The following lines of the Gilana Sutra in the Anguttura Nikaya a sutra that sickness is talked about by the Buddha as well as the types of sick people. The sutra illustrates that there are those who get sick and with no effort from others they can get better, the others will not respond to…

Kapila founded Yoga as a school of study and Mahaveera, Buddha and Patanjali elaborated it and made it a deep system. Schisms developed and yoga became a split school somehow becoming an underground movement for all the established religions. It was good that Yoga got dissociated from any religion as it should always have been….

If your doctor asks you to meditate you may wonder what its uses might be. While it is generally understood that meditation results in mental peace and calmness, and some also say that it makes you stress free and improves your concentration, this is just a sample of what meditation can do for your life…

All humans are a reflection of the cosmic reality. Buddhist intellectuals repeatedly point out the Universal Mind and Universal Form is distinct. This distinction of Mind and Body in the human being has to be realised through meditation. Achieving this distinction is one of the marks of enlightenment. Modern Science acknowledges this distinction but sees…

Some who read this book have been able to know the facts stated therein may have a doubt whether they may be able to achieve them through the various practices – whether they have the required time at their disposal or the congenial atmosphere. We wish to tell the readers that by following the instructions…

Yoga institutions have come up like mushrooms in the country. Most of them advertise that meditation will be taught right at the outset. Many enroll themselves and get cheated. They proudly say that they have learnt meditation! As far as we know many “Sadhu” and “Sanyasi” have taught some exercise in the name of meditation….

Yoga and Zen in the modern world are seen as direct perpendicular paths, one focusing on the body and the other on the Mind. Nothing could be more diametrically wrong than this perception of duality. Yoga at its root is a concept of aligning the body with everything that we are doing at that moment….

This writing is dedicated to my teachers, Acharya Satyanarayana Goenkaji, Andrew Quernmore and Ven. Bhikku Bodhipala who have taught me these principles. “The greatest human who ever walked was the Buddha” – is the lesson they taught. The Buddha was born in a palace and he chose to live a life as a recluse in…

The following lines of the Gilana Sutra in the Anguttura Nikaya a sutra that sickness is talked about by the Buddha as well as the types of sick people. The sutra illustrates that there are those who get sick and with no effort from others they can get better, the others will not respond to…

The functioning of one’s mind has a great say in the bodily health of a person. We see in daily life that even though a man takes nutritious diet but keeps on worrying, he will not be healthy. The converse of this is true. If a healthy man is accosted by all his friends (separately)…

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