Category: Spirituality

  • An Enlightened Mother’s Lullaby (Reconciling with the Age of AI)

    The story of Queen MadAlasA (Brahmanda Purana) is a lofty though inspirational example of a parent's role in the life of a child. Her enlightening lullaby to her children produced four sages. Such conscious parenting may seem like a story best left in books but even a casual observer of some of today's modern parenting can see that we are due for some changes. The age of technology and impending AI revolution calls for a different perspective on education. Can we figure out solutions in time that will avoid us becoming slaves to technology?

  • 3 Wonderful Guided Meditations

    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.

  • Taittiriya Upanishad: Rishi Bhrigu’s Meditation

    The Upanishads "are the production of the highest human wisdom” claimed German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. The Bhrigu Valli, part of the Taittiriya Upanishad is an important text especially for yoga and meditation practitioners since it describes the transformation from the gross to the subtle and the experiential understanding reached in yoga, of the ultimate knowledge.

  • Sirsasana – A Reflective Asana

    Sirsasana (or headstand) is regarded as the King of Asanas in yoga. If one goes deeper into the asana one realises that it teaches us more than the ability to hold the body upside down - it teaches us about overcoming our fears and limitations.

  • An Indian Paradigm of Coaching: ‘Yoga Sutras’ in Practical Action

    A fascinating and insightful Q&A between Gayatri Iyer and Yogi coach Raghu Ananthanarayanan about how the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali can be applied to ‘coaching’ and ‘mentoring’. It is amazing to note how this ancient text provides an enlightened paradigm and methods to cultivate and manage a coach-coachee relationship. Read on to explore some timeless wisdom in practical action.

  • The Wisdom of the Sages (Mooji)

    "..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.

  • Seeking Shiva

    "The distinction between “with qualities” and "without qualities” does not exist in Him; He’s beyond both attachment and non-attachment; Stainless, He’s beyond all forms. He’s beyond both qualities and the absence of qualities; Though formless, He’s the substance of all forms. So how can I worship that Shiva, who exists everywhere, like space!" - Avadhuta Gita | Exploring the significance of Mahashivratri (the darkest night of the year), for seeking Shiva.