Tag: Spiritual Path
My Environment Shapes Me
The goal defines the path and the path defines the surroundings. Let’s elaborate on this. The first step is to figure out the goal, then comes outlining a clear systematic path that leads us to that goal. Once this is done, we need to establish our surroundings. Our surroundings are the people, t...Read More
Philosophy, Goal, Path and Lifestyle
On the spiritual path, the first step is to become clear of the philosophy to which one subscribes. This philosophy then defines the goal, which then defines the path, which in turn defines the lifestyle one should lead. Watch the video below to learn more about these spiritual steps: philosophy,...Read More
Too busy or misguided priorities?
At an event in Portland, Oregon, I was asked, “What if we don’t have time to spend in reflection in the morning?” At the end of the day, it comes down to priorities. What’s important in your life? Everybody has time. I’m sure they have time to update their status or to talk with...Read More
Where are you going in life?
My guru, Gurudeva Subramuniyaswami, once said, “There is nothing more important than knowing who you are, the path that you are on and its final end.” Once you begin the process of getting to know yourself, one of the first things you have to do is ask yourself what is it that you want out…Read More
Your Spine, Your Center
The meditator’s goal, on the Hindu spiritual path of Raja Yoga, is to first become aware of energy and then to familiarize himself with it. Next he learns to harness this energy so it does not all flow out of him. Once this is done, his task is to withdraw this energy. As he withdraws…Read More
How To Work With Guilt
One of the things to cultivate on the spiritual path is self-acceptance. Right this moment, you are the sum total of many, many incarnations. It took hundreds of years, maybe even thousands of years, to bring you to this very moment so you have to be forgiving of yourself for your negative person...Read More
Is there heaven or hell?
Different religions believe in different things obviously. Hinduism does not believe in heaven or hell but rather in heavenly states of mind and hellish states of mind. One of the core beliefs of Hinduism is that God is all pervasive. God is in you, in me, in the trees, in the stones. God is ever...Read More
How To View Negative Traits In Yourself
In looking to change our own negative traits, we should seek to understand them first: How did it come about? What caused it? How many lives did it take to create? Remember the trait was a product of decades or centuries of repeating a behavioral pattern and to expect to change it overnight or in...Read More