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Spiritual Practice Tag

Jul 06 2008

Bangalore World Youth Peace Summit

An audio recording of Pujya Swamiji speaking to the Bangalore Youth in English and Hindi. This has been edited to include only the English parts; therefore, there are occasional continuity gaps. He speaks about Christmas, Thanksgiving, shopping, technology, inspiration, Mount Kailash, Tibet. gratitude, solitude....

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Feb 11 2008

How to Be Free (Part 2)

Part three of the lecture: Pujya Swamiji gives this lecture after visiting a Bangalore prison. He talks about how we are imprisoned by our anger and our desires, and how we can become free. There is a funny segment about Thanksgiving where Pujya Swamiji sympathizes with the "poor turkeys." A wonderful lecture, full of love and wisdom....

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Feb 11 2008

How to Be Free (Part 1)

Part three of the lecture: Pujya Swamiji gives this lecture after visiting a Bangalore prison. He talks about how we are imprisoned by our anger and our desires, and how we can become free. There is a funny segment about Thanksgiving where Pujya Swamiji sympathizes with the "poor turkeys." A wonderful lecture, full of love and wisdom....

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Feb 11 2008

How to Be Free (Part 3)

Part three of the lecture: Pujya Swamiji gives this lecture after visiting a Bangalore prison. He talks about how we are imprisoned by our anger and our desires, and how we can become free. There is a funny segment about Thanksgiving where Pujya Swamiji sympathizes with the "poor turkeys." A wonderful lecture, full of love and wisdom....

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Transcendence: Divinity, Not Drugs

Recently a man came to see me at Parmarth. He was an earnest seeker from abroad and was looking for a place to stay for several months to perform his meditation. He had a meditation technique which he said worked very well for him but he needed a place to practice it. He was from abroad and planned to stay in India for many months. I told him that he was welcome to stay here as I appreciated the earnestness of his spiritual quest. However, as I was just about...

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The Time for a Spiritual Life is Now

There was once a disciple of a Guru who went to his Guru and said, “Guruji, I want to live a spiritual life. I want to live in the service of God. I want to go beyond the binding chains of this mundane, materialistic world. But, I feel that I am not quite ready. My desires for a family, for wealth and enjoyment are still too strong. Grant me some time to fulfill these wishes and then I will come to your holy feet.” So the Guru said, “No problem, my...

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How to Walk on the Path of Life

When I was very young, not long after I came to Parmarth Niketan, a very old, revered saint came to Rishikesh to give his divine satsang at Parmarth Niketan. However, rather than staying in the comforts of the ashram, he used to stay in a small hut on the banks of Ganga a little bit away from the center of the ashrams. I was given the special seva of going to pick him up each morning and bring him to the ashram. As we walked through the busy marketplace, I would try to...

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