When The Student is Ready, The Teacher and Teaching Appear

In the Bhagavad Gita, one of the great teaching stories of both action (karma) and knowledge, Krishna (as consciousness) is driving Arjuna’s chariot, playing the role of teacher and friend. Arjuna, as student and warrior, has a very difficult decisions to make. Does he go to war with his former guru and friends in order […]

I Am Awareness

Experience is awareness cast through karma. Every sensation, emotion and thought is the direct result of past karma (action). In each incarnation we bring forth parabdha karma – that portion of sanchita karma, our total karmic bank account, meant to be experienced, learned from and neutralized in this life. Think of parabdha karma as images […]

Life is a Zero-Sum Game

Within Maya, the realm of physical manifestation, for every gain there is a loss. Each new day brings a sunrise but then a sunset. For every in-breath, there must be an out-breath. When young, we wish we were old, when old, we wish we were young. Vedanta, the science of consciousness, teaches that Isvara, the […]

The Roots of Yoga

“Those in whose hearts OM reverberates, unceasingly are indeed blessed and deeply loved as one who is the Self. The all-knowing Self was never born, nor will it die. Beyond cause and effect (karma), this Self is eternal and immutable. When the body dies, the Self does not die.” Katha Upanishad The historical journey of […]