Inspirations Category

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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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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Where does space come from?

There is an interesting philosophical conundrum:  Everything exists in space, but in what does space exist? This is not only a question in yoga and mysticism, but also a conundrum of science. After all, modern science hypothesizes that the universe was formed out of the so called ‘big bang.’ Before the big bang, apparently nothing […]

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Initiation into Wisdom

In one of the wonderful collection of books by Carlos Castaneda, Don Juan, the Yaqui Indian shaman says: ‘The worst that could happen to us is that we have to die and since that is already our unalterable fate, we are free; those who have lost everything no longer have anything to fear’. This is […]

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The Edge of Infinity

When I was eight years of age I had a dream, a very lucid and vivid dream, that repeated itself over a period of some weeks. I dreamed that in my search for Truth I traveled endlessly into space passing uncountable stars and galaxies. Eventually, I reached the edge of the universe. There I found […]

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The Pathless Path

All religions, philosophies, systems and sciences are different fingers pointing at the moon (symbolizing Reality). They do not and cannot encompass Reality. This includes the systems of yoga, tantra and advaita.  Realization of the Reality behind our embodied existence can only take place when the sense of ego-identification temporarily dissolves through meditation, reflection, insight, love […]

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