The Bhagavad Gita: 3 Paths of Yoga

The Truth is One, but the paths are many. The Bhagavad Gita extols three major margas or paths of Yoga which help the aspirant frame his personal nature with the highest goal, realization and union with Brahman, or the all-knowing and pervasive consciousness that governs the universe. Although each path is different, the destination is … Continue reading The Bhagavad Gita: 3 Paths of Yoga

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Narada and Bhakti Yoga

"He who hates none, who is the friend of all, who is merciful to all, who has nothing of his own, who is free from egoism, who is even-minded in pain and pleasure, who is forbearing, who is always satisfied, who works always in Yoga, whose self has become controlled, whose will is firm, whose … Continue reading Narada and Bhakti Yoga

The Teacher is in All

This is an excerpt of a story taken from Krishna's final teachings in the Uddhava Gita about a young avadhuta ('pure one') who enlightens a Yadu King on the nature of the Teacher: And the young avadhuta said to the Yadu King: 'Hear me well, O king, as I tell you what I have learned … Continue reading The Teacher is in All

A Favorite Tale of Krishna and Radha’s

Uddhava, the apprentice of Krishna, one day expressed his dissatisfaction to Krishna that in-spite of studying all Vedas, Upanishadas and Sutras, he still was not recipient of the title “Maha-Rishi”, meaning the great sage. He indirectly suggested that Krishna should use his weight in the council of wise men to honor him with the title. … Continue reading A Favorite Tale of Krishna and Radha’s