Articles by Swami Rama
The Method for Inner Study
4 February, 2023 @ 10:09 am
Human beings are always disappointed in the external world, yet they have not turned inward to understand anything about the internal world.
10 January, 2023 @ 11:49 am
You have to light your own lamp. No one will give you salvation. I am talking of enlightenment. All individuals have the responsibility to enlighten themselves. Do not think you cannot do it. You have that spark. You are fully equipped. You simply need to discipline yourself. Discipline is not a prison. It simply means practice.
Streams of Negative Emotion
30 December, 2022 @ 12:38 pm
When you study the emotions you find that there are seven main streams of negative emotions that arise from the four primitive fountains or appetites. Desire, or kama, which we have already discussed, is the first stream and the mother of them all.
My Swollen Ego
1 August, 2022 @ 1:06 pm
When one begins to tread the path of spirituality it is essential to be humble. Ego creates barriers, and the faculty of discrimination is lost. If discrimination is not sharpened, reason does not function properly and there is no clarity of mind. A clouded mind is not a good instrument on the path of enlightenment.
15 March, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Swami Rama explains what mantra means.
13 January, 2022 @ 11:58 am
With palms together, I pray to Thee, Oh Lord, grant these kind blessings to me: To be with the sages, their darshan to enjoy, And to have a pure heart filled with love and joy.
14 December, 2021 @ 3:39 pm
The requirements for a good meditation posture are that it be still, steady, relaxed, and comfortable. If the body moves, sways, twitches, or aches, it will distract you from meditation. Some people have the misconception that to meditate, you must sit in a complicated, cross-legged position called the Lotus Pose. Fortunately, this is not accurate. There is only one important prerequisite for a good meditation posture – it must allow you to keep the head, neck, and trunk of the body aligned so that you can breathe freely and diaphragmatically.
Living In Love
13 November, 2021 @ 3:06 pm
I don't understand how you can live without loving people. If you cannot love one person, how can you love the whole universe? And if you cannot love the universe, then what is the use of talking about divinity? The important part of your behavior is how loving you are.
To the Mother
14 October, 2021 @ 10:21 am
I sing my songs by myself. I find need for no one to sing them for me. My songs are filled with delights; they are never empty or vacant. They are hymns of the Mother Divine. She is the beloved Mother of all.
Examine your Fears
15 September, 2021 @ 7:26 am
You should learn to examine your fears. Why are you committing the mistake of not examining your fears? Learn to examine your fears. Why think negatively all the time? Do you know what happens, what you are doing to yourself? Fear invites danger, remember this. Don’t put yourself in danger.