June 2012

Monthly Archives

  • On Deathlessness

    By David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) The greatest fear that all living beings have is the fear of death. The fear of death casts a shadow over all that we do and undermines all our peace and happiness. But what is death and who is it that dies? Actually death is the greatest of all illusions. […]

  • Limited and Unlimited Being

    By David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) In our ordinary lives our concerns are focused on the limited beings around us. The living beings include our family, friends and society. The non-living beings or objects include our homes, vehicles and property. We are able to recognize many different types of being in the world and interact with […]

  • Vedantic Meditation

    From the book Vedantic Meditation by David Frawley (North Atlantic Books) From darkness lead us to light, from non-being lead us to being, from death lead us to immortality. Brihadaranyaka UpanishadI.3.28 I laud the flame of awareness that is placed before all things, the deity of the sacred ritual, who manifests by the seasons, the […]

  • Mind and Consciousness

    Published previously in Light of Consciousness magazine and in the Mountain Path of the Sri Ramanashram, Tiruvannamalai. 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 […]

  • The Purusha Principle of Yoga

    From the book Yoga and the Sacred Fire by David Frawley Yoga, the Purusha and the Cosmic Being One could say that the essence of our humanity is that we are ‘sentient’ beings, conscious entities possessed of feelings and capable of suffering. We cannot accept that human beings are enslaved, experimented on, used for food, […]