He had no other idea of himself, no other except that he was Spirit. He was disembodied, unfettered, unbound Spirit. And not only so, but he, with his marvelous vision, had found that every man and woman, whether Jew or gentile, whether rich or poor, whether saint or sinner, was the embodiment of the same undying Spirit as himself.
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Recordings from a five-week class on the principles and practice of yoga as a way of life given by Swami Tattwamayananda from November 3 to December 1, 2012 at the Vedanta Retreat in Olema.
Is there anything difficult for the hero? Only men of faint hearts speak so. “Mukti (liberation) is easy of attainment only to the hero — but not to the cowards.” Says the Gita, “By renunciation and by practice is the mind brought under control, O Arjuna.”
Photos from the Vedanta Society’s annual spiritual gathering at the Vedanta Retreat in Olema, California on Memorial Day, 2012.
Mother is the first manifestation of power and is considered a higher idea than Father. The name of Mother brings the idea of Shakti, divine energy and omnipotence: the baby believes its mother to be all-powerful, able to do anything.
Lecture by Swami Vedananda