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The Illusion of Spiritual Practice
Dec 15, 2021
Spiritual practice can potentially become a source of delusion, if you are not careful about your motivation or sincere in your practice...Half-hearted spiritual practice will give you the illusion of being involved and self-important but lead you nowhere. You will be just moving in circles without reaching your goal.
Brahman in Vedic Tradition
Nov 7, 2013
This is the audio version of a chapter entitled "Brahman in Vedic Tradition," from the book Brahman by Jayaram V published by Pure Life Vision LLC.
Basic Concepts of Saivism..
Jan 29, 2013
Saivism is a major sect of Hinduism. In fact, like Vaishnavism, it is a religion in itself. Until medieval times, it was also the most popular sect of Hinduism, with widest following. The Sect regards Lord Siva as the Brahman Himself and all other divinities as aspects of Him. The origins of this sect are probably...
The Two Paths of Life - Materialism and Spirituality
Nov 13, 2013
There are two basic approaches to life. Both are well known and historically important. Since the earliest times, people have tested both and left behind a great repository of knowledge about their value and importance in securing our lives and minimizing our suffering. Both approaches are meant to shield us from the...
What is True Surrender?
Nov 18, 2013
What is true surrender? It is not just prostrating yourself in front of an image of God when you visit a temple or perform a ritual at home. That act of prostrating in front of God's breathing image is just a physical form of surrender, an expression of...
Centering in Your Witness Self
Oct 7, 2013
There are three selves in you and you are probably aware of them. First, there is the physical self consisting of your body and brain, or what you may call the physical mind. Next, there is the mental self, consisting of your mind, thoughts, perceptions, feelings, memory and subconscious. Then you have the observing...
What is Your Natural State of Mind?
Mar 17, 2013
Now, what is your natural state of mind? Have you ever tried to observe it. Have you ever tried to think about it. We are usually conditioned to believe that life is tough and life is full of suffering. We therefore think life is largely a struggle and suffering is an inherent and integral aspect of life.
What is Kaivalya?
Nov 21, 2013
Kaivalya means the state of aloneness, as opposed to the state of duality and attachment. It is not to be confused with the state of loneliness or living in seclusion
Sri Ganesha Pratah Smaranam - A Morning Prayer to Ganesha
Sep 28, 2015
This is Sri Ganesha Pratah Smaranam, A Morning Prayer to Ganesha. It is believed that whoever recites this prayer everyday morning obtains his wishes, peace, abundance of wealth and happiness.
If Peace Is All You Want
Mar 12, 2013
If peace is all you want, then you will have it. Peace will come to you and become your essential nature only when you make it the foundation of your life, when you plan and build your life around a center of peace. It begins with the thinking, "I may have everything in my life, I may pursue whatever I want in life,...
Is the World An Illusion?
Dec 1, 2015
Is the world an illusion. An examination of the proposition of Advaita that the world is unreal and has no basis in eternity.
The Sense Organs
May 21, 2013
This audio is based on the descriptions of sense organs in the Upanishads. The sense organs are considered the divinities living in the human body, which is similar to the body of the Cosmic Being and considered a microcosm (Viraj)
Uma Ashtottara Sathanama Sthothra Rathnam
Oct 15, 2015
This is a hymn addressed to goddess Uma, extolling her virtues as the lord of the universe, Bhavanee, Rudranee and the universal, auspicious goddess. It is mainly an aid to the lyrics and the English transliteration available at Hinduwebsite
Awakening to the Silence
Oct 25, 2013
Discern the silence hidden in the noise of life. You can awaken to the silence right now. All that you have to do is to sit quietly and discern the silence hidden behind all the noise that reaches your ears. We generally do not notice this silence. But to the discerning person this silence can be an ocean of peace. He...
Coping With Emotions With Meditation and Visualization
Jan 13, 2016
Know why it is important not to suppress your emotions but know them and express them without feeling disturbed through of meditation, visualization and other practices. Please visit Hinduwebsite.com and check the featured article section to read the complete article.
Is Right Always Right?
May 8, 2015
Our values and morals are relative. They hold good only from a certain perspective. You cannot apply them universally to all situations. Sometimes you may think you are helping others, but you may be harming them. You do not know unless you consider all points of view and think carefully. The author suggests that...
Morality and Nature in Good Vs. Evil
Dec 16, 2013
Why morality selfdom wins in our strugggle for survival. Nature does not seem to care much about what you consider morality or immorality. It aims to make you fit for survival, and arm you with skills and abilities to deal with the challenges you face in your life.
What is True Renunciation
Oct 28, 2015
What is true renunciation? This audio by Jayaram V explains the true meaning of renunciation and how you can give it a thought with a shocking experiment.
Death is a Phase in the Journey of Life
Nov 26, 2013
Death is a phase in the life of a being, a door to another existence. It is a pause in the long journey of the soul upon earth. In death is hidden the process of renewal, a new becoming, a new opportunity for the soul to begin anew, atone for the past, and make peace with it.
I am Jayaram
Dec 26, 2013
Who am I? I am Jayaram. The IAM part is constant in all while the Jayaram part remain different and separate. It is the latter part which creates the diversity.
Morality and Religion
Sep 28, 2013
There are many religious people who are deeply irreligious when it comes to the practice of morality and virtue upheld by the religion. In fact, the world worst offenders of social and moral norms are religious people. Why this is so? These issues are examined in this audio presentation.
The Difficulties of Spiritual Life
Dec 11, 2015
In this Audio Presentation, the author, Jayaram V, discusses why spiritual life is difficult and why many people resist the idea of practicing spirituality.
How to Prepare For the Difficulties of Spiritual Life
Dec 12, 2015
Spiritual life is difficult. Even if worldly life is full of suffering people still show great reluctance to lead a spiritual life. In this audio presentation, Jayaram V lists several suggestions to prepare mentally for the challenges and difficulties of spiritual life.
To Be Like a Flower In The Winds of Life
Mar 19, 2016
A spiritual talk by Jayaram V regarding the importance of living according to your essential nature and manifesting your dharma to live in harmony with yourself and experience peace and happiness.
How to Engage Your Mind in Spirituality?
Dec 18, 2015
It is the nature of the world to distract you, involve you and keep your mind drawn into the modifications of Nature. When you live in such a world, how can you keep your mind engaged in spiritual thoughts?
Seven Steps to Inner Silence
Dec 3, 2013
True inner silence, complete control over the movements of your mind and body, comes after a long effort. It requires years of yoga practice and persistence. However, as a beginning step, you can practice silence in limited ways and reinvigorate yourself.