- Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)

How “Wisdom” Can Get It Wrong

Arjuna looked out at the battlefield, and seeing those he loved and even revered was overwhelmed with the enormity of killing them, and expressed his feelings to Krishna. Krishna’s reaction to this impassioned speech was to smile and say: “Your words are wise, Arjuna, but you are wrong.”

Faith in Jesus?

Jesus is not saying “believe in Me,” but “believe into Me.” He is urging us to merge our consciousness into His consciousness–which is not the limited consciousness of an individual, but the boundless Christ Consciousness.

Seeing the One in All

In response to our recent blog posting about the reality of Jesus in the experience of India’s great yogis, we received a most heartening letter from India. I want to share parts of it with you and my reflections on it for I feel it presents the most authentic perspective on these matters.

What and Why is a Sadguru –The Tradition of the Nath Yogis

There is a tremendous amount of mythology current in the world (including India) as to what constitutes a true guru. In the view of the original yogic tradition of the Nath Panth, the definition is very simple. A sadguru is someone who knows the way to the Real, the Sat, and can teach and guide seekers.

Yoga in Four Words

Chitta is the subtle energy that is the substance of the mind, and therefore the mind itself. Vritti is thought-wave; mental modification; mental whirlpool; a ripple in the chitta. Nirodha is restraint; restriction; suppression; dissolving.