Articles by Swami Veda Bharati golden_leaf

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Historical View of the Swami Tradition (Sanyasa)

7 August, 2022 @ 11:31 am

The stage of life when one takes the vows of renunciation also makes a difference.

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Meditation as Mother

13 May, 2022 @ 8:36 pm

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Renunciation

12 January, 2022 @ 7:19 am

Clouds renounce raindrops earth renounces vapour Sun renounces life-giving light lily renounces fragrance Trees renounce sap, fruits renounce juices Herbs renounce curative essences Mother renounces milk

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16 Steps of Basic Meditation

13 December, 2021 @ 11:09 am

16 Steps of Basic Meditation by Swami Veda Bharati

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The Power of Love

11 November, 2021 @ 4:50 pm

As seen in the story below, I do believe that love has the power to convert. It has the power to change, but many persons do not understand love. They think that their personal emotional need for comfort is love; that their personal emotional need for someone to say, "Yes, you are great. You are wonderful," is love. Love is that which requires no such assurances. It is not the fulfillment of weak moments. When there is love a mere mental call will bring the object of your love.

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Prayers Without Words

13 October, 2021 @ 5:36 pm

Why are these verses not prayers? The words are called prayer, but my Divine Mother, my God, is beyond words. If I say, “I love you,” I love not.

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Meditation is Renunciation

15 September, 2021 @ 7:08 am

Swami Veda Bharati gave two lectures on "Peaceful Planet, Heart, and Mind" in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, on August 5 & 7, 2010. This is an excerpt of the original lectures. So, I leave you the question; “do you want to suffer recession or do you want to enjoy the renunciation?” Your renunciation will be helped by your mind discovering its inner fullness through the practice of meditation. That’s all.  Meditation is renunciation. Renunciation means reduction of, reduction of possessions, property. Reduction of wishes and desires is renunciation; and with that naturally comes what in Sanskrit language we call ‘Abhaya’.

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The Path to Emotional Maturity

14 August, 2021 @ 10:02 am

A pure mind is a happy mind. Are you unhappy? You are afraid to say, because by this definition - a pure mind is a happy mind - if you admit you are unhappy, then there are impurities in your mind. Unhappiness or pain is a stain on the mind; a stain on the mind is a pain. Do you want to check the level of your purity? Just check the total content of your thoughts. How many happy thoughts do you have, and how many unhappy ones do you have? How many pleasant thoughts do you have, and how many painful ones do you have?

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Guru-Purnima Message

20 July, 2021 @ 3:42 am

On this day of Guru-purnima a special rain falls upon humankind that soaks only the soul. Those who have somewhat attenuated the body cloaks would feel the drenching by the Guru-shakti.

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Yoga and Buddhism

27 March, 2021 @ 6:16 pm

We keep that goal in mind when breathing — we remember that goal; when sitting — we remember that goal; when walking — we remember that goal; when eating — we remember that goal — through all āhāras, the 4 kinds of āhāras described by the Buddha, 4 kinds of intakes. We remain aware. That awareness is called anusati.

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