A spiritual teacher explains why many seekers in India—and yoga students in the West—celebrate Guru Purnima.
How to give thanks to your teacher on an auspicious day called Guru Purnima.
Find out how the path of bhakti yoga can prepare you to receive unconditional love and wisdom.
A teacher is an invaluable source of truth and illumination—and you don’t have to search far and wide to find one.
Brahmacharya (moderation of the senses), counsels us to live a life of balance. Though most commentators translate brahmacharya as “celibacy,” its literal meaning is “walking in the presence of the Divine.” According to the Yoga Sutra (2.38), when we become established in the practice of brahmacharya, we gain vitality. This conserved energy can then be used for healing and transformation.
Meaningful work is hard to come by. The point is to find something that feeds your sense of purpose, and to be willing to look low for that purpose as well as high. It may be chopping wood and it may be running a corporation. No work is too small to play a part in the work of creation.
Bhakti means immersing yourself in love that’s a million times more powerful than the love most of us are familiar with. This unconditional love is our true nature, says Krishna Das.