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Veda and Yoga are One: Veda is knowledge and Yoga is its practice

Aug 15,19

Veda is knowledge and Yoga is its practice. It is that simple. They are two sides of the same truth. …

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Agni Ayurveda

Jun 25,19

The role of fire is well known in traditional systems of medicine, which use the great elements of nature for …

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Vedic Yoga and the Three Gunas

Mar 15,19

In the philosophy of Yoga, derived from the Samkhya system, all matter in the universe is reducible to one primary substance called Prakriti. Prakriti literally means the original power of action. It does not refer to substance in the physical sense but to the potential from which all forms of matter, energy and mind can arise. Prakriti is the original state of pure potential out of which all things become possible. Prakriti is the latent state of substance, like the seed that holds the potential for a great tree. It is the prima materia of the world of which matter, energy and mind are manifestations. Prakriti, we could say, is the causal or original form of all substances, from which their subtle and gross forms arise. It is extremely subtle, ethereal and transcendent, forming the basis for space that is its first material form.

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Shiva and Shakti Yogas

Mar 11,19

Yoga means unification, which is first the unity of all the dualities and contraries that constitute the energies of life. …

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Consciousness, the Key to All Vedic Disciplines

Nov 28,18

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

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Shiva, the Supreme Lord of Yoga

Jan 10,18

Shiva as the Great Unknown We live in a magical and mysterious universe pervaded by an unseen intelligence and subtle …

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Bhagavad Gita as India’s National Book

Dec 11,16

Dharma is not a matter of dogma, but of doing the best possible in any given situation, however difficult. The …

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From Darkness To Light: An Ancient Vedic Prayer To Illumine Our Lives!

Oct 30,16

The following article by Dr David Frawley was first published by Swarajya.  Deepavali as a festival of lights is connected …

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Vedic Origins of Yoga

Jan 5,16

In today’s world of asana and exercise based yoga, it is easy to forget the spiritual and meditation basis of …

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Sarva Dharma Sambhav (Are all Religions the Same ?) – Dr. David Frawley – India Inspires Talks

Nov 24,15

In this talk, Dr. David Frawley raises very fundamental questions related to religious traditions across the world. He begins his …

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