Soham Yoga is based on the science of spiritual sound. A mantra is a series of sounds whose effect lies not in an assigned intellectual meaning, but in an inherent sound-power that can produce a specific effect physically or psychologically.
Never be discouraged. Billions of people are not taking to sadhana, but you have. So you are a very rare person, indeed. You would never have begun to try if you were not able to succeed.
Why say anything to critics of Sanatana Dharma? They obviously have their minds made up. Do not bother with the fault-finders, accusers and nay-sayers. Sri Ramakrishna said that when an elephant walks down the road the little dogs bark, but the elephant keeps walking on and leaves them behind.
Ishwara is not in the world as an invisible presence. Rather, the world itself is the visible presence of Ishwara. We can think of Ishwara (Christ Consciousness) as the screen, and Creation as the play of light and shadow projected onto it.
Q: What is the Virgin Mary? Is she a saint? An avatar? Divine Mother of some sort? What is the difference between her and the mothers of other avatars? I can only reply to your question according to my own study and my personal experience. … Continue reading
A response to someone who asked how increase their meditation time from meditating 30 minutes to 3 hours of meditation.
What is the mind? Sanskrit and Pali have the same word for mind: mana. Mana comes from the root verb man, which means “to think.” However, mind takes in more territory than the intellect; it includes the senses and the emotions.
A selection from Abbot George’s Commentary on the Four Gospels It is imperative that we discover the real meaning of that spiritual state to which Jesus called his disciples. The Beloved Disciple John in his epistle speaks of those that overcome the world (I John … Continue reading
Today we are beginning a new series of occasional blog posts: selections from Abbot George’s Commentary on the Four Gospels, which he is currently working on. We begin with his introduction.