28 06, 2014

Sex, Death, Sleep, Love, Magic and Pratyahara: Jivamukti Yoga Focus of the Month: July 2014, by Sharon Gannon

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Everything that is seen should be looked upon as the Self Shandilya Upanishad "Guruji, what is pratyahara?,” I asked my teacher. He came closer to me, turned my head to face a wall in his practice room and asked, “Look at that wall, what do you see?” “A wall?,” I asked timidly. “If you see

26 07, 2013

The Melting Pot of London

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As in many big cities, London is a smorgasbord of cultures, races and religions cross-pollinating and intermingling in some places, segregating and compartmentalizing in others. Some of the latter comes from the variance in living expenses, but even areas of London that are exclusively expensive usually have some activities that are free, but they remain

4 04, 2012

Say Om While Dying (or Die to OM)

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om ity ekaksharam Brahma / vyaharan mam anusmaran yah prayati tyajan deham / sa yati paramam gatim (BG VIII.13) If one can remember while dying to utter OM, he/she will go to the supreme goal. I was always a bit baffled by this verse in the Bhagavad Gita. I thought that Krishna would have said,