Monthly Archives: Jul 2019

How real is the law of cause and effect?

In our common-sense daily life and from a materialistic perspective the law of cause and effect seem evident and not even worth questioning. However, modern science, western philosophy and Indian Advaita have all put into question its validity: According to modern quantum physics: the law of cause and effect is not essentially true, because events […]

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There is suffering, yet there is One

I am not oblivious to the horrors of the world and I don’t understand why there needs to be so much suffering. Yet my intimate experience of the Mystery is so strong that I just have to admit, though I don’t understand this suffering, that it is all part of the One.  At the same […]

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Conscious Presence

Everyone and everything in the universe, known and unknown, is part of the network of Reality. We may love and hate, we may accept and not accept, but these attitudes are just expressions of our individual mental conditioning. Whether we are disagreeing or agreeing, liking and disliking, let us be Aware. But what is it […]

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What is important is the Unchanging

Narada: I have wonderful experiences through the practice of Yoga, but when they are over, they are only a memory. I’m sure they have contributed to my overall spiritual development, but is there more to the fulfillment of human potential? Swami Nishchalananda: What we are really interested in is not changing experiences, but That which […]

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The Guru Principle

This satsang was given at Mandala Yoga Ashram on the 8th of June 2018, on ‘Guru Purnima’, a day traditional in India for acknowledging the role of the ‘Guru’ or Teacher. “I don’t think an external teacher really teaches you anything……  except to show you, directly or indirectly, where you are stuck in a particular […]

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