Category Archives: Prayer

Unaccountable happiness, clarity, connectedness

Unaccountable happiness comes from many practices; for me it comes mostly from the practice of surrender (and acceptance) and non-attachment. I first learnt what it meant for me to surrender during yoga classes with Charat in Singapore. As he instructed us … Continue reading

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In the words of my teacher what I do in the New Year sets the tone for the rest of the year

So I will not drink as part of the celebrations, & I will wake early to give thanks and prayers for the life I have, and the teachers in it. I will continue to find compassion in my heart and … Continue reading

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A more simple life

What I have done in my life is complicate it to extreme. when I look closely I see very well that I do this at a great cost. Once having seen this , I choose to do something different: I … Continue reading

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Copy your teacher physically and mentally!

Whoever your best teacher is, that is the person to copy! My Dharma Yoga teacher, Sri Dharma Mittra, always exhorts his students to copy what others are doing if they are doing it well. Copy mentally and physically. One of … Continue reading

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The practice of offering

It is said that any action, when done with the right intent in the heart, that carries with it no expectation of reward, is an act of Karma yoga.  The practice of Karma yoga is one path towards self enlightenment. … Continue reading

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Who is there to be enlightened?

Questions are wiser than answers, I am sure of it. Recently Sri Dharma asked the question, “who is there to be enlightened?” What I have understood when reflecting on this question is that when I surrender my ego, when I … Continue reading

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Renouncing the fruits of action

Recently I found myself in a poisonous mood unable to be grateful. I was tired of washing dishes, clothes, cleaning house, and caring for everyone else. What had been for me my expression of devotion had become tiresome. What was … Continue reading

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Prayer and non-violence

I have been praying for those who carry out violent acts against others. I pray that they do not feel they must justify their actions, instead, find ways to surrender, and set aside their actions, and become peaceful. I also … Continue reading

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Holy water

Ancient glacier water flowing down from the mountains, cold, fast, full of oxygen. The Indus, the Brahmaputra, the Ganges…or natural springs, flowing without cease, from water tables buried beneath layers of history and rock, baptizing and blessing our lives,…and clean, … Continue reading

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Gods of Bali, the young Arjuna?

Imagine driving to your local intersection and having this monument in the roundabout…what I loved about Bali is so much time is spent in prayer, or preparing for prayer. You could say the national pastime is prayer. Every home or … Continue reading

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