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28 01, 2017
  • 02-February-Beyond-Emptiness

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
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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
  • 09_Sept-Whats-the-Use

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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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

23 01, 2015

Jivamukti Focus of the Month: Time was, is and will be, by David Life

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ksana-pratiyogi parinamaparanta nirgrahyah kramah The succession of changes (the uninterrupted sequence of moments) is only recognized as distinct moments when one has transcended those moments and is at the other end. Yoga Sutras IV.33 We regulate and evaluate our lives by time. Seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years, and decades are all measures of time.