Return to India: The Legacy of an Ancient Lineage

Malav Ashram is a Holy Site in the heart of Gujarat where the famous saint, Swami Kripalvandandaji spent over twelve years in Sadhana. Before his Mahasamadhi, he asked his disciples to be buried in a specific field located in Malav due to the sacredness and serenity he experiencedmalavashram3 there. His wish was granted by his disciple, Kirit Patel, and a large and magnificent ...

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Understanding Change

Change is not just the force of destruction but also the force of creation. Underlying the forces of opposites is the integration that is inherent in change. Change has neither ups nor downs. It is neither good nor bad, neither right nor wrong. All opposites become one through change.

If you trust change, you have nothing you need to change. You are at peace with change. When you are at peace with change, you are at peace with what exists at ...

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Choiceless Awareness: the Key to Non-reactive Presence

Knowing yourself is not the same as knowing about yourself. Whatever you know about yourself is a mental construct. Your entire past, your age, profession, acquired conditioned thoughts, feelings, self-image and karma body with all its content is not you.

You are the container, the “I AM.” You are the changeless, timeless soul that was present before you were born in the body you currently inhabit and will continue to be present after your body dies. Regardless of what is happening ...

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Balance the Chakras and You Balance Your Life

By Gurudev and Bill Eager

Chakra is a Sanskrit word which translates as “wheel”. Chakras are energetic power centers that both take in and distribute energy throughout the body. There are seven major chakras that correspond to the nerve plexus and endocrine glands in our physical body.

Chakras or nerve plexus in your body are perpetually affected by the way you interact with life’s situations, people and places on a physical, mental and emotional level. Thus, your chakras collect and absorb energy. ...

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Manifest vs. Unmanifest Reality

 You can’t enhance or diminish what is present; you can only acknowledge and embrace it. But ego-mind will fight with, run from or attempt to modify what is present. The mind, conditioned by social norms and personal likes and dislikes, lives in dualistic conflicts in service of the self–image.

Presence is undivided; choosing for or against is what gives birth to the ego-mind. Choice separates us from the source of Oneness. Once your ego chooses for it or against, then you ...

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From Crises to Consciousness

 The greatest opportunity for transformation as individuals and as a planet comes in moments of crisis. While times of prosperity and stability promote only superficial shifts, crisis shakes the foundation of safety and comfort we are accustomed to, calling for profound paradigm shifts.

The crisis that has come to the country has reached each individual in different ways. Whether crisis is global or personal, our reactions are always personal and based on our past. We need to see that our personal ...

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Third Eye Meditation

Meditation. The very word invokes scenes of serenity and tranquility, beckoning us to a mystical place of awareness and all knowing. But how many of us actually reach that state during hours of sitting on our cushion?

For most, meditation is as elusive as any esoteric practice could be. In frustration, many practitioners may give it up in favor of Hatha Yoga or some other discipline in which they feel they are accomplishing something. Without question, meditation is difficult. In a ...

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Breath: The Energy Bridge

Breath meditation is a powerful technique to bring what you think, feel and do into harmony and balance. Automatic breathing in and out is a biological process. When this same action is done with total awareness, that same breath is one that brings life-initiating, sustaining and healing prana to the body.

Breath is the bridge that connects our energy body to the infinite universal body of energy. Breath is also the bridge between the body and the mind; and the body ...

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