Selfless Service

May 31, 2018

Selfish Karma leads you to rebirth and rebirth generates new Karma while working off the old. Get rid of Karma if you wish to get rid of the miseries of rebirth. Selfless work will not bind you. It will purify your heart and lead to the descent of the divine light and grace. Understand the Law of Karma and the law of cause and effect. Think rightly. Act nobly. Meditate regularly and attain eternal bliss and immortality.

– Swami Sivananda

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Loaf of Bread

May 30, 2018

A Varga or divisional chart is a chart that is generated by the planets based on the degrees that they are located within a sign in the birth chart. This energy is projected [within] the birth chart. Each of the Vargas represent an aspect that is specific in nature. There is a formula that is specific when determining which sign for each divisional chart, a planet will fall into based on the degrees that it is in within the birth chart. When I think of the Vargas or divisional charts, I picture a loaf of bread as being the sign, each piece, when taken out and examined, will show a more detailed picture of that section of a person’s life or loaf so to speak.

Student of Ryan Kurczak


Oars

May 30, 2018

A boatman without oars, rudder and sails is carried away helplessly by the winds and currents; but a clever boatman with oars, sails and rudder, ably directs the boat in any direction he likes and reaches the other shore safely. Even so, he who knows the Laws of Nature—the law of thought, the law of Karma, the law of cause and effect—can sail fearlessly in this ocean of Samsara and reach the other shore of fearlessness and immortality quite safely. He will utilise the helping forces to his best advantage and neutralise the opposing forces skilfully, with the help of the knowledge of the Laws. Knowledge is a torch-light. Hence, knowledge is absolutely indispensable. Ignorance is the greatest sin. An ignorant man becomes a victim or a slave of nature.

Swami Sivananda


Thoughts

May 26, 2018

Pure thoughts that are not associated with emotion are not serious obstacles in Yoga. Mere dispassionate thoughts do not disturb you much. Sentiments, emotions and feelings are far greater disturbers in the mental field than mere intellectual thoughts.

Swami Chidananda


Desire

May 22, 2018

Once desire is given up, one no longer has any sankalpa, no other spriha (desire) other than devotion to the lotus Feet of the Supreme, devotion to attain aparoksha’nubhuti (direct, actual experience). “I am a mere instrument; whatever is being done, Thou it is that doest all.” This idea becomes firmly implanted in the consciousness, and then only sankalpa is no longer there. That is the state of sannyasa. That is the state of real renunciation.

Swami Chidananda


Prayer

May 19, 2018

“Mentally repeat, ‘Let all beings be happy; let all beings be peaceful; let all beings be blissful.’ So do to the east, south, north and west. The more you do that the better you will feel yourself. You will find at last that the easiest way to make ourselves healthy is to see that others are healthy, and the easiest way to make ourselves happy is to see that others are happy. After doing that, those who believe in God should pray—not for money, not for health, nor for heaven; pray for knowledge and light; every other prayer is selfish.”

– Swami Vivekananda


Work

May 11, 2018

“People think they need help with things like their weight, levels of stress or even depression, but really they’re just miserable at work, and that’s the source,” the doctor said.