I’ve taken the Webster’s dictionary definition of Karma and split into separate lines for you to absorb:
the residue generated
by a person’s actions,
its ethical consequences,
carried across lives,
determines the nature of the persons next life,
believed in Hinduism and Buddhism.
Among all topics within spirituality, one of the most complex is Maya, the unreality or veil, which if we overcome, there is the ultimate truth and bliss.
A disciple once asked Swami Vivekananda — “I have read all your lectures and books on Maya but I still want you to explain it lucidly to me. Swami Vivekananda smiled and replied — “Please ask me something else”. It was his way to indicate its complexity
Freudian theories uses the concepts of Maya as its basis, especially the overt or covert fear of death, our denial of its reality and how we…
Are Faith and Rationality opposites? NO
Whoever tells us that faith equals blind belief and Science equals rational and thereby concludes them as opposites are completely wrong. I have been perplexed in the past but the below clarity helped me and I can say with certainty that they are not at cross purposes.
This is a question that has plagued even the most faithful and asking this question does not make us an atheist. Mother Teresa refers to this in her writings where she questions the existence of a God as she is unable to see the suffering around her anymore. I speculate that this question also pops up when we are down rather than riding high. A common question is — Does He exist at all anywhere or are we accepting this blindly? Some feel guilty when this thought arises.
Have been through a process of Past Life Regression (PLR), where through hypnosis and a closely supervised intervention, individuals are able to access their past lives.
People who experienced a near death experience talk about moving through a tunnel of very bright light before being pulled back to human consciousness. These are documented in established books like — Journey of the Souls by Michael Newton or Many Lives Many Masters, Brian Weiss.
A favourite book of mine, ‘Getting to Yes’ was about the Art of Negotiations, which clearly showed that kids are the best in negotiations because they don’t have fear to ask questions. No sacred cows or fear of looking foolish for asking something absurd.
This is one of the most fascinating things about children; always questioning, always wondering. Yet somehow, we tend to shed this child-like curiosity as the years pass by, all too often forgetting to pause and contemplate the deeper questions in life.
We ask about 8–10billion queries on Google everyday but our curiosity is limited to the…
Life as we know starts with breathing and ends when the vital energy stops. The second it stops, the body vacuum opens, temperature, water and all elements start to escape from the body and nothing is the same again.
Prana (translated life force) is more than just the air but the vital force of energy & Pranayama is the practice of controlling the breath and energy through various methods.
I would hazard a guess that a majority of us have to re-learn and practice this technique of breathing which came at birth and then we lost it in the way…
Jnana (Wisdom) yoga is one of the four classical schools, alongside Bhakti (devotion), Karma (action) and Raja (meditation), each offering a path to moksha (spiritual liberation) and self-realisation. Sanskrit for “knowledge” or “wisdom,” Jnana is the intellectual path of scriptures and self-study, considered to be one of the most direct and yet challenging means of spiritual development. Many argue that this is the first step to spirituality as it gives a basic understanding before enquiring & experimenting.
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