Continuous remembrance of God is the highest use of memory

Learning how to use the memory creatively is one of the most valuable techniques of Yoga. Memory plays a large part in our lives. When we carry on a conversation, we remember the language that is being spoken, the companion with whom we are conversing, and a host of past associations which render intelligible the …

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Mohammed himself associated prayer with every aspect of his daily life

Spirituality is at the core of our being, and men have felt the pull of it at all times and in all countries. Freud perverted the truth when he claimed that religion was a private form of neurosis; a far truer diagnosis is that neurosis is a private, incomplete and distorted form of the religious …

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The striking similarity between the views of al-Ghazali and Shri Shankaracharya

ABOUT 1,000 a.d. there was composed a short and most valuable treatise entitled Mishkat al-Anwar (The Niche for Lights) by the Arab philosopher and mystic, al-Ghazali. Even a slight acquaintance with the text suffices to draw one’s attention to the striking similarity between the views of al-Ghazali and the Advaita (nondualist) philosophy of Shri Shankaracharya, …

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If thou art a true lover, then know Him in all events

Every atom of our being is pervaded by two active principles: immortality and delight. Our desires and urges are only manifestations of these two fundamental principles. Rati, the desire for delight through intimate union with the object of devotion, is inherent in man. In one sense, immortality is secured in progeny, an outcome of devoted …

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The tailors were complete experts in thieving and perfidy

A certain story-teller was engaged in relating stories about certain Turkish tailors. These tailors were complete experts in thieving and perfidy. All their thefts were committed in secret. In the audience was a Turk who said to the storyteller: “Who is the greatest expert in this city, of this kind of deceit and fraud?” The …

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