Resources of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition

Haiti Will Rise As A Phoenix

Nature dismantles what She has created as an invitation to us to re-create, reconstruct. In Haiti She has dismantled so that we may take Her invitation and go and rebuild.

If anyone has lost even a wink of sleep imagining a hungry baby on the breast of a mother dead in the earthquake, let him/her regain that wink of sleep by offering even one milk bottle. Drop by drop the buckets fill; bucket by bucket we make reservoirs.

I only have hope and not despair. I believe and envision that this dismantling has occurred so that Haiti may rise as a phoenix and I believe that now Haiti will rise as a prosperous democracy of a people who are happy and in comfort. Imagine what that nation will be like even by 2020 with all the efforts now already going into rebuilding and giving hope to those who for now seem to have lost all hope.

To all the members of the AHYMSIN family, may I request that in your next personal meditation sitting and in the next group meditation, do offer a prayer to Divine Mother that the people of Haiti will regenerate themselves with the power of these offerings.

Also do not forget (if it took you one minute to read this) the TEN   children who just DIED of HUNGER in all parts of the world while you were reading this message.

May Mother Nature inspire our wisdom and compassion.

Swami Veda Bharati
Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, Rishikesh

The Buddha on Teaching

In the ancient writings we find the Buddha praising an Almsman who "in his doctrinal discourse was demonstrating to the brethren, making the Law acceptable to them, setting them afire, gladdening them with urbane words, well enunciated without hoarseness, with exposition of the meaning, pertinent and unbiased."

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A Secret

I'll tell you one more secret of success in life.
It's a very simple trick.

Very difficult to master because you have doubts.

Everybody here has doubts.

When you sit and listen to it, you say, "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Oh yeah!

That's right. Ah ha!"

But the moment you put on your shoes, there is some black magic in the shoes.

The moment you put on your shoes to walk out of here, the black magic takes over, and you say, "Hum?

Well, I've got to think about it."

And you take off your shoes, and the black magic is there all over your feet.

The next time you buy shoes, find some that have not been hexed.

I'll tell you one secret.

I'll tell you two or three little secrets, okay?

Wherever you go, wherever you sit down - you sit in a bus - you sit in your car seat - you go to a party - even if you are going to get drunk - it doesn't matter. . . .

Wherever you go and sit down - you come in here and sit down - okay? - mentally, without any ritual, without letting on that you are doing anything unusual at all, behaving among the rogues as a fellow rogue - do you follow?

Wherever you sit - if you are a policeman and sit in a policeman's chair, and if you have been arrested and have to go sit waiting on a bench, or you sit waiting in a doctor's office. . . .

Wherever you go and sit down - okay? - mentally say your mantra three times, and surrender that seat to the Guru Lineage.

You don't know what "Guru Lineage" means.

Let me say this plain and simple.

No matter how much we talk about it, you have no idea at present.

Only when you begin to teach, you begin to suspect that there is somebody who is helping you teach.

But you can't figure it out.

You can't quite pinpoint it. Okay?

Wherever you sit down, mentally surrender your seat to the Holy Ghost, to the Guru Lineage, to the teaching Spirit of the Universe, through the tradition that is yours.

You say, "I am here; this is Thine."

It doesn't matter what you are doing.

Wherever there is suffering, that is your place. See?