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21 07, 2018

H2OM (Jivamukti Focus of the Month August 2018, by David Life)

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patraṁ  puṣpaṁ  phalaṁ   toyaṁ  yo  me  bhaktyā  prayacchati  tad ahaṁ bhakty-upahṛtam  aśnāmi  prayatātmanaḥ Whatever is offered to Me with a pure loving heart, no matter if it is as small as a leaf, a flower, a piece of fruit, or sip of water, I will accept it from one who’s mind is restrained. BG IX.26 ................ I turned the faucet and filled a small glass

25 03, 2018

Jivamukti FOTM April 2018: Black is the true face of light, by David Life

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Tad evā-artha-mātra-nirbhāsam sva-rūpa-sūnyam iva samādhih Through the power of fixating suggestion on a chosen object the object alone shines forth, and there is undistracted identification with it. This trance is called Samadhi or same as the highest. PYS III.3 Siddhi is a Sanskrit noun often translated as “power” but more exactly means “accomplishment,” “attainment “or

8 02, 2018

Jivamukti Focus of the Month: With Great Love, All Is Possible (feb 2018)

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suhṛin-mitrāryudāsīna-madhyastha-dveṣya-bandhuṣu sādhuṣvapi ca pāpeṣu sama-buddhir viśiṣyate - A person stands supreme who has equal regard for friends, companions, enemies, neutral arbiters, hateful people, relatives, saints and sinners. Bhagavad Gita VI.9 With great Love, all is possible. –Padma If you had, at your fingertips, the ability to destroy someone else’s life, would you do it? Where

2 01, 2018

Focus of the Month Jan 2018: Tribes of the Future, by David Life

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atha yoga-anuśasanam Now this is yoga as I have observed it in the natural world. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali I.1 What is real, and what is true? Ken Wilber writes in his insightful little book titled Trump and a Post-Truth World: “If there is one line that summarizes the message of virtually all of the truly

1 09, 2017

Fed Up, by David Life

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Focus Of The Month – September, 2017 atha yoga-anushasanam Now this is yoga as I have perceived it in the natural world. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (PYS 1.1) Anyone who is engaged in serious yoga practice has come to yoga for the same reason—we’re fed up! That means we’ve had enough. Atha means “now.”

2 11, 2015

Jivamukti Yoga Focus of the Month, November 2015: Wildness

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The longhaired one carries within (her)self fire and poison and both heaven and earth. To look at (her) is like seeing heavenly brightness in its fullness. (She) is said to be light itself… Being the wind’s horse, the Vayu’s companion and god-inspired, the sage is at home in both oceans, the eastern and the western…

1 09, 2015

Jivamukti Focus of the Month, September 2015: Life after Life: Reincarnation and Yoga

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Samskara-saksat-karanat-purva-jati-jnanam By bringing unconscious drives into conscious light one knows the existence of previous lives. Yoga Sutras III:18 Upon dissolution of the body, the Self principle does not perish. The body is a manifestation of Self principle. The knowledge one has acquired and the character one has gained will accompany one into future lives. Higher

31 07, 2015

Jivamukti Focus of the Month: August 2015: It’s Not What You Say – It’s How You Say It

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Namah Shivaya gurave nada-bindu-kalatmane niranjana-padam yati nityam yatra parayanah Salutations to the nadam, which is the inner guide and the inner life, the dispenser of happiness to all! It is the inner guru appearing as nada, bindu and kala. One who is devoted to the inner guru, the nada, the inner music, obtains the highest

28 06, 2015

Jivamukti Focus of the Month, July: Why We Like War

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"O son of Kuntī, either you will be killed on the battlefield and attain the heavenly planets, or you will conquer and enjoy the earthly kingdom. Therefore get up and fight with determination." Krishna, BG II.37 “Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is

27 04, 2015

Jivamukti Focus of the Month, May 2015: What is the Meaning of Life? by David Life

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Who verily knows and who can here declare it, whence it was born and whence comes this creation? Rg Veda The Rg Veda uses a vernacular that still survives today when an unanswerable question is asked. We shrug our shoulders and say, “Who knows?” Really we mean that no one knows. One individual who is