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Zoom Satsang with Swami Nirmalananda on June 3rd
We’d like to invite you to a one-hour Zoom satsang with Swami Nirmalananda Giri (Abbot George) on this Saturday June 3rd at 12:00 noon E.S.T. For one hour Swamiji will answer questions which have been asked in previous satsangs.
The Vakhs of Lalla Yogeshwari: An Introduction
Lalla Yogeshwari, also known as Lalleshwari or Lal Ded (Mother Lalla), was a great fourteenth-century yogini of Kashmir. She created a form of mystic poetry called Vatsun or Vakhs (from the Sanskrit Vak, which means Speech) that were the earliest compositions in the Kashmiri language.
Ramana Maharshi, the Paramatman and the Jivatman
Claiming to follow a great master, especially one who has been out of the body for over seventy years, is extremely easy. But to understand his teachings requires the same state of consciousness that the master attained.
Podcast: Swami Sivananda and the Song of Admonition
Swami Sivananda composed many songs in English to convey his teachings, the most famous being the Song of Ities listing such virtues as Simplicity, Purity and Charity. Others were advice and inspiration for spiritual endeavor. This Song of Admonition is the best known.
New Book Available: The Inspired Wisdom of Sri Gajanana Maharaj
We are happy to announce the publication of “The Inspired Wisdom of Sri Gajanana Maharaj – A Practical Commentary on Leading an Effectual Spiritual Life” by Abbot George Burke
Podcast: How Should We Respond to Outer and Inner Negativity and Evil?
In today’s podcast Abbot George tells us about the difference between Satan and Mara, and how we should respond to outer and inner negativity and evil.
New Youtube Video: Yogis Who Saw Jesus
One of the most popular blog posts on OCOY.org is “Yogis Who Saw Jesus” with nearly 40,000 views. So we have made a 6:32 minute YouTube video of this post to share with a wider audience.
This Month's Features
Yogis Who Saw Jesus
The day our Original Christianity and Original Yoga website was launched we received an irate communication from one of those Western “Hindus” that believe they are more truly Hindu if they hate other religions–especially Christianity–and deny that Jesus ever existed. Here is our answer:
The Many Advantages of Vegetarianism
You can indeed reap a lot of benefits by being a vegetarian and people have become more aware of the health benefits of being a vegetarian. Animal rights issues is only one of the reasons why people decide to go on a vegetarian diet. People are beginning to care more about the environment. However, the main reason why people go on vegetarian diet is because of health benefits.
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.
7 Steps to Misuse Your Power of Thought
Thought is power–magnetic power, particularly. That is, thought can draw or repel whatever is thought about, depending upon the polarity of the individual mind. Many times we see that people bring to themselves the things they continually think about, but we also see that thinking about something can repel it from the person.