The Six Faults of the Materially Identified Ego

The Six Faults of the Materially Identified Ego Sri Sri Paramahamsa Yogananda When the EGO or “I” consciousness has sided with the materialistic forces of creation, it is said to have six faults (doshas): 1. Kama (lust); 2. Krodha (anger); 3. Lobha (greed); 4. Moha (delusion); 5. Mada (pride); 6. Matsarya (envy). Only when man … Continue reading The Six Faults of the Materially Identified Ego

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Fight Your Own battle of Kurukshetra

Yogic Symbolism of the Battle of the Kurukshetra Sri Sri Paramahamsa Yogananda Selected excerpts from GOD TALKS WITH ARJUNA : THE BHAGAVAD GITA It will become evident… that the historical background of  a battle and the contestants therein have been used for the purpose of illustrating the spiritual and psychological battle going on between the … Continue reading Fight Your Own battle of Kurukshetra

Sense the two-fold existence while in the flesh

"Sir, I am meditating," I shouted protestingly. "I know how you are meditating," my guru called out, "with your mind distributed like leaves in a storm! Come here to me." Snubbed and exposed, I made my way sadly to his side. "Poor boy, the mountains couldn't give what you wanted." Master spoke caressively, comfortingly. His … Continue reading Sense the two-fold existence while in the flesh

Ramana Maharishi and Free Will

Ramana and Free Will Finally, Ramaṇa’s views on free will vis-à-vis predetermination are so astounding that it behooves us to explore the issue. According to Ramaṇa, at the level of an ordinary person (ajñāni), individuals, from birth to death, will experience a series of preordained activities and experiences, all of which are the consequences of … Continue reading Ramana Maharishi and Free Will