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Always Remember Teachings of a Spiritual Master

Yamacharya explains in the Kathopanishad that if one remains neglectful of the gyan (knowledge) of the Guru while the body is alive, then the soul is doomed to wander in restlessness and anxiety for aeons together after this body perishes. Thus, if one wants to walk long and go far on this path then remember one gospel of truth – perceive all your ...
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Stop Blaming Other People

Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji recited these lines: "All the pain and suffering in life is because of our internal and personal flaws; But those who do not realize this, they cannot weed these flaws out; That life is no life in which we are not able to liberate ourselves" He then asked: "Do you know why some people are always unhappy? And why they always...
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A Dash of Life

In the divine presence of His Holiness, Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, Gurudev explained to the essence of an unsolved riddle in life. He did this through a beautiful composition of his, which contained a message of deep contemplation and also warning of the inevitable future. Come, lets listen to that composition today and understand the meaning of thi...
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What's the best time of day to meditate?


The benefits of meditation are many. However, we must first understand that meditation is a holistic approach and practice to achieve the goal of self-awareness. It is not a stand-alone exercise or practice of sitting and focusing on a point. There are precursors to purify the mind and body to make one fit for the practice of meditation.

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Why you should Meditate?

When we are agitated and have lost our calm, the experts advice us to meditate. However, asking someone to calm down and then meditate seems a bit like putting the cart in front of the horse. Many may understand meditation to be the way in which we can calm ourselves, so by what means can we calm ourselves before embarking on meditation? I would ha...
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Beat the Winter Blues!

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition in which those affected experience depressive symptoms during specific periods of the year especially the winter months. This shows as low mood, weight gain due to over eating and sleeping more than usual to mention a few. Ayurvedically, Kapha dosha is predominant in the winter season incre...
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CPR Training

​ New year, new opportunities, new blessings! On January 5th, 2019, Divya Jyoti had the opportunity to co-host a free Mental Health First Aid certification training. The training was provided by Thrivenyc under the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). Thrive NYC is a city-wide initiative to educate and provide free or cost...
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The Steps To Attain Salvation

Among all living creatures, the human garb is the rare gift granted by God. More difficult than acquiring the human birth is the attainment of humaneness. However, rarer than even this is getting imbued in the hue of positivity and nobility, the Sattvik attitude or mental temperament! Even after gaining all these rare gifts and opportunities, the a...
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The temple festival was fast approaching... The old man sat, head in hands, thinking, "O, Lord Shiva, what shall this old man do now? Only nine more days for the temple festival!" He had retired from the job thirty-four years ago, after serving as a teacher sincerely and diligently for thirty-five long years. A pensioner now, he walked two miles to...
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It's cockcrow. Time 6:00 AM. The alarm clock has done its job a minute ago. My eyelids are open, believe me, I have a serious inclination to get up; but my limbs are stiff, mind sluggish- not willing to co-operate. Some invisible smoky cover of laziness is pegging me down to the bed. To throw it aside and be on my feet, I badly need something - Oh,...
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