The Most Voracious of All the Senses

If the purpose of yoga is to master the mind and senses, there is no better place to start than with the tongue. The Vedas state that the senses can be “gateways to hell,” and the most important and voracious of all the senses is the tongue. It is stated in the Vedas, that if…

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What salt block pyramids taught me about the secret of life

I dreamt of great pyramids last night. These were not your ordinary granite block pyramids, like the ones found in Egypt, but were built with perfectly cut cubes of pink, white and flecked crystal salt. They were spectacular. I was traveling with a group of friends and to our amazement we were able to drive…

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You are unborn, undying and don’t own a bloody thing

For the soul there is never birth nor death. Nor, having once been, does he ever cease to be. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing, undying and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain.[1] Nothing can kill the soul. In fact, according to the Gita, the soul was never born, but has always…

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My visit to Damanhur

Ever since learning about Alex Grey’s magical art and his appreciation for Damanhur I became obsessed with the idea of one day visiting. Well, on my recent tour of Europe I got to do just that. It was only for the day, but it was every bit as magical as I imagined. SEE ENTIRE PHOTO…

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Past Lives – Impressions of the past

Today I underwent a past life regression. It was something I had always wanted to do, but never felt comfortable doing. I mean, who wants to dig up ugly past lives? But then again, maybe there are some lives that we can be proud of? Whatever did happen in the past is most certainly gone…

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Unconditional Love – New Moon (POEM)

Winter Solstice, Stonehenge, England. The new moon is dawning — evoking a new love, as the angels look down from their heavens above. It is a time for renewal — a time to grow, a time to sow seeds — and a time to glow. Give up all past memories — of failure and scorn,…

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Tamal Krishna Goswami (Poem)

a Vyasapuja offering Srila Tamal Krishna Goswami (1946-2002) A Lion Warrior — within Chaitanya’s school, You stood strong and espoused the Goldren Rule, That one and all — should chant the Holy Name,  and thus you increased the glory and fame… Of the Golden Avatar — in this darkened age, You were a gentleman, scholar…

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The Song of the Food Yogi (POEM)

As the soft blue water folds beneath my feet, I contemplate my good fortune and beg not to repeat, The failures of the past in a journey so long, There’s just too much to tell in this very short song. Holding my hands high, I reach for the sky, personal liberation — I will not…

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Jim Young – The Lion Cub (POEM)

(Alan “Jim” Young) aka Nrsimhadeva Das The lion cub, he cuddled, and lived a song, of immense compassion — when things went wrong. Ready to pounce and hug you tight, and hear the dramas of your sorry plight. I remember fondly in 1984, when I first heard your name from the Sankirtan Scores. A roar…

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The Lover Divine (POEM)

The Golden Avatar, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu What is that Name — the One of infinite fame? A name that inexplicably — always remains the same. Throughout our sojourn — of lives untold, For millions of births — our soul was sold. As we happily ignored, the signs of light, Time was our keeper — our constant…

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