Chapter 6 of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita is titled, “The True Yoga”. In this chapter, the teacher, Shri Krishna, teaches his pupil, Arjuna, the nature of True Yoga. It begins with the explanation of the true nature and spirit of renunciation, and the relationship of renunciation to desireless action.
The quality or bhavana of upeksha is the fourth quality that Patanjali prescribes for the spiritual seeker, in addition to karuna (compassion), maitri (friendship) and mudita (joy).
The literal meaning of upekShA (उपेक्षा) is “overlooking, disregard, negligence, indifference, contempt or abandonment”. At first glance, indifference or negligence seems to imply that we should be insensitive […]
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali describe four bhavanas or human traits that are essential for our spiritual growth. Two of these traits – compassion and friendship – were discussed in previous articles. This article focuses on the third trait – Joy.
The particular sutra that encourages us to acquire and remain in a […]
My memory of meeting her via twitter is hazy – I do remember that my good friend Wayne Mcevilly ‘introduced’ me to her. Her comments were always insightful and introspective – the sign of one who ‘thinks before they speak’. Then, I happened to read one of the articles on her blog about her trip to India and her spiritual experiences there. Her writings were also full of references to her work as a scientist.
I decided to talk to her on your behalf. To find out what we could learn from her, that would help us in our respective spiritual journeys. And to answer the question – Can Science exist without Spirituality?
The Bhagavad Gita is most widely recognized as one of the central scriptures of hinduism and one of the three pillars of hindu thought. The message of unity preached in the Gita is often overlooked in favor of the message(s) of karma-yoga, raja-yoga, prema-yoga and bhakti-yoga. The Gita is perhaps the one and only text that successfully provides a unified source in which various hindu philosophies find validation.