Category Archives: Body Mind Soul

A Question of Acceptance (Part One)

A Question of Acceptance (Part One)

There was once a Brahmin couple, and they were very poor. But they were content with their lot and had a great deal of trust and faith in the gods. They were devotees of Lord Shiva. One day, Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati were talking about the couple. ‘They are so poor, and so…

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The Pundit (Part Two)

The Pundit (Part Two)

Several years later, the pundit donned the ochre robes of an aesthetic. He left his home town and wandered in search of Truth. One night when he was still walking past midnight, he was greeted by a man in the street who asked him who he was and what he was doing. ‘Some people say…

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Mind & Logic (Part 1)

Mind & Logic (Part 1)

A ninety-year-old great-grandfather announced that he had been alone too long and planned to remarry. Shock waves hit the family when he said it would be a sixteen-year-old girl. The man’s son consulted the family doctor, who stated that such a marriage would be detrimental to his father’s health, and advised him to dissuade the…

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The Greatest Gift (2)

The Greatest Gift (2)

“In order to survive, we need to eat.” Guruji began. “When we are learning to cook, we sometimes need to use certain quantities and follow a method in a recipe book so that the food will taste good. But naturally, if we are not a perfect cook, and we try by ourselves, we sometimes make…

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Awareness

Awareness

Guruji gives a monthly Satsang (spiritual talk) at Kashi Kriya Yoga Centre, and occasionally he talks after one of the weekly yoga classes. A few weeks ago, I wrote down the message he gave us after yoga as soon as I got home. It went something like this: “People may say that they are peaceful,…

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