The Light of the Vedas

Special Audio Podcast Series by

Dr David Frawley

American Institute of Vedic Studies
American Institute of Vedic Studies
Beyond all Addictions through Yoga and Vedantic Practices
  • Beyond all Addictions through Yoga and Vedantic Practices

    Beyond all Addictions through Yoga and Vedantic Practices

    Aug 23, 2021 • 12:16

      Addictive Nature of the Mind   There is a simple way to overcome all addictions, but not easy. It …

  • Psychological Immunity and How to Measure it

    Psychological Immunity and How to Measure it

    Aug 25, 2021 • 10:15

    We all know the importance of physical immunity. This is our ability to resist disease, ward off pathogens, endure the …

  • Prana


    Aug 19, 2020 • 5:38

    The meaning of Prana from the breath to the Universal Life Energy and their interconnection

  • What is Ayurvedic Healing ? - Video

    What is Ayurvedic Healing ? - Video

    Jul 24, 2020 •

    An introduction to our Ayurvedic Healing approach, as in Dr. Frawley's classic book Ayurvedic Healing: A Comprehensive Guide and our on-line Ayurvedic Healing course. Ayurveda is India's traditional natural healing system that arose out of Yoga and the Vedic sciences in ancient times and has been continually updated throughout the…

  • Yoga and Ayurveda View of the Mind: Audio

    Yoga and Ayurveda View of the Mind: Audio

    Mar 28, 2020 • 15:44

    Yoga and Ayurveda View of the Mind Audio In modern medicine brain, mind and consciousness are equated, with the mind …

  • Consciousness, the Ultimate Power of Knowing and Healing

    Consciousness, the Ultimate Power of Knowing and Healing

    Sep 5, 2021 • 11:47

    Modern physics is searching for a unitary field of consciousness to explain the coherence of the laws of nature. Such …

  • Vegetarianism and Hinduism - Audio

    Vegetarianism and Hinduism - Audio

    Jun 4, 2016 • 7:36

    Dr David Frawley a.k.a. Pandit Vamadeva Shastri discussion vegetarianism in the Hinduism. 

Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) is a recipient of the prestigious Padma Bhushan award, the third highest civilian award granted by the government of India, “for distinguished service of a higher order to the nation,” honoring his work and writings as a Vedic teacher, which he received in January 2015.

या देवी सर्वभुतेषु तुष्टिरूपेण संस्थिता ।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः ॥

Yaa Devi Sarva Bhuteshu Tushti Rupena Samsthitaa |
Namastasyai! namastasyai! Namastasyai! Namo namaha ||

Driving into the autumnal burst of Cottonwood trees is a pilgrimage celebrating the colors of Mother Nature’s divine blessing. Autumn reveals its transformative nature through shifting crimson or gold accompanied by wispy sounds of falling leaves.


Sound and color beckon our consciousness to internalize our thoughts and feelings, harvesting the growth of spring and summer within our hearts. Watching the golden Cottonwood leaves ripen under the Sun, as they seek the blessings of the Earth carried by the winds to their resting place. The autumn leaves surrender their identity as they create a pathway for everyone to tread. A meditative mind gently steps on these beautiful pathways with deep appreciation for its rainfall of golden hues.

There is a mantric whisper as the ripened leaves rustle from the branches of tall trees to their resting place on earth.

ॐ तुष्ट्यै नमः Oṃ tuṣṭyai namaḥ!

The animal world, birds, and nature have no boundaries or identity and hence have a sense of freedom, living in sync with the rhythms of Nature. Birds are the only living creatures who have the power to soar into cosmic space on their wings, carrying our prayers and wishes.

Cherish these autumnal renderings and allow them to harmonize our minds, hearts, body and spirit.

Yogini Shambhavi guides the American Institute of Vedic Studies and offers her own consultations, retreats, training programs and personal instruction, particularly in the field of Shakti Sadhana. Yogini Shambhavi is one of the most important women gurus coming out of India today and holds many sacred traditions of the Himalayas. She is most noted for her Mantra Shakti.

Emotions are powerful forces of nature, not just our own personal reactions. For example, anger is much like fire. When you are angry, it is not your anger, but anger is expressing itself through you, as it does through other creatures. Like fire the force of anger has a destructive

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Memory is the dominant function of the mind and forms the basis of our identity in life. Yet if we can detach from the mind and let go of the memory based self, we can remember our immortal consciousness, our true Self that is not bound by time or space,

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Vedic counseling forms the background teaching for any education, guidance or therapy in the Vedic field. This includes Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedanta, Jyotish, Vastu and Sanskrit, along with the principles of Vedic living overall as karma and dharma. It extends to mantra and meditation to heal and uplift the mind.  Vedic

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Mauna as the Secret Silent Limb of Yoga Mauna refers to the practice of not-speaking, and one who does this regularly is called a Muni, a sign of great respect in Hindu and yogic thought. While not-speaking is an important part of Mauna, it is much more than that.  

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Prana is not the breath, though it is closely related to it at a physical level. Many people define prana as the breath or call it the breath. This can help us approach the vast subject of prana but can be misleading if we take it literally. In this article

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All Vedic knowledge, which Ayurveda is part of, aims at Self-realization – the recognition of our true nature (Atman or Purusha) as pure consciousness beyond body and mind. This is the highest goal of human life and grants us liberation from the cycle of rebirth, and gaining ultimate bliss and

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Ojas is the ultimate resort of strength, patience and endurance for body and mind. Ojas is cultivated in Ayurveda for disease prevention, deep healing, rejuvenation and longevity. It is cultivated in Yoga for inner strength, determination and vitality, steadiness and focus of mind and a more powerful prana for higher

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Our Present Crisis as a Species   We live in an ecological era in which we can no longer ignore, exploit or harm our natural environment without significant consequences to our own lives, and to our future as a species. The covid pandemic is one sign of this danger along

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By Yogini Shambhavi   As the great power of time, Kali’s Shakti creates the different Yugas or world ages that humanity passes through during the long cycles of cosmic evolution. Kali is the Goddess of eternity watching over all our temporal changes and facilitating those which promote our inner growth.

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What is the nature of the mind? How is it related to our deeper consciousness? And, above all, who are we in our real being? What is our true identity or true Self behind the endless stream of thoughts going on inside us? These have always been the prime questions

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Consciousness and Immunity A strong immunity is the basis for physical and mental health. It has ramifications outwardly relative to our social order and natural environment, and inwardly for our own deeper awareness. This includes karmic factors at individual and collective levels. A good immune system requires an expansive connection

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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

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