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The May issue of Awakening Times is a true spring treat. Aside from insights on how to channelize our desires in order to transform them from the root cause of misery to a tool for greater good, join us in exploring the ways in which Ayurveda offers us deeper answers and holistic solutions to our health problems; life, death and afterlife as per Hinduism with Liberation, instead of Heaven, being the goal and ultimate solution to the problem of death; deeper insights about Goddess Lakshmi that transcend material world; learning from a conversation with a child monk about common survival instincts; Yogananda’s experience of cosmic consciousness celebrated through a poem; unraveling of deep spiritual mysteries through Sathya Sai Baba’s razor-sharp clarity.
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It is often said that desires are the root cause of our misery and a big obstacle to spiritual awakening. Is the problem really in the desires or in becoming a slave to our desires and ending up with a highly agitated, restless mind? In this insightful article, Ajay Sachdeva sheds light on misguided belief that fulfillment of desires equals happiness and explains the right way of using and channelizing one’s desires for the greater good.
A precious metaphor written from the perspective of a tree, which guides the reader from its growth as a seed into a tree and its realization of deeper secrets of existence. A beautiful story that reminds us that life is our biggest teacher and that seeming difficulties turn out to be the biggest blessings on our journey to the Self.
Goddess Lakshmi is usually associated with abundance, fertility and good fortune and the main holiday when she is celebrated is Diwali, the festival of Light. However, Lakshmi also represents the perfect state of utmost refinement that transcends the material world. Learn more about Lakshmi’s transcendent aspects as well.
What is the importance of the last thought before leaving the body? Can soul exist in many places during afterlife? Learn this and more from this elaborate text about Hinduism’s perspective on death and afterlife. According to Hinduism, solution to the problem of death is not Heaven but Liberation. Unless a soul is liberated, neither life nor afterlife is permanent. They are both part of a grand illusion.
Dr. Marc Halpern from California College of Ayurveda explains how Ayurveda helped him find the deeper answers to real causes of illnesses and how we can create the perfect inner environment that takes one’s unique constitution into account and leads one from dis-ease into ease and healing. A real treat for anyone with affinity towards holistic approach to health.
Samadhi means oneness of human consciousness with cosmic consciousness. In this article we explore the power of Yogananda’s Poem about Samadhi, which poetically describes Yogananda’s own experience of cosmic consciousness and how it can help you in your daily spiritual practice.
A dialogues with Sathya Sai Baba unravels the mysteries of spiritual truth and lovingly removes the mist that hides the vision of aspirants. Perused with care and faith, this dialogue is bound to clarify, reinforce and convince.
Meeting spiritual people often leave us with the insight that behind each teacher is a human existence with all its physical needs. In this article a traveler shares his encounter with a child monk in Bodh Gaya and his unexpected learning about the common survival instinct of all beings.
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