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  • The Path of No Return

    Thursday, February 26th, 2009

    Anandamayi Ma once told a man to avoid taking a certain train. He couldn’t see a logical reason for changing his plans and voiced his intention not to follow her suggestion.

    Ma replied: “Everything I say and everything I do has meaning.” more…

  • What is Grace?

    Monday, January 19th, 2009

    It has to be admitted that everything happens as a result of one’s actions. As everyone acts, so he reaps the fruit. However, at a certain stage the aspirant becomes aware of God’s grace, then he declares that nothing at all happens without grace. But in actual fact, it is due to the result of his own actions that he has earned the privilege to become the recipient of Divine Grace.

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  • Hello, Precious Self

    Friday, November 28th, 2008

    Some years ago, I started a practice of writing “Hello, Precious Self” at the start of every email or letter.

    I got the idea from Swami Sivananda who addressed letters with “Blessed Self.” more…

  • Modesty

    Thursday, June 26th, 2008

    I bet many Living Tantra readers won’t feel so jazzed about reading a post titled “Modesty.” Check in with yourself and see. Perhaps some of you are considering moving on right now, without clicking or reading. Modesty is, well, a modest topic. Maybe it’s even a little bit boring, you might feel. more…

  • Hell is a Karmic Vision

    Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

    Karmic vision is a view of self and world that is shaped by the power of limitation, or “Maya.”

    Each person uniquely experiences and expresses Maya due to personal, ancestral, cultural and national history. Being human, as opposed to some other kind of manifest life, is also a form of karmic vision. more…

  • Just Give

    Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

    This afternoon I went to a regular supermarket. This is pretty unusual. Sometimes years pass between such events. Usually I shop in places where the produce is organic.

    This means that I shop in places where the customers are generally more well-off economically, or more well-off in terms of their understanding of nutrition. more…