These sessions are designed to help us bring spiritual teachings into our day-to-day life. They will cover areas such as work, marriage, children, religion, freedom, and so on. The sessions will be based mainly on the Bhagavad Gita and the Prophet (by Kahlil Gibran). Each session will begin with a talk, which will be followed … Continue reading Everyday Spirituality
This is a set of individual sessions with Charu, designed to help us understand our propensities and the type of work that is aligned to them. Most of us divide our lives into sections like work, family, interests etc., and look for each of these to provide us with different types of satisfaction. We then … Continue reading Your Life’s Work: Finding Your Calling
Your right is to work only, but never to the fruit thereof. Never consider yourself to be bringing about the results of your actions, nor be attached to inaction. (Bhagavad Gita 2.47) This is one of the most famous verses of the Bhagavad Gita and captures the essence of karma yoga, or the path of action. … Continue reading How, then, should we act?
By Charu Ramesh धर्मे चार्थे च कामे च मोक्षे च भरतर्षभ । यदि इहस्ति तदन्यत्र यन नेहस्ति न तद् क्वचित् ॥ O King, that which is found here [in The Mahabharata] on dharma (righteousness), artha (wealth), kama (desire) and moksha (salvation), can be found elsewhere; but if it is not here, it cannot be found anywhere … Continue reading The Path of Life
The Bhagavad Gita ('Song of the Lord') is a 700-verse scripture that is part of the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata. It guides and teaches us how to live a joyful life, in the midst of difficulties, sorrows and the unsolvable conundrums that life brings us. These sessions cover Chapter 18, and complete our study of … Continue reading Bhagavad Gita Study Group & Classes
by Charu Ramesh There are many myths surrounding the birth of the sage Patanjali. In one of the myths, his mother was a skilled yogini who desired a son to whom she could pass on her wisdom and knowledge. One morning she was praying at the river, with her hands placed in anjali mudra filled … Continue reading Lessons from Patanjali: Receiving the Divine Offering