Month: <span>May 2014</span>

Brahma and Brahman

One thing that long puzzled me in Sanskrit terminology is the similarity between the words Brahma and Brahman. Some use the words almost interchangeably yet their definitions are quite distinct. Brahma is the creator in …

Brahmacharya & Sex

Brahmacharya is one of the Yamas of Yoga and key to many conceptions of spiritual practice. It is commonly translated to mean celibacy. Celibacy is thus deemed necessary for real spiritual progress. However, while a …

Yoga to Purify the Mind

Ah – one more article for the series. When we clear up the noise in the lower the koshas (the mental and emotional “bodies”), then the subtler ones and all their advantages come on line: …

Yoga Articles

Recently, I’ve been reviewing the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, as translated by Dr. Thomas Egenes. (see the Books tab) For your convenience, here are links to the articles. True Yoga The Enlightenment of Yoga The …

The Mind of Yoga

In Yoga, the mind is a key topic. In Yoga Sutra, the second phrase is “Yoga is the complete settling of the activity of the mind.” It is not a posture or breathing exercise. Book …

Obstacle Illusions

The process of enlightenment is a very curious one. It’s not something that happens or is done because it’s not something or someone that is waking up. What awakens is already awake. But it has …

The Role of Kundalini

The ongoing exploration and discussion of ways of modelling the diverse experiences of awakening had a new round recently, based on the article Kundalini: Up, Down, or ? by Peter Holleran. It’s a fascinating overview …

Present Time

We’re living in a time of profound transition. On the one hand, there are nasty global trends taking place that could have serious impacts on the livability of many communities. We are also in the …

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