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29 11, 2017

Gathering of the Tribes

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sat-sangatve nissangatvam, nissangatve nirmohatvam, nirmohatve nishcala-tattvam, nishcala-tattve jivanmuktih, bhaja govindam, bhaja govindam, bhaja govindam mudha-mate Good and virtuous company gives rise to non-attachment. From non-attachment comes freedom from delusion. With freedom from delusion, one feels the changeless reality. Experiencing the changeless reality, one attains liberation in this life. I-AM is the ocean of awareness. Realizing

23 10, 2017

A Version of Inversion: Jivamukti FOM Nov 2017 by Jules Febre

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What happens on the mat should be reflected in our vision of the world and our actions in it. When we think of inversions, those classic images of handstand (adho mukha vrkshāsana), forearm stand (pincha mayurāsana) and supported headstand (salamba śirsāsana) are most likely the first things that will pop into our imaginative eye. Rarely

28 01, 2017

Jivamukti FOM February: Beyond Emptiness by Cat Alip-Douglas

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gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi swaha Gone, gone, real gone, beyond even the most gone. Ultimate wisdom remains when everything has dropped away. The Heart Sutra “The Prajñaparamita gives us solid ground for making peace with ourselves, for transcending the fear of birth and death, the duality of this and that. In the light of

30 10, 2016

Jivamukti Focus of the Month: November 2016 (by Katie Manitsas)

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What Is a Person? (The World in Which the Kestrel Moves) sarva-bhūtastham ātmānam / sarva-bhūtāni ca-āatmani iksate yogayukta-ātmā / sarva-tra sama-darśanah Through the practice of yoga, the yogi sees the Divine Self in all beings and at all times. Bhagavad Gita VI.29 This sloka from The Bhagavad Gita asks us to reflect on the divinity,

2 09, 2016

Jivamukti Focus of the Month: August 2016 – What is the Use, by Rima Rani Rabbath

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shariram surupam tatha va kalatram yashashcharu chitram dhanam merutulyam 
manashchenna lagnam guroranghri-padme tatah kim tatah kim tatah kim tatah kim Even if you have good looks, a beautiful lover, great fame and mountains of money, if you are unable to bow at your teacher’s lotus feet—What is the use? What is the use? What is

1 08, 2016

From the Archive: We Must Listen To Our Own Voice (Jivamukti Focus of the Month, 2008

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We Must Listen To Our Own Voice God is always present in the formless and He speaks to us in the soundless sound. Blessed indeed are those who are able to see Him. Love and listen to Him everywhere and in everything. Apart from our helping a limited number of people materially, there are two

4 01, 2016

Jivamukti Focus of the Month, January 2016 by Sharon Gannon

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It is important to reflect on the good things we have experienced in our lives. That’s how goodness gets strengthened, by remembering it. Remembrance is very powerful. The past does not exist outside the present moment. When we remember something, we bring it into the present moment and give it life. The more we remember

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…

21 09, 2015

Jivamukti Focus of the month, October 2015: Spirit Guides

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Salutations to Sri Guru who shows the right path to one whose mind is deluded by attachment and thus confused in the forest of Samsara. - Sri Guru Gita I.41 Guru is Shiva, Guru is God. Guru is the relative of all embodied beings. Guru is the Self. Guru is Jiva. There is nothing other

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