Hidden Cause of Things

All that transpires on earth and all beyond Are parts of an illimitable plan The One keeps in his heart and knows alone. Our outward happenings have their seed within, And even this random Fate that imitates Chance, This mass of unintelligible results, Are the dumb graph of truths that work unseen: The laws of … Continue reading Hidden Cause of Things

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The Real Human Being – 4 (Concluding)

The Real Human Being By Swami Krishnananda (Spoken on November 18, 1976)   Continued from third post Hence, we have got subtle difficulties which can threaten us, and the greatest threat is death itself, the great fear of mankind from which one tries to escape by hook or by crook. We are inventing enzymes, elixirs … Continue reading The Real Human Being – 4 (Concluding)

The Real Human Being – 2

The Real Human Being By Swami Krishnananda (Spoken on November 18, 1976) Continued from first post We have to study the human being in his essentiality to find out whether we have really progressed through the centuries or not. What progress has mankind made? Let him declare it in a very specific manner, logically and … Continue reading The Real Human Being – 2

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

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