The Guru and the Koan

Guruji – Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati, Ramamurti S. Mishra, M.D. – has a booklet on how to choose a Guru.  If you can’t find it at Ananda Ashram’s store: http://www.ashramstore.com/ – you can always call the ashram and buy a copy.  It’s a good one. The key takeaway?  If you want a living Guru, you must first […]

The Merits of Spiritual practice

The merits of spiritual practice are infinite.  I’ve observed a behavior within spiritual communities (in all of them, doesn’t really matter which faith or religion or yoga studio) —  of just never ever doing enough. The pressure is in the community pushing for more, more, more seva or service, practices, mantras, asanas, etcetera.  And not stopping […]

Know your Self

If I can summarize yoga in as few words as possible, it is a system that ensures that we know our selves, or the Self.  I have watched my own relationship with what this means change, grow, expand, shrink, in proportion to whatever emotions, thoughts and feelings are dominating at a certain point in life. […]

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