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How to be a Karmayogi

Do you ask anything from your children in return for what you have given them? It is your duty to work for them, and there the matter ends. In whatever you do for a particular person, a city, or a state, assume the same attitude towards it as you have towards your children — expect nothing in return.

Fruit giving tree, a karmayogi Be a non-attached giver, a Karmayogi

If you can invariably take the position of a giver, in which everything given by you is a free offering to the world, without any thought of return, then will your work bring you no attachment. Attachment comes only where we expect a return.

~ Swami Vivekananda

Holi Rasiya song – Aaj biraj me hori

Holi celebration at Sri Banke Bihari temple, Vrindavan. This song is folk song from Braj. It is a Hori Rasiya. Song clip: Bhagwat Acharya: Sri Mridul Krishna Shastri

Lyrics: Aaj Biraj me hori re Rasiya…

Aaj biraj me Hori re Rasiya, Hori re rasiya barjori re Rasiya

It te aaye Kunwar Kanhaiya, ut te Radha gori re Rasiya

Aaj biraj me Hori re Rasiya, Hori re rasiya barjori re Rasiya

Udat abeer, gulaal, kumkumaa, kesar gaagar dhori re Rasiya More...

Saleem singing Shabad – Man digda…

Lyrics: Master Saleem singing Shabad

Man tikda tikda tik jaana har har da simran karaya kar

Kade Guru Ravidas di baani da koi shabad te bai ke padhya kar

Amrit vele mandar de vich mattha tekan jaaya kar

Satgur de charna vich bai ke bhulla vi bakhshaaya kar

Tu hans e mansarovar da, na chhapparaa de vich taraya kar More...

Hatha Yoga Pradipika ch 3. About Mudras

1. As the chief of the snakes is the support of the earth with all the mountains and forests on it, so all the Tantras (Yoga practices) rest on the Kundalini, the Vertebral column.

2. When the sleeping Kundalini awakens by favor of a guru, then all the lotuses (in the six chakras or centers) and all the knots are pierced through.

3. Susumna (Sunya Padavi) becomes a main road for the passage of Prana, and the mind then becomes free from all connections (with its objects of enjoyments) and Death is then evaded.

4. Susumna, Sunya, Padavi, Brahma Randhra, Maha Patha, Sambhavi, Madhya Marga, are names of one and the same thing.

5. In order, therefore, to awaken this goddess, who is sleeping at the entrance of Brahma Dwara (the great door), mudras should be practiced well.


6. Maha Mudra, Maha Bandha, Maha Vedha, Khechari, Uddiyana Bandha, Mula Bandha, Jalandhara Bandha. More...

I saved the best for last


   An old story is told about the beginning of time. The universe was in the process of being created and not everything was yet in order or fully functioning. Before the universe could be totally engaged, the Creator had one final task to complete. To help him complete this task the Lord summoned an angel.

The angel came. The Creator told the angel that he, the Lord, had one last job to do in the making of the universe.

“I saved the best for last,” the Creator told the angel. “I have here the real meaning of human life, the treasure of life, the purpose and goal of all this that I have created.

“Because this treasure is valuable beyond description,” the Creator continued, “I want you to hide it. Hide this treasure so well that human beings will know its value to be immeasurable.”

“I will do so, Lord,” said the angel. “I will hide the treasure of life on the highest mountain top.”

“The treasure will be too easy to find there,” said the Creator.

“Then,” said the angel, “I will hide the treasure in the great desert wilderness. Surely, the treasure will not be easily found there.”

“No, too easy.”

“In the vast reaches of the universe?” asked the angel. “That would make a difficult search.”

“No,” the Creator said pondering. Then his face showed a flash of inspiration. “I know. I have the place. Hide the treasure of life within the human being. He will look there last and know how precious this treasure is. Yes, hide the treasure there.”

~ Swami Ram

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