Category Archives: Practice

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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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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Nothing to do, nothing to say

Only a few times have I ever been in a state where I had no need to take any action of any kind, and no need to speak. The exception is when I meditate, but I am talking about something … Continue reading

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