Category Archives: Philosophy

Helpful Hints for the Practice of Yama and Niyama

Helpful Hints for the Practice of Yama and Niyama

By Swami Karunananda

The first two limbs of Raja Yoga are called yama and niyama. They consist of five precepts each and constitute the ethical foundation of Yoga. Sri Swami Satchidananda said: “All spiritual life should be based on … Full Story

Is Pain Inevitable?

Is Pain Inevitable?

By Beth Hinnen

In this final article of a series looking at several of Patanjali’s sutras, we come to quite an amazing one buried in the Second Pada: pain that has not yet come is avoidable (2.16). This … Full Story

Manifesting Divine Consciousness in Daily Life

Manifesting Divine Consciousness in Daily Life

An Interview with Brother Chidananda

Manifesting Divine Consciousness in Daily Life is a new book by Sri Mrinalini Mata, president of the Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF). In this interview, Brother Chidananda, a long time SRF monk who works alongside Mataji, discusses Full Story

Ways to Foster Jnana Yoga Consciousness

Ways to Foster Jnana Yoga Consciousness

By Rev. Paraman Barsel

• Remember the Truth — above all, the spiritual path is about remembering, since all the problems originate with forgetting Who You Are!
• According to Sri Swami Satchidananda, the best way to overcome the bondage … Full Story

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