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Comparison and the Incomparable Self

Your inner Self (Atman) and true nature cannot be compared to anything. It has no name, form or action, no shape, size or color. It is beyond all elements and qualities of nature. It is beyond body and mind, time and appearance altogether. It dwells within everything yet is not limited to anything. At most

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Our Place in the Universal Life

  We human beings are only one variety of living beings. We share a common heritage with all living beings, not just with our own species.   Life in Vedic terminology is called Prana, which refers not just to the breath but to the lifeforce overall. The same Prana flows in all living beings linking

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Vedic Counseling and Ayurvedic Psychology

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 counseling  provides the integration for

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Vedic Cosmic Ecology: Life in Harmony with the Conscious Universe

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 with climate change and the

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Mind and Consciousness

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 that we must ask in

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Consciousness and Immunity

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 to Prana as the healing

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