Total gratitude

Generally we express gratitude to either God or another person when good things happen in our life. Examples are when we get a promotion or our child passes the exam with flying colors, or we get over illness and our ushered into good health. But many times when bad things happen to us we end… Continue reading Total gratitude


Individuality is how a person’s ‘will’ is directed. Physical individuality: Americans during the time of the founding directed their will or energy to come out of poverty and became millionaires within one generation and it can be called physical individuality. Vital Individuality: Someone like Gandhiji or Abraham Lincoln directed their will towards social causes and… Continue reading Individuality

Four yogas

All Indian spiritual practice can be encompassed in the four major paths of yoga: Karmayoga – The problem is selfishness. To move from selfishness to unselfishness in our actions is Karmayoga. This uses the instrument of ‘will’ in action. Bhakthi yoga – To direct our energies, passions and desires to the love of God is… Continue reading Four yogas

Meaning of AUM

A – Waking state – Gross layer – Make sound from your heart U – Dream state – Subtle layer – Make sound from your throat M – Deep Sleep state – Causal layer – Make sound from your head Silence that follows AUM is the Pure Consciousness or Essence. This silence represents the Turiya… Continue reading Meaning of AUM

Turiya state

The Mandukya Upanishad says that we have 4 states: Waking state or gross level Dream state or subtle level Deep sleep state or causal level Turiya state which is the nature of our true being. The Turiya state is beyond time and space and is attainable by us here and now. #Upanishads #SwamiSarvapriyananda