Tag Archives: self realization

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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The Yama of Ahimsa

As I understand Ahimsa, there are two main expressions of it – the first being non violence – the command that one not kill, or do any violence against others in word, thought or deed, and the second is the … 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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Peace at home, always speak kindly

It starts with you. Do not speak unkindly to others and do not harm any living creature. Sri Dharma says ‘Do not hurt anyone, by action or thought.’  One of my other Dharma yoga teachers said it something like this: … Continue reading

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