By Rudra Shivananda There are diverse reasons for seekers to pursue a spiritual path – some are striving for liberation from pain and suffering, others are seeking knowledge of their their true nature and reason for being, and yet others want freedom from death and to achieve immortality. Of course, it may be reasoned that
By Rudra Shivananda A few days ago, we commemorated the life of a great leader for the freedom movement. Martin Luther King took up the mantle of Mahatma Gandhi and became a beacon of light not only for black Americans but for people all over the world. We need not discuss his heroic application of
By Rudra Shivananda Each human being has an inner Light, but most people do not make contact with their Divinity, even once in their life-time. The physical sun that we observe every-day is very far from our planet. It appears as a small disc, but we know from our science classes, that it is really
By Rudra Shivananda The spiritual path is long an arduous and has many pitfalls and obstacles. We are often befuddled by our delusions and fall prey to illusions, thinking a true path is false or that we have achieved something when we have not. Why does this happen? It is because of our karmic tendencies
By Rudra Shivananda Money is a form of energy. It is earned by work or some other effort and is useful as a standard means of exchange. The possession of money or material wealth is not counterproductive to spiritual progress. It is the attachment to or obsession with money that is a great hindrance. Wealth
By Rudra Shivananda Clear skies, sunny day I’m happy, sunlight and life. Clouds roll in, pouring rain I’m happy, cooling breeze. Job well-done, praise comes I’m happy, Divine work fun. Blame comes, results disappoint I’m happy, best effort done.