It is written, "Man shall not live by bread alone,

but by every word that proceeds from the

mouth of God."

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This guided meditation,

using the traditional method

of watching the breath,

also includes the practice of

linking the movement of the

breath with the sacred

mantra OM.

"Things you Tend to Overlook"

Thanissaro Bhikkhu, one of the

foremost Buddhist teachers,

speaks on the "natural" process

of ageing, illness and death.

And the Buddha's teaching on how

to prepare for and rise above

them in advance.

"Gentle Hatha Yoga"

A unique 1 hour session of

hatha yoga, guided by one

of the foremost instructors

in the Hawaiian Islands.

"God Rocking the Cradle"

Part 1 of 3. The making of an

Himalayan Saint,

Swami Shantananda Puri

"An Antidote for Sorrow"

Swami Shantananda discusses

how to train the mind to

experience a measure of peace

within meditation, free from

unwanted thoughts.

The True Meaning and Nature of Surrender

     Many have mistakenly conjectured that Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi was unlike all other Spiritual Masters, in that he did not have a teaching. The only adequate response to this contrived falsehood should come from the Maharshi himself. In a documented lecture given by Sri Ganeshan, the grandson of Chinnaswami (Bhagavan’s brother) and a living direct disciple of Bhagavan, the following actual account was related.

     In the early evening of April 14, 1950 (the very day of Bhagavan’s Mahasamadhi – the day of physical absorption in Arunachala), all of the disciples and devotees were assembled around the room where Bhagavan lay virtually motionless in the final throws of his body’s endurance with terminal cancer.           Though all were in a state of protracted grief, they still sought for a final word of guidance from Bhagavan. None dared approach, nor were permitted to do so, for the Maharshi’s body had begun its final struggle for breath.

     Amongst the tears and heartbreak of the devoted, the thought arose that if anyone could approach Bhagavan at this final hour prior to the seeming demise of his body, it would be Sri Muruganar.

     They therefore beseeched Sri Muruganar to request Bhagavan to utter a “final word”, by which they could be guided throughout the years to come. He did so, and as the Maharshi’s still radiant eyes and beatific smile fell on him, Bhagavan spoke:

Take my teaching and put it into practice!

     In Paramhansa Yogananda’s wonderful commentary The Bhagavad Gita - God talks with Arjuna, we find a deep and mystical revelation that points us towards the direction by which a beginning foundation of saranagati / saranam (surrender) can be laid. In further discussion of Gita 18:66 we are shown:

     “Mam ekam saranam vrajato literally mean, Become (vraja) sheltered (saranam, 'protected' - from delusion) in oneness (ekam) with Me (mam).

"Always keep your consciousness in My sheltering Presence"; i.e., Remember Me alone... Indicating the practice of yoga; the Sanskrit may also be rendered:


                 Withdraw (vraja) into the Shelter of oneness with Me.

Paramhansa Yogananda on the Importance of Meditation

A rare audio recording from the Master

     "Ever-new Joy is God. He is inexhaustible; as you continue your meditations during the years, He will beguile you with an infinite ingenuity. Devotees like yourself who have found the way to God never dream of exchanging Him for any other happiness; He is seductive beyond thought of competition...

Enter here to see rare photos of the Master and hear his voice chanting OM:


The Core teaching of

Sri Ramana Maharshi

     This talk discusses the primary teaching of "Who Am I" dictated in the form of questions and answers between Bhagavan and a direct disciple.

     It reveals how Bhagavan combined the traditional approach of knowledge and devotion (Jnana and Bhakti) to culminate in a direct perception of God within.

     This discussion was given at a university class of religious study.

      The power of the Divine Name of God cannot be surpassed. The mind that is thought to be undefeatable, drawn by the soft melody of the ‘Nãma’ becomes humble, soft and obedient. By the glory of the Divine Name, the mind itself transforms into God.

Swami Papa Ramdas

"Love me, Love my Defilements"

An Essential Dharma Talk by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu


     “Whenever you possibly can, sustain the flow of a Sacred Name (Japa). To repeat His Name is to be in His presence. Just as a friend opens his heart to you and tells you all about himself when you come to him, if you associate with the Supreme Friend, He will reveal His true Being to you.      Read More here

Making God your Supreme Friend

Wisdom from Sri Anandamayi Ma

The sacred mountain Arunachala, beloved of Sri Ramana Maharshi. Seen at the moment of Kartika Deepam (the lighting of the Divine Light, signifying the living presence of Lord Siva).

A five minute guided meditation using the breath and the sacred Om, to heighten your concentration, and raise your awareness Godward:


Get in the Mood for God.

Sing along with the Divine

Swami Sivananda Saraswati

the sacred words that proceed

from the mouth of God.