Tag Archives: humility

Loving Yourself?

love yourself first

In a couple of our recent meditation programs, a few people have brought up the question of ‘loving yourself’.  The basis of this increasingly common idea/fad is that if you love yourself and feel good about yourself, then you radiate this love and you become a positive force of change for the better, and everybody wins. You love yourself, and you feel so good about that, that your love spreads everywhere – something like that.  Oftentimes this idea is put forward as a part of Yoga practice, and superficially it may seem to be an enlightened outlook to have, but the reality is that it is a perversion of true Yoga teaching. Continue reading Loving Yourself?

The Flowers of Spiritual Growth Part II

grow your spiritual gardenIn our last article we mentioned that if we want our plant of spirituality to grow strongly, then just as in the growing of ordinary plants – we need good soil, regular watering, regular weeding and also some careful protection for our spiritual growth. Good soil can be compared to peacefulness and soft heartedness, and if we have these attributes, then this will certainly be conducive for strong spiritual progress/growth. Continue reading The Flowers of Spiritual Growth Part II

Beyond the World of Opinions

thoughts

Who doesn’t like to try their hand at philosophy every once in a while?   Not only among  those  who are interested in spiritual development,  but even those who aren’t –  so many people like to give their opinions. It would be a very rare person, who in the midst of some philosophical discussion, has never ventured forth with something to the effect of – ‘do you know what I think’. Continue reading Beyond the World of Opinions