In the Bhagavad Gita there are three kinds of Tapas

Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting. The austerity of the body: which is simplicity of life, a certain pleasantness, a certain uprightness and honesty; not being pleasant to people faces and stabbing them in the back, but the control of the senses. Then there’s the...

A message from the Beloved

Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting. A certain man was crying ‘Allah’ all night, til his lips grew sweet from praise of God. The devil said: “Oh, garrulous man, where is the reply –  ‘Here Am I’ to all this –  ‘Allah’...

Siddhi

When I first met Dr Shastri, I had done meditation for about seven years, on the lines of practising casting off thoughts including desires at any time, while being able to entertain them at other times at will.  My interest was to develop some powers and knowledge...

Become like a Buddha for a time

A Japanese poet – Shizukasa ya Iwa ni shimiiru Semi nokoe The translation could be – ‘Oh the quietness. The shrill voice of the cicada is soaked up by the stones. This is a temple scene and suddenly in the quiet of this temple there is this bursting forth of the...

The Dragon of Myoshinji Temple

All Japanese know of the great painter Kano Tanyu, whose work exists even today at the Myoshinji temple. This is the story of the time when he painted the great dragon on the ceiling of the main hall of the temple. It was his masterpiece and is one of the art...