Freedom cannot be attained by changing or controlling the external world, only by going inward, bathing that which arises in the light of consciousness. Vedanta, like many offerings in the spiritual world, can become a trap, a spiritual overlay. No practices will lead to moksha (liberation), including Karma Yoga, Upasana Yoga and Jnana Yoga, unless […]

Ganesha Mantra

A beautiful mantra to Ganesha, the Hindu deity that removes obstacles. Om Shrim Hrim Klim Glaum, Gam Ganapataye, Vara Varada, Sarva Jana Me, Vasha Manaya Svaha What does this mantra mean? Love & beauty, clear perception, powerful energy and stability. Primal seed, Ganesha, bless me. Help me steady my thoughts and emotions. Here’s a nice […]

The Five Features of Consciousness

Many believe consciousness comes from the body but how can consciousness arise from a combination of five inert elements of which the body is made – earth, water, fire, air and space? Or even the expanded 118 elements of the period table? In other words, how can something, sentience, come from nothing, insentience? Does moonlight […]