Ananda (Part III)

Now Indian philosophy, as explained before, is vast! Yoga within Indian Philosophies is part of several schools. One very prominent one which arises much interest in our time is Kashmir Shaivism. In short Kashmir Shaivism is a very abstract philosophy, where the...

Ananda (Part II)

Today 6 philosophies are often referred to in the Indian context. Yoga is only one of them. All of these are linked to the Vedas, and most use the same aspects of Vedic philosophy; furthermore even Non-Vedic philosophies in India use asana, pranayama, meditation and...

Ananda (Part I)

Ananda; as with many Sanskrit words, we have a problem with language. Sanskrit is a much more complex language than we are used to; there often are no direct ways of translating. A Sanskrit word might have two/three syllables… and each has a variety of meaning, so the...

Swami Nitya Talks about Sabbatical

As you all know a swami is a servant, a servant to people and if I understand Swami Rama’s teaching correct, he/she is a servant to all humanity; including all, excluding none. In the past the swamis in India did that by walking from place to place, as is said in the...
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