Ma and Pa in Georgia

Ma and Pa in Georgia

by Br. ShankaraMay 9, 2020 After we have finished worshipping Herin our shrine on a Saturday or a Tuesday,Sri Sarada slips out of Her red-borderedsari and puts on a simple house dress. Then, you may find Her in the kitchenof their North Georgia hill country...

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Where the Starfish Live

by Cyndi Craven © Starcraven Music-BMI https://soundcloud.com/cyndi-craven-1/where-the-starfish-live Where the Starfish Live Little girl, sitting in the classroomShe hums a tune no one can hear inside her headShe looks outside, she is a thought born by the airWhen she...

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Letter to John Doe

Letter to John Doe

by Br. Shankara Dear John Doe, Namaste! A friend told me that you want to hear only the highest truth. Well and good, from here it is this:  TAT TVAM ASI! (That Thou Art) You would say it to yourself as AHAM BRAHMASMI! (I am Brahman). Anything, ANY THING else...

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Yoga for Sale

Yoga for Sale

by Uma Majmudar Rudyard Kipling’s statement, “East is East and West is West, and the twain shall never meet,” falls flat on its face in the new millennium as the East and the West come together. We now share, contribute and  learn from each other in ways that...

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The Mighty Metaphor

The Mighty Metaphor

by Russell Atkinson The Fog Warning by Winslow Homer “Mother! Mother! My boat is sinking here in the ocean of this world. Fiercely the hurricane of delusion rages on every side! Clumsy is my helmsman, the mind: stubborn my six oarsmen, the passions: into a pitiless...

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A Mountain Sutra

A Mountain Sutra

by William Page Mountains are often a source of religious insight.  Many sages and rishis have lived there. So there ought to be a mountain sutra.  If there were, it might go like this: Photo by Jen Loong on Unsplash The religious quest is...

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Girish, the Divine Drunkard

Girish, the Divine Drunkard

by Bill Davis Swami Vivekananda:  There is no sweetness but He.  Thus says Yajnavalka.  When you come to that state and look upon all things with the same eye, when you see even in the drunkard’s pleasure in drink only that sweetness, then you have got...

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The Healing Journey of Vedanta, a Meditation

The Healing Journey of Vedanta, a Meditation

by Sister Judith Thackray The healing principles of nondual Vedanta have guided me most of my adult life. I was an undergraduate student in philosophy and fine art—widely reading in both ancient and modern philosophy, when I first encountered these healing principles...

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