A Simple Life Is More Desirable Than a Life of Extravagance, Vanity & Show

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The enclosed teaching of Mother Mirra, the God-realized sage and spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo, is extremely relevant in today’s times when there is a tremendous pressure on the common person to aspire for an extravagant and luxurious lifestyle. Rather than compelling a person to lead a noble […]

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One Does Not Need to Take Sannyas (Monkhood) to Attain God-Realization

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There is an age old misconception prevailing in India concerning two groups of people: Sannyasins and householders (those who have married). The misconception centers on how they view each other. Sannyasins, who are monks, who have renounced the world and its material comforts, tend to feel spiritually superior […]

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Arise! Do Not Lose Courage and Hope in the Face of Difficulties (HINDI AUDIO)

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In this second Hindi audio of our “Practical Vedanta series”, we visit an inspirational essay published by Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya in the Akhand Jyoti magazine, in February 1940. This essay was penned by Shri Swami Satyadevji, but the spiritual force behind it was Yugrishi’s. For the benefit […]

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Be Not Discouraged by Difficulties, Persevere And You Shall Succeed | Vivekananda’s Teachings (VIDEO)

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In the enclosed video we visit Swami Vivekananda’s teachings on perseverance, on the importance of possessing patience and an indomitable will, in order to attain to success in the spiritual domain, as well as in the material. Swamiji highlights this truth through a wonderful story found in the […]

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Happy in Good Times and Depressed in Bad – This Behaviour is Wrong! (Hindi AUDIO)

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Dear Readers, This audio podcast constitutes the first of a new Hindi broadcast series that I am launching on a trial basis. For the next few months, I shall publish a new Hindi audio/video on the 15th of every month. English videos/posts shall continue to be published on […]

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On the Road to Samadhi Any Yogic Powers That Arise Must Be Shunned | Sri Ramakrishna’s Teachings (VIDEO)

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Sri Ramakrishna’s teachings on the perils of exercising occult powers and why he did not use them to cure his throat cancer. This video is a continuation of our “Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna” series. In it we visit Sri Ramakrishna’s advice to sadhaks regarding yogic powers. These powers […]

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God Does Not Care About Externals – He Sees the Innermost Heart

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Dear Readers, The Spiritual Bee will be on break for the month of June. publication will resume on July 1 2017. The following poignant excerpt has been taken from the introduction to the book: A Guide to Spiritual Life: Spiritual Teachings of Swami Brahmananda. It has been authored […]

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How Swami Vivekananda Outwitted Police in the British Raj (Story 2)

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Enclosed is the second account of Swami Vivekananda’s encounter with police in the British Raj. As we have seen with the first incident; in the days of the British Raj of India, officials of the Raj were extremely distrustful of monks, suspecting them to be hatching conspiracies to […]

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How Swami Vivekananda Outwitted Police in the British Raj (Story 1)

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Under the British rule of India, officers of the Raj, used to look upon sadhus (monks) with extreme distrust, suspecting them to be involved in conspiracies to overthrow the British government. Police officers frequently rounded up sadhus for questioning. Twice, Swami Vivekananda, who had taken the vow of […]

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Meditation Advice – Develop Steadfastness (Nishtha) To Progress in Life & in Spirituality

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Meditation Advice for Beginners – One of the most common difficulties that sadhaks face when they begin to meditate, is that they are unable to bring their mind into focus. Random thoughts keep arising and boredom quickly sets in. Students too face this difficulty when they sit down […]

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