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My Experiments with Meditation


I have always been someone with a short attention span. And at the same time deeply interested in all limbs of Yoga. And this was quite a paradox. Ashtang-yoga as the name suggests has eight limbs. Of which five – Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahar, Dharana, Dhyan in that order, require an increasing amount of attention lock-in from the Sadhak. However, I wasn’t wired for that.
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Process of Forgiveness

Makes more sense to forgive instead of standing up for honor because honor, our self-respect could be plain ego. Forgiveness is automatic when you shift responsibility to yourself (and your karma) as the source of the event. Asking for forgiveness is as important and can be done inter-personally (sometimes backfires) or from comfort of room. If need be, It should be backed up with atonement (prayaschit) which is restorative for the other person if possible.

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The Problem with Forgiving too soon


Forgiving too soon leads to a phenomenon called emotional bypass. All your anger and grief gets pushed under the carpet. These unresolved emotions later manifest in life either as health issues or as karmic blockages in the aura manifesting as obstacles in relationships or money. Keep Reading

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Heal to become whole

As originally published in India’s premiere spiritual magazine ‘Life Positive’ (October 2016 Issue)


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Believing in Karma makes you Weak


I come from a Jain family. Amongst Jains and Christians, there is a very strong concept of sin. Amongst Jains, Buddhists and Hindus, there is a very strong concept of Karma. Essentially, I grew up in surroundings that had a very strong overtone of the concept of Karma and sin (negative karma) and merit (positive karma).

Then I came across my Guru (Guruji Rishi Prabhakar) who never talked about karma but only talked about samadhi and moksha. I once asked him: Guruji, why don’t you ever talk in terms of Paap and Punya which many spiritual masters talk? He replied in a light vein that that doesn’t mean he is ignorant about the concepts. My query didn’t get answered and my quest continued. Gradually life gave me my answers. Keep Reading

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