Sharing a beautiful poem by non-duality teacher Rupert Spira called ‘I Am’. The poem
5 beautiful quotes of Krishna from the Bhagavad Gita.
15 sayings of the mystic poet-saint Kabir Das (15th century CE). The wisdom of life encapsulated in these couplets is simple and timeless.
“You cannot even call him a devotee. Just intrigued. Unwilling to let go of the intrigue.”
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev tells the story of Sage Nandanar (7-8th century CE).
Whether you are completely new to meditation or not, if you are looking for inner silence and joy, here’s 3 guided meditation picks that you should definitely check out. Each one is short and easy to follow in the comfort of your own home.
The Sri Devi Ashtottara Shata Namavalih is a hymn reciting the 108 names of the Mother Goddess, Devi or Shakti. Shakti is the life force behind all Manifestation just as Shiva is the Unmanifest. Here’s a truly sublime must-listen rendition of the 108 names of Devi.
“..we know in these times, the lives of Sri Ramana Maharshi or Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj or Papaji, they pointed out the truth in the most direct way, an ancient wisdom that had also sprouted here in India but remained dormant until the great sage Adi Shankara revived interest in the path of Advaita—the non-dual path to Self-realisation. These great masters continue to shine the light and grace of this perfect understanding, and many many beings have thus come into the light for themselves.” Read more of the transcript of an excerpt of Mooji’s talk at satsang in Rishikesh in March 2016.
On his jayanti/birth anniversary (31 January 2018, Magha Pournima), remembering the Bhakti saint and poet Ravidas whose beautiful poems live on through time, as fresh today as when they were written centuries ago.
“The Sanskrit language is called DEVAVANI – the divine language. And it certainly is divine in the sense because it is the most poetic and the most musical language. Each word has a music around it, a certain aroma”.
Read more of what spiritual master Osho had to say about the Sanskrit language.
10 truths by Swami Vivekananda to inspire your mind.
A look at LWP’s most popular posts of 2017.
Dharma is perhaps the most important term in the culture and spiritual philosophy of India but also perhaps the most difficult to understand. It is roughly understood as the law that upholds or the law of life. This explanation by Swami Krishnananda (Divine Life Society) illuminates its real meaning.
Advaita master Sri HWL Poonja ji (1910-1997) explains the power and significance of Om, the primordial sound. He also recounts an incident when he was challenged by a French Cardinal who insisted that light came before sound.
Newsletter No. 19 (Oct 16 – 22).
The famous Danish physicist and Nobel Prize winner, Laureate Niels Bohr said, “I go into the Upanishads to ask questions.” Bohr as well as other physicists like Erwin Schrödinger and Werner Heisenberg were avid readers of the Vedic texts and observed that their experiments in quantum physics were consistent with what they had read in the Vedas. The 19th century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer was so impressed by the Upanishads that he called them “the production of the highest human wisdom”.
The Kena Upanishad begins with enquiry into the Self and contains the most profound wisdom and direct pointings towards Brahman, the Absolute.