The Mind is the Mirror of the Self

Have you ever seen your own face? No. What you see in a mirror is not your face. It’s a reflection. If, to your great surprise, your face looks horrible and distorted in the mirror, do you jump up and run to the hospital? No, you get another mirror. You know that the...

Ram Dass & Alan Watts

In this unique offering, the Be Here Now Network and Alan Watts Organization have curated a podcast featuring words of wisdom from Ram Dass and Alan Watts. Watts offers his far-reaching Buddhist, Taoist and meditative wisdom, playing off of and complementing Ram Dass’...

The Power of the Human Mind

There is nothing more powerful than the human mind. The mind has a tremendous capacity, so it can be trained to do anything. We can see this in the mental accomplishments or siddhis. If your thought force is strong enough, just by simply looking at an ordinary piece...

Developing Spiritual Vision

How to love everyone equally? It’s a beautiful question. There are so many differences among us in terms of age, physical characteristics, professions, and so on. The only way to love everybody equally is to see the common element running through all these...

A Solution to the World’s Problems

This talk was given by Sri Swami Satchidananda to a gathering of members from the Lions Club and Rotarian Club organizations in Hong Kong. The main reason behind all the world’s problems is selfishness. Living an unselfish life means that we perform our actions for...

The Science of Yoga, Part 1: Yogabhyasa and Yogavidya

The practice of Yoga and the science of Yoga, or Yoga­bhyasa and Yogavidya, are two of the traditional ways that Yoga is described. Yoga is a practice (abhyasa) and a science (vidya). While asanas and pranayama are immensely popular and currently the most visible...