Category: Reflections

14 Posts

If not now, then when?
If not now, then when?

Reflection for this weekend: “It takes tremendous courage, will and self-compassion to break the habits. Challenge yourself to live a different and better way. If not now, then when? Life is ever ebbing away.” ~ Dandapani Photo: Hindu monk at Pasupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Challenges in Meditation
Challenges in Meditation

Reflection for this weekend: “It’s only when we have a methodical step-by-step approach to meditation with a goal clearly defined that we will not get distracted and discouraged by the challenges that arise. We can view them as lessons on the path that need to be learned and applied in life...

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Cultivating Willpower
Cultivating Willpower

Reflection for this weekend: “Change does not take a lot of time. It just takes a lot of will. That will has to be cultivated, just as we would cultivate a garden.” ~ Gurudeva Subramuniyaswami Photo: Lily Flower, Hawaii

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Taking Responsibility for One’s Actions
Taking Responsibility for One’s Actions

Reflection for this weekend: “Taking responsibility for one’s own actions is the first step in understanding the law of karma.” ~ Dandapani Photo: Mount Merapi at sunrise, Central Java, Indonesia.

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How to Deal with Energy Vampires
How to Deal with Energy Vampires

Reflection for this weekend: “Withdraw your energy from people in your life who are inherently energy vampires. Practice being affectionately detached with them but always kind, gentle, sincere and loving towards them.” ~ Dandapani

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Spiritual Tools for Life
Spiritual Tools for Life

Reflection for this weekend: “Spiritual tools are useless unless they are put into practice.” ~ Dandapani Photo: Varanasi, India at sunset

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Focusing energy and maturing desires
Focusing energy and maturing desires

Reflection for this weekend: “Your desires, the focus of your energy, change as you mature, causing you to leave old desires and create new ones.” ~ Dandapani Photo: Dandapani speaks with Robin Buck, a co-teacher on his spiritual adventures, on the banks of the Ganges River in the Hin...

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Each moment is a choice
Each moment is a choice

Reflection for this weekend: “Each moment is a choice you make to be in charge of where your awareness goes or to allow someone or something to dictate where it goes.” ~ Dandapani Photo: The sun sets behind one of the gorgeous Hindu temples in Khajuraho, North India. Built between 950 and 1050 by...

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