Bindu - Gateway to Himalayan Wisdom
This website is for people who hunger for a real connection with the core of life, who want more joy and less stress and are ready to be the conscious designer of their destiny rather than victim of circumstances.
In this website you’ll find:
- The wisdom, philosophy, lifestyle and practices of the Himalayan Yoga Meditation Tradition;
- A calendar listing opportunities to connect with teachers in the Himalayan Yoga Meditation Tradition;
- News from the Tradition.
Yoga Sutra 4 Course with Swami Veda Bharati
21st November - 17th December 2012
at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama
From 21st November - 17th December 2012, Swami Veda Bharati is scheduled to teach during the Yoga Sutra 4 course at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) in Rishikesh, India.
Schedule of Swamiji's teaching:
November: 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th and 30th
December: 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th, and 17th
Total: 13 classes
To book accommodations at SRSG for these dates: http://www.ahymsin.org/main/index.php/Contact-Us/Accomodations-and-Reservations.html
Swamiji will be taking a 5 year vow of silence on 10th March 2013.
"The word 'personality' comes from the Greek word 'persona,' or mask, because actors in ancient Greece used masks to show what character they were playing. You too wear masks. They are your personality. But who are you really? Who made these masks for you? You are the way you have made yourself. You have manufactured something for yourself to wear. Sometimes the mask exists for defense, or protection; sometimes the mask exists to deflect others; sometimes it is for creative purposes. You use the mask of the personality for many reasons.
You chose these masks. You are your own creation. When you suffer, you sometimes think your suffering is due to God, but that is a poor philosophy because God never wants anyone to suffer. Why should God be interested in creating suffering? You wanted to be the way you are and that is how you created yourself, so you should not blame others for your personality or its conflicts.
In reality, you dismiss the fact that your personality is what you have made yourself, and then you say, 'This is just the way I am!' or 'God has made me the way I am,' which means that you do not understand the word 'God.' The word 'God' stands for that principle of equality, love, and and selfless brilliance - the summum bonum of life. You should not misuses the idea of God to claim that God created you the way you are. You are a spark of the great light; there is no doubt about that. That great light that is within you is actually a nucleus, and this whole universe is its expansion. You'll understand this truth only when you have experienced it."
- Swami Rama in "The Art of Joyful Living."
Whatever we fill our minds with, that is what we become. Our thoughts determine our pleasantness or unpleasantness; our social skills or clumsy communications; violent habits or docile ones; success in marriage and in our profession or dismal failure. It all depends on how we constitute and reconstitute our minds, not daily, but moment to moment. Happiness or suffering, success or failure, is not created by others, but by ourselves.
The mind is an energy field. Just as an energy field may be weak or strong, a particular mind-field may be weak or strong. A weak energy field may be strengthened through the application of appropriate technology. A weakened mind may be strengthened through the application of certain methods: self-experimentation in mental, vocal, and physical behaviour; self-observation; concentration; and meditation.
Read the full article here: http://www.yogachicago.com/jul10/swamiveda.shtml
Swami Veda invites you, wherever you are, to sit with him in meditation for the Full Moon Meditation on 29th October 2012.
"Yoga Philosophy views the mind as Universal field; its waves passing through us and becoming our individual minds. This Universal mind is a radiant force and is also known as a Universal Guru within. When all sit together at the same time even in different parts of the world, they connect to the Universal Guru mind and generate a strong field, like so many magnets being joined together and forming a much stronger magnet; the strength of each then equals the combined strength of all. Thus it is when we join together in meditation, and together enter the Guru-mind's Field. On certain days of the year the Wave of Beauty and the Wave of Bliss flows very strong. These are the sacred days. I have set special times on all Full Moon Days in the coming months to sit in meditation with you. Please join me at the time. Let us link together in this awakening into interior serenity." - Swami Veda Bharati
For times in your location and more information, please use this link: http://www.themeditationcenter.org/jnana/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=90&Itemid=87