A synthesis of Eastern and Western spirituality

The Lord dwells in the heart of all beings

In the Bhagavad Gita the Lord has given many theories to explain the world and the means to liberation from the bonds of avidya, the phenomenal existence. We try, by the means known to us, to overcome the limitations in the form of hunger, thirst, wants and desires,...

Anyone can begin to follow the path of Devotion

What a number of totally different experiences this word “love” has to stand for. The Bible says “God is love.” It also says “We must love our neighbours as ourselves.” When two persons are seen embracing on a cinema or television screen we call it love. Love made St....

God by His own Divine power takes birth as man

Though God is in essence unborn, immutable by nature and Lord of all beings, still, when times warrant it. He through His own Divine power takes birth as man. He incarnates throughout the ages whenever righteousness declines, in order to restore virtue and to protect...

Man ignores the spiritual Reality within him

Man ignores this spiritual Reality within him and seeks satisfaction in the outer world. As St. Augustine wrote so many years ago : “ Men go abroad to wonder at the height of the mountains, the lofty billows of the sea, the long courses of rivers, the vast compass of...

Mysticism is the key to the region of the Absolute

Mysticism is the key to a region utterly beyond narrow differences of race and the small outlook of the individual. It is the region of the Absolute where there is no second, for “ number does not exist apart from the malady of time ” and here there is no fear and no...

The real enemies of freedom

The real enemies of freedom according to the yogic teachings are the possessive and competitive instincts of the lower mind of man. And so long as he is still subject to these possessive and competitive impulses rather than to his creative and altruistic impulses he...

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