Art Of living – In the previous blog, we discussed Bhakti Yoga. Here we will see how Bhakti teaches us ART OF LIVING- how to live perfectly.Read more
Basics of Bhagavad Gita
Essence of Bhagavad Gita in 4 verses
Essence of Bhagavad Gita in 4 verses – The set of four verses of Bhagavad Gita 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 and 10.11, which is known as chaturshloki, is very important to understand Bhagavad Gita. These four verses together state the nature of the Absolute Truth and the process of attaining the Absolute Truth. Lord Krishna defines Absolute Truth in 10.8, and devotional service in 10.9. He speaks as a person and assures the individuality of His devotees. As a person, He reciprocates with those who want to get liberatedRead more
Transcending the Three Modes of Material Nature
Transcending the Three Modes of Material Nature – In the previous blog, we discussed the characteristics of the 3 modes in great detail. Here we will see how those who engage themselves in Bhakti yoga, i.e. perform devotional service to Krishna, they transcend the three modes very easily through some beautiful examples from ShastraRead more
What is Bhakti Yoga?
What is Bhakti Yoga – In the previous blogs, we discussed that through Jnana yoga one can realize the Brahman aspect of Krishna, by Dhyana yoga one can realize the Supersoul aspect of Krishna. In this blog we will discuss about Bhakti Yoga and how by only Bhakti yoga only one can realize Krishna as He is, i.e. Krishna as the supreme transcendental person (Bhagavan).Read more
What is Dhyana Yoga?
What is Dhyana Yoga – We have already discussed the four primary divisions of yoga system. We also discussed in detail about Karma Yoga and Jnana yoga. Let’s discuss Dhyana Yoga here and how bhakti-yoga is superior to Jnana and Dhyana Yoga.Read more
What is Jnana Yoga?
What is Jnana Yoga – We have already discussed the four primary divisions of yoga system. We also discussed in detail about Karma Yoga. Let’s discuss Jnana Yoga here and how jnana yogi ultimately becomes a bhakti yogi.Read more
The Three Modes Of Material Nature
The three modes of material nature – There are three primary colors, namely, red, green, and blue (RGB), and various combinations of these three colors in different proportions give rise to unlimited varieties of colors. Similarly, the material nature also has three modes- sattva (mode of goodness), raja (mode of passion), and tama (mode of ignorance), i.e., SRT. As an artist uses RGB to generate the impression of any other color which he/she wants to portrait, similarly SRT produces 8.4 million different species in this world.Read more
The Essence of Karma Yoga
The essence of Karma Yoga – We have already discussed in the previous blog about What is Karma Yoga?Here we will continue that discussion further to reach the essence of Karma Yoga. We all have fruitive mentality or in other words we have the mentality of getting something in return for each of our actions, due to which we invariably seek profit, adoration and distinction.Read more
What is Karma Yoga?
What is Karma Yoga – Each one of us has a certain nature. Based on this nature, one relishes certain types of work. In particular, Karma yoga is prescribed to those who are attached to performing actions according to their nature. Lord Kṛṣṇa says in Bhagavad Gita 3.14
annad bhavanti bhutani
yajñad bhavati parjanyo
Translation: All living bodies subsist on food grains, which are produced from rains. Rains are produced by performance of yajña [sacrifice], and yajña is born of prescribed dutiesRead more
Yoga- The Way of Life
Yoga – The way of life – Yoga means connectedness with Kṛṣṇa, the Absolute Truth. Nowadays, yoga is popularly presented to the world as some form of physical and breathing exercise that can help to keep the body fit. However until and unless one connects oneself to the Absolute Truth, the process DOESN’T come under yoga, according to the Bhagavad Gita.Read more