June 2012

Monthly Archives

  • Vedic Light and Tantric Energy Yogas

    By Acharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) Tantra and Veda: One Tradition A number of writers and teachers, particularly in Western academia, have tried to divide the two great traditions of India of Veda and Tantra as different or even contrary. Some Yoga teachers have uncritically taken up this view as well. They see the […]

  • The Mantra to the Supreme Light

    Above is the Mantra to the Supreme Light, Param Jyoti Mantra, which is a famous Vedic, Vedantic and Tantric Mantra. We could also spell it phonetically as OM HREEM HAMSA SO HAM SWAHA! This mantra brings us into the Divine or inner light and causes it to resonate in our body, breath, speech and mind. […]

  • Vayu Rahasya: The Secret of Vayu

    The following article by David Frawley (aka Pandit Vamadeva Shastry) was first published by Tattvaloka. The magazine of Sringeri Shankaracharya Math, the oldest and most respected of the Shankara monastic centers in India, representing the great tradition of Advaita Vedanta. Frawley has written many articles for the magazine over the years and been closely connected […]

  • Relating to Spiritual Experiences

    If we take up any form of higher Yoga practice, pranayama, mantra or meditation, we are likely to have various experiences, some of which may be quite dramatic. These experiences may be spiritual, psychological or even physical in nature or some combination thereof. Most of these experiences are likely to be exhilarating and elevating, but […]

  • Towards a New Dharmic Vision of Humanity

    By David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) The Meaning of Dharma: Dharma is perhaps the key term for the great spiritual traditions of India and East Asia, Hindu and Buddhist, whether relative to their understanding of the outer world of nature or the inner realm of consciousness. It is the basis of India’s vast and diverse culture […]

  • The Ancient Yoga of the Sun

      What if the most powerful force for energizing all Yoga practices were as obvious and visible as the Sun? The fact is that it is. The Sun, properly understood not merely as an outer but as an inner energy source, reflects the supreme light of Yoga both in our own hearts and in the […]