Resources of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition

Readings and resources of the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Tradition.

Guru Purnima Message July 13, 2000

Our moments of serenity should not be limited only to one or two days in the year. The purpose of the lineage within us is to make us aware that what we call the Guru Lineage always dwells with us and within us. In one way our Gurudev, Swami Rama of the Himalayas, is unique that he insists that we not worship and honor the Guru's physical person. Many, many years ago he even

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Guru-Disciple Relationship

Gurus look for disciples And they take them up to the point that the disciple wants to go at that given time. Beyond that, you have to make yourself felt. Not by pestering. Not by writing six-page letters. There are certain things that you have to do, and then slowly that knowledge will open to you. You do your end. It is for you to figure out what.

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Shakambhari Devi - The Bearer of Green

This is to continue the magazine that I have been preparing for you from time to time. The first part of this magazine cassette is a composition I wrote recently in Sanskrit. Now, as I have said earlier, languages are jealous and not really translatable. Nor can I convey to you the diction or the power of the words. (Part of the original is spoken.) Now I will give you the narrative. Nothing very profound this time, I'm afraid.

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The path of Tantra is not the path of denial of beauty. The so-called spiritual people in other schools, say that the human body is nothing; it is ugly. It is bones and flesh and blood and all that is oozes out of all your openings. And the Southern school of Buddhists takes the disciples to the graves and shows them rotting bodies to take them away from attachment to the body, right? Same thing in the Christian tradition. Same thing in the Hindu tradition. Same thing in the Southern Buddhist tradition and so on. Very much, very, very prevalent.

But in the Tantric tradition it is the worship of beauty and taking that beauty and making it as a tool of ascendance.

Read more: Saundarya-lahari