Processing the Flames of Soul for Self-inquiry (Atma-vichara)

Self-inquiry (Atma-vichara), is considered the simplest and most direct path to Self-realization. However, Self Inquiry is also very subtle and can be difficult to achieve even after years of practice. It depends on great powers of concentration and sharpness of mind along with a strong longing for liberation. One might say metaphorically that Self-Inquiry requires… Detail

Liberation through Love for Self-Realization

We have learned much that Self-Realization is the ideal and goal of life, the all-encompassing Soul, by expanding its field of consciousness throughout the world. If this expansion of consciousness is an outward process, it will not end. Every day humans have to solve problems and adjust their burdens. The burdens were many, too many… Detail

Breaking Away from the Endless Cycle of Karma

The term “Karma” appears frequently in various philosophical and religious writings. Indeed, it has been discussed so often by the Sages and Yogis that many consider it an imaginary stumbling block on the path of spiritual salvation. All Masters, from a lower level or from a level of ascent, speak of liberation through action without… Detail

Philosophy as the Way to Happiness

How can we use philosophy and wisdom to “live better”? and how can we practice the art of living the good life? Is there an approach to life that can help us “thrive”? Philosophy may be a tool to help us find a sustainable path of happiness and develop skillfully. We learn the true purpose… Detail

5 Skandhas Forming Personal Development

We all know that we have psychological thoughts and experiences, but who are we really? How does the mind work to shape our experience of our world, the experience of feeling our life? Psychology examines our daily experiences of clarity and confusion about our thoughts and self. Our earliest sense of self shows “5 Collections… Detail

Healing on the Spiritual Path

When using spiritual recovery to overcome illness, a person will focus on restoring harmony to strengthen the health of his entire body, heart and mind. In modern society, we expect improvement. Western medicine is approved for people undergoing surgery, drugs and other medical interventions. If we have a bacterial infection, medical drugs will certainly provide… Detail

Knowing the Truth through the 5 Darsana Life

A person should have a scientific temperament in exploring the truth and must also have a religious attitude in valuing the knowledge contained in the scriptures because religious knowledge cannot be verified and validated by science or by any other physical means. Truth is vast. Truth is infinite. You cannot measure it with one instrument… Detail

Overcoming Sadness & Adversity

Suffering forces change and free itself from the habitual movement of the mind. Suffering and awareness of suffering pushes beyond the comfort zone and counteracts the forces of life that are destructive and unstable or seek lasting solutions to the problem of suffering. Without suffering, it is difficult to undergo change or the possibility of… Detail