Awaken Spirit – Mysticism

The Gospel of Sri Sarada Devi

March 11th, 2013|

by Sarayubala Devi: ONE Friday morning Sriman K-came to our home at Pataldanga in Calcutta and said: “We shall go to Baghbazar tomorrow afternoon to pay our respects to the Holy Mother. Please be ready at [...]

Greatness of Sri Sarada Devi

March 11th, 2013|

From Swami Vivekananda: You have not yet understood the wonderful significance of Mother’s life- none of you. But gradually you will know. Without Shakti (Power) there is no regeneration for the world. Why is it that [...]

Sri Sarada Devi

March 11th, 2013|

Sri Sarada Devi, known to millions as Sri Sri Maa or Holy Mother, is the spiritual consort of Sri Ramakrishna. Born on 22 December 1854 in the village of Jayrambati, she was married to Sri [...]

Sarada Devi: The Holy Mother

March 11th, 2013|

by Swami Nikhilananda: HOLY MOTHER, in a unique way, fulfilled the duties of wife, mother, and nun. There have been before in the world the ideal wife, the ideal mother, and the ideal nun, but a [...]

Poetry by Rumi: Only Breath

February 19th, 2013|

Only Breath was written in the 13th century by the Sufi mystic poet Jalal ad-Din Rumi and translated and recited in this film by Coleman Barks. […]

Rumi, Poet of the Heart

February 19th, 2013|

“RUMI: Poet of the Heart,” is an award-winning 60 minute film that portrays a lively and provocative exploration of the genius and timeliness of Rumi’s emergence in the west. […]

A Gift of Love

February 19th, 2013|

A musical interpretation of some of Rumi’s poetry. […]

Rumi: Say I Am You

February 19th, 2013|

A Sufi poem by Rumi written elegantly to inspire and to go beyond our limitations towards the Divine. […]

Rumi: Sufi Poem

February 19th, 2013|

A Rumi poem fused with images and music. […]

Rumi And The Way of the Spiritual Lover

February 19th, 2013|

Have you ever reflected on the many forms that religious experience takes, the various archetypes of the spiritual life? I don’t mean designations like bishop, rabbi, imam or swami, but more essential patternings that may [...]

In Rumi’s Footsteps: Konya, Turkey

February 19th, 2013|

by Brad Gooch: Arriving in Konya, a medium-sized city in Turkey’s Central Anatolian heartland, about an hour’s flight southeast of Istanbul, my brief mumble to the cab driver—“Hotel Rumi”—was direction enough. […]

A Rumi of One’s Own

February 19th, 2013|

by Rachel Aviv: Several years ago Kabir Helminski, a sheikh of the Mevlevi Order of Sufism, received a call from Madonna’s producer, who wanted to hire his troupe of whirling dervishes for a music video [...]

Pir Vilayat Khan Remembers His Father

February 14th, 2013|

Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan speaks with respect about his childhood experiences with his father, notable Chisti Sufi teacher and founder of Sufi Order in the west. […]

The Body of Light in Mystical Traditions

February 13th, 2013|

THE BODY OF LIGHT   Could humanity be prepared to move into a “light body” of some kind, as the mystical prophecies of Zoroaster, the founding fathers of America and others seem to have suggested? [...]

Pantanjali: A biography

February 5th, 2013|

Almost everything about Patañjali is unknown. Even his most basic biographical details are disputed. And of the little that is known, much is mired in myth. […]

The Yoga Aphorisms of Pantanjali

February 5th, 2013|

PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION by William Q. Judge: This edition of Patanjali’s Yoga Aphorisms is not put forth as a new translation, nor as a literal rendering into English of the original. […]

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Intro to Book 1

February 5th, 2013|

by Charles Johnston: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are in themselves exceedingly brief, less than ten pages of large type in the original. Yet they contain the essence of practical wisdom, set forth in admirable [...]

The Eight Limbs

February 5th, 2013|

In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, the eightfold path is calledashtanga, which literally means “eight limbs” (ashta=eight, anga=limb). These eight steps basically act as guidelines on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. They serve as a prescription for moral [...]

Patanjali Yoga Sutras: Four Types of People

February 5th, 2013|

Based on the ancient Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar explains the four types of people and how to handle each type so you remain calm and peaceful. […]

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1/1

February 5th, 2013|

Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, founder of Yoga in Daily Life system, explains Sutra 1 from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. […]

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1/2

February 5th, 2013|

Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, founder of Yoga in Daily Life system, explains Sutra 1 from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. […]

My Life with Paramhansa Yogananda

February 1st, 2013|

Direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda, tells the story of his life with Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpOwNbj2NG8

A Tribute to Yogananda

February 1st, 2013|

A tribute to the great Yogananda and his service and dedication to God and mankind. […]

Swami Yogananda in New York

February 1st, 2013|

Originally footage of Paramhansa Yogananda filmed by Fox Movietonews Pershing Square, New York. […]

The Airplane Route to Success and Prosperity

February 1st, 2013|

by Paramahansa Yogananda: By the power of concentration, you can use the untold power of mind to accomplish your worthwhile goals, and to do quickly what would ordinarily take a long time. I will tell [...]

Paramhansa Yogananda’s Spiritual Pledge for Students

February 1st, 2013|

by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi: A friend in Seattle once sent us a copy of Yogananda’s original spiritual pledge that he had his students sign. Yogananda has such a genius for making the daunting task of [...]

Resurrect Your Soul in God

February 1st, 2013|

April, 1937 by Paramahamsa Yogananda: Christ is risen from beneath the sepulcher of your indifference if you would behold Him in the lightof your devotion.  […]

Is There Hope for the World?

February 1st, 2013|

In 1942, Paramhansa Yogananda made the predictions discussed in the following article. by Paramahansa Yogananda: Occasionally one reads dire pronouncements regarding an imminent “end of the world.” The latest prediction of doom was given by [...]

OSHO: I Respect Money

January 21st, 2013|

Osho, a contemporary mystic speaks on virtually every aspect of human consciousness. […]

OSHO: About Drugs

January 21st, 2013|

“Whenever you start stopping something you give great importance to it, and particularly to the youth. It becomes a provocation.” – Osho […]

OSHO: My Whole Life is Full of Jokes

January 21st, 2013|

“Gautam Buddha said as his last statement: “Be a light unto yourself.” The day I leave the body please remind me, so that I can make my last statement: “Be a joke unto yourself.” That [...]

Meditation Is a Very Simple Phenomenon

January 21st, 2013|

Osho introduces meditation in a modern context. he takes it away from all ‘religious’ or ‘spiritual’ contexts and shows that it is a simple method to develop awareness. […]

Times of Disaster – A Wake-Up Call

January 21st, 2013|

So times of disaster are very revealing. They don’t bring anything new into the world; they simply make you aware of the world as it is – they wake you up. […]