियों में एकत्व भाव बनाए रखना| सुख आए तो खुशी से Read more…


Re Man Aiso Kar Sanyasa

In this shabad, Guru Gobind Singh gives the same message as Guru Nanak in Japji Sahib. The highest spirituality and the deepest self is not found by searching in the wilderness; it is found by perfecting one’s mind. The one Read more…


The Three Buddha’s

Long ago in a small village near Magadha (Capital city of Mauryan Empire) there was an idol seller. He was very famous because he sculpted 3 Buddha idols, that were identical but varied in their prices. The value of first Read more…


Antaranga Bahiranga Shuddi

ಕಳಬೇಡ, ಕೊಲಬೇಡ, ಹುಸಿಯ ನುಡಿಯಲು ಬೇಡ ಮುನಿಯ ಬೇಡ, ಅನ್ಯರಿಗೆ ಅಸಹ್ಯ ಪಡ ಬೇಡ ತನ್ನ ಬಣ್ಣಿಸ ಬೇಡ, ಇದಿರ ಹಳಿಯಲು ಬೇಡ ಇದೇ ಅಂತರಂಗ ಶುಧಿ, ಇದೇ ಬಹಿರಂಗ ಶುಧಿ ಇದೇ ನಮ್ಮ ಕೂಡಲಸಂಗಮ ದೆವರನೊಲಿಸುವ ಪರಿ. English Translation : Do not steal, do not kill, do not lie, Read more…


Sahaj Mila

।। सहज मिला सो दूध बराबर मॉंग लिया सो पानी खींच लिया वो रक्त बराबर गोरख बोले बाणी ।। English Translation: That which you get spontaneously, is equivalent to milk That when asked becomes water If you snatch it, it Read more…


Astanga Yoga and Saptanga Yoga

Today mostly people know about Ashtang yoga of Patanjali. However in practice what mostly people do is saptang yoga of Rishi Gherand. But people know less about it. So let’s discuss what is saptang yoga. Ashtang Yog The word ‘astanga’ Read more…


Akkana Vachana

ಅಕ್ಕನ ವಚನ~ ಬಿಟ್ಟೆನೆಂದರೂ ಬಿಡದೀ ಮಾಯೆ ! ಬಿಡದಿದ್ದರೆ ಬೆಂಬತ್ತಿತ್ತು ಮಾಯೆ ! ಯೋಗಿಗೆ ಯೋಗಿಣಿಯಾಯಿತ್ತು ಮಾಯೆ! ಸವಣಂಗೆ ಸವಣಿಯಾಯಿತ್ತು ಮಾಯೆ ! ಯತಿಗೆ ಪರಾಕಿಯಾಯಿತ್ತು ಮಾಯೆ ! ನಿನ್ನ ಮಾಯೆಗೆ ನಾನಂಜುವವಳಲ್ಲ ಚೆನ್ನಮಲ್ಲಿಕಾರ್ಜುನದೇವ, ನಿಮ್ಮಾಣೆ. The above ‘Vachana’ (Poem) was written by famous poetess Akkamahedevi. Akka was a bhakti Read more…