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Bhagavad Gita: A Selection of Verses

Bhagavad Gita: A Selection of Verses

To honour the eternal inspiration that Sri Krishna embodies, I’d like to share with you some verses from the Bhagavad Gita – the “Song of the Divine” that was revealed by Krishna to Arjuna on the battlefield of ‘Kurukshtera’.

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The Lunar Eclipse & OM Chanting

The Lunar Eclipse & OM Chanting

The Full Moon of Buddha Purnima or Vaishakha Purnima, brings with it the blessings of knowledge that the luminaries – the Moon and the Sun – hold for us on a spiritual level.

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The Night of Cosmic Silence: Maha Shivaratri

The Night of Cosmic Silence: Maha Shivaratri

Shivaratri literally translates as the ‘night of Shiva’. It is considered to be one of the most powerful times of the year for meditation and sadhana that invokes the field of Cosmic Silence, the realm of ‘nothing-ness’ upon which everything rests.

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The Rising of the Swan

The Rising of the Swan

When you listen closely to the sound of the breath during meditation, you may notice the syllables ‘Hum’ and ‘Sa’ as the natural inhaled and exhaled breath sounds.

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Diwali: Lighting the Lamp of Wisdom

Diwali: Lighting the Lamp of Wisdom

During the sacred days of Navaraatri – the nine nights of Goddess worship observed in the Vedic & Yogic traditions – the Divine Mother is worshipped in different forms.

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Goddess Worship & Navaraatri

Goddess Worship & Navaraatri

During the sacred days of Navaraatri – the nine nights of Goddess worship observed in the Vedic & Yogic traditions – the Divine Mother is worshipped in different forms.

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Honouring Our Ancestors

Honouring Our Ancestors

We live our lives unaware of the memories we carry from those who lived before us in a hugely different world, and from whom we inherit the subtlest of traits.

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Mars in Aries

Mars in Aries

In Vedic Astrology, Mars is often associated with Lord Hanuman – great devotee of Sri Rama. The warrior energy of Mars or ‘Mangal’ is commonly experienced by us as the emotion of anger.

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Full Moon in Shraavana

Full Moon in Shraavana

The Full Moon in ‘Shraavana’ is a day of festivity, worship and the honouring of many bonds of relationship in this life. It is also celebrated as ‘Raksha Bandhan’.

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The Gayatri Mantra & Surya (the Sun)

The Gayatri Mantra & Surya (the Sun)

The Gayatri Mantra is one of the most ancient and revered Mantras that is taught within the Vedic and Yoga traditions. It originates in the Rig Veda, and is a powerful spiritual tool for accessing wisdom and higher levels of intelligence.

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Jupiter & Sri Ganesha

Jupiter & Sri Ganesha

Over the past few months, we have been witnessing the transit of Jupiter – Great Teacher – between its own sign Sagittarius and its place of debilitation in Capricorn.

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Venus & Sri Lakshmi

Venus & Sri Lakshmi

In Vedic Astrology, the planet Venus (Shukra) is often associated with the deity Goddess Lakshmi. The word ‘Lakshmi’ comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Laksha’, which means to perceive, it also means ‘aim’ or ‘goal’.

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Guru Poornima – A Poem of Gratitude

Guru Poornima – A Poem of Gratitude

Guru Poornima is the day honouring the wisdom of the Guru. In the Vedic tradition, the Full Moon in the month of July is dedicated to the Guru, the Teacher – one who dispels ignorance and lights the lamp of wisdom within the awareness of the disciple.

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Full Moon in Jyeshtha

Full Moon in Jyeshtha

The time around a full moon is especially important from an astrological view. The Moon rules over our mind and emotions, and the brightening of the moon is seen as an opportunity to enliven qualities of grace and beauty.

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Jupiter and Saturn’s Conjunction

Jupiter and Saturn’s Conjunction

Up in the night sky, for a few nights in a row now, Jupiter and Saturn have been visible in close conjunction with the Moon. Tonight when you look up at the Moon, you might just see two twinkling ‘star-like’ lights just above and to the left of the Moon.

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