Yoga Bites: Prayer

By Smt Smrithi Adinarayanan Once Mulla Nasruddin went to a shop. He asked the shopkeeper, "Do you have nails?" The shop keeper said, "Yes". The Mulla asked, "Do you have needles?" The shopkeeper said "Yes".…

Yoga Bites: Diet and Pranayama

by Smt Smrithi Adinarayanan Before we begin, the caveats: 1. Do not believe me ... if you do so you are a fool. 2. Do not disbelieve me ... if you do so you are…

The story of the Divine Mother, Lalita Tripurasundari…

(Adapted from Om Swami’s “Kundalini : An Untold Story” and Sri Lalita Sahasranama, edited by Swami Tapasyananda, Introduction by Professor D.S. Sharma) Kailasha Long ago, earth was a beautiful place with abundance of forests, rich…

Mahabharata : Vana Parva Part 5

The story of Parashurama and Kartaviryarjuna Now, there lives a very powerful warrior called Kartaviryarjuna, of the Haihaiya clan. He has many sons. He is called the thousand-armed. He has a thousand arms and nobody…

Q & A : On karma and conditioning…

(Extracted from Satsangha with Shri Adinarayanan, Mahashivaratri 2017) In the Indian shastras, the word 'karma' is often used. What is karma? What are the three types of karma - Sanchita, Prarabdha, Agami Karma? How can…